Alan Dalton post's birding diaries and original artwork from Sweden. Established in 2006, this now long running blog is now a complete overview of my birding experiences. As an artist I greatly enjoy sketching birds in the field and you will find a wide selection of that work here, from fieldwork to finished paintings. I am very passionate about my artwork and try to depict birds in their natural habitat, as I see them in the wild. My artwork is for sale and can be viewed at
As regards to my photography, since 2008 I have used a Nikon D90 DSLR camera coupled with a Sigma 150-500mm OS lens for since March 2012 for bird photography, all previous images being digiscoped. Regarding sound recording, I have been usung a Telinga Stereo Dat Mic and parabol to record birds in the field, coupled to a Marrantz 661 digital recorder, a superb piece of kit. Interest in butterflies, dragonflies and damselflies has recently seen the accquisition of a Sigma 150mm macro lens. I hope you enjoy the blog and please feel free to leave comments or contact me at

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Videoscoping birds with Panasonic GH4 in Ultra High Definition

Here are some of my latest videos, shot by videoscoping. This works by means of attaching a camera, in this case a 4K capable Panasonic GH4, by means of an adaptor, directly to a telescope. The scope I am using is a Swarovski ATX 9m, the adaptor is the Swarovski TLS. Having spent a while familiarising myself with the settings and various modes on the camera, I can now say that it is a very impressive piece of kit. Video results are superb, even a surprisingly long range at times. Here are a few pieces of video shot in the past couple of weeks in Stockholm, all in different situations. The Goldeneye, Goosanders and Gulls were shot at around 30 metres range, whilst the Rough legged Buzzard and Greeat Grey Shrike both at much greater distance...

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