Tuesday, December 23, 2008

We got a Wingscapes BirdCam!

WoooHooo! It was Michelle's idea as a Christmas gift to each other! We purchased it today but by the time we got home, the light was really low. I put it out and let it start snapping, but it soon went to "night mode" because of the low light conditions. It took a few images though, and a couple of them were even identifiable! Here's the first pic. We will play with it for the next few days and try to learn how to use it. It seems pretty simple. All that I did, was take it out of the box, walk into the backyard and turn it on. I will play with it all night long and hopefully understand all the little nuances by tomorrow! We will post more snow photos tonight (or maybe in the morning) but we will definitely be posting the BirdCam photos!

If anyone owns one of these and has any tips for us, we would sure appreciate it. We know a few folks that own the BirdCam and it is capable of taking tremendous photos. We just have to learn how to adjust it a bit. Take care and we'll "see" you soon.

Here is the pretty, pretty box that it came in! If you can't tell, I'm a tad bit excited about this new prospect!

Here's the first photo of a bird that the BirdCam took! Like I said, it was getting dark. (p.s. it's a Song Sparrow)

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dAwN said...

How fun...I hsve no experience with those cams...I was first going to write that i would like to have one someday..as we live now in a motorhome and travel full time and don't have any permanent place to set it up...but then i thought that it might be cool to set up in the different places that we park and see what critters come around during the day when we aren't around and also at night.
I look forward to watching you captures from the cam.

ramblingwoods said...

I have one too now and am wondering about the best way to use it..It's too nasty to play around outside with it now though...

Heather said...

Congrats on the Bird Cam! I don't have one myself, but I can't wait to see the photos you get with yours. We're working on a way to get some streaming video of our birds. Hopefully I'll be able to post some bird vids on my blog at some point.