Digiscopy or digiscoping involves combining a camera with a (tele)scope for far-reaching zoom close-ups. The best shots probably involve a mechanism for mounting the camera to the scope. (Or one of Zeiss’ awesome but expensive photoscopes – not a product placement.) I just hold the camera up to the scope eyepiece and jiggle, twist, and zoom in or out until I think I see an image on the LCD, then shoot. As a result, these are my very best digiscope shots. Still, I’m intrigued by the possibility. (And would accept a nice scope as a gift.) I’m sure someone would prefer to crop these photos, but I actually like the shape of the scope. (No doubt, there is a Photoshop mask to “make you photos appear as if digiscoped.”)
The owl photo was taken by holding the camera up to one part of a pair of binoculars. Very difficult. Ironically, this shot isn’t any closer than my normal zoom would get. Whereas, that eagle shot above is much closer than my zoom could get.