Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Spotting Scope SOLD


Fujinon Super 60-A with 25x fixed eyepiece
$295 for scope as is w/view-through case and lens covers

I'm upgrading, so this one in excellent condition is available.  Leave a comment with contact info if interested.

About this scope: Fujinon quietly makes spotting scopes which have an established reputation for greatness-a key to their incredible rarity upon the secondhand market. This 60mm scope is angled and 100% waterproof and fog-proof for all-weather performance.

The 25x eyepiece that comes with this scope can boast the world's longest eye relief of 31mm, making for incredibly comfortable extended observations with less fatigue.

• Fixed tripod mount with 1/4"-20 threaded hole

• Fujinon's exclusive EBC multicoatings applied to every air-to-glass surface. 100% multi EBC coatings for truest colors, and the sharpest, brightest, high-resolution images

• Incredibly lightweight for a waterproof & fogproof 60mm spotting scope. Space Age Polymer housing material is lightweight with exceptional durability and strength.

Flat-field precision-machined bayonet eyepiece lens for images virtually free from distortion and astigmatism. 25x with flat viewing fields.

• Oversized BaK-4 porro prism. Oversized prisms for wider angle coverage and distortion free edge-to-edge sharpness.

• Collapsing sunshade

• Accepts 72mm filters

• Optional camera adapter, along with the appropriate T-mount, converts your scope into an 850mm f/14 telephoto lens

• Stylish view-through case

100% waterproof and fog proof body – dry nitrogen purged and sealed with internal desiccants to eliminate possible fungal growth that can cloud the optics and make an ordinary scope useless.

Magnification                     25x
Objective Lens Diameter      60mm
Angle of View                    2.1°
Field-of-View (@ 1000 Yds) 111' (37 m at 1000 m)
Minimum Focus Distance      25.0' (7.6 m)
Exit Pupil Diameter              2.4mm
Eye Relief                                31mm
Relative Brightness             5.8
Twilight Factor                  38.7
Weatherproofing                Waterproof & fogproof
Dimensions                        Not specified by manufacturer
Weight                             2.15 lb (976 g)

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Odd Broad-winged Hawk?

Sorry for the late post, I have had software issues that prevented me from generating these photos for comment.

Sunday, I saw this bird in Rosemount - in a developed neighborhood with mature trees (off McAndrews Rd).

I got a pic or two while it perched and saw it fly away. These are the best ones (cropped).

Definite Buteo shape in flight. The trailing edge of the the underwing was dark, the underside was mostly pale and faintly streaked -sorry, no better description than that.

But the color is confusing - Are gray Broad-wings expected? Could it be a Red-shouldered? Gray Hawk seems way out of the question. I have limited experience with Broadwings.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Do old BRATs ever Die?

I ran across this in my birding travels and had to take a picture. Not sure why

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Odds & Ends

While I was in South Central Florida a few weeks back I went out birding with my sister. As we cruised along a long, lonely road in the middle of nowhere we came upon this sight. It was intense and kind of mesmerizing

There were over a hundred Turkey Vultures circling a dead cow in the pasture. I took another brief video because I couldn't zoom in with my little camera:

Here's another clip from Duluth in September. I seem to have a thing about the wind:

Here are a few photos I just liked but they don't have a theme:
Unknown flower (above) - I do know it turns into this: below

Sunflowers in my friends yard
I saw this out in the mud and had capture it - what can I say? It's just weird.

Many of Duluth's Finest birders came out for the possible Pacific Golden-Plover that was chased on September 20th.
Ecobirder & Kim Eckert trying to get a better look

Interesting patterns in the mud - watch out! This is the same mud that nearly swallowed me up and created my picture on the right margin.

The textures & patterns on this large rock fascinated me

The shadows, subtle hues and stark contrast have an appeal to my eye here.

Just a warm & lovely memory for me

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Deer Season 2008

Well the deer were plentiful, as evidenced by the DNR allowance of up to 5, that's right - 5 deer per hunter in certain areas this season and our trail-cams had plenty of action, including several big bucks.

Unfortunately on opening weekend the weather was harsh - temps in the upper 20s with 25 - 35 mph winds all day long. It is tough being out in the open in weather like that, especially sitting motionless (or nearly so) for 1-2 hours at a time. Here are a few pics of some of the areas I was hunting:

The weather wasn't much better on the 2nd day: slightly less windy (20-25mph) but it was colder in the low to mid 20's. Brrrr. And the deer were not moving much. I did not see even 0ne deer at all during the legal hunting hours. Bummer! No venison in my freezer this year...I am too booked up with other projects to spend any more time in the woods hunting deer this season.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

What I did on my 'Summer Vacation'

Here is a whirlwind photo tour of some of the places I've been since late spring. Didn't have my camera along for every spot but here's a few highlights:

Early June - My son Calvin graduated from Centennial H.S.

Mid June - Birding 'up North' in Minnesota - Aitkin County

July - Pickerel Lake in St. Paul, MN - playing with my camera

August - Western MN & Eastern South Dakota - birding

August - Southern MN - birding

about to board the LL Smith research vessel for a tour of Duluth Harbor
The Duluth skyline is defined by the Lift-bridge
Wisconsin Point Light HouseSturgeon lake - lodging for grouse hunting trip in Itasca County

September - Up North Hunting & Duluth Harbor Birding

Sunrise on Lemon Bay - Englewood, Florida
A stately Live Oak with 'spanish moss in South Central FloridaTypical Florida Pine Flatwoods

Florida scrub country looks so different than Minnesota!

October - Southern Florida visiting Mom & Dad

Catching up...

Hello out there,
It's been way too long since my last post, but I've been so busy I haven't sat down to photoshop my pictures let alone blog. I guess I've been trying to cram in a lot of fun at the end of summer and into fall. I have some summer pictures I'd like to share on this weekend of setting the clocks back, as we enter what I like to call Minnesota's 'Season of darkness'. I hope these brighten your day and bring back fond memories of summer: