This Phonescoped image of a black-crowned night heron is a perfect example of the quality possible when attaching a phone to a scope. It was a very contrasty scene but the iPhone 6S plus and my Kowa 883 scope handled the difficulty of this situation like a champ. Shadow details are maintained while still holding detail in the highlights. For those of you still wary of phone cameras, give it a shot. You’ll be pleasantly surprised.
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Katherine Koch has been the webmaster of Bird Watcher's Digest since 2004. She spent much of that time "digitally birding," getting to know the birds through posting content, and through that process, she got hooked! She recently moved from Ohio to Texas, where she is reveling in all the new birds she finds in San Antonio.