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Ah, Happiness

Chris and her new Vortex ViperPhoto copyright 2009 Jeffery Anderson

Meet Jeff Anderson, who moved up this summer to Swarovski 10x42 EL binoculars. A few months later he went straight for the top with the new Swarovski ATM-80 HD spotting scope. He posed (above) with his new optics at the birder's paradise, Bosque del Apache, in Socorro, New Mexico.

Jeffery AndersonLooks pretty happy, doesn't he?

It was last July that Jeff got his Swarovski EL binoculars. ("Got them today and I love them!" he emailed us.)

In the photo at left he's trying them out at Kachemak Bay, an arm of the Cook Inlet in Alaska, near Homer.

In the photo at upper right, he's at Alaska's Big River Lakes. Jeff added quite a few birds to his life list during this Alaska trip, including harlequin duck, black-legged kittiwake, common murre, horned puffin, fork-tailed storm-petrel, boreal chickadee (two right in camp), "Sooty" fox sparrow, and spruce grouse.

Text copyright 2009 Michael and Diane Porter.
Photos of Jeff copyright 2009 Jeffery Anderson

Optics articles of interest:

Swarovski ATM-80 HD Scope — a Review

Birding Optics

The Binocular Advisor

The Scopes Advisor

Birding Binoculars and How They Work

Zen and the Art of Aiming Binoculars

Adjusting Your Binoculars

Eye Relief

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