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Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Tuesday 3rd April 2012, 21:53
Replies: 11
Views: 1,267
Posted By Den
For me it has to be Lars Jonsson's 'Birds of...

For me it has to be Lars Jonsson's 'Birds of Europe'. Love the freshness of the work.
Forum: Cameras And Photography Thursday 9th February 2012, 16:55
Replies: 10
Views: 1,326
Posted By Den
Hi Not easy to carry everything but found a...

Hi
Not easy to carry everything but found a Lowepro Lens Trekker 600 rucksack suits me. Bins round the neck, Gitzo 5 series tripod with 600 lens and camera mounted over shoulder or lens in the sack...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Wednesday 23rd February 2011, 21:06
Replies: 30
Views: 9,019
Posted By Den
Used rice once as a filler for a car window...

Used rice once as a filler for a car window beanbag for taking photos. It must have got wet and the rice swelled up overnight and burst. Not a pretty sight in the car next morning as it was a 5kg...
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Thursday 25th November 2010, 09:52
Replies: 7
Views: 1,436
Posted By Den
My old XP laptop does the same thing, new updates...

My old XP laptop does the same thing, new updates almost every day. Recently my Vista laptop had a hard drive failure and after it was repaired and ,after a system boot disc recovery was done back to...
Forum: Miscellaneous Nature Study Equipment Monday 8th November 2010, 22:41
Replies: 1
Views: 1,320
Posted By Den
I keep a new Pentax, Swarovski or Viking...

I keep a new Pentax, Swarovski or Viking microfibre cloth and in a small sealed plastic bag for my scope and bins. Another is kept for spectacles which often get grease on them. A quick breathe on...
Forum: Nikon Saturday 6th November 2010, 20:59
Replies: 50
Views: 15,794
Posted By Den
Hi again Dave In my own opinion the main...

Hi again Dave
In my own opinion the main disadvantage of the FX sensor in the D3 is the fact that my 600mm is 600mm. With the DX sensor it is effectively about 900mm, giving extra 'reach'. In bird...
Forum: Technique Thursday 4th November 2010, 16:44
Replies: 24
Views: 15,014
Posted By Den
I use balanced fill flash with a better beamer...

I use balanced fill flash with a better beamer and besides allowing a higher shutter speed , the amount of flash used is lessened, therefore leading to the bird not being upset.
I use a 600mm f4...
Forum: Nikon Tuesday 2nd November 2010, 19:19
Replies: 50
Views: 15,794
Posted By Den
Hi Bob, glad joined the dark side. Glad to see...

Hi Bob, glad joined the dark side. Glad to see you're using a Gitzo and gimbal. I use a 5540LS with WimberleyII and it is so stable with my non VR 600f4/D3 combo. The D3's high ISO performance and...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Tuesday 26th October 2010, 21:46
Replies: 1
Views: 978
Posted By Den
Hi there I assume you are referring to a 'Better...

Hi there
I assume you are referring to a 'Better Beamer' or flash extender which attaches to your flashgun. The fresnel lens that usually comes in a blue plastic wallet can crack if you mistreat it,...
Forum: Wildlife Art Friday 15th October 2010, 19:30
Replies: 2
Views: 914
Posted By Den
Smile Sketching in wet weather

As I spend a lot of time sketching in the great British weather, sketching in drizzle or light rain is part of the game.
As normal pencils etc. rufuse to work in these situations, I find that having...
Forum: Digiscoping cameras Wednesday 22nd September 2010, 21:54
Replies: 34
Views: 18,793
Posted By Den
Hi Folks Thinking about getting a digiscoping...

Hi Folks

Thinking about getting a digiscoping camera and a Leica Adapter 4 to fit on my Apo82. As Leica's own camera is silly money, will the Panasonic LX5 just screw onto the adapter without...
Forum: Wildlife Art Friday 20th August 2010, 10:42
Replies: 7
Views: 976
Posted By Den
Here's a few ideas to get you started. -Try...

Here's a few ideas to get you started.
-Try buying a load of A4 cheap sketchbooks from your local market stalls(99peach for me), try as many types of pencil that you can lay your hands on until you...
Forum: Leica Friday 30th July 2010, 19:24
Replies: 1
Views: 2,492
Posted By Den
It's a bit 'rougher' than the old zoom when...

It's a bit 'rougher' than the old zoom when zooming but Wow!, what an eyepiece.
Forum: Photographic Tripods / Heads Monday 26th April 2010, 18:52
Replies: 9
Views: 4,583
Posted By Den
Here's a link to a site that should provide all...

Here's a link to a site that should provide all your answers. It's from Wild World Photography and is entitled 'Monopods and Big Glass'.
http://www.wildworldphotography.co.uk/monopod.htm
Hope that...
Forum: Tripod and Heads Wednesday 21st April 2010, 20:30
Replies: 9
Views: 18,483
Posted By Den
I used a Manfrotto 055 Pro (old and heavy) for...

I used a Manfrotto 055 Pro (old and heavy) for 15 years to hold my 600mm Nikon. Switched a couple of years ago to a Gitzo carbon 5540 and Wimberley head. I kicked myself all over the place for not...
Forum: Information Wanted Sunday 11th April 2010, 17:14
Replies: 4
Views: 2,320
Posted By Den
Try Studio 1. They seem to be the official...

Try Studio 1. They seem to be the official manfrotto spare dealer now.
http://www.studio1ltd.co.uk/
Forum: Yorkshire Sunday 21st March 2010, 17:42
Replies: 21,190
Views: 4,404,750
Posted By Den
Was it you, Jim, I met half way around to Pugneys...

Was it you, Jim, I met half way around to Pugneys reserve hide this afternoon and redirected back to the Calder Wetlands for the grebe? If so, Hi nice to meet you. If not -oops, sorry wrong birder!
Forum: Nikon Sunday 14th March 2010, 08:53
Replies: 5
Views: 1,549
Posted By Den
I too have been grinning for the past year or so...

I too have been grinning for the past year or so since I got a D3. Fantastic ISO performance.
Don't know why so many wildlife snappers go on about high megapixels when high ISO performance is much...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Thursday 11th March 2010, 18:11
Replies: 17
Views: 2,408
Posted By Den
Smile Now Duke don't duc the issue! Just duke it out...

Now Duke don't duc the issue! Just duke it out with the forum members. We all know that ducks are devilishly difficult and daft defiant dribblers. I've been trying to paint a Teal this afternoon at...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Wednesday 10th March 2010, 21:06
Replies: 17
Views: 2,408
Posted By Den
I think it's due to the fact that the feathers on...

I think it's due to the fact that the feathers on the head are often iridescent and this leads to the impression of 'lacking focus'. If the highlight in the eye was not as sharp as a sharp thing when...
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Wednesday 10th March 2010, 20:55
Replies: 19
Views: 1,499
Posted By Den
Great for photo editing. I use a Logitec wireless...

Great for photo editing. I use a Logitec wireless one. The receiver is really small and fits neatly in the USB port of a laptop.
Forum: Tripod and Heads Monday 8th March 2010, 23:14
Replies: 2
Views: 1,040
Posted By Den
Most tripods use a 3/8" thread to attach the head...

Most tripods use a 3/8" thread to attach the head to and heads likewise. You should have no problem attaching any normal head to your tripod. I recommend the new Gitzo G2180 fluid head with the...
Forum: Leica Saturday 6th March 2010, 21:50
Replies: 11
Views: 3,032
Posted By Den
Thank you Leica

Leica, and others get a hammering here on Birdforum. I suppose it is general negativity you see on so many forums nowadays. A place for folk to moan about everything.
I would like to thank Leica for...
Forum: Yorkshire Thursday 4th March 2010, 21:16
Replies: 21,190
Views: 4,404,750
Posted By Den
Red-Necked Grebe on Pugneys boating lake all...

Red-Necked Grebe on Pugneys boating lake all today among 25 Great Crested Grebe Dave.
Forum: Wildlife Art Sunday 28th February 2010, 16:35
Replies: 14
Views: 1,471
Posted By Den
The best aid to painting for me is a goodly...

The best aid to painting for me is a goodly supply of subjects, ducks at the moment!!
A silent battery powered hairdrier to use in the field would be nice. I seem to be forever waiting for paints to...
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