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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 17th July 2017, 16:31
Replies: 14
Views: 629
Posted By lockbreeze926
Thank you! The first three I can see, having now...

Thank you! The first three I can see, having now looked at images, rather than the fieldbook illustrations.

The fourth...I don't get any of the yellowish tones, nor the facial markings, which should...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 17th July 2017, 15:34
Replies: 14
Views: 629
Posted By lockbreeze926
Ecuador - Western Andes/forest habitat

After extensive Fieldbook thumbing and Googling in speculation, I've managed to nail down (to my own satisfaction, anyway) most of the species encountered in Ecuador.

But not these...

1 is from...
Forum: Canon Tuesday 2nd February 2016, 12:40
Replies: 24
Views: 6,269
Posted By lockbreeze926
For the record - I did a focus test and the lens...

For the record - I did a focus test and the lens was consistently shooting long. I made some in-camera adjustments and the focus point is much truer now.

Thanks again for all the help.
Forum: Canon Sunday 10th January 2016, 11:31
Replies: 24
Views: 6,269
Posted By lockbreeze926
Many thanks for the advice - I stopped down to f8...

Many thanks for the advice - I stopped down to f8 and the shots immediately improved 100%.
Forum: Canon Friday 8th January 2016, 17:33
Replies: 24
Views: 6,269
Posted By lockbreeze926
...and maybe this gull is a better example of the...

...and maybe this gull is a better example of the overall softness I mean.
Forum: Canon Friday 8th January 2016, 17:11
Replies: 24
Views: 6,269
Posted By lockbreeze926
Thanks Robert and, er, Vespo. Unfortunately...

Thanks Robert and, er, Vespo.

Unfortunately (sic) I've deleted the really duff efforts, largely because I think I know what's wrong with them; it's the ones that I think "should" be sharper that...
Forum: Canon Friday 8th January 2016, 16:26
Replies: 24
Views: 6,269
Posted By lockbreeze926
Canon 7D Mk ii image quality - what am I doing wrong?

A couple of weeks ago, I upgraded from a 600D to a 7Dii, but have been disappointed by the results, in that the images out of the camera are neither sharper nor more consistent than the 600...
Forum: Florida Tuesday 19th August 2014, 13:38
Replies: 5
Views: 2,857
Posted By lockbreeze926
I'd certainly endorse the Pranty book, which will...

I'd certainly endorse the Pranty book, which will answer almost all your questions.

That aside, you're in Pinellas county, which (despite being the single most-developed county in the state), has...
Forum: Florida Sunday 9th February 2014, 15:19
Replies: 5
Views: 2,457
Posted By lockbreeze926
Take a run down CR-523, which is easily reached...

Take a run down CR-523, which is easily reached from Orlando/Kissimmee - there's a map and some highlights here -...
Forum: Florida Wednesday 5th February 2014, 00:17
Replies: 4
Views: 2,212
Posted By lockbreeze926
Hi Nigel - Wilson's Plovers I've always found...

Hi Nigel -

Wilson's Plovers I've always found more easily on the Gulf Coast, especially at Fort de Soto; Snowy are very hit-and-miss in my experience. Killdeer are possible anywhere, including the...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 22nd October 2009, 20:22
Replies: 31
Views: 2,593
Posted By lockbreeze926
It's all psychology, isn't it? Some people want...

It's all psychology, isn't it?

Some people want (or need) to list everything because their essential motivation is that of a "collector", and the content of their collection is really secondary - it...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 16th October 2009, 09:19
Replies: 8
Views: 864
Posted By lockbreeze926
As it happens, only 15 officially held in north...

As it happens, only 15 officially held in north America (and that includes 3 in Hawaii), none of them any closer to the east coast than Baton Rouge......
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 14th October 2009, 22:51
Replies: 8
Views: 864
Posted By lockbreeze926
Officially*, only 18 are held in captivity in the...

Officially*, only 18 are held in captivity in the UK, none in Ireland.

The one (1) at Chester zoo would seem to be the closest to Armagh.

(*according to Isis, but I think most reputable...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 14th October 2009, 22:37
Replies: 7
Views: 986
Posted By lockbreeze926
Cooper's, for the reasons noted above, plus the...

Cooper's, for the reasons noted above, plus the purely-subjective "mean look", instead of the "startled" face of the Sharp-shinned.

(Don't try this method of ID at home, kids.)
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 11th October 2009, 15:21
Replies: 9
Views: 1,160
Posted By lockbreeze926
Identifying warblers is indeed a tricky art-form...

Identifying warblers is indeed a tricky art-form in itself, especially in fall, but I found this website both helpful and as comprehensive as any I've seen - http://www.giffbeaton.com/warblers.htm ....
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 11th October 2009, 14:10
Replies: 7
Views: 957
Posted By lockbreeze926
Interesting photo, indeed. At first glance, they...

Interesting photo, indeed. At first glance, they look fairly similarly-sized, but I think that is deceptive as I don't think they are actually flying in the same plane - the accipiter is further away...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 8th October 2009, 12:54
Replies: 7
Views: 996
Posted By lockbreeze926
I think the buffy cream color is accurate and you...

I think the buffy cream color is accurate and you have an Eastern Phoebe there.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 8th October 2009, 12:46
Replies: 7
Views: 1,075
Posted By lockbreeze926
I always find the fore-and-aft half eye-rings on...

I always find the fore-and-aft half eye-rings on a Kinglet very useful visual prompts - clearly seen here, even in the thumbnail of the second photo, where nothing much else is visible.

In the...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 25th September 2009, 16:30
Replies: 7
Views: 987
Posted By lockbreeze926
There was once an episode of one of those...

There was once an episode of one of those true-life-cop-dramas when a patrol car was called out to a domestic residence which had been chosen for the night by swifts on migration.

Unfortunately,...
Forum: Bird Behaviour Wednesday 23rd September 2009, 20:54
Replies: 3
Views: 1,781
Posted By lockbreeze926
I'm not sure this is a juvenile, which I'd expect...

I'm not sure this is a juvenile, which I'd expect to show a pale gape (are the eyes a different color as well?). That said, there seem to be a number of references in the literature to the Am Crow...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 22nd September 2009, 09:35
Replies: 5
Views: 703
Posted By lockbreeze926
I have very little to say about California birds,...

I have very little to say about California birds, and don't know where the eastern Sierras are, but since nobody else has even had a vague attempt at this.......

It looks like it could be a thrasher...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 15th September 2009, 13:04
Replies: 120
Views: 6,828
Posted By lockbreeze926
The article and its "argument" have been well and...

The article and its "argument" have been well and truly skewered above, so I will only add that the guff about birding sites still being polluted can, at best, only apply outside the UK, where there...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 13th September 2009, 16:51
Replies: 13
Views: 1,140
Posted By lockbreeze926
The Grey (or Gray) Partridge is a non-native...

The Grey (or Gray) Partridge is a non-native species introduced to North America and can be found in the northern/NW parts of the US and southern Canada.

This does look like a scruffy/mo(u)lting...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 13th September 2009, 16:21
Replies: 39
Views: 2,488
Posted By lockbreeze926
It's an old debate but it always seems to me that...

It's an old debate but it always seems to me that the only person who should care about any list is (s)he who owns it; therefore, it is an entirely subjective matter as to whether x or y should be...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 13th September 2009, 15:59
Replies: 9
Views: 890
Posted By lockbreeze926
The same also seems to be true (anecdotally, at...

The same also seems to be true (anecdotally, at least) in the south of England - my garden and those around it have berries and assorted fruits in great abundance at the moment, including on some...
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