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Forum: Florida Wednesday 5th February 2014, 10:39
Replies: 4
Views: 2,213
Posted By nigelblake
Many thanks indeed John for the info and kind...

Many thanks indeed John for the info and kind offer!
Forum: Florida Tuesday 4th February 2014, 08:10
Replies: 4
Views: 2,213
Posted By nigelblake
Many thanks for your reply !

Many thanks for your reply !
Forum: Florida Sunday 2nd February 2014, 18:41
Replies: 4
Views: 2,213
Posted By nigelblake
Request Info Clermont and surrounding area

I will be heading to Florida around the 20th March for 2-3 weeks, and high on my want to photograph list are Snowy and Wilson's Plovers, Killdeer, Eastern Meadowlark and Burrowing Owls. This will be...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 11th January 2014, 07:22
Replies: 46
Views: 6,141
Posted By nigelblake
Nowhere am I suggesting it came down vertically...

Nowhere am I suggesting it came down vertically from above minimum height, John!
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 9th January 2014, 15:08
Replies: 46
Views: 6,141
Posted By nigelblake
Cley is within LFA 5 (Low flying area 5) and...

Cley is within LFA 5 (Low flying area 5) and falls under these rules.

Environmental, Industrial, Medical and Nature Sites

Aircraft within the UKLFS (UK Low Flying System) should avoid...
Forum: Norfolk Tuesday 9th November 2010, 07:36
Replies: 25,789
Views: 7,107,959
Posted By nigelblake
During Sunday afternoon I lost my Gitzo GT3541LS...

During Sunday afternoon I lost my Gitzo GT3541LS Series 3 Systematic Tripod and a Wimberly gimbal head.
Most likely it was at Burnham Norton beside the A149.
Many thanks in advance for any info.
Forum: Norfolk Thursday 27th May 2010, 21:25
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Views: 7,107,959
Posted By nigelblake
There's a joke there somewhere!

There's a joke there somewhere!
Forum: Canon Monday 9th November 2009, 19:40
Replies: 28
Views: 5,657
Posted By nigelblake
........... its all in here, read and digest, it...

........... its all in here, read and digest, it isn't anywhere near as simple as relative pixel sizes when you take into account optics, divergence, circles of confususion etc...
Forum: Norfolk Tuesday 22nd September 2009, 16:59
Replies: 25,789
Views: 7,107,959
Posted By nigelblake
G-BOTH is Anglia Flight Centre's Cessna 182Q...

G-BOTH is Anglia Flight Centre's Cessna 182Q Skylane, G-BABD is a Cessna 150L & G-BUCA is a Cessna A150K both are also from Anglia flight centre, they had displayed at Marshall's I believe.
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Wednesday 9th September 2009, 20:50
Replies: 0
Views: 924
Posted By nigelblake
A little guide book, Gambia

Where to watch birds in The Gambia, a 40 page illustrated guide that I have done through "Blurb"

http://www.blurb.com:80/bookstore/detail/847648
Forum: Live Bird News from around the World Thursday 5th February 2009, 13:25
Replies: 5
Views: 1,127
Posted By nigelblake
Lapwings need our help

Please read this and watch the (very upsetting) youtube video and respond to the appeal, this is one of my favourite birds and a subject that I have had a great deal of pleasure photographing over...
Forum: Canon Wednesday 12th November 2008, 14:15
Replies: 54
Views: 17,222
Posted By nigelblake
This is of course where fieldcraft skills, as...

This is of course where fieldcraft skills, as stated earlier, comes into equasion!
Forum: Canon Wednesday 12th November 2008, 13:54
Replies: 54
Views: 17,222
Posted By nigelblake
It is of course only my opinion after 40 years of...

It is of course only my opinion after 40 years of using full frame (35mm slides and digital), that if you constantly feel you need more reach then you are obviously doing it wrong!
I use full frame,...
Forum: Canon Wednesday 12th November 2008, 09:39
Replies: 54
Views: 17,222
Posted By nigelblake
Really!!, I disagree entirely, full frame gives...

Really!!, I disagree entirely, full frame gives far superior creative control of Depth of field for starters; more fieldcraft is far superior to more reach and crop factors for getting results that...
Forum: TV & Radio Alert For Birding, Nature and Other Wildlife Thursday 6th November 2008, 10:19
Replies: 2
Views: 542
Posted By nigelblake
A history of Scotland

This looks like a very watchable programme, presented by Neil Oliver (who I think is the BBC's best and least intrusive presenter) it starts on Sunday the 9th November on BBC Scotland, you'll have to...
Forum: Canon Wednesday 17th September 2008, 06:42
Replies: 15
Views: 2,402
Posted By nigelblake
EOS 5D MkII announced

An end to rumour and speculation, its the 5D MkII
http://www.dpreview.com/news/0809/08091705canon_5dmarkII.asp
Forum: Canon Monday 8th September 2008, 11:14
Replies: 64
Views: 6,880
Posted By nigelblake
It is there for fine tuning the focus of lenses...

It is there for fine tuning the focus of lenses individually, it won't affect the AF performance (there are custom functions for performance), but it will have an effect on focus accuracy, (or lack...
Forum: Canon Friday 5th September 2008, 17:03
Replies: 2
Views: 684
Posted By nigelblake
If you do a screen save and load the image into...

If you do a screen save and load the image into Photoshop then adjust levels and curves it is possible to make out the full pentaprism and the 5D style control dial on the opposite top-plate, the...
Forum: Canon Friday 5th September 2008, 16:47
Replies: 2
Views: 684
Posted By nigelblake
5D replacement teaser

The new Canon cometh
http://www.canon.com/moon/en/
Forum: Photographic Tripods / Heads Thursday 4th September 2008, 18:00
Replies: 19
Views: 7,496
Posted By nigelblake
Indeed they are on the 500 and 600mm, but the...

Indeed they are on the 500 and 600mm, but the reason I put "quality" as opposed to a specific lens was to make the point that it, like a "jelly-on-springs" tripod, is defeating the object (pun...
Forum: Photographic Tripods / Heads Thursday 4th September 2008, 13:50
Replies: 19
Views: 7,496
Posted By nigelblake
But I wouldn't put a 60 filter on a quality lens...

But I wouldn't put a 60 filter on a quality lens either, spend the 60 on insurance and have front element replaced if damaged!

That Redsnapper is no way up to the job of holding big glass. end of...
Forum: Canon Wednesday 3rd September 2008, 00:51
Replies: 64
Views: 6,880
Posted By nigelblake
But many Canon users were used to the 16.7 Mp 1Ds...

But many Canon users were used to the 16.7 Mp 1Ds MkII (Nov 2004) which had been available for a year when the the D200 (Nov 2005) was realeased.

Interesting if dated reading on diffraction here...
Forum: Canon Tuesday 2nd September 2008, 16:26
Replies: 64
Views: 6,880
Posted By nigelblake
40D 3888 x 2592 pixels 50D 4752 x 3168...

40D 3888 x 2592 pixels
50D 4752 x 3168 pixels

Its about 22.2% wider and higher so at 300 PPI you could print about 2 & 5/8 of an inch bigger along the longest side and 1 & 3/4 inches on the...
Forum: Photographic Tripods / Heads Tuesday 2nd September 2008, 12:56
Replies: 19
Views: 7,496
Posted By nigelblake
It's very foolhardy getting a tripod that does...

It's very foolhardy getting a tripod that does not compliment what this lens is capable of not just from a sharpness standpoint ....... I well remember Adrian Webb's 600mm spearing through his 20D...
Forum: Canon Sunday 31st August 2008, 09:57
Replies: 64
Views: 6,880
Posted By nigelblake
Whilst I think this is a useful feature (its on...

Whilst I think this is a useful feature (its on my 1Ds MkIII's) I also feel that it will get the 50D some bad press too, simply because there will be those who do not understand its use and/or how to...
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