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Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 6th December 2017, 23:48
Replies: 47
Views: 1,595
Posted By Jim M.
Only split by IOC iirc.

Only split by IOC iirc.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 25th November 2017, 17:04
Replies: 24
Views: 734
Posted By Jim M.
Principle of seniority applies to scientific...

Principle of seniority applies to scientific names, not common names. Agree with your last comment--official bird names such as "black vulture" for the eurasian bird is inaccurate, and was due for a...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 25th November 2017, 16:46
Replies: 24
Views: 734
Posted By Jim M.
Of course, they are not black either; as the...

Of course, they are not black either; as the photo clearly shows, they are dark brown.



Your initial post is correct. Nutcracker is simply quibbling with the naming authorities because he...
Forum: Olympus Friday 17th November 2017, 23:42
Replies: 8
Views: 343
Posted By Jim M.
Have you ever shot the PL100-400 with just the...

Have you ever shot the PL100-400 with just the lens IS? Personally, I've yet to encounter a situation where I needed more IS when shooting with the PL 100-400, whether the subject is stationary or...
Forum: Olympus Friday 17th November 2017, 20:08
Replies: 8
Views: 343
Posted By Jim M.
Have used the PL 100-400 on an Oly EM-1 mk. 1,...

Have used the PL 100-400 on an Oly EM-1 mk. 1, and mk. 2. I've found it to be an excellent combo in both cases. Dual IS would be nice, but I've found the IS of just the lens to be superb in...
Forum: Information Wanted Thursday 16th November 2017, 04:32
Replies: 2
Views: 233
Posted By Jim M.
Hi Sriram, Click on the “regions” tab on this...

Hi Sriram,

Click on the “regions” tab on this site, which is being developed by the Maryland Ornithological Society, and if you drill down you will find lists and descriptions of good sites in the...
Forum: Panasonic Wednesday 8th November 2017, 13:51
Replies: 53
Views: 2,054
Posted By Jim M.
An even closer analogy at this point would be...

An even closer analogy at this point would be it's a panasonic version of the Oly EM-1 mk. ii, but will team with the PL 100-400 for dual IS. Shares the Oly's focus on speed, photo shooting, dual...
Forum: Panasonic Tuesday 7th November 2017, 16:12
Replies: 53
Views: 2,054
Posted By Jim M.
What interests me is what it's going to offer...

What interests me is what it's going to offer that the EM-1 mk ii doesn't. I think that's going to determine how successful it is on the market.
Forum: Panasonic Tuesday 7th November 2017, 14:29
Replies: 53
Views: 2,054
Posted By Jim M.
I'm seeing $1800 as the latest. It looks to me...

I'm seeing $1800 as the latest. It looks to me that this is designed to compete with Oly EM-1 mk. ii. The heavy, videocentric GH-5, with DXO mark sensor scores that didn't break any new ground,...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 31st October 2017, 06:21
Replies: 7
Views: 342
Posted By Jim M.
Empid looks a closer match. Legs appear too thin...

Empid looks a closer match. Legs appear too thin for a No. Mocker, among other things. Also, according to eBird, NOMO is rare at that location, with no August records over the last ten years. 5...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 30th October 2017, 12:38
Replies: 20
Views: 903
Posted By Jim M.
Actually, it doesn't speak for itself. Is it a...

Actually, it doesn't speak for itself. Is it a confirmed sighting? In any event, Malta is one of the areas I spoke of where local experts are needed. But if it is confirmed, contact eBird and they...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 30th October 2017, 12:36
Replies: 20
Views: 903
Posted By Jim M.
eBird also has an app that can be used in the...

eBird also has an app that can be used in the exact same way to provide exact locations, and has for several years. You don't have to use hotspots; it's up to the user. But exact locations also...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 30th October 2017, 12:33
Replies: 20
Views: 903
Posted By Jim M.
eBird has filters which flag any rare sightings...

eBird has filters which flag any rare sightings or sightings unlikely for a place or time for review; that usually takes care of people who see every sparrowhawk as a gos, for example.

The bigger...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 29th October 2017, 22:48
Replies: 20
Views: 903
Posted By Jim M.
Hi Larry, I've been using eBird for 9 years and...

Hi Larry,

I've been using eBird for 9 years and on 6 continents. I have also used it in Peru, and found it to be overall quite accurate and reliable. However, you have to bear in mind several...
Forum: Sony Wednesday 25th October 2017, 07:19
Replies: 45
Views: 3,370
Posted By Jim M.
The PL 100-400 is 2.17 pounds (984g), and the Oly...

The PL 100-400 is 2.17 pounds (984g), and the Oly EM-1 mk. ii, which I use, is 1.1 pounds (499g). Another popular M4/3 body on this forum is the G80/85, which is not so expensive and weighs about...
Forum: Sony Tuesday 24th October 2017, 20:07
Replies: 45
Views: 3,370
Posted By Jim M.
Here's a comparison of DXO scores of the Sony...

Here's a comparison of DXO scores of the Sony (including RX10iii) and recent M4/3 bodies/sensors (they refer to the low light score as "sports"). Higher is...
Forum: Sony Tuesday 24th October 2017, 19:53
Replies: 45
Views: 3,370
Posted By Jim M.
Well this camera is basically the same price as...

Well this camera is basically the same price as the excellent Pana-Leica 100-400mm (200-800mm equivalent) zoom lens for M4/3. I used to use the 100-300mm you reference and had similar feelings about...
Forum: Information Wanted Tuesday 24th October 2017, 19:34
Replies: 23
Views: 857
Posted By Jim M.
Yes, I no longer describe such oft-delayed books...

Yes, I no longer describe such oft-delayed books as "forthcoming." Along with Zimmer's guide to the birds of Brazil, and the second edition of Birds of East Africa, it's probably more apt to call...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Sunday 22nd October 2017, 16:19
Replies: 32
Views: 3,847
Posted By Jim M.
I do stick with one list Andy. But unfortunately...

I do stick with one list Andy. But unfortunately not all field guides, birdfinding books, trip reports, articles, checklists, and other birders are using the same list I do.
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Sunday 22nd October 2017, 14:39
Replies: 32
Views: 3,847
Posted By Jim M.
Why would you hope that? While I'm all for...

Why would you hope that?

While I'm all for vigorous taxonomic debate, I'm not sure I see the benefit of having all these competing “standardized” global checklists. (And I don't personally much...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Thursday 19th October 2017, 13:34
Replies: 7
Views: 442
Posted By Jim M.
Here's a link showing some books in...

Here's a link showing some books in Portuguese:

http://ivokindellivros.blogspot.com.br/
Forum: Massachusetts Wednesday 18th October 2017, 14:04
Replies: 3
Views: 496
Posted By Jim M.
If you can come a bit earlier, the Brookline bird...

If you can come a bit earlier, the Brookline bird club has a pelagic scheduled for January 13:

www.brooklinebirdclub.org/pelagic-trips-2/
Forum: Cameras And Photography Tuesday 17th October 2017, 09:49
Replies: 28
Views: 1,463
Posted By Jim M.
Just to be clear, the 100-300mm is a good,...

Just to be clear, the 100-300mm is a good, moderately priced, lightweight zoom. I used the mk. I version for several years. But I wouldn't expect it to compare to a prime in image quality, and it's...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Monday 16th October 2017, 11:26
Replies: 28
Views: 1,463
Posted By Jim M.
If you want to avoid heavy lenses while retaining...

If you want to avoid heavy lenses while retaining high image quality, I think micro four-thirds format is the way to go (Olympus and Panasonic). The top cameras and lenses aren't cheap though. ...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 15th October 2017, 06:14
Replies: 6
Views: 281
Posted By Jim M.
Looks like a typical non-breeding Chipping to me.

Looks like a typical non-breeding Chipping to me.
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