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Old Monday 3rd April 2017, 07:03   #2526
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Well, my scope is back to its old tricks again!
Here is from last night:
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After that I was able to get a BiF shot. The bird was roughly over Berlin...
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Old Saturday 8th April 2017, 11:02   #2527
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It's a Yellow Bittern, Ixobrychus sinensis
Great shot Tord ! Here in Quebec, we have the Bittern, which is a large bird and the elusive Least Bittern, which is uncommon and difficult to locate - it looks a lot like yours. I was lucky to see a few.

I envy you to travel to exotic places like Sri Lanka... I just come back from a birding trip to Florida in the US and the camera has been quite busy !
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Old Saturday 8th April 2017, 11:48   #2528
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White-throated Kingfisher

Thanks Jules,

Sri Lanka is a wonderful country offering great birding opportunities. Have visited four times. Here another photo with the TLAPO804. This one is a White-throated Kingfisher. These guys are common, found more or less everywhere there is water around abd tend to be perched some 2-3 meters above ground from a perch offering free line of sight. They are easily spotted but can be tricky to come close enough for detailed photo.
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Old Saturday 8th April 2017, 12:04   #2529
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Cranes

Back home...

Here some Cranes resting and refueling on their long journey towards the northern latitudes. Throwing in some Whooper Swans in the lot.

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Old Sunday 9th April 2017, 17:33   #2530
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Beautiful cranes...love it..
Great work, thanks for sharing Tord..
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Old Tuesday 11th April 2017, 09:43   #2531
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Latest nocturnal BiF try...

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Old Tuesday 11th April 2017, 10:09   #2532
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Old Tuesday 11th April 2017, 13:01   #2533
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Old Wednesday 19th April 2017, 18:18   #2534
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Lovely weather we are having on this, the 19th of April... but it doesn't seem to bother some people.
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Scope + EC-14, about 50 meters away.
These are with the Canon 400
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Temperature is hovering around +0.5°C. If it gets any colder, no apples this year...
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Great pictures DanC, thanks :)...
Btw....I had today -2C..(Kainisch)
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Old Wednesday 19th April 2017, 19:04   #2536
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Scheibenkleister! Des is zu koit!
Pichl-Kainisch? That is 800 meters in evevation. You would expect that there. We are just under 200 meters here. They had -8 on the Rax this morning.

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Old Sunday 30th April 2017, 22:47   #2537
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Treecreeper taken with the TLAPO804 and E-M1.
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Old Sunday 16th July 2017, 22:37   #2538
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Couple of common terns

Shame the wing got clipped.

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Old Tuesday 18th July 2017, 11:29   #2539
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Shame the wing got clipped.

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Great shot Tord. Your hand holding of the scope amazes me.

Here is one to make you smile. I wonder if the stern thinks that the same color post is a member of the family ? Birdbrain ? Taken with the easier to hold PL 100-400mm.
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Old Tuesday 8th August 2017, 06:29   #2540
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Partial lunar eclipse last night through the thick city air of Vienna. 600mm triplet + EC14 + Mark II, stack of 27 frames.
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Without stacking there would be even less detail....
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Nicely done Dan !
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Old Tuesday 8th August 2017, 18:52   #2542
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Thanks, Jules.
I find that the shadow gives it more three dimensionality. The full moon always looks so flat....
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End of the journey !

I just posted my SkyWatcher SW80ED 600mm for sale. Unfortunately, it has become too heavy and difficult to focus for my capabilities.

I enjoyed every minutes of this journey. The photo outings and the countless hours testing and experimenting have been very enjoyable thanks to all my friends on this forum. I have learned a lot from you and I hope I have been helpful at times.

PLEASE ACCEPT THIS BIG THANK YOU ! ! ! !

Below are the last photos taken with it. It has been quite a performer !

I will try to stay close to the forum. If you are interested, I will be active on Flickr (with smaller lenses): https://www.flickr.com/photos/julesgobeil/

Best regards
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Good luck Jules, and thanks You for all you have contributed.

The 80ED is one hell of a performer, for it's price. :-)

Are debating with myself if I'll take my 80ED (celestron) or the 480 triplet to a tropical island with birds on it...and I think the triplet it is this time. would need a converter 1.4x, but have none, only a celestron barlow that gives me 1.7x close mounted. It's actually quite good, but bit too much.
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Jules,
Best of wishes and good luck with the sale. We will surely miss you so keep in touch on the forum (m43 photography?)

Carlos, what place do you plan to visit? For travel I would bring the TLAPO804 over the ED80 as it fits in the hand luggage and the shorter focal length enables more options.
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Best of wishes and good luck with the sale. We will surely miss you so keep in touch on the forum (m43 photography?)

Carlos, what place do you plan to visit? For travel I would bring the TLAPO804 over the ED80 as it fits in the hand luggage and the shorter focal length enables more options.
Praslin island. I have taken the 80ED twice to Uruguay, with no regrets. I take it apart and bring with me (hand luggage) the optics part, and the empty tubes goes with the rest of the luggage. In case someone feels compelled to take it, they have no use for it.

Tord: of the converters you have - I think you have the m43 1.4x? as well as the older one ec-14? and the telenegatives - which one do you prefer with the scopes?
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Praslin island. I have taken the 80ED twice to Uruguay, with no regrets. I take it apart and bring with me (hand luggage) the optics part, and the empty tubes goes with the rest of the luggage. In case someone feels compelled to take it, they have no use for it.

Tord: of the converters you have - I think you have the m43 1.4x? as well as the older one ec-14? and the telenegatives - which one do you prefer with the scopes?
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Seychelles... lucky you. Looking forward for nice pics.
http://fatbirder.com/links_geo/africa/seychelles.html

I brought the SW80 once with me on travel, and I brought the TLAPO804 several times. The SW80 went into a padded box into the suitcase and it survived, but I had little use of for various reasons. The TLAPO804 made the trips both in one piece in an aluminum case and sometimes also as hand luggage. The three-section tripod had to be dismantled to fit in the suitcase.

I have both the MC14 and the EC14. I think they perform better than the best TN I have, scavanged from a Zuiko OM 75-150.

But to be honest I prefer to use the scope without TC, unless extreme distance. 500mm... 700mm is usually long enough. Not sure how close you can come to the sea birds, though.

The disadvantage with the EC14 is you also need a 4/3 - m4/3 mechanical adapter which adds some weight. The MC14 is much lighter and smaller than the EC14 so that would be my preferred option. However I quite often bring a camera for hand-held shooting in addition to the scope. As I quite often use the MC14 on the 300 F/4 then I will use the EC14 for the scope. And the other way around, if I use 4/3 setup I will use the MC14 for the scope.
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thanks Tord.

Thought of the MC-14, but could not find any at a good price.

Did some tests with a TN I have, mounting it as close as possible, and I got it to 1.3x, which is great, for it means I will not regret leaving the 600mm behind.

Birding will be fun, but also bugs, landscapes, flowers. will have the 75-300mm, the 60mm m43-macro (and a diy diffuser for the small flash that comes with e-m1mk2) and a new 7.5mm laowa.
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