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Recent content by bronze sunbird

  1. AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR

    Review by 'bronze sunbird' on item 'AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR'

    I have been using this lens for three years and I still continue to be impressed by the quality of images I can capture. It is now the only lens I use for bird photography and every time I look longingly at the top-dollar Nikon pro lenses I see trade-offs in weight, size and lack of flexibility...
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    Should i buy a teleconverter!

    Hi DeeDee. I use a Nikon D500 and the Nikkor 200-500mm zoom lens. I have recently been experimenting with teleconverters and here's what I have learned: the 1.4 teleconverter gets me a decent increase in reach at the cost of one f-stop. In theory the image should be degraded slightly but on a...
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    RFI Birding break in Colombia

    But Norfolk is always promising. When I lived in England our club always started off the new year with a weekend in Norfolk. We usually ended up with 80-100 species.
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    RFI Birding break in Colombia

    Oh you'll certainly add a bunch of birds in the birders' paradise that is Colombia. 884 birds on my life list come from three trips there. :eat:
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    Thrush ID help in Waterloo Ontario

    My vote is for Hermit.
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    Kinglet? Ontario

    Yes, Golden-crowned it is. Ruby-crowned is a plainer bird with an obvious white eye ring.
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    RFI Birding break in Colombia

    :'D You are indeed a romantic! :-)
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    RFI Birding break in Colombia

    It's supposed to be out by December.
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    RFI Birding break in Colombia

    Lynx Publications will be issuing a new and updated version of the classic Birds of Colombia by Steven Hilty. I'm looking forward to it.
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    Immature White-crowned Sparrow? Eastern Ontario, Canada

    That's my vote as well. Nice image!
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    Swainson's or Hermit Thrush.

    Birdmeister is correct: Swainson's. Look for the buff-coloured mark that runs from the front of the eye to the bill. You won't see that mark on a Hermit.
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    Need ID on Warbler in Southeast PA

    I agree with female Black-throated Blue. That little white square at the base of the primaries is diagnostic.
  13. AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR

    AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR

    The Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR is an image-stabilized, constant aperture telephoto zoom lens at a price point that has made it very popular among sports and wildlife photographers. The lens is designed for Nikons DX (cropped sensor) cameras but will work with full-frame camera bodies as well...
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    Your Most Recent "Life" Bird

    For me: Nelson's Sparrow near Pembroke on Saturday, and then icing on the cake with a Pomarine Skua in Ottawa on Sunday.
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    A couple of flycatchers, northern Virginia, Sept. 20, 2020

    I would lean slightly towards Least for the first photo. They often show that crescent shape on the back part of the eye ring, a feature I have not seen in Willow/Alder. Primary projection also looks right. I agree with Birdmeister on the second photo: Eastern Wood-Pewee.