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Recent content by Chris Oates

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    St Ives UK Kestrel

    Female Kestrel with a fair sized Rat - usual prey is voles
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    Bluefin Tuna St Ives bay UK

    A month ago we had an explosion of Tuna in the bay after the mackerel shoals
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    St Ives UK Whale

    what looks like a Humpback Whale in St Ives Bay - getting popular here we had a long staying Minke in December last year and in March another Humpback for a week
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    83x anyone? The new Nikon P900

    You have to be careful with burst mode - you have to balance burst rate against how much you need to use burst as the camera will just stop shooting after a lot of bursts as it writes. The Jpegs are perfectly good - people always assume I must have a very expensive camera :)
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    Nikon coolpix b700

    These were taken with a P900 at 500 mm handheld of a Crow chasing a Kestrel - they raced around me 360 deg and I managed to get quite a few shots against a blank sky - I find the autofocus adequate - the enormous tele range is so useful. The camera is built down to a price and is quite crippled...
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    Puffin at St Ives

    Puffin from St Ives Island - the only live one I've ever seen here.
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    Jellyfish ID; Mull

    We had crystal in Cornwall last year that looked like the first pic
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    St Ives Cornwall UK Dolphins

    Resident Bottle-nose were out yesterday batting Flatfish in the air
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    Bowhead Whale in Cornwall

    Seen very close in near the Engine Sheds at Eastern Green and also at Chyandour - boats out early AM tomorrow to look for it. Just heard seen later at Mousehole.
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    advice re:tripod/gumbal head for Nikon p900

    I use a Velbon Carmagne carbon fibre tripod and a Manfrotto 701RC2 video head. I like the head as it has a balancing slide so you can balance a telescope or a camera with a long lens. Both these are rather old but you'll get the idea. I tied a ball head once - waste of time for me.
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    83x anyone? The new Nikon P900

    Poor old Spiekeries just above :) Gannets today fishing for Mackerel demonstrating 'ground effect' flying - handheld 1000mm bird prob 200ft away - quarter crop - it'll do for me. More I get used to the camera the better and easier it gets - I leave it on 2 FPS in 'P' mode with that AF-F thing...
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    Humpback St Ives Cornwall

    another Whale sighting off Botallack 9/4/16
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    Remote for Nikon P900!

    P900 is wireless remote by phone - Wireless Mobile Utility or Nikon WMU.
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    83x anyone? The new Nikon P900

    Interesting - personally RAW would never be a reason to change cameras - I do appreciate that some folk like and use that workflow - I've had RAW cameras but never used the feature - to be brutally honest I've got better things to do and JPEG is fine for my needs.
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    83x anyone? The new Nikon P900

    There's something about LTT - mostly as I don't have them here - little ball of fluff on a stick with a rather sad song.
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