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Recent content by njlarsen

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    Costa Rica Tanager

    More likely a red-legged H male in non-breeding plumage. (see the black on the wings) Niels
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    Warbler? in Chihauhau Mexico

    Not necessary but I agree as well. Notice the yellow dot in front of the eye. Niels
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    Moth from Barbados

    Thank you all, and yes, I believe the dark spot is abrasion. Looking at the info on the wiki page, I would go far enough to think female, the upperside of the upper wing is really clean grey. The underside fits what is shown of underside in the Wiki page as well. So Erinnyis ello (ello sphinx)...
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    Moth from Barbados

    This one lay dead on our floor this morning. I am guessing it might be a relative of those called Copper Underwing but I really don't know. Any good ideas? thanks Niels
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    Common / Dark-capped bulbul, Kenya

    Agree with Andy Niels
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    The importance of 'good light' and the general consensus as to what good light is in bird photography terms?

    Many people use adobe products. I am one outsider in that I like ACDSee as both organizer and editor. Regarding jpg and raw: I expected that you as a beginner had stayed with the camera default of jpg output. Try for a little while setting the camera to save both and see if you like the camera...
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    What's the best field guide for Ecuador?

    I guess it depends on the actual humidity where the books are placed. I live in the Caribbean, and if I left a book in the area with roof but no walls it would eventually become ruined even with no rain falling on it. Indoors (where I use the AC once in a blue moon) they actually seems to hold...
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    The importance of 'good light' and the general consensus as to what good light is in bird photography terms?

    If you are using a superzoom camera, it might be better to live in aperture priority (and aperture wide open) most of the time. When I (10+years ago) used such a camera, that was what I did, allowing the iso to range up to 400 when conditions were dark. With a superzoom of today, you should be...
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    Entry level video camera for nature filming

    I would start with Panasonic, they have been making a number of models for years. Niels
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    Lynx's Checklist of Mammals of the World - my two cents

    Unfortunately, no one I know of has produced a spreadsheet of the taxonomy used by Lynx. Niels
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    The importance of 'good light' and the general consensus as to what good light is in bird photography terms?

    Depending on camera and post-processing software it might be very or slightly necessary to tweak white balance and use the curves tool to address contrast under those circumstances. It might be time to post a reasonable size image that you feel are good and one that is not quite so good and let...
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    Great Egret or Great Blue (white phase)

    Agree with egret
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    Mystery birds (possibly starlings?) in Jordan

    Try Tristam's (cross posted with Pyrtle) Niels
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    Limestone Wren-Babbler

    So in other words you have a basis for a paper describing your way of analyzing it and your conclusions. Niels
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