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Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Thursday 28th June 2012, 21:53
Replies: 6
Views: 656
Posted By carlj
Mark, I'd love it to be a curta, to go alongside...

Mark, I'd love it to be a curta, to go alongside my first ever recorded Rhopalus subrufus in Staffordshire, but I think the lunicollis looks most likely. Fantastic guide you have there!

Carl
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Thursday 28th June 2012, 11:19
Replies: 6
Views: 656
Posted By carlj
They were sat in 4 foot of mud and water on reeds...

They were sat in 4 foot of mud and water on reeds surrounding a fishing pool. Problem is, most of the Donacia seem to like that habitat!

Thanks again for the assist!
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Wednesday 27th June 2012, 22:46
Replies: 6
Views: 656
Posted By carlj
Cheers, er, Bob? :) Book only has vulgaria in,...

Cheers, er, Bob? :)

Book only has vulgaria in, and although body shape fitted, colour didn't. Will have a look further.

Harpalus looks good too!

Thanks again!
Carl
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Wednesday 27th June 2012, 17:53
Replies: 6
Views: 656
Posted By carlj
UK Beetles for id

Darned if I can find them in my guide...
Forum: Sigma & Other Third Party Lenses Friday 4th May 2012, 10:37
Replies: 19
Views: 20,945
Posted By carlj
And very much appreciated it is too! o:)

And very much appreciated it is too! o:)
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Friday 2nd March 2012, 09:54
Replies: 4
Views: 748
Posted By carlj
I watched it with my partner last night. As we...

I watched it with my partner last night. As we currently have 13 recently hatched Indian Sticks, it was fantastic to see the emergence, moreso with the rarity factor!
Forum: Staffordshire Tuesday 28th February 2012, 21:19
Replies: 1,068
Views: 33,690
Posted By carlj
First moth of the year for me this evening, in...

First moth of the year for me this evening, in flight at the car park of West End Village - obviously a refugee from Nick's!
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Monday 27th February 2012, 21:12
Replies: 12
Views: 1,657
Posted By carlj
Of course, to the average MP, the countryside is...

Of course, to the average MP, the countryside is either a) somewhere to shoot things or b) a taxpayer paid for second home.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 14th February 2012, 21:23
Replies: 3
Views: 590
Posted By carlj
Thanks for the prompt reply - wouldn't be the...

Thanks for the prompt reply - wouldn't be the first woodcock nabbed by our pair, a colleague of mine found remains last year!

Cheers again, Carl
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 14th February 2012, 21:05
Replies: 3
Views: 590
Posted By carlj
Feather, UK

Basically, we've peregrine's and I found this fellow on the ground beneath their roost spots. Sorry about the quality as it's from my phone...
Forum: Micro Four Thirds 4/3 Photography Thursday 9th February 2012, 19:24
Replies: 36
Views: 15,692
Posted By carlj
Yup! Not sure about this release mind. The E...

Yup!

Not sure about this release mind. The E series dslrs weren't a great success, against the flocks of canikon releases. They hit a vein with the Pen, so decide to reinvent the much loved OM...
Forum: Micro Four Thirds 4/3 Photography Thursday 9th February 2012, 19:06
Replies: 36
Views: 15,692
Posted By carlj
I'd sell as many children as required. Mind, I've...

I'd sell as many children as required. Mind, I've none of my own so would have to round them up off the street first.... ;)
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Thursday 19th January 2012, 23:01
Replies: 8
Views: 1,060
Posted By carlj
Tradition keeps Morris Dancers active in small...

Tradition keeps Morris Dancers active in small numbers. Afraid it won't help them win Britain's Got Talent. Kodak stuck with film, far too long to allow them to make headway against the flood of...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 15th January 2012, 14:09
Replies: 19
Views: 3,570
Posted By carlj
My personal feeling is that there are laws out...

My personal feeling is that there are laws out there, that if enforced, could pull the country out of the mire. Every lamppost has "1000 fine for dog littering" yet to get to the river trent, we...
Forum: Sony Saturday 14th January 2012, 21:48
Replies: 4
Views: 1,562
Posted By carlj
Woah, 2 Sony's in Devon - getting to be a hotbed...

Woah, 2 Sony's in Devon - getting to be a hotbed there!

SW has picked a good starting point, especially as it doubles up as a very fine lens for butterfly and dragonfly work, but there is always a...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 12th January 2012, 11:00
Replies: 58
Views: 7,877
Posted By carlj
Tele-taser - for those birds that don't sit still...

Tele-taser - for those birds that don't sit still long enough for id purposes? And also dual purpose use in hides? :D
Forum: Sony Tuesday 10th January 2012, 21:44
Replies: 5
Views: 2,590
Posted By carlj
Dalcio, When the original SLT's were announced...

Dalcio,

When the original SLT's were announced A33/55, Sigma announced that a number of their lenses wouldn't work properly, ie, sticking aperture, without rechipping. In some countries, they...
Forum: Sony Monday 9th January 2012, 22:00
Replies: 5
Views: 2,590
Posted By carlj
Alex, be very careful with Sigma and slt...

Alex, be very careful with Sigma and slt compatibility - I've an A55, and steer clear of Sigma gear just because of the issues they've had.
Forum: Olympus Tuesday 8th November 2011, 21:33
Replies: 15
Views: 5,967
Posted By carlj
With legacy camera makers it goes one of two...

With legacy camera makers it goes one of two ways, buy out the name, tech, etc by an electronics firm, as Sony did to Minolta, or join forces with a second legacy maker, ie, Pentax/Ricoh. If the...
Forum: Canon Friday 4th November 2011, 22:02
Replies: 15
Views: 3,715
Posted By carlj
On the a-mount, it was reknowned as the "Plastic...

On the a-mount, it was reknowned as the "Plastic Fantastic". Slower than my Sigma 105mm to focus, but god was it sharp and worked perfectly on my old KM5D!
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Friday 4th November 2011, 21:58
Replies: 3
Views: 592
Posted By carlj
Henry, the Yahoo element (our email provider) has...

Henry, the Yahoo element (our email provider) has been upgraded and it may be the cause of your issues. I've not used the page log in for about 4 years mind, as my email is all sourced through...
Forum: Canon Thursday 3rd November 2011, 21:51
Replies: 15
Views: 3,715
Posted By carlj
Jon, My first foray into macro work was with a...

Jon,

My first foray into macro work was with a Vivitar 100mm F3.5 - as is, it's 1/2 life size, but comes with a matched multiplier to take it to 1:1 reproduction. Also badged as a Cosina - mine...
Forum: Canon Wednesday 19th October 2011, 10:07
Replies: 38
Views: 7,208
Posted By carlj
Locked up, fixed focus and exposure. So only...

Locked up, fixed focus and exposure. So only useful for tricky, glacial landscapes from a sturdy tripod then :)
Forum: Sony Tuesday 18th October 2011, 21:52
Replies: 27
Views: 11,357
Posted By carlj
Well, the A77 even with fixed exposure at top...

Well, the A77 even with fixed exposure at top whack of 12 fps can still track a moving object - this line from a report on the new 1Dx "And that 14fps is achieved with the mirror locked up and the...
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Saturday 15th October 2011, 21:46
Replies: 25
Views: 18,170
Posted By carlj
Wouldn't open for me Pete - says I've no open...

Wouldn't open for me Pete - says I've no open programs to run it, Galaxy S2...
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