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Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Sunday 17th March 2019, 11:34
Replies: 28
Views: 1,033
Posted By Steve Babbs
"Steve got a fantastic photo" John flatters me...

"Steve got a fantastic photo"

John flatters me somewhat: it looked better on the back of the camera.
Forum: Reptiles and Amphibians Friday 8th March 2019, 19:12
Replies: 7
Views: 218
Posted By Steve Babbs
Although tbf it was in water!

Although tbf it was in water!
Forum: Reptiles and Amphibians Thursday 7th March 2019, 19:40
Replies: 7
Views: 218
Posted By Steve Babbs
That's slightly complicated. We did get pretty...

That's slightly complicated. We did get pretty reasonable views of golden wolf but none of the polecat. As for sand cat - my main target - there is some slight difference in opinion but, as for me,...
Forum: Reptiles and Amphibians Thursday 7th March 2019, 17:08
Replies: 7
Views: 218
Posted By Steve Babbs
Thanks Mike Are you using the Amphibians and...

Thanks Mike

Are you using the Amphibians and Reptiles of the WS?
Forum: Reptiles and Amphibians Thursday 7th March 2019, 08:37
Replies: 7
Views: 218
Posted By Steve Babbs
Herps. from WS/Morocco

If anyone can help with these I'd be grateful. Apologies for the poor photos: the lizards were increadibly active. I think the lizard is Acanthodactylus aureus. It was taken near Dahkla, Western...
Forum: Information Wanted Saturday 2nd March 2019, 16:56
Replies: 6
Views: 364
Posted By Steve Babbs
[QUOTE=andyadcock;3822719]Nooooooooooooooooo.........

[QUOTE=andyadcock;3822719]Nooooooooooooooooo..................:C[/QUOTE

My preference was for as well!
Forum: Tripod and Heads Friday 1st March 2019, 17:04
Replies: 8
Views: 385
Posted By Steve Babbs
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Benro-TSL08CN00-Slim-Carb...

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Benro-TSL08CN00-Slim-Carbon-Fibre-Tripod/dp/B071JYLS7K/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1551459819&sr=8-3&keywords=benro+tripod

It's amazingly stable for the weight
Forum: Information Wanted Friday 1st March 2019, 17:02
Replies: 6
Views: 364
Posted By Steve Babbs
The SASOL app is well worth having too or...

The SASOL app is well worth having too or possibly instead.
Forum: Miscellaneous Nature Study Equipment Sunday 13th January 2019, 15:57
Replies: 0
Views: 113
Posted By Steve Babbs
Taking torches in hand luggage

Has anyone had any trouble taking large powerful torches in hand luggage? I'm off to the Western Sahara soon, hoping to only use hand lugagge, and I am rather aware that my large torch would make a...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 13th January 2019, 15:49
Replies: 27
Views: 1,890
Posted By Steve Babbs
I use Zeiss Victory 8 x 32 and they're very nice...

I use Zeiss Victory 8 x 32 and they're very nice and very light although the only ones I can really compare them to are the Nikon HG 8 x 32 that I had before. I definitely prefer the Zeiss.
Forum: Vortex Saturday 12th January 2019, 16:31
Replies: 2
Views: 793
Posted By Steve Babbs
I have and it's very good for the price and...

I have and it's very good for the price and weight.
Forum: Sony Saturday 12th January 2019, 16:30
Replies: 207
Views: 28,966
Posted By Steve Babbs
Without doing a lengthy comparison I'd say it is...

Without doing a lengthy comparison I'd say it is about two stops more noisy than my Canon 7D mark ii. As I used that with a f5.6 100 - 400 lens, for most wildlife shots, it's f4 lens meakes up for...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Wednesday 26th December 2018, 17:40
Replies: 16
Views: 1,190
Posted By Steve Babbs
It won't be 'much more fun'. The difference...

It won't be 'much more fun'. The difference between the best and the very good is much smaller than some people make out. The difference between the very good and the rubbish is, however, huge.

I...
Forum: Information Wanted Thursday 20th December 2018, 17:45
Replies: 3
Views: 417
Posted By Steve Babbs
There is also good birding in the city at Pigeon...

There is also good birding in the city at Pigeon Valley NR which has spotted ground thrush and apparently buff-spotted flufftail, although I failed to find the latter. It was 2003 when I was there...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Saturday 8th December 2018, 20:04
Replies: 19
Views: 1,331
Posted By Steve Babbs
So few people do trips by public transport this...

So few people do trips by public transport this days. I haven't done so for some time; I think I've hired a car for at least most of every trip for over ten years. It's inspiring me to follow your...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Sunday 2nd December 2018, 17:27
Replies: 13
Views: 1,196
Posted By Steve Babbs
There's also a great app version. Well worth...

There's also a great app version. Well worth having as well/instead.
Forum: Bird Sounds Recording Eqpt & Discussion Saturday 1st December 2018, 14:51
Replies: 11
Views: 1,912
Posted By Steve Babbs
Please do keep us informed. Does that microphone...

Please do keep us informed. Does that microphone work with any Android phone? I remember reading somewhere that there were two types of headphone sockets and, at least, some microphones would only...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Tuesday 27th November 2018, 19:26
Replies: 2
Views: 237
Posted By Steve Babbs
Blue from Malaysia

Can anyone help with this one from Tioman?
Forum: Information Wanted Tuesday 27th November 2018, 19:23
Replies: 59
Views: 1,838
Posted By Steve Babbs
Thirded. On the car front Kruger can easily be...

Thirded. On the car front Kruger can easily be done with a standard 2WD but last time I enjoyed the extra height and clearance of a SUV and when a Nissan Quashqai was still only about 18 per day it...
Forum: Information Wanted Sunday 25th November 2018, 18:15
Replies: 5
Views: 320
Posted By Steve Babbs
This may be of some use...

This may be of some use http://www.easybirder.co.uk/S_of_France_birds_book.html
Forum: Information Wanted Sunday 25th November 2018, 15:49
Replies: 5
Views: 320
Posted By Steve Babbs
I particularly like the Ecrins, but I can't help...

I particularly like the Ecrins, but I can't help that much with gen. Having seen all the possible bird species several times before, I just go for walks and see what I see, concentrating on other...
Forum: Information Wanted Friday 23rd November 2018, 16:34
Replies: 59
Views: 1,838
Posted By Steve Babbs
I go out a lot at night and spotlight around the...

I go out a lot at night and spotlight around the camp: it's good for busbabies. Maybe stick to Europe.

I have camped in non-fenced parks in Namibia/SA. I could hear lions roaring in the Namibian one...
Forum: Information Wanted Friday 23rd November 2018, 07:50
Replies: 59
Views: 1,838
Posted By Steve Babbs
There are fences around the parks. There are...

There are fences around the parks. There are often smaller animals, such as bushbuck and warthog inside. My son was three in the photo and I never had the slightest worry about his safety in a two...
Forum: Information Wanted Thursday 22nd November 2018, 20:51
Replies: 59
Views: 1,838
Posted By Steve Babbs
The campsites aren't too dangerous. This is my...

The campsites aren't too dangerous. This is my son a long while ago. This was before I realised that ungulates could carry rabies, even if it is very rare.
Forum: Sony Wednesday 21st November 2018, 20:48
Replies: 207
Views: 28,966
Posted By Steve Babbs
I'd say a couple of seconds. Slightly less if...

I'd say a couple of seconds. Slightly less if it's just gone into standby.
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