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Forum: Cameras And Photography Yesterday, 19:19
Replies: 30
Views: 732
Posted By Jim M.
I've been playing around a bit with the DP Review...

I've been playing around a bit with the DP Review image comparison tool. My results make the em1 mk ii comparison look better (mostly because the DSLR images look noisier) than Chosun's link...
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Thursday 19th April 2018, 15:29
Replies: 12
Views: 724
Posted By Jim M.
Wouldn't touch them myself. Last I heard they...

Wouldn't touch them myself. Last I heard they have been linked to the KGB--accused of providing KGB with special access to anyone who uses it. US Government now prohibits anyone in the government...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Sunday 15th April 2018, 08:13
Replies: 30
Views: 732
Posted By Jim M.
Not sure how demonstrating that some of your...

Not sure how demonstrating that some of your generalizations are inaccurate is "arguing in circles"?

But I appreciate your point of view and agree with much of what you say. My point is you are...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Saturday 14th April 2018, 16:57
Replies: 30
Views: 732
Posted By Jim M.
Every micro 4/3 system is superior to the Nikon...

Every micro 4/3 system is superior to the Nikon in weight and portability. I also note that top-end micro 4/3 systems (which I acknowledge are not comparably priced) have superior image...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Saturday 14th April 2018, 14:54
Replies: 30
Views: 732
Posted By Jim M.
Though certainly worth considering, I think your...

Though certainly worth considering, I think your recommendations have significant drawbacks for the OP. The Sony has much less reach than his 4/3 set up and a smaller sensor; the P900 has an even...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Friday 13th April 2018, 18:59
Replies: 30
Views: 732
Posted By Jim M.
Agreed; I know of no empirical support for...

Agreed; I know of no empirical support for Chosun's statement, and don't believe he (?) has ever used a m4/3 camera. Went on a recent trip with someone who had a Nikon D500, and we both had similar...
Forum: New Jersey Thursday 12th April 2018, 18:46
Replies: 4
Views: 131
Posted By Jim M.
Different species come through at different...

Different species come through at different times. There are some early migrants and some late. If it were me, and my goal was maximum species diversity, I would probably shoot for around May 15. ...
Forum: Photoshop, Paintshop and Printing Tuesday 10th April 2018, 13:11
Replies: 11
Views: 343
Posted By Jim M.
Adobe Lightroom is a nice program with which you...

Adobe Lightroom is a nice program with which you can both organize your photos and process raw files. Adobe Photoshop has even more sophisticated professional-level post-processing tools. Adobe has...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 9th April 2018, 13:27
Replies: 69
Views: 4,651
Posted By Jim M.
I think this thread is overstating the...

I think this thread is overstating the difficulties in this respect. On most well-run tours, it will be feasible for the less gung ho participants to opt out of portions of the days schedule, or...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 27th March 2018, 19:50
Replies: 4
Views: 153
Posted By Jim M.
Northern Harrier

Northern Harrier
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 25th March 2018, 21:33
Replies: 7
Views: 198
Posted By Jim M.
Boat-tailed Grackle was my first impression, but...

Boat-tailed Grackle was my first impression, but then I saw the New York location, and believed it would be far out of range. But checking eBird, I see that now they do indeed get up there on the...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 25th March 2018, 18:58
Replies: 7
Views: 198
Posted By Jim M.
Rusty Blackbirds. Common Grackles don't get that...

Rusty Blackbirds. Common Grackles don't get that light.
Forum: Bird Behaviour Friday 23rd March 2018, 12:14
Replies: 12
Views: 531
Posted By Jim M.
From the quote above, I believe what you are...

From the quote above, I believe what you are interested in is usually classified under the topic of avian intelligence or bird cognition. There has been a lot of recent research in that area that...
Forum: Bird Behaviour Thursday 22nd March 2018, 17:58
Replies: 12
Views: 531
Posted By Jim M.
Not sure what you are asking; "consciousness" is...

Not sure what you are asking; "consciousness" is a nebulous concept probably best left out of discussions of animal behavior.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 21st March 2018, 15:37
Replies: 10
Views: 358
Posted By Jim M.
Structure alone, especially the long tail,...

Structure alone, especially the long tail, eliminates Chipping. The indistinct eyeline and pale lores, and the unique diagonal (from this perspective) high crown line of the "crowned" sparrows, with...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 20th March 2018, 21:32
Replies: 10
Views: 358
Posted By Jim M.
Lincoln's and White-crowned.

Lincoln's and White-crowned.
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 20th March 2018, 12:28
Replies: 69
Views: 4,651
Posted By Jim M.
The OP also says she could see some of those...

The OP also says she could see some of those birds easily at home. So I suspect part of the issue was Old World birders wanting to see birds that were new to them, but otherwise widespread in the...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 20th March 2018, 00:42
Replies: 69
Views: 4,651
Posted By Jim M.
There are a lot of things going on in this...

There are a lot of things going on in this thread. Let me try to separate some of the strands, and offer some opinions from my experience having been on 13 commercial birding tours around the globe,...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 17th March 2018, 12:59
Replies: 3
Views: 200
Posted By Jim M.
Probably a Pine Warbler, but hard to be sure with...

Probably a Pine Warbler, but hard to be sure with this quality of photo.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 15th March 2018, 04:20
Replies: 3
Views: 229
Posted By Jim M.
Agree except for the taxonomy. As usual, you...

Agree except for the taxonomy. As usual, you fail to note that the re-split of Myrtle is only accepted by some authorities. Also, I'd characterize the redstarts as female-type, since young males...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Monday 12th March 2018, 18:10
Replies: 21
Views: 816
Posted By Jim M.
If they are small at 900mm (equivalent), they are...

If they are small at 900mm (equivalent), they are going to be even smaller at the max 600mm reach of the RX10iv, which means you will be cropping more, which will negate the already relatively small...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 12th March 2018, 12:05
Replies: 4
Views: 207
Posted By Jim M.
Agreed. Song and the second is Fox.

Agreed. Song and the second is Fox.
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Saturday 10th March 2018, 20:07
Replies: 2
Views: 150
Posted By Jim M.
I think they are some type of Leaf-footed Bug...

I think they are some type of Leaf-footed Bug (family Coreidae). One of the ones in your photo looks like one I photographed in the Amazon basin in Southeast...
Forum: Tips For New Birders Tuesday 6th March 2018, 18:36
Replies: 21
Views: 2,086
Posted By Jim M.
I stand corrected then. Still, fairly fast at...

I stand corrected then. Still, fairly fast at max zoom.
Forum: Tips For New Birders Monday 5th March 2018, 12:34
Replies: 21
Views: 2,086
Posted By Jim M.
Just some more info for OP: The Tamron/Nikon...

Just some more info for OP: The Tamron/Nikon combo mentioned above weighs approximately six pounds. Also, you can get significantly better low light capability with the larger micro 4/3 sensor (and...
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