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Forum: Birds Of Prey Saturday 9th April 2016, 17:16
Replies: 18
Views: 4,081
Posted By ikw101
Fortunate enough to visit 40 years ago when we...

Fortunate enough to visit 40 years ago when we had a breeding pair and several immature eagles in the area. Also plenty of Ring Ouzels, Pied Flycatchers etc... Perhaps its the rose tinted specs but I...
Forum: Nikon Tuesday 22nd December 2015, 17:13
Replies: 21
Views: 4,783
Posted By ikw101
I think you're doing very well to carry 2 pairs...

I think you're doing very well to carry 2 pairs of binoculars, a large scope and until recently an SLR.

I don't think you'll find a bridge camera that will be good enough to record the details you...
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Tuesday 22nd December 2015, 16:38
Replies: 30
Views: 5,055
Posted By ikw101
Assuming you have a stable internet connection...

Assuming you have a stable internet connection just go to office.com and use the MS Office online apps free of charge. Always up to date and perfectly adequate for an average user. Even saves them in...
Forum: Panasonic Friday 6th February 2015, 19:23
Replies: 4
Views: 6,007
Posted By ikw101
The logical upgrade on a D50 with the 80-400mm...

The logical upgrade on a D50 with the 80-400mm zoom is to the next generation of Nikon cameras and sensors. Both the D90 and the D300s can be bought used for a similar cost to a new Panasonic...
Forum: Nikon Monday 2nd February 2015, 20:42
Replies: 4
Views: 2,903
Posted By ikw101
Great little camera that I still occasionally...

Great little camera that I still occasionally use. Prefer to use Raw to any of the jpeg settings and process in Lightroom 3.4. Although ahead of its time the photo's can be noisy at higher iso's,...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Tuesday 20th January 2015, 22:34
Replies: 20
Views: 4,636
Posted By ikw101
If you check the used market you'll be able to...

If you check the used market you'll be able to buy a Nikon D300s plus a Nikon 300mm f4 and Nikon 1.4x teleconverter for circa 1000. This will give you an excellent 420mm f5.6. Camera lenses are...
Forum: Nikon Monday 29th December 2014, 23:37
Replies: 13
Views: 4,208
Posted By ikw101
Approximately 3 MP more on the bird with the...

Approximately 3 MP more on the bird with the D7100 and 1 stop better in regards to noise vs better build quality and buffer of D300. Personally I'd go with the D300 and 300 f4 complete with 1.4tc ...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 27th December 2014, 18:52
Replies: 15
Views: 3,362
Posted By ikw101
Smile In the words of Wolfie and the Tooting Popular...

In the words of Wolfie and the Tooting Popular Front "That's it mate. Come the revolution, you'll be first against the wall bop-bop-bop" ;)
Forum: Your Birding Day Saturday 27th December 2014, 11:12
Replies: 8
Views: 5,821
Posted By ikw101
Great shot. I wish my D50 had a Snowy Owl appear...

Great shot. I wish my D50 had a Snowy Owl appear now and perch up on top of tree button. Well done and thanks for sharing.
Forum: Nikon Friday 26th December 2014, 20:23
Replies: 13
Views: 4,208
Posted By ikw101
If you match the 300/f4 with the Nikon 1.4xTC EII...

If you match the 300/f4 with the Nikon 1.4xTC EII it'll give you a very sharp 420mm. Obviously it isn't going to match the length of the Tamron but if you routinely crop your photo's the quality of...
Forum: Nikon Friday 26th December 2014, 11:56
Replies: 13
Views: 4,208
Posted By ikw101
A used D300s or the earlier D300, a 300mm f4 and...

A used D300s or the earlier D300, a 300mm f4 and 1.4x TC EII is probably your best option. If you can get a good deal on the D7100 this may be worth considering however the build quality and buffer...
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Saturday 1st June 2013, 18:57
Replies: 1,173
Views: 222,874
Posted By ikw101
Thanks for the quick reply. Hopefully the...

Thanks for the quick reply. Hopefully the temperature will pick up a bit :)
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Friday 31st May 2013, 21:07
Replies: 1,173
Views: 222,874
Posted By ikw101
Anybody got an update on the situation around...

Anybody got an update on the situation around Arnside, Silverdale area. Hoping to visit the Lady's Slipper (golf course and reintroduction site) next weekend and call in on the nearby Fly and...
Forum: Reptiles and Amphibians Friday 31st May 2013, 20:53
Replies: 125
Views: 28,771
Posted By ikw101
7 Slow-worms at Shapwick Heath, Somerset last...

7 Slow-worms at Shapwick Heath, Somerset last week. Also a very young Grass snake approx 3" long.
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Friday 31st May 2013, 20:13
Replies: 1,173
Views: 222,874
Posted By ikw101
Just got back from Cheddar. Plenty of Early...

Just got back from Cheddar. Plenty of Early Purples close to Black Rock looking very impressive with the Cowslips. A few Southern Marsh. Cheddar Pinks just developing buds circa 3 weeks required....
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Sunday 3rd February 2013, 15:37
Replies: 9
Views: 2,674
Posted By ikw101
Avoid Mapmate. Little support and the help and...

Avoid Mapmate.

Little support and the help and guidance is years out of date. In Windows 7 it even has to be run in compatability mode. Supposedly you can share records with other users. If there...
Forum: Cheshire Saturday 10th March 2012, 20:38
Replies: 6,934
Views: 1,424,974
Posted By ikw101
Good to see both male and female Merlin over the...

Good to see both male and female Merlin over the high tide earlier today at Riverbank Rd, Heswall. Also Peregine and hundreds of Curlews amongst the usual waders.
Forum: Photoshop, Paintshop and Printing Sunday 4th December 2011, 21:37
Replies: 5
Views: 1,190
Posted By ikw101
Adobe - elimination of camera shake

The latest deblurring technique (http://tv.adobe.com/watch/max-2011-sneak-peeks/max-2011-sneak-peek-image-deblurring). Incredible. Could this be the beginning of the end for IS/VR/OS? Almost...
Forum: Cheshire Sunday 20th November 2011, 18:11
Replies: 6,934
Views: 1,424,974
Posted By ikw101
Pathetic behaviour. When a whole industry has...

Pathetic behaviour.

When a whole industry has grown up around competitive birding with people prepared to travel to the other end of the country to add a new tick to their list is this what we...
Forum: Macro Photography Thursday 3rd November 2011, 21:57
Replies: 13
Views: 10,678
Posted By ikw101
I've used the Kenko extension tubes on the old...

I've used the Kenko extension tubes on the old Nikon 300/4 on several occasions. In general the results have been good however the depth of field is extremely shallow. In the end I ended up buying a...
Forum: Birds Of Prey Tuesday 1st November 2011, 22:02
Replies: 14
Views: 2,063
Posted By ikw101
What an idiot lucky to survive. Bet the vulture...

What an idiot lucky to survive. Bet the vulture wishes he hadn't ;)
Forum: Lancashire Thursday 20th January 2011, 22:21
Replies: 2,440
Views: 375,241
Posted By ikw101
Great to see a positive post about Brockholes....

Great to see a positive post about Brockholes.

To the NIMBY's - get over it. You should consider yourself very lucky that the LWT have taken over Brockholes. Next time you're driving down to M'cr...
Forum: Live Bird News from around the World Thursday 19th August 2010, 13:52
Replies: 22
Views: 3,065
Posted By ikw101
30 months in prison - smuggling Peregrine eggs

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-11024315

"A man has been sentenced to 30 months in prison after admitting attempting to smuggle rare bird eggs out of Britain....
Forum: Nikon Wednesday 12th May 2010, 21:28
Replies: 15
Views: 9,407
Posted By ikw101
What's with the unhappy smilie? In bright...

What's with the unhappy smilie?

In bright conditions the 1.7 is reasonably reliable however if you're thinking of distant shots of small BIF the reliability of the autofocus will drop. Likewise as...
Forum: Birds Of Prey Friday 9th April 2010, 18:59
Replies: 29
Views: 8,573
Posted By ikw101
Can't help wondering whether or not the various...

Can't help wondering whether or not the various feeding stations set up in Wales are helping to restrict the movement of the Welsh birds. Whilst they've played an invaluable role in the survival of...
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