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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 4th October 2019, 15:23
Replies: 2
Views: 91
Posted By Jim M.
Chipping Sparrow

Chipping Sparrow
Forum: Micro Four Thirds 4/3 Photography Wednesday 2nd October 2019, 19:30
Replies: 16
Views: 638
Posted By Jim M.
If weight is your focus, the Oly EM-1 mk ii and...

If weight is your focus, the Oly EM-1 mk ii and the Pana-Leica 100-400 make an excellent combo, the lightest for top of the line m4/3 equipment. (It's my primary combo; see sample photos in my...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 28th September 2019, 07:37
Replies: 4
Views: 164
Posted By Jim M.
Lincoln's, Savannah, and House (sorry).

Lincoln's, Savannah, and House (sorry).
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Friday 27th September 2019, 22:07
Replies: 3
Views: 169
Posted By Jim M.
Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Saturday 21st September 2019, 21:49
Replies: 1
Views: 140
Posted By Jim M.
Beautiful! I think it's Elegant/Western...

Beautiful! I think it's Elegant/Western Sheepmoth, which appears to be quite a variable species:

http://mothphotographersgroup.msstate.edu/species.php?hodges=7744
Forum: Tripod and Heads Wednesday 18th September 2019, 15:24
Replies: 22
Views: 739
Posted By Jim M.
Kumar--I only use my scope for observation, not...

Kumar--I only use my scope for observation, not photography. For observation I like it better than separate pan/tilt functions, though there might be a few situations where separate would be better.
Forum: Tripod and Heads Wednesday 18th September 2019, 12:55
Replies: 22
Views: 739
Posted By Jim M.
I use the PH157Q with a Kowa 883 and it works...

I use the PH157Q with a Kowa 883 and it works great. I tried two Manfrotto heads before them, and much prefer being able to tighten/untighten both pan and tilt with a single twist. Makes it much...
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Friday 6th September 2019, 18:39
Replies: 6
Views: 346
Posted By Jim M.
Are you sure it wasn't eating an insect that was...

Are you sure it wasn't eating an insect that was on the blackberries? My understanding is that dragonflies are entirely carnivorous.
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Thursday 5th September 2019, 13:16
Replies: 2
Views: 191
Posted By Jim M.
Cool beetle. It's a flower longhorn (subfamily...

Cool beetle. It's a flower longhorn (subfamily Lepturinae). I think Pachyta armata.
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Monday 2nd September 2019, 16:08
Replies: 4
Views: 263
Posted By Jim M.
Not a butterfly. Looks like a tiger moth sp. ...

Not a butterfly. Looks like a tiger moth sp. There's a separate subforum for moth/bfly IDs, so I'd move or repost there.
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Friday 30th August 2019, 19:47
Replies: 16
Views: 32,040
Posted By Jim M.
Yes, the sample pages indicate it is not a field...

Yes, the sample pages indicate it is not a field guide. Just has photos, detailed distribution maps, and a discussion of distribution.
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Friday 30th August 2019, 05:37
Replies: 4
Views: 254
Posted By Jim M.
Thanks. Think you are correct. Members of the...

Thanks. Think you are correct. Members of the family (stilt-legged flies) are said to extend their front legs to mimic wasp antenna. While this one is not doing that in the photo, we can see the...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Thursday 29th August 2019, 12:28
Replies: 7
Views: 284
Posted By Jim M.
Excellent. Thanks Martin!

Excellent. Thanks Martin!
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Wednesday 28th August 2019, 00:42
Replies: 4
Views: 254
Posted By Jim M.
Thanks Andy. Looks like you nailed the genus of...

Thanks Andy. Looks like you nailed the genus of the ant--now only 600 species to choose from ;-). Still curious about the function of the spines; maybe just general defense from predators/enemies.
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Monday 26th August 2019, 22:00
Replies: 7
Views: 284
Posted By Jim M.
Good point, but I think it is by far the closest...

Good point, but I think it is by far the closest option in the book (or the galleries of Borneo moth photos I've reviewed). Online photos suggest some variation in the length of the orange striping;...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 26th August 2019, 19:04
Replies: 5
Views: 248
Posted By Jim M.
Buffy eye-ring suggests Lincoln's to me; but not...

Buffy eye-ring suggests Lincoln's to me; but not sure based on these photos.
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Monday 26th August 2019, 18:38
Replies: 24
Views: 964
Posted By Jim M.
As to question 2, guided trips are not necessary...

As to question 2, guided trips are not necessary at all. But you will have to do a lot of preparatory work if you have no guide: making and researching travel arrangements, learning where to find...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 26th August 2019, 17:58
Replies: 7
Views: 355
Posted By Jim M.
The pink feet eliminate Nashville.

The pink feet eliminate Nashville.
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Monday 26th August 2019, 12:50
Replies: 7
Views: 284
Posted By Jim M.
Thanks. I had used the plates to ID various...

Thanks. I had used the plates to ID various other photos once I had an idea of something close, but hadn't tried to use them to ID from scratch--guess I thought they were only partially completed. ...
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Sunday 25th August 2019, 16:23
Replies: 4
Views: 254
Posted By Jim M.
Borneo unusual fly and ant ID

Can't even guess at the family for the fly – never seen anything remotely like it in the nearctic. The large ant is a puzzle too – check out the six large curved spines on the back and the shiny...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Sunday 25th August 2019, 16:14
Replies: 7
Views: 284
Posted By Jim M.
Borneo moth IDs

Have checked a lot of resources online and haven't found anything very close to these that makes me confident I'm getting close to an ID. Even getting to the family level would be helpful. Both...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Friday 23rd August 2019, 20:48
Replies: 85
Views: 8,571
Posted By Jim M.
eBird update now COMPLETE: ...

eBird update now COMPLETE: https://ebird.org/news/2019-ebird-taxonomy-update
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Friday 9th August 2019, 21:50
Replies: 85
Views: 8,571
Posted By Jim M.
from post 52 of this thread: "Japanese...

from post 52 of this thread: "Japanese White-eye" has gone away. *Zosterops japonicus* is now called the "Warbling White-eye" and includes populations from the Japanese archipelago (mostly nominate...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Wednesday 7th August 2019, 18:28
Replies: 85
Views: 8,571
Posted By Jim M.
IOC doesn't follow or consider itself bound by...

IOC doesn't follow or consider itself bound by taxonomic decisions of local authorities, such as the AOS (formerly AOU), in the US. Virtually all US birders and field guides follow the latter for...
Forum: Information Wanted Sunday 7th July 2019, 12:14
Replies: 14
Views: 857
Posted By Jim M.
John, I have a photo of a displaying Club-winged...

John,

I have a photo of a displaying Club-winged Manakin taken at 10 AM, so it appears they don't only display at the crack of dawn.

I will also note that there is a CD of MP3 recordings of Ecuador...
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