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Forum: Tripod and Heads Yesterday, 18:59
Replies: 18
Views: 860
Posted By Steve Babbs
The Benro is great for a small scope when...

The Benro is great for a small scope when lightness is very important. it looks flimsy but is much steadier than it looks. It is a little short but I'm six foot and, with an angled scope, cope...
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Yesterday, 17:57
Replies: 33
Views: 1,186
Posted By Steve Babbs
I look forward to finding out what you think of...

I look forward to finding out what you think of it.
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Yesterday, 09:32
Replies: 33
Views: 1,186
Posted By Steve Babbs
Which one did you buy and does it work well apart...

Which one did you buy and does it work well apart from the issue you have mentioned?
Forum: Birds & Birding Yesterday, 07:30
Replies: 91
Views: 2,963
Posted By Steve Babbs
You'd still have to self-isolate when you...

You'd still have to self-isolate when you returned. I'd be rather reluctant to travel to Tanzania - although I was hoping to reschedule this year's visit to Tanzania to next Easter, as I feel that is...
Forum: Sony Wednesday 16th September 2020, 08:57
Replies: 329
Views: 52,817
Posted By Steve Babbs
I would second that it takes some getting used...

I would second that it takes some getting used to. I took it to Thailand shortly after buying it and did struggle a little, although a few weeks of playing should be fine. Battery life is much worse...
Forum: Sony Tuesday 15th September 2020, 15:38
Replies: 329
Views: 52,817
Posted By Steve Babbs
In good African lighting the difference in image...

In good African lighting the difference in image quality will be close to zero. Even in a car there are big advantages to a smaller camera in the poking it out of the window very quickly front. My...
Forum: Sony Tuesday 15th September 2020, 14:05
Replies: 329
Views: 52,817
Posted By Steve Babbs
Sorry seen this late and you've already ordered...

Sorry seen this late and you've already ordered but to answer your questions basically anything you can do on an SLR e.g exposure compensation etc, you can do on this. It's not a normal bridge camera...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 6th September 2020, 10:25
Replies: 91
Views: 2,963
Posted By Steve Babbs
I do that a lot by looking through my notes and...

I do that a lot by looking through my notes and photos and my website is as much for me to look through as anyone else. I do usually know when a species is new; I just don't keep any lists. I have...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 6th September 2020, 10:22
Replies: 91
Views: 2,963
Posted By Steve Babbs
I don't use tour companies - apart from in...

I don't use tour companies - apart from in Ethiopia when I used a local one - but I really felt for the hotels when I cancelled my bookings and when I promised them I'd be visiting asap I did wonder...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 5th September 2020, 18:46
Replies: 91
Views: 2,963
Posted By Steve Babbs
Enjoying seeing new birds is a big thing for me...

Enjoying seeing new birds is a big thing for me and in birding in general but I most enjoy going places where I don't get over whelmed by new stuff. Which is why i keep returning to certain areas,...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 5th September 2020, 17:57
Replies: 91
Views: 2,963
Posted By Steve Babbs
I would have no idea within the nearest few...

I would have no idea within the nearest few thousand what my bird list is and don't care but I sympathise with the terrible urge to go abroad - although I did manage a quick trip to France and paid...
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Thursday 27th August 2020, 14:04
Replies: 6
Views: 205
Posted By Steve Babbs
I'll have to invest prior to my next European...

I'll have to invest prior to my next European trip. Mottled grasshopper would explain why I'm sure I've seen it before. Maybe I should just stick to crickets!
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Thursday 27th August 2020, 10:47
Replies: 8
Views: 800
Posted By Steve Babbs
Somewhere I feel I should visit due to my whole...

Somewhere I feel I should visit due to my whole life being altered from reading Gerald Durrell books as a kid and being so envious of his childhood in Corfu.
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Thursday 27th August 2020, 08:43
Replies: 6
Views: 205
Posted By Steve Babbs
I didn't know that book existed. I have Guide des...

I didn't know that book existed. I have Guide des Sauterelles. I'd be interested to know how good it is. I am also using a couple of websites and have the Greek and Slovenian books. With nymphs I...
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Wednesday 26th August 2020, 12:44
Replies: 6
Views: 205
Posted By Steve Babbs
Thanks. A useful site which i didn't know about....

Thanks. A useful site which i didn't know about. I do have the french field guide so I'm not sure why I am failing and I'm all struggling with this one.
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Wednesday 26th August 2020, 11:46
Replies: 6
Views: 205
Posted By Steve Babbs
grasshopper Haut-Jura

Request for ID. I think I'm going to kick myself with this one but I'm failing to identify it. Any help appreciated. Haut-Jura, France August 2020.
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Tuesday 25th August 2020, 18:05
Replies: 2
Views: 129
Posted By Steve Babbs
Thanks Andy. It looks like I'll have to put it...

Thanks Andy. It looks like I'll have to put it down as one or the other.
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Tuesday 25th August 2020, 11:36
Replies: 2
Views: 129
Posted By Steve Babbs
weevil for ID, haut-Jura, France

Request for ID. Weevil, Foret du Risoux, Haut-Jura, France. 17/8/2020. I think it may be Liparus glabrirostris but I don't really know if there are similar species that need to be ruled out.
Forum: Self Isolating Chat Room Thursday 23rd July 2020, 08:17
Replies: 12
Views: 1,199
Posted By Steve Babbs
It's not a book about birds but it is about...

It's not a book about birds but it is about birders - or rather twitchers: Cris Freddi Pelican Blood. I was reluctant to read it as I'm a self-confessed cultural snob but it is a very well written...
Forum: Olympus Friday 17th July 2020, 13:35
Replies: 42
Views: 2,287
Posted By Steve Babbs
What ever you do the view through a scope is far...

What ever you do the view through a scope is far better. Personally I don't usually lug a scope around rainforest but I didn't before I had a camera.
Forum: Fungi & Lichens Friday 17th July 2020, 07:53
Replies: 2
Views: 220
Posted By Steve Babbs
Thanks for your advice. It's called buttercap in...

Thanks for your advice. It's called buttercap in English. Yes I am aware that's the plural; unfortunately I find that I forget to turn my brain on more frequently as I get older.
Forum: Fungi & Lichens Thursday 16th July 2020, 18:03
Replies: 2
Views: 220
Posted By Steve Babbs
Fungi for ID King's Forest February

A rather belated request for id help. Anyone any thoughts on this small, waxy feeling fungi from the King's Forest last February?

Regards

Steve
Forum: Olympus Thursday 16th July 2020, 08:21
Replies: 42
Views: 2,287
Posted By Steve Babbs
[On the other hand, I've heard people say that...

[On the other hand, I've heard people say that their big camera is now good enough that they don't need to carry a scope. Phones are eating into the camera market while cameras are eating into the...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Saturday 11th July 2020, 16:22
Replies: 7
Views: 781
Posted By Steve Babbs
I would be looking at a used 65 mm. I did have a...

I would be looking at a used 65 mm. I did have a Zeiss 65mm for sale but I think I've talked myself out of selling it. Lots do come up for sale on BF though. If you really want new a Vortex Razor...
Forum: Conservation Friday 10th July 2020, 17:25
Replies: 35
Views: 1,679
Posted By Steve Babbs
I think the merging of the threads has confused...

I think the merging of the threads has confused things a bit. I apologise for not noticing that there was already a thread on this.
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