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Forum: Norfolk Monday 19th December 2016, 20:50
Replies: 25,944
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Posted By john miller
Think you have seen as good a Rough-leg as...

Think you have seen as good a Rough-leg as anybody has John ;)
Forum: Norfolk Monday 17th October 2016, 13:51
Replies: 11
Views: 8,551
Posted By john miller
You are not `supposed` to park anywhere there, ie...

You are not `supposed` to park anywhere there, ie there is no designated parking. It is a working farm and at the moment there is no objection from the landowner to park as long as farm activity is...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 3rd September 2016, 20:36
Replies: 6
Views: 864
Posted By john miller
The amount of white in the tail makes it a...

The amount of white in the tail makes it a Temminck
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 14th May 2016, 17:09
Replies: 0
Views: 383
Posted By john miller
Duck, Cley.

This Pochard type duck has been around Cley for a few days. I and others thought it was a Ferruginous/ Pochard hybrid, or something similar. Had not thought of female Rosybill which has now been...
Forum: Canon Saturday 14th May 2016, 16:54
Replies: 10
Views: 3,820
Posted By john miller
I have found there is a huge difference between...

I have found there is a huge difference between the Mk1 and Mk2 500mm canons when used with a 2X. With the Mk1, I sold my 2X it was useless, however with the Mk2 500mm and a Mk3 2X results are...
Forum: Canon Thursday 5th May 2016, 11:06
Replies: 10
Views: 3,820
Posted By john miller
That is very much what I do, as said on another...

That is very much what I do, as said on another thread, but I use a post with barbed wire. focus on the post and count the barbs in focus before and beyond the post and adjust accordingly.
Forum: Canon Thursday 5th May 2016, 10:59
Replies: 24
Views: 7,831
Posted By john miller
Not sure about that, I just thought that the...

Not sure about that, I just thought that the lower the angle the less the change of angle when focusing beyond and in front of the point of focus. I tried various methods but the way I do it now...
Forum: Canon Sunday 28th February 2016, 19:18
Replies: 10
Views: 4,052
Posted By john miller
Have had the mk2 for about 6mths, still when...

Have had the mk2 for about 6mths, still when something suddenly appears try to pull the lens out instead of twisting. Mk2 a far better lens, if only they had kept the push-pull. Never had a dust...
Forum: Canon Sunday 14th February 2016, 16:31
Replies: 24
Views: 7,831
Posted By john miller
I think with a sigma 150-600 he will have...

I think with a sigma 150-600 he will have difficulty using a ruler 3m away. As I said on a previous thread, with long lens's, I park at 30degrees to a barbed wire fence, focus on a post at 30m away,...
Forum: Canon Saturday 6th February 2016, 11:17
Replies: 14
Views: 4,550
Posted By john miller
Why not wait a bit and see what the 5Dmk4 is...

Why not wait a bit and see what the 5Dmk4 is like.

John
Forum: Canon Monday 1st February 2016, 20:49
Replies: 10
Views: 3,111
Posted By john miller
If the bird has much foliage around it, try...

If the bird has much foliage around it, try turning focus search (Cfn3.5) off. Also useful for stopping the 500 and 600mm zooming to infinity when trying to follow a bird in...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 1st February 2016, 18:32
Replies: 5
Views: 602
Posted By john miller
Another yellow(ish) legged gull

This bird was at Wells Norfolk last week. Very slightly darker mantle than nearby Herrings. Its legs were washed yellow, not as yellow as YL Gull, the webs were slightly pinkish. The leg colour was...
Forum: Canon Monday 1st February 2016, 17:22
Replies: 14
Views: 4,550
Posted By john miller
At 300mm the zoom is f5, at 310mm f5.6, so it is...

At 300mm the zoom is f5, at 310mm f5.6, so it is almost a 2 stop difference.

John
Forum: Canon Sunday 31st January 2016, 19:39
Replies: 14
Views: 4,550
Posted By john miller
I replaced my old 100-400mm a few months ago....

I replaced my old 100-400mm a few months ago. Consider the mk2 sharper and IS far superior to the mk1 plus its close focus will be great once insects are out. In fact the Canon macro 100mm close...
Forum: Norfolk Thursday 31st December 2015, 10:25
Replies: 25,944
Views: 7,758,010
Posted By john miller
Going to join UKIP. Kelling birds for Kelling...

Going to join UKIP. Kelling birds for Kelling birders!!

John


www.kellingnature.zenfolio.com
Forum: Canon Sunday 27th December 2015, 09:33
Replies: 5
Views: 1,748
Posted By john miller
For micro adjustment on Canons on the adjustment...

For micro adjustment on Canons on the adjustment scale there is a symbol of a distant mountain for + ie moving the focus point further away. Makes it easy to remember.
Re the adjustment, I have tried...
Forum: Norfolk Sunday 20th December 2015, 14:43
Replies: 25,944
Views: 7,758,010
Posted By john miller
Hi Pat you been in hiding, not seen you for many...

Hi Pat you been in hiding, not seen you for many months. Still putting out seed at Salthouse, but just feeding Turnstones and Gulls. Hopefully some Snows will eventually find it, but not like the...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 6th December 2015, 12:48
Replies: 10
Views: 1,682
Posted By john miller
But too long for a Great Knot!

But too long for a Great Knot!
Forum: Norfolk Monday 16th November 2015, 12:02
Replies: 25,944
Views: 7,758,010
Posted By john miller
Brent Geese

Looking at Brents in the Cley area the young birds only account for <2%. Presume it must have been a disastrous breeding season for them, as it seems to have been for many waders. Anyone looked at...
Forum: Norfolk Monday 16th November 2015, 11:57
Replies: 0
Views: 798
Posted By john miller
Brent Geese

Looking at Brents in the Cley area the young birds only account for <2%. Presume it must have been a disastrous breeding season for them, as it seems to have been for many waders. Anyone looked at...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 7th November 2015, 20:40
Replies: 5
Views: 618
Posted By john miller
Cannot anything but lesser whitethroat.

Cannot anything but lesser whitethroat.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 7th November 2015, 20:29
Replies: 13
Views: 1,032
Posted By john miller
Bill go on call and plumage, both marsh and...

Bill go on call and plumage, both marsh and willow will feed on feeders.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 7th November 2015, 15:29
Replies: 13
Views: 1,032
Posted By john miller
This is not correct ,see RSPB and BTO websites....

This is not correct ,see RSPB and BTO websites. Have seen Willows on feeders in the past, unfortunately none or next to none left in Norfolk now.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 1st November 2015, 21:43
Replies: 13
Views: 1,109
Posted By john miller
Sorry cross posted whilst I edited my...

Sorry cross posted whilst I edited my post.
Accepted by BB as a first winter. Those coverts look to well marked for an adult.
But again if you correct, still shows that an Atitis sandpiper in autumn...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 1st November 2015, 21:04
Replies: 13
Views: 1,109
Posted By john miller
Flight feathers of juv birds moulted mid Nov to...

Flight feathers of juv birds moulted mid Nov to feb, per BWP. Pic taken 8th October.
But if you are correct it shows that an Actitis sandpiper with plumage features of Spotted but with a long...
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