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Forum: Bird Behaviour Today, 15:00
Replies: 1
Views: 77
Posted By CalvinFold
Western Osprey were doing something similar at...

Western Osprey were doing something similar at the Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve (Oregon), but that was last August. Right down to carrying around a half fish.

If you don't get any answers, you...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 18th January 2019, 21:50
Replies: 12
Views: 304
Posted By CalvinFold
I was just casually watching this thread and...a...

I was just casually watching this thread and...a good-natured ribbing to sherryboom...LOL!
Forum: Sony Thursday 17th January 2019, 18:16
Replies: 7
Views: 362
Posted By CalvinFold
Zackiedawg... :clap:

Zackiedawg...

:clap:
Forum: Say Hello Thursday 17th January 2019, 18:12
Replies: 7
Views: 148
Posted By CalvinFold
Hello WangBird! I digiscoped for many years, not...

Hello WangBird!

I digiscoped for many years, not realizing what I was doing had a precise moniker.

You can see the rig I used to use...
Forum: Say Hello Wednesday 16th January 2019, 22:20
Replies: 8
Views: 196
Posted By CalvinFold
Nǐ hǎo arcadillor. Your English via a...

Nǐ hǎo arcadillor.

Your English via a translation tool is probably better than my limited Mandarin. :)

(And for the record, learning some Mandarin via language exchange was one of the most...
Forum: Photographic Tripods / Heads Thursday 20th December 2018, 15:12
Replies: 3
Views: 248
Posted By CalvinFold
My brain begs for context on this one: If the...

My brain begs for context on this one:

If the tripod could be broken or stolen, what about the camera!?!
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 19th December 2018, 20:55
Replies: 26
Views: 1,528
Posted By CalvinFold
We should all mind when anyone lies, even...

We should all mind when anyone lies, even marketers.


I'd consider that deception if I found that out as a consumer and would never by that brand again.

If we "don't mind" as consumers then what...
Forum: Conservation Monday 17th December 2018, 14:27
Replies: 55
Views: 2,090
Posted By CalvinFold
You've summed-up how our government works quite...

You've summed-up how our government works quite well, at least for the last 30 years.

I never could reconcile how I have to manage my finances vs. how the government does. The math hasn't made sense...
Forum: Conservation Friday 14th December 2018, 18:14
Replies: 55
Views: 2,090
Posted By CalvinFold
So I'm a little confused...are we talking about...

So I'm a little confused...are we talking about paying to go to certain types of conservation lands, wildlife refuges, or other protected spaces with your usual walking trails, maybe a small picnic...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 14th December 2018, 04:40
Replies: 66
Views: 2,464
Posted By CalvinFold
You would be...quite correct. |^|

You would be...quite correct. |^|
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 13th December 2018, 14:54
Replies: 66
Views: 2,464
Posted By CalvinFold
Or it could be some of us just can't justify...

Or it could be some of us just can't justify thousands of dollars on binoculars even if we wanted them, no matter how badly we wanted them.

I've had to engage in my hobbies like "birding" (which is...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 12th December 2018, 21:57
Replies: 66
Views: 2,464
Posted By CalvinFold
I found those 4 squares interesting, and people's...

I found those 4 squares interesting, and people's reactions. Good eyes all around, because the color percentages are only off by 1% on a particular color component between squares.

(I thought I was...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 11th December 2018, 22:30
Replies: 66
Views: 2,464
Posted By CalvinFold
Fascinating. As much for the study itself as it...

Fascinating. As much for the study itself as it is that:

--my girlfriend studied in the field of psychology

--my own experience is that women have better color differentiation

My own experience,...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 11th December 2018, 21:37
Replies: 66
Views: 2,464
Posted By CalvinFold
As my girlfriend reminds me, women by-and-large...

As my girlfriend reminds me, women by-and-large are more sensitive to variations in color, so I can see why any optics that presented better, more subtle, or more/less vivid color would stand-out to...
Forum: The Birdforum Digiscoping Forum Tuesday 11th December 2018, 18:19
Replies: 6
Views: 704
Posted By CalvinFold
Digiscoping for me was "more reach on a budget."...

Digiscoping for me was "more reach on a budget." Check out the 2013 and 2014 links in my signature for my budget digiscoping rig.

The above rig could reach farther than I can with my bridge camera...
Forum: Conservation Tuesday 11th December 2018, 14:38
Replies: 542
Views: 85,665
Posted By CalvinFold
What happens when there are too many generations...

What happens when there are too many generations who do not realize (mine included) that we haven't been paying the true costs of everything in society for a while, including caring for the...
Forum: Canon Monday 10th December 2018, 18:26
Replies: 41
Views: 2,509
Posted By CalvinFold
Or for that matter, SX60 vs. SX70. The...

Or for that matter, SX60 vs. SX70.

The Photography Blog link would lead me suspect what I was already worried about...the SX60 already has too much noise above ISO400 and a boost to 20MP without...
Forum: Conservation Monday 10th December 2018, 14:07
Replies: 1,434
Views: 91,658
Posted By CalvinFold
Well "definitive" on environmental issues is...

Well "definitive" on environmental issues is always going to be tough, since (to me) it implies nearly 100% proof.

Trick is "at what point does it seem reasonable to take action."

I can't say I've...
Forum: Conservation Friday 7th December 2018, 18:33
Replies: 1,434
Views: 91,658
Posted By CalvinFold
Which is saying something as an opinion, since I...

Which is saying something as an opinion, since I find the BBC news a far sight less biased about it's US coverage than most US outlets; and they cover things the mainstream US media skips or gives...
Forum: Conservation Friday 7th December 2018, 15:29
Replies: 1,434
Views: 91,658
Posted By CalvinFold
PH, I'm confused: --Shankar's movie 2.0 is a...

PH,

I'm confused:

--Shankar's movie 2.0 is a sci-fi film from India, at least when I Googled it. You seem to be citing it as a documentary, so maybe you're referring to something else more obscure...
Forum: Canon Wednesday 5th December 2018, 21:43
Replies: 5
Views: 414
Posted By CalvinFold
+1 to this. I swear I posted some settings in...

+1 to this.

I swear I posted some settings in that thread, but I can't find them in a quick search.

It's going to depend on whether you want to catch BiF, are willing to do post-processing, etc. If...
Forum: Conservation Wednesday 5th December 2018, 19:33
Replies: 1,434
Views: 91,658
Posted By CalvinFold
My apologies, that's exactly how I took it,...

My apologies, that's exactly how I took it, actually. :-)

That's why I found it both funny and groan-worthy...the sarcasm/irony.
Forum: Conservation Wednesday 5th December 2018, 15:57
Replies: 1,434
Views: 91,658
Posted By CalvinFold
Wasn't sure whether to laugh or groan at this...

Wasn't sure whether to laugh or groan at this one. "Them" and "the Other"; always productive ways to explore any topic.

Though I can't deny it's incredibly fashionable these days in what passes for...
Forum: Conservation Monday 3rd December 2018, 23:51
Replies: 542
Views: 85,665
Posted By CalvinFold
Okay, so for those of us looking for balanced...

Okay, so for those of us looking for balanced coverage, on both sides, AGW and anti-AGW, liberal or conservative, democrat or republican...what news source should we turn to?
Forum: Conservation Monday 3rd December 2018, 19:37
Replies: 1,434
Views: 91,658
Posted By CalvinFold
I was curious about that, but don't know...

I was curious about that, but don't know chip/motherboard design well enough to comment. Did that story pan-out to be false?

It seemed odd to me that an "extra chip" would make it through any sort...
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