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Forum: Monthly Photo Competition Details Wednesday 24th May 2006, 05:19
Replies: 10
Views: 3,326
Posted By alibenn
Incredibly high standard this month, in fact, IMO...

Incredibly high standard this month, in fact, IMO the highest quality voting booth so far...I am beginning to regret my choice of shot!!!

Good luck all, may the best tone win..
Forum: Monthly Photo Competition Details Sunday 30th April 2006, 23:13
Replies: 9
Views: 2,459
Posted By alibenn
Once again, a big congrats to suleesia and...

Once again, a big congrats to suleesia and Marise....a very strong field this month..
Forum: Monthly Photo Competition Details Saturday 29th April 2006, 12:57
Replies: 46
Views: 7,377
Posted By alibenn
I was only trying to lighten the tone Robert!!! I...

I was only trying to lighten the tone Robert!!! I have digiscoped pix of Dollarbird in the rain, and it's exactly like the winning shot...(without the fish)

I am well aware of digiscopings...
Forum: Monthly Photo Competition Details Saturday 29th April 2006, 02:27
Replies: 46
Views: 7,377
Posted By alibenn
Just want to jump the gun and say a hearty...

Just want to jump the gun and say a hearty congratulations to suleesia, a well deserved victory in a good field.

It is worth pointing out that even though the shot was taken with a 300/2.8 on one of...
Forum: Monthly Photo Competition Details Friday 28th April 2006, 23:34
Replies: 46
Views: 7,377
Posted By alibenn
Hi Paul, It is a very nice pic, but I doubt it...

Hi Paul,

It is a very nice pic, but I doubt it would have affected the voting. As it stands just now, the top 7 shots have taken 114 out of 150 votes; 76% That leaves the remaining 36 votes spread...
Forum: Monthly Photo Competition Details Friday 28th April 2006, 12:28
Replies: 46
Views: 7,377
Posted By alibenn
Believe me Robert, of all the reasons to take...

Believe me Robert, of all the reasons to take that long on a single image, entering a BirdForum monthly comp has to be pretty much at the bottom of the list. I entered for fun. It's birds and water,...
Forum: Monthly Photo Competition Details Friday 28th April 2006, 00:12
Replies: 46
Views: 7,377
Posted By alibenn
Robert, you're contradicting yourself....and/or...

Robert, you're contradicting yourself....and/or not reading what others are writing.

Specifically in my posts I have said that I have seen terrible shots taken with 600/4 on 1Ds2's and brilliant...
Forum: Monthly Photo Competition Details Thursday 27th April 2006, 05:27
Replies: 46
Views: 7,377
Posted By alibenn
Dogiscoping as an art is a relatively recent...

Dogiscoping as an art is a relatively recent phenomenon, starting as a way for birders to get record shots of species they were watching. With the inovation by the late and much missed Laurence Poh...
Forum: Monthly Photo Competition Details Wednesday 26th April 2006, 00:18
Replies: 46
Views: 7,377
Posted By alibenn
Birding and bird photography are both hobbies...

Birding and bird photography are both hobbies which can drain money from your pocket. Before I even picked up a camera I had been a fanatical birder for 20 years. I used Swarovski EL 8.5x42's and a...
Forum: Monthly Photo Competition Details Sunday 23rd April 2006, 11:04
Replies: 46
Views: 7,377
Posted By alibenn
Thanks so much suleesia, I think your shot is...

Thanks so much suleesia, I think your shot is absolutely superb and thoroughly deserves to win, if it doesn't you've been robbed, top drawer..

All the best,

Alister
Forum: Monthly Photo Competition Details Tuesday 28th February 2006, 06:00
Replies: 16
Views: 3,724
Posted By alibenn
Thanks to all who voted. not just for me, but for...

Thanks to all who voted. not just for me, but for all the finalists. It really was tight all the way, which made for an exciting 6 days of voting. I don't have any shots of birds on feeders, so will...
Forum: Monthly Photo Competition Details Friday 24th February 2006, 05:59
Replies: 29
Views: 7,771
Posted By alibenn
Well, Anna's is a very common bird on the west...

Well, Anna's is a very common bird on the west coast of the States! Nearly as ubiquitous as Red-whiskered Bulbuls... LOL
Forum: Monthly Photo Competition Details Friday 24th February 2006, 04:21
Replies: 29
Views: 7,771
Posted By alibenn
Lost the plot indeed, I was merely replying to a...

Lost the plot indeed, I was merely replying to a post!!! I don't believe in comps like this it matters if the bird is a rarity or not. I feel it should be more about aesthetics, technical and...
Forum: Monthly Photo Competition Details Friday 24th February 2006, 03:09
Replies: 29
Views: 7,771
Posted By alibenn
I live in China, so Northern Wheatear would be...

I live in China, so Northern Wheatear would be tough for me too :))

Based on your example of a Blackpoll Warbler, in the UK it is a rarity, in Florida it's a common bird. If the question is, is it...
Forum: Monthly Photo Competition Details Thursday 23rd February 2006, 07:47
Replies: 29
Views: 7,771
Posted By alibenn
Cool Not technically more difficult, but it is a case...

Not technically more difficult, but it is a case of opportunity. A rarity, is by definition not going to be encountered often, and recording that species becomes a case of what you can do given the...
Forum: Canon Saturday 4th December 2004, 19:59
Replies: 6
Views: 1,512
Posted By alibenn
Hi Degen, May or may not be any help, but if I...

Hi Degen,

May or may not be any help, but if I disregard your no-zoom rule, I would happily recommend the 17-40/f4L

It's certainly sharp enough for the 20D (not so convinced on my 1VHS)

Alister
Forum: Canon Wednesday 8th September 2004, 14:16
Replies: 59
Views: 5,236
Posted By alibenn
Hi Scott67, The 17-40L is a really nice lens....

Hi Scott67,

The 17-40L is a really nice lens. I've only had mine for about 6 months, but it's tack sharp and on the 10D/20D no fading off at the edges of the frame.

I have heard no rumour about it...
Forum: Canon Monday 6th September 2004, 22:31
Replies: 59
Views: 5,236
Posted By alibenn
pricing difference on 20D

I'm not going to make any friends here, but the price of the 20D in UK seems to be about 1280 Sterling, that's US$2278. In the US they are going for $1500.
Forum: Canon Monday 6th September 2004, 17:11
Replies: 59
Views: 5,236
Posted By alibenn
I pre-ordered a 20D last week from the US. A...

I pre-ordered a 20D last week from the US. A store in Canada are saying Canon will ship them on the 10th September and many of the online stores in US are predicting shipping in 1-2 weeks.

My wife...
Forum: Photo Critique Saturday 4th September 2004, 21:40
Replies: 13
Views: 2,304
Posted By alibenn
Nice shot, I agree that it should be cropped, but...

Nice shot, I agree that it should be cropped, but not as much as Johnty52 did, as the focus and detail aren't high enough to warrant such close scrutiny. Cropping is a very personal thing and I...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Sunday 8th August 2004, 04:29
Replies: 4
Views: 1,412
Posted By alibenn
I totally agree, I have ommited labelling this in...

I totally agree, I have ommited labelling this in fear of mis-id'ing, I think wrongly labeling something is worse than no id.
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Saturday 7th August 2004, 16:03
Replies: 4
Views: 1,412
Posted By alibenn
sounds good to me.... In future tho', I will try...

sounds good to me....

In future tho', I will try and get id

cheers,

Alister
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Friday 6th August 2004, 22:30
Replies: 4
Views: 1,412
Posted By alibenn
my August photo entry, ID required urgently

Hi folks,

As some of you may know, insects are not my forte, but I need an id for my monthly photo comp entry ASAP or it'll get disqualified.

The shot was taken in Penang Botanical Gardens,...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 16th July 2004, 23:56
Replies: 4
Views: 1,351
Posted By alibenn
There used to be a global search page for the...

There used to be a global search page for the Hash House Harriers, listing which cities, town etc have a chapter. Not sure if Port Harcourt has one, but there a whole bunch of oil companies etc in...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 2nd July 2004, 22:06
Replies: 3
Views: 1,178
Posted By alibenn
thanks for that folks, I have had time to check...

thanks for that folks, I have had time to check out more literature and juv Song fits...

I'm going to be spending a lot more time in the USA and Canada, so really keen to get some more shots of...
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