Join for FREE
It only takes a minute!
Zeiss - Always on the lookout for something special – Shop now

Welcome to BirdForum.
BirdForum is the net's largest birding community, dedicated to wild birds and birding, and is absolutely FREE! You are most welcome to register for an account, which allows you to take part in lively discussions in the forum, post your pictures in the gallery and more.

Showing results 1 to 25 of 1000
Search took 0.09 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: etudiant
Forum: Zeiss Today, 02:06
Replies: 28
Views: 509
Posted By etudiant
My beef with filters is that condensation can...

My beef with filters is that condensation can build on the inside of the filter. The view gradually deteriorates, so it creeps up on the hapless owner.
I switched to a rubber lens hood for my ED50...
Forum: Conservation Friday 11th October 2019, 18:38
Replies: 748
Views: 118,138
Posted By etudiant
It does not take AGW to spur mass migration,...

It does not take AGW to spur mass migration, desperation because of poverty and violence is quite sufficient. I would think that Britain would understand that pretty well, given the highly publicized...
Forum: Gambia Thursday 10th October 2019, 23:59
Replies: 11
Views: 264
Posted By etudiant
Very helpful input, thank you all. It is not a...

Very helpful input, thank you all. It is not a topic that is much discussed, but I think it probably ought to be.
Evidently being from New York gives a warped perspective. New York is a place where...
Forum: Gambia Wednesday 9th October 2019, 12:51
Replies: 11
Views: 264
Posted By etudiant
The paucity of information partly reflects the...

The paucity of information partly reflects the wide differences in tipping behavior. In Europe, there is usually a service charge included in the bill, so tipping on top of that is gilding the lily....
Forum: Gambia Tuesday 8th October 2019, 02:06
Replies: 11
Views: 264
Posted By etudiant
No experience at all in Gambia, so hope that...

No experience at all in Gambia, so hope that someone will have more local expertise, but I think a tip in recognition of good service is always good policy, even if the guy owns the business. It also...
Forum: Sony Sunday 6th October 2019, 08:51
Replies: 11
Views: 697
Posted By etudiant
Sony dominates the camera sensor market for...

Sony dominates the camera sensor market for phones as well as for stand alone cameras, with a market share of 50% or more. They have however had less success producing and selling the integrated...
Forum: Sony Sunday 6th October 2019, 00:25
Replies: 11
Views: 697
Posted By etudiant
Allegedly this A9 II is a stopgap fix to have a...

Allegedly this A9 II is a stopgap fix to have a camera adequate for pro photographers covering the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, as the real successor is still in the development phase. Imho, the truth is...
Forum: Nikon Sunday 6th October 2019, 00:10
Replies: 35
Views: 2,312
Posted By etudiant
Can only note that this is my experience as well,...

Can only note that this is my experience as well, all my Nikon gear has performed flawlessly, despite sometimes abusive treatment.
So I too very much regret that Nikon has pulled back from the sport...
Forum: Conservation Monday 30th September 2019, 18:51
Replies: 748
Views: 118,138
Posted By etudiant
Sad to say that afaik, there are no new...

Sad to say that afaik, there are no new breakthroughs in the broad area of nuclear waste management. To put it into perspective though, the total amount involved in nuclear is actually fairly small....
Forum: Conservation Sunday 29th September 2019, 19:09
Replies: 748
Views: 118,138
Posted By etudiant
There is more intractable waste produced by wind...

There is more intractable waste produced by wind power than by nuclear, as the rare earths required for the generators are hugely messy to extract and leave behind square miles of earth deeply...
Forum: Conservation Sunday 29th September 2019, 09:23
Replies: 748
Views: 118,138
Posted By etudiant
Fugl, if you listen to that Eisenhower farewell...

Fugl, if you listen to that Eisenhower farewell speech, you'll note that he begins his famous military industrial complex warning with a preamble that the lone independent researcher is now replaced...
Forum: Conservation Sunday 29th September 2019, 00:02
Replies: 748
Views: 118,138
Posted By etudiant
My pay grade does not extend to trying to impose...

My pay grade does not extend to trying to impose my views on others in matters of their national policies.
On AGW, it does not require huge technical expertise to understand that in science as in...
Forum: Conservation Saturday 28th September 2019, 21:10
Replies: 748
Views: 118,138
Posted By etudiant
Sadly I disagree with your appraisal. I...

Sadly I disagree with your appraisal. I disbelieve the idea that AGW is the master evil of our time. The oceans are a great moderator, so nothing drastic will happen during the next century or so....
Forum: Conservation Saturday 28th September 2019, 13:06
Replies: 748
Views: 118,138
Posted By etudiant
In isolation, if the cows are fed solely from the...

In isolation, if the cows are fed solely from the grass, there is a balance, because they cannot emit more carbon than they take in.
In the macro, it is quite possible to farm in a carbon friendly...
Forum: Conservation Friday 27th September 2019, 17:38
Replies: 748
Views: 118,138
Posted By etudiant
I don't understand why this topic engenders such...

I don't understand why this topic engenders such personal vituperation.
Afaik, cattle are very much part of the organic food chain, sort of our substitute for the buffalo or bisons that we...
Forum: Nikon Friday 27th September 2019, 17:05
Replies: 39
Views: 3,053
Posted By etudiant
The Kowa is twice the price of the ED50 with the...

The Kowa is twice the price of the ED50 with the comparable zoom, so it really should be noticeably better.
That said, I did not notice the difference in sharpness in side by side comparisons at Cape...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Thursday 26th September 2019, 00:20
Replies: 16
Views: 389
Posted By etudiant
Just splendid! Lucky you!! Hope to someday be...

Just splendid! Lucky you!!
Hope to someday be able to follow in your footsteps on this route, it seems magical.
Forum: Conservation Tuesday 24th September 2019, 22:48
Replies: 748
Views: 118,138
Posted By etudiant
Agree on that 100%, children's crusades...

Agree on that 100%, children's crusades historically have generated horrors.
Just hope that this one does not spawn yet another one.
Forum: Technique Tuesday 24th September 2019, 22:33
Replies: 37
Views: 1,390
Posted By etudiant
Spot on! The birder looks for the bird, the...

Spot on!
The birder looks for the bird, the photographer looks for the shot.
Very different goals, requiring very different techniques.
Forum: Wisconsin Tuesday 24th September 2019, 18:59
Replies: 7
Views: 567
Posted By etudiant
The Wiki article said one had been found in...

The Wiki article said one had been found in Ontario, Canada, so they do roam.
Forum: Wisconsin Tuesday 24th September 2019, 13:42
Replies: 7
Views: 567
Posted By etudiant
Only bird that comes to mind with these...

Only bird that comes to mind with these characteristics would be the Phainopepla, see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phainopepla

It would be an exceptional bird for Wisconsin though.
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 24th September 2019, 00:33
Replies: 14
Views: 707
Posted By etudiant
Just heading out did not work for Amelia Earhart,...

Just heading out did not work for Amelia Earhart, so it would probably be similarly lacking for plovers.
I do believe these birds have additional navaids that we do not yet understand.
It may be...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 23rd September 2019, 18:25
Replies: 14
Views: 707
Posted By etudiant
Just stunning endurance and navigation. Several...

Just stunning endurance and navigation.
Several days airborne, no food or rest, targeting a spec of land less than a thousand yards wide and less than 10 feet above sea level.
Forum: Binoculars Monday 23rd September 2019, 18:22
Replies: 8
Views: 408
Posted By etudiant
Very good point! Hoods will sharply cut stray...

Very good point!
Hoods will sharply cut stray light. The latter not only reduces contrast, but is also really picked up by swirl cleaning marks.
Forum: Binoculars Monday 23rd September 2019, 18:16
Replies: 31
Views: 881
Posted By etudiant
From a birding perspective, there are two...

From a birding perspective, there are two distinct night vision applications.
One is to be able to wander around at night without bumping into things, the other is to be able to spot small nocturnal...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 1000
 


Fatbirder's Top 1000 Birding Websites

Help support BirdForum

Page generated in 0.17073011 seconds with 10 queries
All times are GMT. The time now is 22:31.