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Forum: Bird Forum Fun Quizzes Today, 13:13
Replies: 428
Views: 52,329
Posted By etudiant
Snowy Owl?

Snowy Owl?
Forum: Leica Yesterday, 14:37
Replies: 265
Views: 12,668
Posted By etudiant
Don't have the chops to help on the purpose of...

Don't have the chops to help on the purpose of the larger prism, but surely if the glass is not waterproof, it won't be air tight either. Any nitrogen filling would be very temporary.
Forum: Mobile/iPhone Digiscoping Tuesday 14th January 2020, 02:07
Replies: 14
Views: 411
Posted By etudiant
Otterbox offers another case called the Commuter....

Otterbox offers another case called the Commuter. It is considerably different and cheaper, so presumably the adapter does not fit on it.
Forum: Conservation Sunday 12th January 2020, 20:21
Replies: 1
Views: 120
Posted By etudiant
Sadly the ocean remains a basically lawless...

Sadly the ocean remains a basically lawless frontier, ruthlessly exploited by people willing to strip mine the ocean commons for short term returns.
Afaik, there is not even effective enforcement of...
Forum: Mobile/iPhone Digiscoping Sunday 12th January 2020, 20:08
Replies: 14
Views: 411
Posted By etudiant
The shipping may take longer, I usually budget 2...

The shipping may take longer, I usually budget 2 months for stuff from China.

I've used this unit, double the price, but still very cheap for such...
Forum: Mobile/iPhone Digiscoping Saturday 11th January 2020, 11:07
Replies: 14
Views: 411
Posted By etudiant
At the price, it seems a pretty good option, if...

At the price, it seems a pretty good option, if only to get your feet wet.
There are masses of phone adapters, with prices going up from this to well into the hundreds.
They are a pain to use,...
Forum: Leica Wednesday 8th January 2020, 00:55
Replies: 265
Views: 12,668
Posted By etudiant
It may only be me, but I consider outsourcing the...

It may only be me, but I consider outsourcing the production as borderline consumer fraud.
I recognize that it is pervasive, that airlines 'code share' and that even brand name pharmaceuticals are...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Tuesday 7th January 2020, 00:39
Replies: 400
Views: 13,939
Posted By etudiant
Just wow! A really wonderful paper and a very...

Just wow!
A really wonderful paper and a very fine piece of work. Thank you so much for sharing this.
I'd no idea that these stingless bees had developed the capacity to exploit resins so widely....
Forum: Cameras And Photography Tuesday 7th January 2020, 00:12
Replies: 4
Views: 202
Posted By etudiant
My $0.02 would be to give yourself a...

My $0.02 would be to give yourself a holiday.
Take the day off, perhaps consider how you can best use the stuff you have.
Ideally, first hug the kids and kiss the better half. It will put you into a...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Tuesday 7th January 2020, 00:01
Replies: 400
Views: 13,939
Posted By etudiant
Well, when I served as a bee watcher here in NYC...

Well, when I served as a bee watcher here in NYC Central Park, our guru, Jeremy Rosen, an eminent bee specialist from the American Museum of Natural History, told us there were over 200 bee species...
Forum: Nikon Monday 6th January 2020, 23:30
Replies: 48
Views: 11,772
Posted By etudiant
If I were the head of Nikon reading this, I'd...

If I were the head of Nikon reading this, I'd have my marketing guys on the carpet the same afternoon.
Fact is, Nikon failed to translate excellent optical performance into sustained market...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Monday 6th January 2020, 23:00
Replies: 400
Views: 13,939
Posted By etudiant
Just love your report, surely a lifetime trip,...

Just love your report, surely a lifetime trip, with pictures to match.
Good on you!!

Separately, am fascinated by the bee shot, are they some native species or have European bees adapted to the...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 6th January 2020, 21:07
Replies: 333
Views: 58,650
Posted By etudiant
Thank you for that info. I'd not known that,...

Thank you for that info.
I'd not known that, never saw it posted anywhere. Is there a link you're aware of?
In any case, delighted that someone has kicked the ball into play. Just hope that there...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 6th January 2020, 21:03
Replies: 3
Views: 195
Posted By etudiant
Nice Gadwall couple. The high foreheads are a...

Nice Gadwall couple.
The high foreheads are a trademark for this species.
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 4th January 2020, 16:31
Replies: 333
Views: 58,650
Posted By etudiant
So is anyone doing a 2020 Big Year that we know...

So is anyone doing a 2020 Big Year that we know of?

Also, it would seem that China now has enough relatively wealthy people that a Big Year there should be eminently doable. It might even get...
Forum: Leica Saturday 4th January 2020, 00:21
Replies: 469
Views: 23,885
Posted By etudiant
These writeups are easily digested, opinionated...

These writeups are easily digested, opinionated with some reasonable rationales. If the man can earn a decent living that way, more power to him.
Perhaps he will become a shining example to college...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 2nd January 2020, 00:01
Replies: 144
Views: 3,292
Posted By etudiant
The NYC Central Park Reservoir AM walk: Mallards...

The NYC Central Park Reservoir AM walk:
Mallards ~50
Shovelers ~100
Ruddy Ducks ~40
Bufflehead ~10
Gadwall 1 pair
Hooded Merganser ~20
Canada Goose ~200
GBB Gull ~20
Herring Gull ~100
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 1st January 2020, 23:49
Replies: 333
Views: 58,650
Posted By etudiant
Happy New Year, slightly belatedly, and many...

Happy New Year, slightly belatedly, and many thanks for keeping us in the loop on this.
Many, many happy returns!
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 1st January 2020, 21:15
Replies: 34
Views: 600
Posted By etudiant
English Sparrows, aka House Sparrows, beat out...

English Sparrows, aka House Sparrows, beat out the pigeons for the honor.
I heard them before I saw them, they were foraging on New Years leftovers.
Forum: Kowa Wednesday 1st January 2020, 03:10
Replies: 9
Views: 463
Posted By etudiant
Mike, There is a detailed review of the Novagrade...

Mike,
There is a detailed review of the Novagrade here:
https://www.rokslide.com/novagrade-double-gripper-digiscope-adapter-review/

It is a very flexible unit, able to cope with varying camera lens...
Forum: Leica Tuesday 31st December 2019, 19:16
Replies: 469
Views: 23,885
Posted By etudiant
He's opinionated to a fault, but he often makes...

He's opinionated to a fault, but he often makes good points. So his reviews are well worth reading, as long as the rules are understood.
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Tuesday 31st December 2019, 01:55
Replies: 2
Views: 237
Posted By etudiant
It might be simplest to see whether your existing...

It might be simplest to see whether your existing x30w eye piece fits a Fieldscope.
If the screw threads are compatible and your eye piece fits and works, you can start saving for the Nikon...
Forum: Iceland Tuesday 31st December 2019, 01:40
Replies: 3
Views: 196
Posted By etudiant
The guy who would know is Yann Kolbeinsson, who...

The guy who would know is Yann Kolbeinsson, who runs the Icelandic rare birds listings at https://notendur.hi.is//~yannk/birdnews.html.

His email is [email protected]

The birds mentioned were all seen...
Forum: Canon Monday 30th December 2019, 00:48
Replies: 52
Views: 2,581
Posted By etudiant
It may be different in England, but afaik, the US...

It may be different in England, but afaik, the US courts have ruled that privacy is forfeited if the information is recorded externally, something that is pretty much inherent in digital...
Forum: Canon Sunday 29th December 2019, 01:40
Replies: 11
Views: 688
Posted By etudiant
Totally true. Plus people forget that big...

Totally true. Plus people forget that big apertures are not essential for good daytime viewing, so save weight and improve handling by staying small.

Think you are quite right about Panasonic, they...
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