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Forum: Technique Yesterday, 18:57
Replies: 14
Views: 316
Posted By Zackiedawg
I think if your goal is to get documentation of a...

I think if your goal is to get documentation of a bird, a rare sighting, etc, then do whatever you have to - crop a lot and try to keep the focus good and shutter speed high enough to avoid blur. ...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Tuesday 7th August 2018, 20:14
Replies: 2
Views: 208
Posted By Zackiedawg
For ID purposes only, you'd probably be fine with...

For ID purposes only, you'd probably be fine with most superzoom or even travel zoom P&S cameras...though if you're shooting from inside to a feeder, and might encounter lower light conditions, you...
Forum: Sony Friday 22nd June 2018, 15:03
Replies: 155
Views: 18,920
Posted By Zackiedawg
Though not the original commenter, I wanted to...

Though not the original commenter, I wanted to just offer some reply to HermitIbis on EVF vs OVF with regard to BIFs of all types. First off, I've been a long-time BIF shooter, with both DSLRs and...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Thursday 7th June 2018, 19:58
Replies: 10
Views: 642
Posted By Zackiedawg
I always appreciated the sturdy design and the...

I always appreciated the sturdy design and the backpack style of Kata - they've changed some along the way, but they made a series of backpacks that were wider and flatter than typical 'square'...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 16th May 2018, 13:17
Replies: 5
Views: 219
Posted By Zackiedawg
Thank you. That's starting to sound like the...

Thank you. That's starting to sound like the most likely scenario. And certainly possible - we're had lots of rain, followed by a week or two of almost no rain, and the water levels in some canals...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 15th May 2018, 19:11
Replies: 5
Views: 219
Posted By Zackiedawg
It stood out very clearly - even as I approached...

It stood out very clearly - even as I approached the island from about 100 feet away I noticed the reddish color before I knew what the bird was...the island has several dozen anhinga nesting on it...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 15th May 2018, 17:56
Replies: 5
Views: 219
Posted By Zackiedawg
Anhinga in Florida with a very reddish neck?

Among dozens of nesting anhingas in Delray Beach, FL, most of which are typical all-black males or half-black, half-buff-necked females...or the downy white juveniles...I spotted one that stood out...
Forum: Sony Sunday 15th April 2018, 16:32
Replies: 155
Views: 18,920
Posted By Zackiedawg
Make sure when you're going into the menu to save...

Make sure when you're going into the menu to save the settings that you're not going into "Memory Recall" and then choosing 1/2/3...that's for accessing those settings...but for saving the settings,...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Friday 13th April 2018, 14:04
Replies: 34
Views: 1,741
Posted By Zackiedawg
Part of the reason you're having an issue with...

Part of the reason you're having an issue with the superzoom camera matching your 4:3 camera is that you have less reach overall, even if you take cropping into consideration.

With your E400, you...
Forum: Sony Tuesday 3rd April 2018, 16:36
Replies: 155
Views: 18,920
Posted By Zackiedawg
If you're looking to save certain settings in...

If you're looking to save certain settings in different modes like Aperture Priority and Shutter priority, then best to use the MR banks to store those. Each MR mode on the dial can save quite a...
Forum: Sony Sunday 1st April 2018, 21:47
Replies: 155
Views: 18,920
Posted By Zackiedawg
With most Sony cameras, the function of the 'C'...

With most Sony cameras, the function of the 'C' buttons is dependent on what function you decide to save there - some of the modes you can set to those buttons do not require keeping your finger on...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Monday 12th March 2018, 18:10
Replies: 29
Views: 2,433
Posted By Zackiedawg
A sweet spot in my opinion might be looking to...

A sweet spot in my opinion might be looking to one of the current generations of 20-24MP APS-C sensor...and get a reasonably fast lens at least in the F4 range...this will give you significantly...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 11th March 2018, 20:21
Replies: 4
Views: 161
Posted By Zackiedawg
Thank you both. Happy to know my leanings on ID...

Thank you both. Happy to know my leanings on ID were correct. Also good news for me, as my previous all-time best photograph of a sharpie was...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 11th March 2018, 19:22
Replies: 4
Views: 161
Posted By Zackiedawg
Sharp-shinned or Cooper's hawk? S. Florida

I got a real nice closeup opportunity at the wetlands yesterday with a hawk - initially thinking it was probably a Cooper's as they are very common around here - but it looked smaller than most...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Monday 26th February 2018, 19:12
Replies: 3
Views: 552
Posted By Zackiedawg
Tamron makes very good lenses, and is very well...

Tamron makes very good lenses, and is very well respected - they are one of the 'big two' third-party lens manufacturers, the other being Sigma...that make the most third-party lenses for various...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 8th February 2018, 23:34
Replies: 7
Views: 322
Posted By Zackiedawg
Thank you. I'll consider that seconded and...

Thank you. I'll consider that seconded and verified!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 8th February 2018, 20:54
Replies: 7
Views: 322
Posted By Zackiedawg
OK, thank you. So we have #2 as palm, and the...

OK, thank you. So we have #2 as palm, and the others so far as all pines...any additional verification/confirmations?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 8th February 2018, 16:06
Replies: 7
Views: 322
Posted By Zackiedawg
Pines were my tentative ID as well for...

Pines were my tentative ID as well for those...hopefully some more input from others can second or clarify, and on #2 as well.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 8th February 2018, 15:20
Replies: 7
Views: 322
Posted By Zackiedawg
South Florida warbler/small bird IDs

I've had a few recent small bird sightings during some big waves passing through with some cold fronts here in Florida - with a few I wasn't sure of and wanted to confirm IDs. Large numbers of pine,...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 26th January 2018, 13:42
Replies: 178
Views: 14,590
Posted By Zackiedawg
Oh look - three clay-colored thrushes. ;) ...

Oh look - three clay-colored thrushes. ;) Actually - I have someone in my house who enjoys this live cam MUCH more than I do. My cat. She's transfixed in front of the computer screen when I have...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 25th January 2018, 19:31
Replies: 178
Views: 14,590
Posted By Zackiedawg
I was going to say that every time I look at the...

I was going to say that every time I look at the live feed, it's always clay-colored thrushes. But just now, three collared aracaris is a nice change!
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 24th January 2018, 14:31
Replies: 97
Views: 5,449
Posted By Zackiedawg
I always use that general approach of trying to...

I always use that general approach of trying to connect on a friendly basis when suggesting help with a bird ID - if I hear someone struggling to identify a species I know for sure, or...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 23rd January 2018, 13:46
Replies: 97
Views: 5,449
Posted By Zackiedawg
Many thanks all. Good to hear all the ways...

Many thanks all. Good to hear all the ways people would have handled it themselves, with most taking the same road as I (I won't call one road 'high' or the other 'low' - just different!).

Indeed,...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 22nd January 2018, 21:50
Replies: 97
Views: 5,449
Posted By Zackiedawg
Many thanks - seems my approach was the...

Many thanks - seems my approach was the majority-decision one - to just let it go. I made my kindly initial attempt to explain their first mistaken ID with a photo to help, and was politely rebuffed...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 22nd January 2018, 20:40
Replies: 97
Views: 5,449
Posted By Zackiedawg
That's an idea. I'm not registered on e-bird...

That's an idea. I'm not registered on e-bird myself - I sometimes look at the lists as a reference for parks I'll be visiting, but never posted there myself. I suppose it may be worthwhile to...
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