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Forum: Gambia Friday 1st January 2010, 14:08
Replies: 9
Views: 3,939
Posted By kungsfiskare
Bird guides in Gambia

Just returned from a week of bird photography in Gambia and had booked Yaya Barry for 3 half days after seeing several recommendations. Met up with Yaya on arrival and he asked for payment in advance...
Forum: Canon Thursday 9th October 2008, 06:48
Replies: 35
Views: 5,791
Posted By kungsfiskare
Hi Tim, The 50D +400/5.6 w+ non-reporting ...

Hi Tim,

The 50D +400/5.6 w+ non-reporting Tamron worked fine with all focus points when I tested indoors, as it did with the 40D so I would expect similar performance, although the Tamron is not...
Forum: Canon Wednesday 8th October 2008, 18:06
Replies: 35
Views: 5,791
Posted By kungsfiskare
works great with 1 extender (on the 500/4),...

works great with 1 extender (on the 500/4), Easily beats my 1Dmk3 wihere I need the 2X extender to match the framing of the 50D. I did try the 50D with the 400/5.6 and the cheap non-reporting 1.4...
Forum: Canon Tuesday 7th October 2008, 19:16
Replies: 35
Views: 5,791
Posted By kungsfiskare
Center AF point does not work well

I have tried taping the Canon and Kenko extenders and the center point just hunts and hunts. But then I am stacking two 1.4 extenders on the 500/4. The peripheral focus points work just fine though....
Forum: Canon Tuesday 7th October 2008, 08:45
Replies: 35
Views: 5,791
Posted By kungsfiskare
Another very interesting obeservation is that the...

Another very interesting obeservation is that the 50D takes much better pictures in low light with the live view enabled. I tried taking long exposures with the 50D and 1Dmk3 using live view and the...
Forum: Canon Tuesday 7th October 2008, 06:59
Replies: 35
Views: 5,791
Posted By kungsfiskare
The 50D delivers!

What impresses me most is that the 50D actually delivers on the those extra pixels outresolving the 1Dmk3 when shooting from a fixed distance, like a hide. For the last year I have almost always used...
Forum: Canon Saturday 26th January 2008, 15:07
Replies: 13
Views: 2,142
Posted By kungsfiskare
I have a 1DmkIII & 500/4, my son uses my old 20D...

I have a 1DmkIII & 500/4, my son uses my old 20D and 400/5.6 and he manages to fantastic shots with that combo, so I recently added a 40D to my collection for use with the 400/5.6. If you're not...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 9th December 2007, 08:39
Replies: 5
Views: 1,953
Posted By kungsfiskare
The lack of feathers on leg are more indicative...

The lack of feathers on leg are more indicative of common buzzard, even if I would agree that the plumage looks very much like a rough-legged buzzard. But there is so much variation in the plumage of...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 7th December 2007, 05:25
Replies: 5
Views: 946
Posted By kungsfiskare
Hi Sheri, When and where did you see the roseate...

Hi Sheri,
When and where did you see the roseate spoonbill in SoCal? We are on our way to San Diego next week and if it's around it would certainly be worth a trip.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 2nd December 2007, 12:51
Replies: 8
Views: 925
Posted By kungsfiskare
I stand corrected ;-) I've never seen a...

I stand corrected ;-) I've never seen a long-legged buzzard in the field. Teunissen for me light phase common buzzard was excluded because of the general build and physique of the bird, shape of the...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 2nd December 2007, 06:31
Replies: 8
Views: 925
Posted By kungsfiskare
Well it's a buzzard, and there might be a couple...

Well it's a buzzard, and there might be a couple of different options as to type. Winter plumage does not occur in buzzards, but there are variations based on age and then there are simply different...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 26th November 2007, 07:03
Replies: 3
Views: 635
Posted By kungsfiskare
The hummingbird is indeed anna's hummingbird...

The hummingbird is indeed anna's hummingbird calypte anna and I believe your other two id's are on the money,rth and yellow warbler. Where in so-cal were the pictures taken?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 24th November 2007, 06:54
Replies: 32
Views: 3,437
Posted By kungsfiskare
Here'a a better shot of a different little grebe...

Here'a a better shot of a different little grebe in winter plumage, your bird looks identical to me. http://www.pbase.com/kingfisher/image/54040344

Michael
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 22nd November 2007, 05:59
Replies: 10
Views: 1,934
Posted By kungsfiskare
Looks like snowy plover to me, where is the...

Looks like snowy plover to me, where is the photograph taken?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 21st November 2007, 05:08
Replies: 6
Views: 902
Posted By kungsfiskare
Thanks Damien! Beautiful birds! I hope I can get...

Thanks Damien! Beautiful birds! I hope I can get back to Australia for close up shots on the pelagic tour from Woolongong!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 20th November 2007, 20:11
Replies: 6
Views: 902
Posted By kungsfiskare
Thanks Joe! You've made my day; three different...

Thanks Joe! You've made my day; three different species from shore!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 20th November 2007, 18:19
Replies: 6
Views: 902
Posted By kungsfiskare
Thanks Jane! My first time in Australia, and...

Thanks Jane! My first time in Australia, and having missed the pelagic tours boat, I figured I didn't need to buy a book over Australien birds. On the other hand if I had bought the book, there...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 20th November 2007, 17:34
Replies: 6
Views: 902
Posted By kungsfiskare
pelagic birds from Sydney coast, help needed

I had the good fortune to be in Sydney in November during a hard storm. The locals weren't too excited about it, but it gave me my first chance to see some pelagic seabird. So I promptly headed to...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Monday 3rd September 2007, 13:08
Replies: 3
Views: 1,301
Posted By kungsfiskare
Thank you both!!

Thank you both!!
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Monday 3rd September 2007, 10:49
Replies: 3
Views: 1,301
Posted By kungsfiskare
Pink & orange moth id (Sweden)

I have been trying to id this moth now for a couple of months with no success. The picture was take July 6 in Skåne, Southern Sweden. The moth was about 1.5cm or 3/4" long.

Thanks in...
Forum: Egypt Thursday 5th January 2006, 04:46
Replies: 13
Views: 4,803
Posted By kungsfiskare
Hurghada birds report

Here's a nice birds report from last year. Sounds like a nice place
http://www.club300.se/Files/TravelReports/Egypt2004-MG.pdf
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 4th January 2006, 21:36
Replies: 91
Views: 6,446
Posted By kungsfiskare
Birds on Business

Now this is a thread I can relate to;-)

Birders don't travel most, they just do it willingly. For the last fifteen years I have travelled around the world on business like so many others. And I have...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 29th December 2005, 15:41
Replies: 18
Views: 2,159
Posted By kungsfiskare
Jamaica Bay is a great example!

Jamaica Bay is a fantastic birding site less than one hour outside of NYC, a $2.00 fare on the subway will get you within 800meters. It was the best $2.00 I ever spent....
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