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Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Friday 19th April 2019, 11:08
Replies: 3
Views: 259
Posted By Graham Osborne
Many thanks - very helpful.

Many thanks - very helpful.
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Thursday 18th April 2019, 23:54
Replies: 3
Views: 259
Posted By Graham Osborne
Actually, I am now inclined towards this being...

Actually, I am now inclined towards this being one of the Flea Beetles in the genus Altica. Any thoughts from others would be most welcome.
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Wednesday 17th April 2019, 15:38
Replies: 3
Views: 259
Posted By Graham Osborne
Beetle ID

Hi All

I am looking for an ID on this specimen, seen in West Sussex today. I suspect that it might be a Blue Mint Beetle, Chrysolina coerulans and I would be most grateful for a confirmation or...
Forum: Nikon Friday 9th November 2018, 07:48
Replies: 20
Views: 2,011
Posted By Graham Osborne
I have an ED50A (as well as an ED82A) and I use...

I have an ED50A (as well as an ED82A) and I use mine almost exclusively as a travel scope. I use a 20w for 95% of the time but I also take a 40x/75x (old style MC with fold-down eyecup) and use it...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 14th May 2018, 17:15
Replies: 85
Views: 8,050
Posted By Graham Osborne
a) Park Cameras, Burgess Hill, UK b) Excellent...

a) Park Cameras, Burgess Hill, UK
b) Excellent service
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Saturday 28th April 2018, 14:05
Replies: 38
Views: 4,694
Posted By Graham Osborne
Hi Lee I'm not sure how practicable it would be...

Hi Lee

I'm not sure how practicable it would be to fit a WA zoom of another brand to the Nikon. Eyepieces are connected with a screw thread of limited diameter. Someone may have done this however -...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Saturday 28th April 2018, 10:52
Replies: 38
Views: 4,694
Posted By Graham Osborne
I have a Nikon Fieldscope ED82A which I think is...

I have a Nikon Fieldscope ED82A which I think is pretty much ideal for use here in UK. The only downside is no wide-angle zoom eyepiece but I love the prime MC eyepieces. The view is fantastically...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 24th March 2018, 20:24
Replies: 167
Views: 22,856
Posted By Graham Osborne
I switched about 11 or 12 years ago. I swapped...

I switched about 11 or 12 years ago. I swapped Swaro EL 10x42 for Zeiss FL 8x32 and have never missed the higher power. There is a lot to be said for a wider view and less need for fine focusing.
Forum: Information Wanted Saturday 17th February 2018, 09:52
Replies: 5
Views: 458
Posted By Graham Osborne
Sounds to me like there is some damage to the...

Sounds to me like there is some damage to the focus mechanism. I think it would be best to send them to Zeiss to sort this out.
Forum: Threatened Birds Of The world Sunday 28th January 2018, 20:20
Replies: 8
Views: 3,616
Posted By Graham Osborne
Also signed

Also signed
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 7th January 2018, 22:20
Replies: 9
Views: 526
Posted By Graham Osborne
I meant to add that the map in Ridgely &...

I meant to add that the map in Ridgely & Greenfield suggests that it should occur at Cotopaxi.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 7th January 2018, 22:17
Replies: 9
Views: 526
Posted By Graham Osborne
Ochthoeca fumicolor looks a good fit to me....

Ochthoeca fumicolor looks a good fit to me. Ridgely & Greenfield give an altitude range of 2800-4200m. On Habits they say "Found singly or in pairs, often perching conspicuously atop a bush, small...
Forum: New York Sunday 17th December 2017, 19:40
Replies: 696
Views: 138,224
Posted By Graham Osborne
Thanks Arthur. I always enjoy your posts.

Thanks Arthur. I always enjoy your posts.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 31st October 2017, 19:15
Replies: 5
Views: 423
Posted By Graham Osborne
Apologies for differing, but I suggest that the...

Apologies for differing, but I suggest that the length of the legs and the bills indicate that these might be juvenile Black-Tailed Godwits rather than Bar-tailed.
Forum: Tripod and Heads Wednesday 19th July 2017, 16:31
Replies: 27
Views: 5,952
Posted By Graham Osborne
Slik Master is another option - quite heavy but...

Slik Master is another option - quite heavy but robust and reliable in my experience.
Forum: Zeiss Monday 17th July 2017, 11:35
Replies: 11
Views: 3,489
Posted By Graham Osborne
Zeiss FL 8x32 perhaps? 550g compared to 755g for...

Zeiss FL 8x32 perhaps? 550g compared to 755g for 8x42.
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 13th July 2017, 15:28
Replies: 59
Views: 24,221
Posted By Graham Osborne
Clearly they shouldn't, but having now had about...

Clearly they shouldn't, but having now had about 7 years' experience as a Hides & Trails volunteer at RSPB Pulborough Brooks, my own perception leads me to believe that this is not a significant...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 27th May 2017, 10:46
Replies: 5
Views: 394
Posted By Graham Osborne
The dark area on the underside definitely looks...

The dark area on the underside definitely looks to me like plumage colour rather than shadow. I suggest that this is a male Dunlin of one of the shorter billed races.
Forum: Nikon Tuesday 28th March 2017, 07:48
Replies: 10
Views: 5,676
Posted By Graham Osborne
My sample of the 82 was superior to the 60 I had...

My sample of the 82 was superior to the 60 I had previously. If you can get a good one in my opinion the 82 is clearly preferable.
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 9th March 2017, 20:30
Replies: 13
Views: 10,329
Posted By Graham Osborne
For 100 porros would provide the best value....

For 100 porros would provide the best value. Here is one option:
http://www.uttings.co.uk/p101291-nikon-action-ex-7x35-cf-baa660aa/?adwords=true&gclid=CPKO49quytICFcsV0wod-JMDSA#.WMHI4GSLRQI
Forum: Conservation Wednesday 8th March 2017, 18:53
Replies: 19
Views: 6,910
Posted By Graham Osborne
https://www.rspb.org.uk/our-work/rspb-news/news/de...

https://www.rspb.org.uk/our-work/rspb-news/news/details.aspx?id=351964
(https://www.rspb.org.uk/our-work/rspb-news/news/details.aspx?id=351964)

Sounds good to me.
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 23rd February 2017, 18:40
Replies: 77
Views: 9,407
Posted By Graham Osborne
Just to say that I have enjoyed reading this...

Just to say that I have enjoyed reading this thread. Thanks Bill
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 15th February 2017, 18:08
Replies: 1,111
Views: 272,530
Posted By Graham Osborne
Alternative Tracts?

Alternative Tracts?
Forum: Binoculars Friday 30th December 2016, 18:17
Replies: 33
Views: 7,361
Posted By Graham Osborne
8x is a good magnification. When I was younger I...

8x is a good magnification. When I was younger I used 10x binoculars but some years ago I bought a secondhand Zeiss FL 8x32. I soon sold my 10x42 Swarovski ELs (original model) for two reasons. I...
Forum: Macro Photography Tuesday 20th December 2016, 16:55
Replies: 8
Views: 5,536
Posted By Graham Osborne
The bodies are indeed plastic but the mounting...

The bodies are indeed plastic but the mounting rings at either end are metal. I suspect that there is a risk of the fixing screws coming loose but this would only seem to be likely if you were to let...
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