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Forum: Canon Thursday 9th April 2015, 19:11
Replies: 5
Views: 2,098
Posted By ChemNerd23
Thanks everyone for your advice! I have been...

Thanks everyone for your advice! I have been researching different options in my price range and think the Canon SX50 would be a good choice for my needs. This will be a good camera to get me started...
Forum: Canon Thursday 12th March 2015, 20:20
Replies: 5
Views: 2,098
Posted By ChemNerd23
Canon T3i vs XS 50

Hi folks,

I am doing some research for my first camera to use principally for birding but I imagine I would use it for regular photos when my wife and I take trips. I've been looking into the Canon...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 19th January 2015, 02:48
Replies: 7
Views: 1,196
Posted By ChemNerd23
Good State Park in Midwest USA

Hi folks,

My wife and I generally take a trip to a state park for our anniversary and I was curious if someone had any suggestions for the midwest USA? The long weekend or week trip (we haven't...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 14th January 2015, 03:32
Replies: 5
Views: 667
Posted By ChemNerd23
Rapala - Thanks for telling us how this is...

Rapala - Thanks for telling us how this is different from a Downy Woodpecker! Those little things will help me to identify them later.
Forum: Nikon Tuesday 13th January 2015, 00:12
Replies: 3
Views: 2,170
Posted By ChemNerd23
Thanks! That seems to be a highly talked-about...

Thanks! That seems to be a highly talked-about camera. I'll keep an eye out for one to dip in price later this year.
Forum: Nikon Sunday 11th January 2015, 19:22
Replies: 3
Views: 2,170
Posted By ChemNerd23
Any opinions?

Any opinions?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 11th January 2015, 19:14
Replies: 5
Views: 699
Posted By ChemNerd23
Neat thanks you guys! I'm still learning all of...

Neat thanks you guys! I'm still learning all of the different plumages and thanks for pointing out the marker that gave it away for you!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 11th January 2015, 04:30
Replies: 5
Views: 699
Posted By ChemNerd23
Thanks for your help! So that would be a female...

Thanks for your help! So that would be a female dark-eyed junco, correct? I tried to compare my him to my book and I landed on a song sparrow. One of these days I'll have them down! :)
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 11th January 2015, 03:29
Replies: 5
Views: 699
Posted By ChemNerd23
Backyard Eastern Iowa

Disclaimer: I am a beginning birder so I apologize if this is a common species and the camera quality is not the best (getting a new camera this year but need to save up hehe).

This afternoon I...
Forum: Canon Saturday 10th January 2015, 04:48
Replies: 2,264
Views: 960,642
Posted By ChemNerd23
The photos on this thread that people are sharing...

The photos on this thread that people are sharing are great to help get an idea of how this camera can perform in the field. I will be looking to purchase a low-price camera (<$300) to supplement my...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 10th January 2015, 04:31
Replies: 84
Views: 12,636
Posted By ChemNerd23
My goals for this year are to have a good first...

My goals for this year are to have a good first year in birding, establish a vibrant feeder area (I've already built my own feeder!), and to identify as many owl species in the US as I can. I have a...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 9th January 2015, 02:27
Replies: 1
Views: 698
Posted By ChemNerd23
Enjoyed skimming your post! I hope to have a year...

Enjoyed skimming your post! I hope to have a year like that one of these days. Except we don't have to worry too much about black bear here in Iowa hehe
Forum: Zeiss Wednesday 7th January 2015, 02:29
Replies: 19
Views: 4,624
Posted By ChemNerd23
I just purchased my Zeiss Terra 10x42 today to...

I just purchased my Zeiss Terra 10x42 today to upgrade from my Bushnell Falcon 7x35 as I am getting more into the birding hobby (my triathlon side is taking a hit hehe maybe it's the Holidays)....
Forum: Zeiss Wednesday 7th January 2015, 01:46
Replies: 372
Views: 137,222
Posted By ChemNerd23
Well after playing around with it and pausing a...

Well after playing around with it and pausing a youtube review to get an idea I figured it out..........I think 3:-)
Forum: Zeiss Wednesday 7th January 2015, 01:24
Replies: 372
Views: 137,222
Posted By ChemNerd23
This is my first time putting on a binocular...

This is my first time putting on a binocular strap on my new Terras but do you need to be a rocket scientist or what!? Any comments appreciated :D
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 6th January 2015, 17:38
Replies: 7
Views: 2,160
Posted By ChemNerd23
I know I am a ways away location-wise and I've...

I know I am a ways away location-wise and I've only gone owling twice. The first time I went it was from 3:30-6:30AM and we tried several locations. My recollection was we only heard barred and great...
Forum: Zeiss Tuesday 6th January 2015, 04:10
Replies: 372
Views: 137,222
Posted By ChemNerd23
[QUOTE=ceasar;3144009] Hi Bob, Thanks, I tested...

[QUOTE=ceasar;3144009]

Hi Bob,

Thanks, I tested them out in the store today and they were quite nice compared to my $30 Bushnell pair. I noticed it only comes with a thin felt case but I read that...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 6th January 2015, 01:43
Replies: 1
Views: 965
Posted By ChemNerd23
Neat report!

Neat report!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 4th January 2015, 23:45
Replies: 3
Views: 694
Posted By ChemNerd23
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Nikon Sunday 4th January 2015, 21:15
Replies: 3
Views: 2,170
Posted By ChemNerd23
Nikon Coolpix S4000 vs L830

Hi everyone,

What would be the advantages of upgrading from my current Nikon Coolpix S4000 to the L830 for birding purposes? I would be interested in a new camera later this year perhaps for around...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 4th January 2015, 20:58
Replies: 3
Views: 694
Posted By ChemNerd23
Who is this?

Hi folks, I am new to the forum and bird ID and just wanted to know what species this bird is. I compared it to some dark-eyed juncos at the feeder and he was a little bigger and he looks plump. I...
Forum: Say Hello Sunday 4th January 2015, 06:07
Replies: 6
Views: 1,449
Posted By ChemNerd23
Hi from Iowa!

Greetings everyone from Iowa. I am relatively new to birding. I've done two Christmas counts these past two weeks and it was a blast! I'm enjoying learning bird identification and calls. I am very...
Forum: Zeiss Sunday 4th January 2015, 06:00
Replies: 372
Views: 137,222
Posted By ChemNerd23
Helpful thread

I'll be testing out the Ziess Terra and the Nikon Monarch 5 on Monday for myself but I was glad to have found this thread in order to narrow down my options. I'm relatively new to birding and we to...
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