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Forum: The Birdforum Digiscoping Forum Tuesday 20th August 2019, 15:20
Replies: 1
Views: 136
Posted By CalvinFold
1. Yes it is slow to set-up. See my signature...

1. Yes it is slow to set-up. See my signature links to see my digiscoping rig (2013 and 2014 links). I only used this in areas where I was shooting specific species and I knew where they'd generally...
Forum: Technique Tuesday 20th August 2019, 15:07
Replies: 22
Views: 562
Posted By CalvinFold
+1 on looking at micro-4/3 cameras. I currently...

+1 on looking at micro-4/3 cameras.

I currently have the SX60, which granted is nowhere near DSLR quality, but I still think far better than a "record shot." Helps I have alot invested in Photoshop...
Forum: Conservation Friday 16th August 2019, 17:54
Replies: 39
Views: 1,114
Posted By CalvinFold
Not so sure where we are now is entirely...

Not so sure where we are now is entirely "forward" if we have sacrificed our planet, and possibly our own species, to get there.

One of the sci-fi tropes I enjoy is when a species is shown that has...
Forum: News From Birding & Nature Organisations Thursday 15th August 2019, 14:34
Replies: 36
Views: 10,054
Posted By CalvinFold
I admit I skimmed, and it was kinda odd when...

I admit I skimmed, and it was kinda odd when every time I stopped to deep-read, it was repeating the same concept. Are all research papers like this? |:S|

In any case, did I miss something or did...
Forum: Photoshop, Paintshop and Printing Wednesday 14th August 2019, 20:24
Replies: 8
Views: 315
Posted By CalvinFold
It's always good practice to use software at your...

It's always good practice to use software at your end to size down to the final size, in this case the 1024x900 used by the gallery. Then sharpen-up the image a bit; down-sizing a photo always causes...
Forum: Conservation Wednesday 14th August 2019, 18:55
Replies: 39
Views: 1,114
Posted By CalvinFold
Bored, checking on new posts, and ran into this...

Bored, checking on new posts, and ran into this old thread (which to my surprised, I participated in)...interesting that it's still going, if "round and round" counts...


Sounds like a good...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Wednesday 14th August 2019, 18:33
Replies: 10
Views: 998
Posted By CalvinFold
The problem is that we're not brand loyal....

The problem is that we're not brand loyal. Between the two of us we have Nikons, Sonys, and Canons (so I went with "other" because just myself I use a Canon and Sony regularly).

When I was shopping...
Forum: News From Birding & Nature Organisations Tuesday 6th August 2019, 20:17
Replies: 36
Views: 10,054
Posted By CalvinFold
Pretty much. I've heard far more benefits to...

Pretty much. I've heard far more benefits to keeping them indoors or not having them at all (if you think indoor-only is cruel) than letting them be outside.
Forum: News From Birding & Nature Organisations Tuesday 6th August 2019, 20:15
Replies: 36
Views: 10,054
Posted By CalvinFold
Only once PH introduces 5G to exonerate the...

Only once PH introduces 5G to exonerate the complicity of the cats...
Forum: News From Birding & Nature Organisations Friday 26th July 2019, 13:25
Replies: 36
Views: 10,054
Posted By CalvinFold
Okay so I thought you were being snarky at first...

Okay so I thought you were being snarky at first but...I looked up that CatBib and I have to admit, that's pretty cool. :)

Though there are alot of other reasons to keep a cat indoors, but for the...
Forum: Bird Behaviour Wednesday 10th July 2019, 19:12
Replies: 6
Views: 419
Posted By CalvinFold
Here stateside, hot areas use "sun screens" which...

Here stateside, hot areas use "sun screens" which are large fixed screens permanently mount to the outside of a window to cut down on radiant heat. I've photographed through them before but...might...
Forum: Bird Behaviour Wednesday 3rd July 2019, 20:28
Replies: 6
Views: 419
Posted By CalvinFold
Thanks. Now I know *three* variations of this...

Thanks. Now I know *three* variations of this term. :)
Forum: Bird Behaviour Wednesday 3rd July 2019, 17:36
Replies: 6
Views: 419
Posted By CalvinFold
Are you talking about stickers that reflect UV...

Are you talking about stickers that reflect UV light, or are you referring to the common practice of "UV coating" which is actually one of two things:

--A coating to protect the substrate (the...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Wednesday 3rd July 2019, 17:28
Replies: 31
Views: 1,440
Posted By CalvinFold
Even in a small run for friends as a "coffee...

Even in a small run for friends as a "coffee table book," self-publishing can yield nice results.

Where I work, we created the portfolio for our internal agency using professional tools (InDesign,...
Forum: Live Bird Webcams Thursday 20th June 2019, 21:09
Replies: 11
Views: 7,469
Posted By CalvinFold
OMG, wasn't paying attention to them being back!...

OMG, wasn't paying attention to them being back! *goes to obsess over the video feed*
Forum: Canon Tuesday 18th June 2019, 18:30
Replies: 702
Views: 252,323
Posted By CalvinFold
An example I can give is I have used the SX60 to...

An example I can give is I have used the SX60 to photograph a Harrier Hawk hovering out near 100m and a Black Vulture soaring at nearly 120mwith only optical zoom (to be clear, that's BiF, albeit...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Thursday 13th June 2019, 18:02
Replies: 15
Views: 877
Posted By CalvinFold
If you were closer, would let you try mine....

If you were closer, would let you try mine. :)

Etudiant is correct, they are a complicated beastie to get the best out of.

To be fair though. Sony sells the RX100 as "a DSLR in your pocket" and I...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Monday 10th June 2019, 22:21
Replies: 15
Views: 877
Posted By CalvinFold
Our "pocketable" cameras when we don't want to...

Our "pocketable" cameras when we don't want to compromise in a tiny camera are the Sony Cybershot RX100 series. I have the Mark III myself, but my girlfriend has the Mark VI.

Of course, these aren't...
Forum: Say Hello Monday 10th June 2019, 15:47
Replies: 7
Views: 293
Posted By CalvinFold
Hello from a fellow Bay Area resident hailing...

Hello from a fellow Bay Area resident hailing from San Leandro!
Forum: Canon Sunday 2nd June 2019, 23:22
Replies: 702
Views: 252,323
Posted By CalvinFold
Very nice!

Very nice!
Forum: Cameras And Photography Thursday 2nd May 2019, 21:18
Replies: 14
Views: 1,111
Posted By CalvinFold
I forgot to mention the SX70 is out, which some...

I forgot to mention the SX70 is out, which some say is a better better IQ than the SX60. Wasn't anything there for me to consider the upgrade.

As to our question about x-times zoom, the better data...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Thursday 2nd May 2019, 17:25
Replies: 14
Views: 1,111
Posted By CalvinFold
I use an SX60 and considered an SX50, and I do...

I use an SX60 and considered an SX50, and I do catch BiF. You can look at my gallery.
Forum: Live Bird News from around the World Wednesday 17th April 2019, 13:57
Replies: 1
Views: 1,388
Posted By CalvinFold
These things are quite common on buildings to...

These things are quite common on buildings to discourage pigeons where I live, though they only work to a limited degree because the birds are determined/clever.

The local transit train stations for...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Friday 12th April 2019, 13:32
Replies: 15
Views: 1,018
Posted By CalvinFold
Hi Steven, I'm going to go with the same answer...

Hi Steven,

I'm going to go with the same answer as Delia...I use a superzoom because I'm what used to be called a "prosumer," I want more out of a camera than a day-to-day consumer, but far less...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Thursday 4th April 2019, 16:29
Replies: 10
Views: 717
Posted By CalvinFold
I shoot with Shutter Priority to capture BiF on...

I shoot with Shutter Priority to capture BiF on my bridge camera (SX60), so ISO is left on auto, but I have my preferences set to not let auto ISO go above 400 ISO for the reason above: the...
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