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Forum: Borneo (All Regions) Wednesday 15th January 2020, 01:16
Replies: 17
Views: 390
Posted By Jim M.
Malaysian Borneo would be a much better overall...

Malaysian Borneo would be a much better overall wildlife experience. You should see many more mammals. I believe number of bird species for a trip would be similar in both places; though I expect...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 13th January 2020, 20:00
Replies: 30
Views: 1,114
Posted By Jim M.
The mistakes referenced in this thread are not ID...

The mistakes referenced in this thread are not ID errors, but location errors. My experience in the US is that surprisingly few ID errors make their way into the eBird database (at least signficant...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 13th January 2020, 14:13
Replies: 30
Views: 1,114
Posted By Jim M.
Ebird typically addresses the big hotspot problem...

Ebird typically addresses the big hotspot problem by including an admonition to use more precise locations if possible as part of the hotspot name. But having big hotspots makes it convenient to...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 13th January 2020, 14:06
Replies: 30
Views: 1,114
Posted By Jim M.
I have used eBird to enter my sightings since...

I have used eBird to enter my sightings since 2008 on a global basis. I have found eBird data is very reliable in the U.S. where there is an abundance of reviewers with local knowledge of what is...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Friday 3rd January 2020, 13:34
Replies: 20
Views: 1,883
Posted By Jim M.
Still not released. Amazon now says "this title...

Still not released. Amazon now says "this title will be released October 15, 2020." You were the one saying something...
Forum: Olympus Sunday 27th October 2019, 05:24
Replies: 19
Views: 1,378
Posted By Jim M.
Hmmm. I've been using my EM-1ii with those...

Hmmm. I've been using my EM-1ii with those lenses (mostly 100-400) for 2 and a half years always carrying with strap attached to camera. No problems yet.
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Saturday 26th October 2019, 14:57
Replies: 3
Views: 219
Posted By Jim M.
Agree, though to be precise, Acraea is a mostly...

Agree, though to be precise, Acraea is a mostly afro-tropical genus of long-winged butterflies in the family Nymphalidae (Brush-footed butterflies). According to "Wildlife of Madagascar" by Behrens...
Forum: Olympus Friday 25th October 2019, 14:35
Replies: 19
Views: 1,378
Posted By Jim M.
I think the firmware upgrades to the EM1 II...

I think the firmware upgrades to the EM1 II already make it the equal of the usual DSLRs for autofocus on birds in flight. Just my opinion.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 4th October 2019, 16:23
Replies: 2
Views: 105
Posted By Jim M.
Chipping Sparrow

Chipping Sparrow
Forum: Micro Four Thirds 4/3 Photography Wednesday 2nd October 2019, 20:30
Replies: 17
Views: 1,493
Posted By Jim M.
If weight is your focus, the Oly EM-1 mk ii and...

If weight is your focus, the Oly EM-1 mk ii and the Pana-Leica 100-400 make an excellent combo, the lightest for top of the line m4/3 equipment. (It's my primary combo; see sample photos in my...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 28th September 2019, 08:37
Replies: 4
Views: 182
Posted By Jim M.
Lincoln's, Savannah, and House (sorry).

Lincoln's, Savannah, and House (sorry).
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Friday 27th September 2019, 23:07
Replies: 3
Views: 243
Posted By Jim M.
Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Saturday 21st September 2019, 22:49
Replies: 1
Views: 181
Posted By Jim M.
Beautiful! I think it's Elegant/Western...

Beautiful! I think it's Elegant/Western Sheepmoth, which appears to be quite a variable species:

http://mothphotographersgroup.msstate.edu/species.php?hodges=7744
Forum: Tripod and Heads Wednesday 18th September 2019, 16:24
Replies: 22
Views: 1,237
Posted By Jim M.
Kumar--I only use my scope for observation, not...

Kumar--I only use my scope for observation, not photography. For observation I like it better than separate pan/tilt functions, though there might be a few situations where separate would be better.
Forum: Tripod and Heads Wednesday 18th September 2019, 13:55
Replies: 22
Views: 1,237
Posted By Jim M.
I use the PH157Q with a Kowa 883 and it works...

I use the PH157Q with a Kowa 883 and it works great. I tried two Manfrotto heads before them, and much prefer being able to tighten/untighten both pan and tilt with a single twist. Makes it much...
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Friday 6th September 2019, 19:39
Replies: 6
Views: 477
Posted By Jim M.
Are you sure it wasn't eating an insect that was...

Are you sure it wasn't eating an insect that was on the blackberries? My understanding is that dragonflies are entirely carnivorous.
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Thursday 5th September 2019, 14:16
Replies: 2
Views: 254
Posted By Jim M.
Cool beetle. It's a flower longhorn (subfamily...

Cool beetle. It's a flower longhorn (subfamily Lepturinae). I think Pachyta armata.
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Monday 2nd September 2019, 17:08
Replies: 4
Views: 329
Posted By Jim M.
Not a butterfly. Looks like a tiger moth sp. ...

Not a butterfly. Looks like a tiger moth sp. There's a separate subforum for moth/bfly IDs, so I'd move or repost there.
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Friday 30th August 2019, 20:47
Replies: 24
Views: 33,368
Posted By Jim M.
Yes, the sample pages indicate it is not a field...

Yes, the sample pages indicate it is not a field guide. Just has photos, detailed distribution maps, and a discussion of distribution.
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Friday 30th August 2019, 06:37
Replies: 4
Views: 291
Posted By Jim M.
Thanks. Think you are correct. Members of the...

Thanks. Think you are correct. Members of the family (stilt-legged flies) are said to extend their front legs to mimic wasp antenna. While this one is not doing that in the photo, we can see the...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Thursday 29th August 2019, 13:28
Replies: 7
Views: 383
Posted By Jim M.
Excellent. Thanks Martin!

Excellent. Thanks Martin!
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Wednesday 28th August 2019, 01:42
Replies: 4
Views: 291
Posted By Jim M.
Thanks Andy. Looks like you nailed the genus of...

Thanks Andy. Looks like you nailed the genus of the ant--now only 600 species to choose from ;-). Still curious about the function of the spines; maybe just general defense from predators/enemies.
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Monday 26th August 2019, 23:00
Replies: 7
Views: 383
Posted By Jim M.
Good point, but I think it is by far the closest...

Good point, but I think it is by far the closest option in the book (or the galleries of Borneo moth photos I've reviewed). Online photos suggest some variation in the length of the orange striping;...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 26th August 2019, 20:04
Replies: 5
Views: 265
Posted By Jim M.
Buffy eye-ring suggests Lincoln's to me; but not...

Buffy eye-ring suggests Lincoln's to me; but not sure based on these photos.
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Monday 26th August 2019, 19:38
Replies: 24
Views: 1,227
Posted By Jim M.
As to question 2, guided trips are not necessary...

As to question 2, guided trips are not necessary at all. But you will have to do a lot of preparatory work if you have no guide: making and researching travel arrangements, learning where to find...
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