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Forum: Cameras And Photography Sunday 6th May 2012, 20:41
Replies: 11
Views: 2,514
Posted By Denny Woodthorpe
Thanks Rob. What settings do you use for umsharp...

Thanks Rob.
What settings do you use for umsharp mask (assuming that's what you use)? I tend to experiment a bit, increasing settings until I get artefacts, then back off a bit.
Thanks for everyone'...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Friday 4th May 2012, 19:25
Replies: 11
Views: 2,514
Posted By Denny Woodthorpe
That would be great, GyRob. Yes, my lens is the...

That would be great, GyRob.
Yes, my lens is the black one and I agree it might not be quite up to the job as much as an L series.
This means two things:
1. Practice
2. Save up.
Thanks for all your...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Friday 4th May 2012, 13:07
Replies: 11
Views: 2,514
Posted By Denny Woodthorpe
Slight mistake. The lens was the 70-300IS USM...

Slight mistake. The lens was the 70-300IS USM zoom lens. It has provided really good results prior to this, so I know the general lens quality is good.
I have posted a shot on the gallery of a red...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Friday 4th May 2012, 10:39
Replies: 11
Views: 2,514
Posted By Denny Woodthorpe
Flight Shots

I took a whole load of photos of Red Kites on a recent visit to Gigrin Farm and I am a little disappointed with the results. The problem I have is a slight loss of sharpness compared to the results I...
Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Friday 4th May 2012, 10:00
Replies: 13,240
Views: 2,127,629
Posted By Denny Woodthorpe
Had my first juvenile last week. A young...

Had my first juvenile last week. A young blackbird who pestered several male blackbirds for food. None of them seemed to be the parent as they all responded with a peck!
Also had our first casualty....
Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Friday 6th April 2012, 15:55
Replies: 6
Views: 5,708
Posted By Denny Woodthorpe
Well done and here's hoping your mother gets to...

Well done and here's hoping your mother gets to enjoy a new family in the near future!
Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Sunday 18th March 2012, 12:32
Replies: 13,240
Views: 2,127,629
Posted By Denny Woodthorpe
The Trog is back! I was really pleased this...

The Trog is back!
I was really pleased this morning to see the Wren for the first time since the really cold spell earlier this year. I was beginning to think that he died. I caught a glimpse of him...
Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Friday 10th February 2012, 15:12
Replies: 5
Views: 791
Posted By Denny Woodthorpe
Snap! I had my first ever Fieldfare in the garden...

Snap!
I had my first ever Fieldfare in the garden this morning. There are no berries for it, so it was feeding on the floor amongst ten Blackbirds.
Forum: Say Hello Thursday 2nd February 2012, 18:00
Replies: 8
Views: 914
Posted By Denny Woodthorpe
I once had a neighbour whose garden backed on to...

I once had a neighbour whose garden backed on to ours. He was a bird photographer and sometimes set his camera up in the kitchen window, overlooking a bird table and a branch for a perch. One day,...
Forum: Food and Feeders Thursday 2nd February 2012, 17:37
Replies: 5
Views: 4,039
Posted By Denny Woodthorpe
Unless it is a special type, you shouldn't put...

Unless it is a special type, you shouldn't put peanuts in a seed feeder. They should be put in a wire mesh feeder, so the birds (blue tits, great tits and Great Spotted Woodpecker) can peck at the...
Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Thursday 2nd February 2012, 12:59
Replies: 13,240
Views: 2,127,629
Posted By Denny Woodthorpe
Yes, I know I should be happy, but I've been...

Yes, I know I should be happy, but I've been after a Siskin for over two years now, with no luck. It doesn't help when my sister in Norwich phones to tell me that she's had some, along with two...
Forum: Canon Thursday 2nd February 2012, 12:20
Replies: 33
Views: 4,528
Posted By Denny Woodthorpe
Flash backgrounds

The two photos demonstrate the main problem with using flash in the field. Black backgrounds. Because of the inverse square law, very little light reaches the background behind the bird, registering...
Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Thursday 2nd February 2012, 10:14
Replies: 13,240
Views: 2,127,629
Posted By Denny Woodthorpe
I am getting rather envious of some of the...

I am getting rather envious of some of the visitors you are all getting. I have never been lucky enough to have siskins, even though my garden is adjacent to farmland. Today, however, I had the pied...
Forum: Canon Friday 20th January 2012, 12:25
Replies: 33
Views: 4,528
Posted By Denny Woodthorpe
It all depends on the type of photography you do....

It all depends on the type of photography you do. If you are stalking small birds, then a Better Beamer can be quite cumbersome. I have given up with mine at the moment. If, however, you are...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Thursday 29th December 2011, 15:04
Replies: 4
Views: 1,562
Posted By Denny Woodthorpe
I use something similar and it works very well if...

I use something similar and it works very well if you bear one or two things in mind.
First, the one I have let's light through when the sun is behind you, so, as mentioned by others, I throw a scrim...
Forum: Canon Thursday 15th December 2011, 16:05
Replies: 8
Views: 2,909
Posted By Denny Woodthorpe
Hi, I bought a Lastolite cord (3 metres) and it...

Hi,
I bought a Lastolite cord (3 metres) and it works fine with my 300D and 60D.
You can get one from EBay, listed as

Lastolite Straight TTL Sync Flash Cable Cord for Canon

which camera are you...
Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Wednesday 7th December 2011, 12:37
Replies: 13,240
Views: 2,127,629
Posted By Denny Woodthorpe
Where are my birds?

It's quite a while since I posted to this site although I have been reading posts.
I have a problem - nearly all my garden birds have disappeared! Last winter I had a whole variety of birds and lots...
Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Sunday 6th February 2011, 19:28
Replies: 24
Views: 2,180
Posted By Denny Woodthorpe
Plenty here in Lincolnshire. The numbers dropped...

Plenty here in Lincolnshire. The numbers dropped around Christmas time , but are back up to around 12 at a time.
Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Tuesday 11th January 2011, 18:19
Replies: 0
Views: 749
Posted By Denny Woodthorpe
Chicken feed

Hi,
Has anyone tried using chicken feed for the birds in the garden? You can, for example, get sacks of layers pellets for just a few pounds and I wondered if these could be soaked for general use...
Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Tuesday 11th January 2011, 18:10
Replies: 13,240
Views: 2,127,629
Posted By Denny Woodthorpe
I'm rather worried about my tree sparrows. Before...

I'm rather worried about my tree sparrows. Before the really cold spell just before Christmas. I had 8 or 10 visiting every day. Now there are none! Everything else seems to have survived. I have...
Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Tuesday 11th January 2011, 18:04
Replies: 4
Views: 802
Posted By Denny Woodthorpe
I agree that there has to be a bird in the area...

I agree that there has to be a bird in the area for them to find the "new" feed. However, I feel that it only takes one to come across a new supply of food and over a period of time it will attract...
Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Tuesday 28th December 2010, 18:56
Replies: 19
Views: 29,045
Posted By Denny Woodthorpe
I don't know about the skins, but the blackbirds...

I don't know about the skins, but the blackbirds in my garden love bananas. We often seem to buy them quicker than we eat them and consequently often have over-ripe bananas (which I hate). I put...
Forum: Canon Friday 17th December 2010, 17:34
Replies: 5
Views: 1,811
Posted By Denny Woodthorpe
It worked!! Using the flash off-camera in the...

It worked!!
Using the flash off-camera in the wireless mode, I am able to get it to fire and give good exposure. Well, so far. I set it as the slave and use the camera's pop-up flash to fire it. By...
Forum: Canon Friday 17th December 2010, 09:17
Replies: 5
Views: 1,811
Posted By Denny Woodthorpe
I've sent an email to Sigma, but so far, no...

I've sent an email to Sigma, but so far, no reply.
I have been using it on a Canon 300D - very successfully.
I thought I had sorted it yesterday when I found a setting in one of the menus that had to...
Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Thursday 16th December 2010, 16:00
Replies: 4
Views: 875
Posted By Denny Woodthorpe
I had not thought of that. I was a little...

I had not thought of that. I was a little disappointed in the response to dried mealworms, so I will definitely soak some tomorrow.
I got hold of 10 tubs of them for only 1 a tub, so I have plenty....
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