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Forum: Nikon Wednesday 19th October 2016, 23:42
Replies: 936
Views: 416,958
Posted By Chris Oates
You have to be careful with burst mode - you have...

You have to be careful with burst mode - you have to balance burst rate against how much you need to use burst as the camera will just stop shooting after a lot of bursts as it writes.

The Jpegs are...
Forum: Nikon Wednesday 19th October 2016, 23:37
Replies: 27
Views: 24,395
Posted By Chris Oates
These were taken with a P900 at 500 mm handheld...

These were taken with a P900 at 500 mm handheld of a Crow chasing a Kestrel - they raced around me 360 deg and I managed to get quite a few shots against a blank sky - I find the autofocus adequate -...
Forum: Cornwall Wednesday 31st August 2016, 21:28
Replies: 0
Views: 1,103
Posted By Chris Oates
Puffin at St Ives

Puffin from St Ives Island - the only live one I've ever seen here.
Forum: Cetaceans & Marine Life Tuesday 7th June 2016, 21:27
Replies: 5
Views: 731
Posted By Chris Oates
We had crystal in Cornwall last year that looked...

We had crystal in Cornwall last year that looked like the first pic
Forum: Cetaceans & Marine Life Tuesday 17th May 2016, 11:41
Replies: 0
Views: 583
Posted By Chris Oates
St Ives Cornwall UK Dolphins

Resident Bottle-nose were out yesterday batting Flatfish in the air
Forum: Cetaceans & Marine Life Sunday 15th May 2016, 23:57
Replies: 5
Views: 1,749
Posted By Chris Oates
Seen very close in near the Engine Sheds at...

Seen very close in near the Engine Sheds at Eastern Green and also at Chyandour - boats out early AM tomorrow to look for it.
Just heard seen later at Mousehole.
Forum: Nikon Thursday 21st April 2016, 20:03
Replies: 2
Views: 1,265
Posted By Chris Oates
I use a Velbon Carmagne carbon fibre tripod and a...

I use a Velbon Carmagne carbon fibre tripod and a Manfrotto 701RC2 video head.
I like the head as it has a balancing slide so you can balance a telescope or a camera with a long lens.
Both these are...
Forum: Nikon Friday 15th April 2016, 23:13
Replies: 936
Views: 416,958
Posted By Chris Oates
Poor old Spiekeries just above :) Gannets today...

Poor old Spiekeries just above :)

Gannets today fishing for Mackerel demonstrating 'ground effect' flying - handheld 1000mm bird prob 200ft away - quarter crop - it'll do for me.
More I get used to...
Forum: Cetaceans & Marine Life Sunday 10th April 2016, 16:45
Replies: 6
Views: 1,671
Posted By Chris Oates
another Whale sighting off Botallack 9/4/16

another Whale sighting off Botallack 9/4/16
Forum: Nikon Thursday 7th April 2016, 17:54
Replies: 5
Views: 2,714
Posted By Chris Oates
P900 is wireless remote by phone - Wireless...

P900 is wireless remote by phone - Wireless Mobile Utility or Nikon WMU.
Forum: Nikon Thursday 7th April 2016, 01:02
Replies: 936
Views: 416,958
Posted By Chris Oates
Interesting - personally RAW would never be a...

Interesting - personally RAW would never be a reason to change cameras - I do appreciate that some folk like and use that workflow - I've had RAW cameras but never used the feature - to be brutally...
Forum: Nikon Wednesday 6th April 2016, 23:14
Replies: 936
Views: 416,958
Posted By Chris Oates
There's something about LTT - mostly as I don't...

There's something about LTT - mostly as I don't have them here - little ball of fluff on a stick with a rather sad song.
Forum: Nikon Wednesday 6th April 2016, 23:12
Replies: 936
Views: 416,958
Posted By Chris Oates
Great pic of a great bird - we had one here once...

Great pic of a great bird - we had one here once and the 'record' pic was of it pooping.
I see a few folk not happy with the P900 but as long as you accept it's never going to equal big sensor camera...
Forum: Cetaceans & Marine Life Tuesday 5th April 2016, 22:23
Replies: 3
Views: 761
Posted By Chris Oates
The Dolphin young'uns got there five minutes of...

The Dolphin young'uns got there five minutes of fame today as they were greeted with rapture on Twitter, BBC live news, Radio Cornwall and the Facebook pages of Cornwall Wildlife Trust, British...
Forum: Cetaceans & Marine Life Sunday 3rd April 2016, 21:27
Replies: 6
Views: 1,671
Posted By Chris Oates
Still more sightings by Fishermen seeing the...

Still more sightings by Fishermen seeing the Whale out by the Bahn Shoal Bouy - appeared to be stunning fish with tail fluke smashes.
Forum: Cetaceans & Marine Life Friday 1st April 2016, 23:06
Replies: 3
Views: 761
Posted By Chris Oates
Certainly was me - yesterday The Dolphins went...

Certainly was me - yesterday The Dolphins went down the coast very early and as I was there Viv Stratton finished Coastguard duty and told me the Humpback was North of the Head just frolicking and...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 1st April 2016, 22:53
Replies: 6
Views: 500
Posted By Chris Oates
Gulls can be quite easy - A Greater Black Back...

Gulls can be quite easy - A Greater Black Back sounds like it got drunk last night then beaten up, has a hangover and caught a cold.
Forum: Cetaceans & Marine Life Friday 1st April 2016, 19:55
Replies: 3
Views: 761
Posted By Chris Oates
St Ives Bay Baby Bottle-nose.

Our pod of Bottle-nose Dolphins have been producing Calves and they are being shown around the Bay.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 1st April 2016, 19:44
Replies: 6
Views: 500
Posted By Chris Oates
Lesser Black back Gull - more by elimination of...

Lesser Black back Gull - more by elimination of what isn't - I don't get close to them here.
Forum: Cetaceans & Marine Life Thursday 31st March 2016, 17:37
Replies: 6
Views: 1,671
Posted By Chris Oates
Humpback sighted by Coastguards early today...

Humpback sighted by Coastguards early today "looked like it was just having fun" - good views of flukes.
Forum: Nikon Tuesday 29th March 2016, 23:50
Replies: 936
Views: 416,958
Posted By Chris Oates
I'm sorry it's not a bird but there aren't a lot...

I'm sorry it's not a bird but there aren't a lot here now - did see a Swallow today and Sandwich Terns.

These are our resident Dolphins going out to feed - that is a crop of about an 1/8th of the...
Forum: Nikon Tuesday 29th March 2016, 23:39
Replies: 936
Views: 416,958
Posted By Chris Oates
I hope your camera doesn't talk to my camera -...

I hope your camera doesn't talk to my camera - mine would be crying.
It doesn't have a lens cap - I did buy it a hood - it gets chucked in my rucksack ready to get out quickly - it gets left on rocks...
Forum: Cetaceans & Marine Life Tuesday 29th March 2016, 23:32
Replies: 6
Views: 1,671
Posted By Chris Oates
Bottle-nose Dolphins very active now coming...

Bottle-nose Dolphins very active now coming across the bay around mid-day and going west in search of food - they return between 4-5 o'clock to their patch east of Godrevy Lighthouse - we've had folk...
Forum: Tips For New Birders Tuesday 29th March 2016, 23:24
Replies: 15
Views: 12,284
Posted By Chris Oates
Bought one when started - total waste of time and...

Bought one when started - total waste of time and money.

Forgot and bought another one - same waste of money.

If you want a single lens get a proper telescope.

Best general purpose instrument I...
Forum: Tips For New Birders Tuesday 29th March 2016, 22:51
Replies: 2
Views: 2,007
Posted By Chris Oates
Bird guide on waterproof mobile phone (MotoG...

Bird guide on waterproof mobile phone (MotoG 3)
Plenty of tissue to wipe binoculars.
Where I watch in the Winter we have to dodge waves from the sea.
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