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Forum: Florida Wednesday 13th March 2019, 19:08
Replies: 5
Views: 217
Posted By Zackiedawg
The 'purple swamphen' which is an invasive...

The 'purple swamphen' which is an invasive species to Florida, but fairly well established, has been re-named or re-classified as the grey-headed swamphen, which really seems to have taken root over...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Monday 4th March 2019, 16:49
Replies: 4
Views: 262
Posted By Zackiedawg
My answer expounds on Jim's - I think the main...

My answer expounds on Jim's - I think the main point you make is that you don't bother to shoot in darker conditions and higher ISOs likely because you CAN'T get a nice, high-detail, low noise shot...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 18th February 2019, 04:28
Replies: 6
Views: 197
Posted By Zackiedawg
Many thanks. Glad to know what it is, and nice...

Many thanks. Glad to know what it is, and nice to add a lifer to my list too. First one I've spotted, at least knowingly.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 17th February 2019, 20:42
Replies: 6
Views: 197
Posted By Zackiedawg
OK - looked that one up - I didn't even know...

OK - looked that one up - I didn't even know about those. Looks like they are rare but occur in Florida, and the description and photos seem quite close - I think you got it. That would be a first...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 17th February 2019, 20:08
Replies: 6
Views: 197
Posted By Zackiedawg
South Florida - type of hawk/raptor?

I am thrown off with this bird in flight - I can't quite link it perfectly to the typical birds I see in the area. Most common here would be osprey, red-shouldered hawk, then followed by cooper's...
Forum: Florida Tuesday 12th February 2019, 19:14
Replies: 17
Views: 1,145
Posted By Zackiedawg
As mentioned above, you're probably not going to...

As mentioned above, you're probably not going to find many of the key wildlife or wetlands spots that have hotels located close enough to walk. But you'd be within easy range for a cab, Uber, etc. ...
Forum: Sony Thursday 7th February 2019, 20:12
Replies: 3
Views: 266
Posted By Zackiedawg
There seem to be some people who mention the...

There seem to be some people who mention the newest software updates with the MC11 adapter can allow some Sony cameras to operate without restrictions that typically are forced when using adapters -...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Thursday 7th February 2019, 20:03
Replies: 13
Views: 408
Posted By Zackiedawg
Though I don't use a MAC, I have friends who use...

Though I don't use a MAC, I have friends who use them to view my photos - I recall in Preview, you need to go to the Tools menu, and look for something called Inspector. Once you open that, you...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 30th January 2019, 15:35
Replies: 4
Views: 173
Posted By Zackiedawg
Unfortunately no other photos. I honestly never...

Unfortunately no other photos. I honestly never even thought about heron - with the head hidden, all I saw was that skinny yellow leg, which looked way too skinny for a heron, so I immediately went...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 30th January 2019, 14:56
Replies: 4
Views: 173
Posted By Zackiedawg
Hawk type, and warbler type - S Florida

I've got a couple shots I was hoping some might help me verify the ID from this past weekend...both shot in the Delray Beach area on the SE coast of Florida.

1. Some kind of warbler - had small...
Forum: Technique Friday 25th January 2019, 16:37
Replies: 19
Views: 888
Posted By Zackiedawg
Given that this is advice for beginners, the only...

Given that this is advice for beginners, the only thing I might disagree with a bit would be the first point, to shoot in RAW. If we're talking about beginning BIRD photographers, who have...
Forum: Sony Friday 25th January 2019, 14:26
Replies: 9
Views: 1,097
Posted By Zackiedawg
It really is a great time for...

It really is a great time for photographers...there simply aren't 'bad' cameras anymore. All are very good - and it comes down to which one fits you personally, which has the lens or lenses you...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Thursday 24th January 2019, 18:32
Replies: 3
Views: 308
Posted By Zackiedawg
A secondary logic and reason for using red light...

A secondary logic and reason for using red light when photographing at night is not necessarily to do with the camera or autofocusing, but to not spoiling your own night vision adjustment to your...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Wednesday 23rd January 2019, 21:11
Replies: 15
Views: 644
Posted By Zackiedawg
Exactly as Dave answered - where stabilization...

Exactly as Dave answered - where stabilization helps is primarily in stabilizing the view when trying to find a smaller bird in the finder from great distances, and more easily place the smaller...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Wednesday 23rd January 2019, 15:43
Replies: 15
Views: 644
Posted By Zackiedawg
Absolutely it can be relevant, depending on your...

Absolutely it can be relevant, depending on your shooting style. I shoot all handheld, never a monopod or tripod, as I'll walk a lot through various wetland and scrub environments in hot humid...
Forum: Sony Tuesday 22nd January 2019, 17:01
Replies: 9
Views: 1,097
Posted By Zackiedawg
Hummingbirds would definitely be an exception -...

Hummingbirds would definitely be an exception - for those, I'd consider upping the drive speed. But I've found most BIFs are pretty good with 8fps as far as catching all the right moments and...
Forum: Sony Thursday 17th January 2019, 15:28
Replies: 9
Views: 1,097
Posted By Zackiedawg
As an APS-C mirrorless with a very small body...

As an APS-C mirrorless with a very small body design style, it actually sits pretty firmly between DSLR and M4:3...I've shot with DSLR and A6300 side by side for a few years, and there is a...
Forum: Florida Monday 14th January 2019, 16:32
Replies: 17
Views: 1,145
Posted By Zackiedawg
It's picking up around S. Florida - this past...

It's picking up around S. Florida - this past Saturday, I hit Green Cay Wetlands and Wakodahatchee Wetlands starting at 1:30pm and shot through 5:15pm...in that time I photographed 43 species of...
Forum: Florida Monday 7th January 2019, 16:01
Replies: 17
Views: 1,145
Posted By Zackiedawg
Since you mention you're really just starting out...

Since you mention you're really just starting out with birding and don't have a 'hitlist', I don't think you need to worry as much about trying to fit in east and west coasts - the birds you'll find...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 4th January 2019, 18:55
Replies: 4
Views: 147
Posted By Zackiedawg
Excellent - many thanks all. I don't encounter...

Excellent - many thanks all.

I don't encounter flycatchers that often other than eastern phoebes, so I'm hesitant sometimes on their ID. I've seen Great Cresteds maybe 5 times, LaSagra's twice,...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 4th January 2019, 15:00
Replies: 4
Views: 147
Posted By Zackiedawg
South Florida - flycatcher?

Got a few shots here of a bird I could not identify clearly...at no point would he come out of the deep cypress trees to let me get a clear shot, so I had to manually focus THROUGH heavy branches and...
Forum: Florida Wednesday 2nd January 2019, 19:12
Replies: 17
Views: 1,145
Posted By Zackiedawg
If you're going to be passing down to Everglades,...

If you're going to be passing down to Everglades, and through the Palm Beach County area, February would be a prime time to stop by Wakodahatchee Wetlands in Delray Beach. It's a primary rookery...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Friday 21st December 2018, 18:27
Replies: 5
Views: 439
Posted By Zackiedawg
I think for most people, up to 300mm or so could...

I think for most people, up to 300mm or so could be handled by most people, if stabilized...even if not too steady...400-600mm gets into a range where it would take someone with a little more...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Friday 21st December 2018, 18:23
Replies: 10
Views: 584
Posted By Zackiedawg
That will depend on where you are, and where you...

That will depend on where you are, and where you are shooting birds. If you're in open forest or plains, with very little population around, and wild birds that rarely see a person in their...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Friday 21st December 2018, 18:12
Replies: 5
Views: 439
Posted By Zackiedawg
Most of the time, it's down to the photographer,...

Most of the time, it's down to the photographer, more than the camera or stabilization system. Even stabilized, when you get into extreme focal lengths, it requires a fairly steady stance, good...
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