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  1. Tiger1

    changing an avatar

    Hope this works KC. Not too hot with computers. Thanks, Alex
  2. Tiger1

    Campervans in NZ

    Has anyone hired a camper van in NZ? We are planning a months holiday/birding in March 2015 and thought about hiring a camper. Some of the advertising for vans is very misleading, they say "from $40 a day" but when you get the final quote it is more like $130 a day for a basic van. At that rate...
  3. Tiger1

    Photographing birds in flight

    I use a Nikon D5100. I have Nikon 18-200, 70-300 and Tamron 150-600. My shots of birds in flight are a complete disaster. On local advice I have tried centre spot focusing and other options but nothing seems to work. What focusing spots do the experts use?. Many of the flight shots on the forum...
  4. Tiger1

    Nepal, generaL info

    In 2003 I spent a month in Nepal with a friend--he is not a birder. We spent a few days in Kathmandu, interesting if you can cope with the air pollution. Flew to Lukla and did the Everest trail. We did not book a trek with a travel company and from what we observed that was a good decision. Some...
  5. Tiger1

    Need advice on Camera/lens choice

    I am not a photographer-just a happy snapper. Toying with buying a Nikon DSlR. Options in my price range are:- Nikon D5000 with Tamron 18-270 zoom--850 pounds Nikon D5100 with 18-55 and 55-300 Nikon Lens--847 pounds. or Equivalent in the Canon range. :-C:-C:-CI don't...
  6. Tiger1

    Digiscoping for a wrinkly.

    As an old wrinkly with not heaps of cash to spend I would like to try digiscoping. I have a Kowa TSN 821M with a 20-60x angled zoom. 1. Would this scope be suitable. 2. What reasonably priced camera would do. 3. What adaptor would I need. I have a Canon Powershot SX10IS and a Fuji Finepix S3500...
  7. Tiger1

    A Misty Blue Hill

    It's nice to lie back, close my eye's and just dream, Of the blue tinted mountains of home, The loch's and the glens and the clear running streams, And wonder just what made me roam, It's a fine winter day, the sun on my back, The air is so fresh and so still, I would shoulder my pack, head off...
  8. Tiger1

    In Perth WA

    Visited Bibra Lake in Perth, WA today. Over 500 Black winged Stilts, small flock of Avocets, large numbers of White Ibis, hundreds of assorted Ducks and a Hobby upsetting everything. Tiger1
  9. Tiger1

    Digiscoping startup

    On a holiday in UK we noticed lots of people digiscoping. It does not seem to have caught on to the same extent here in Australia. Having read some of the posts it sounds rather complicated but I would like to have a shot at it. I have a Kowa TSN 821M with an angled 60x zoom eyepiece. What...
  10. Tiger1

    Hello from Tiger1

    Hi, Looking for advice--something like 'The Idiots Guide To Digiscoping. Can anyone point me in the right direction. thanks, Guess I should have said I live in Western Australia, do lots of trips into 'The Bush' and do bird surveys for the Birds Australia Atlas project and for the Conservation...