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  1. Julian H

    Black and White in color!

    Ad male Black and White Warbler. Watercolor on Arches hot press.
  2. Julian H

    White on White

    A much-sought after bird in the UK back in the 80s. Ivory Gull, watercolor on Arches hot press paper.
  3. Julian H

    Harris's Sparrow

    7th Harris's Sparrow for Connecticut. A long-stayed. Feb 2020. Prismacolor pencils on Bristol 300 series paper. Not been very prolific in recent years so thanks for looking! Beat, Julian
  4. Julian H

    Yucatan-Quintana Roo birding Nov 2019

    Here's a trip report with bird links: https://naturescapeimages.wordpress.com/2020/04/10/mexico-24th-november-1st-december-2019/
  5. Julian H

    Birding the Yucatan, November 2019

    Just threw up a quick post of last year's trip: https://naturescapeimages.wordpress.com/2020/04/10/mexico-24th-november-1st-december-2019/
  6. Julian H

    San Blas, Mexico (old) report

    I found this that may contain good information although it's old: https://naturescapeimages.files.wordpress.com/2020/04/san-blas_trip.pdf
  7. Julian H

    Costa Rica March 2020

    Just posted a blog post on a recent trip: https://naturescapeimages.wordpress.com/2020/04/05/costa-rica-11th-18th-march-2020/ Enjoy Julian
  8. Julian H

    Birding around Guanacaste- request for info

    Hi, I have a few days to bird in the Playa Hermosa area in Guanacaste. I have some areas to check such as some farm fields and the Catfish farm areas noted in eBird. I have some general areas to bird, but due to time any specifics on access and how to bird those areas would be helpful. Also...
  9. Julian H

    Cinnamon Hummingbirds and Yucatan Flycatchers in Quintana Roo

    Does anyone have any suggestions where to look for this species in areas around Felipe Carillo Puerto, Tulum, Coba or Muyil. I searched last time but never came across any and wonder if they are likely more local than I expected. I plan to target these this year :) Thanks, Julian
  10. Julian H

    Yucatan Birding Sites...new suggestions?

    Hi All, I will be returning to Tulum in late November again this year. My report from 2017 is on a previous thread. I plan to bird Coba, Muyil, FCP again and was hoping to explore a few other spots. Would anyone have any suggestions for areas about an hour from Tulum that may be worth...
  11. Julian H

    Gulls gone wild

    Been a while, since I posted anything here. I posted this on facebook recently.. First-winter Franklin's and two adult Laughers. Prismacolor pencil crayons.
  12. Julian H

    Japan Feb 2018 Report

    Enjoy! https://naturescapeimages.files.wordpress.com/2018/08/japan_2018_final.pdf
  13. Julian H

    Yucatan-kid friendly trip

    Last year I hit the Yucatan, basically Cozumel and Tulum area _ report here : https://naturescapeimages.wordpress.com/2018/01/06/mexico-november-2017/ This November I plan on revisiting the Yucatan with my girlfriend and our 10 year olds. Does anyone have any suggestions/recommendations for a...
  14. Julian H

    Yucatan report, November 2017

    Here's a brief report of a recent trip: https://naturescapeimages.wordpress.com/2018/01/06/mexico-november-2017/
  15. Julian H

    Blakiston's at Yoroushi

    We are in Hokkaido in late Feb 2018. The Washi-No-Ya do site is booked up during our visit. We are booked at Yoroushi Springs a little further out than Rauso. Pricewise it is comparable, but the set up may not be as easy? I think we can pay to visit Washi, but due to the cold and unpredictable...
  16. Julian H

    Parque Xel Ha, Yucatan - request for info

    This spot, north Tulum is semmingly good for birds, and has produced Ornate Hawk Egale. There is a road leading west opposite the PArque on the map, to the Dos Ojos Cenote. Can anyone expound on this spot and how/where to bird? Thanks, Julian
  17. Julian H

    Help with aternative Access to Vigia Chico Road?

    Can anyone add information whether or not the Sian Ka'an road that heads south from the 307 is accessible? See map. I plan to head from Tulum, and the option of taking this road seems more logical than driving all the way to F. Carrillo then back NE. It looks as though it should cut through...
  18. Julian H

    Advice needed for Yucatan, Mexico trip

    Initial plans to hit Belize changed to Mexico, so am researching sites. I will be based in Cozumel (3 nights) and then in Tulum (5 nights) from 18-27th Nov. I will be travelling with my girlfriend, so not a "Full-on" expedition, but my plan is to bird as much as possible. I plan to have a car...
  19. Julian H

    Birding in Belize - help wanted please

    Boys and Girls...planning a trip to Belize in late November for 8 days. It is with the intent of birding as much as is humanly possible all day, every day (sshh...don't tell the girlfriend!). I will likely get found out pretty quick, so my compromise is that I want to plan a trip that involves a...
  20. Julian H

    Hawk Owl - dusting off the pencils.

    “Winter Sentinel”. Northern Hawk Owl, Peru, New York, Jan 2009. Colored pencils on Bristol 300 Series paper. Aside from notebook stuff and things sketched on napkins, I haven't really sat down and knocked stuff out in a looonnng time – job, kids, house…you all know the deal! I decided to try...
  21. Julian H

    7D MK11 Settings for Video

    Have a 7d Mk11 that I plan on shooting some video with. Never shot much video. I understand the philosophy and theory and have the basic settings down. Settings are : FHD 29.97P (Shutter set to 60 frames per second) IPB Standard Picture Style AWB Can someone explain how i set up the camera so...
  22. Julian H

    7DMK11 - SD card help

    I have a 7DMK11. For an upcoming trip I am going to get a new 32GB CF card but will also be getting a 32GB SD card to extend my memory capacity. I don’t usually bother with the SD cards, but since I plan on shooting some video, the extra storage will be handy. I read that the write speed of the...
  23. Julian H

    7D MK 11 Image Quality, RAW vs JPEG

    In case anyone was having issues with IQ from their 7D MK 11 files, here's one area that was giving me some sleepless nights. Since I don't have an easy way to open RAW files due to outdated software/hardware, I had been shooting large jpegs. Utilizing my typical workflow, I was frustrated in...
  24. Julian H

    Crowd Twitch Pix needed

    I am doing a talk, or hopefully doing one and wondered if any old gits like myself have photos of the crowd at Landguard that thought they were watching a Paddyfield Warbler and shots of the wack-job Chiffchaff that they were actually watching. I'd be happy to give credit to the photographer if...
  25. Julian H

    Yellowstone & Tetons Summer

    Thinking of a trip to the above in the summer. Anybody been with young kids (about 7 yrs) that can suggest any non-birding activities or reasonable places to stay that may be kid-friendly in between me trying to bird and photograph. Thanks, Julian
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