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    Meadow Pipit or Tree Pipit, Tuscany, Italy

    'Beauty of a picture! Beauty of a bird!
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    Comment by 'PaulCountyDurham' in media 'Nuthatch'

    'Lovely that, Chris. 'Reminded me that I haven't seen a nuthatch for months.
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    Comment by 'PaulCountyDurham' in media 'Kingfisher (2).jpg'

    'Absolutely beautiful!
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    Comment by 'PaulCountyDurham' in media 'Still hanging around'

    That's one bonny bird!
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    Comment by 'PaulCountyDurham' in media 'Mistle Thrush'

    'Beauty of a picture. Haven't seen a mistle thrush or song thrush for months.
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    Comment by 'PaulCountyDurham' in media 'citril finch'

    'Lovely colours on that bird, beautifully taken!
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    NX Studio

    At this stage, I trust NX Studio to apply the camera settings to the RAW image as opposed to trying to replicate that myself. Most of my in-camera settings are neutral anyway, and I like the ability to change the ADL setting in NX Studio so that is another advantage of running a RAW file through...
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    Comment by 'PaulCountyDurham' in media 'It's been awhile'

    'Has a bit of a look like a Wheatear there, KC. Wheatears always look like they have something to attend to. 'Similar with your bird there.
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    NX Studio

    Aye, that's a big help for me because I don't have the time nor the experience to open RAW files in Affinity and turn them into something. I don't do much to my pictures, 'try to keep them as they were with a bit of sharpening and try to give the illusion of a bit more detail. I change the white...
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    Comment by 'PaulCountyDurham' in media 'Siskin'

    'Not a bird I see often, Delia, and was able to get a close up watch for about 15 minutes. 'Pretty good table manners, she was just nibbling on her food. Contrast that with a goldfinch who obliterates anything in sight!
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    NX Studio

    'Not sure. I export to TIFF out of NX Studio to transfer to Affinity. My reasoning isn't based on anything I know, but rather on what I have read. I really do not like the RAW images in Affinity, so for me it's either RAW to NX Studio, export in TIFF and then post process in Affinity; or JPEG...
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    Comment by 'PaulCountyDurham' in media 'Song thrush'

    'Nice to see. I haven't seen a song thrush anywhere in ages.
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    Comment by 'PaulCountyDurham' in media 'Stonechat'

    She's such a beautiful little bird, lovely photo!
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    Comment by 'PaulCountyDurham' in media 'Red-breasted Flycatcher'

    'Lovely picture, Christian!
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    NX Studio

    NX Studio applies camera settings to RAW pictures, so not necessarily in their actual form in which they were taken but more detailed than JPEG.
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    'Not a common bird 'round here, so nice to see this bird today with her ('think this little bird is a female) beautiful colours.
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    Camera for birder recommendations

    With the benefit of hindsight that's exactly what I would have done. The P950 is twice the price but it's not giving you much more than what you get with the P900. The P900 doesn't have a RAW shooting option, but for people like us that doesn't matter much anyway because the difference, RAW...
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    Camera for birder recommendations

    You certainly can help yourself though, Niels, and I think the difference is stark. The only time I take pictures standing up is when the sky is hazy or cloudy and I know the impact that will have on image quality through experience, so if lying down means I'm shooting up into the sky in those...
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    Camera for birder recommendations

    I have the P950 and haven't tried bird watching mode. I have a feeling the camera is best left with pretty much everything on neutral and kept in its simplest form, and any adjustments done through post processing. What I would say about the P950 is that the active dynamic lighting feature does...
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    Camera for birder recommendations

    As long as you're doing the best you an and enjoying it, Delia, that's all that matters!
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    Camera for birder recommendations

    One of the most important things from my experience is keeping the camera steady. I read that you have an unsteady hand. It's really not easy when you're stood up no matter how steady your hand is, particularly with a long zoom, but lie down with your elbows on the ground or sit down with your...
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    Camera for birder recommendations

    I have the P950 and when I was looking for a camera I read quite a few times that it was bulky. 'Doesn't feel like that to me. I have it 'round my neck and it's comfortable.
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    Camera for birder recommendations

    And a beauty of a little bird!
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    Camera for birder recommendations

    'Similar question to what I asked myself: zoom over lens size, and similarly from a position of limited knowledge. I am confident I made the right choice for me, which obviously isn't necessarily the right choice for someone else. If you have a look at my pictures of a kingfisher taken with...