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    Cuckoo- Oman

    I think it's a Common Cuckoo. Taken on the 16th October 2018 in Oman (Middle East). Grateful for any thoughts on the ID. Thanks Andrew
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    EOS M firmware update

    The latest firmware update for the EOS M camera is now available for download. Canon estimate a 2.3 X increase in one shot AF speed. I've installed it and yes the AF is greatly improved. I've only tried it with the 18-55 mm lens so far, not with the 22mm or EF /EFs lenses via the adapter...
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    Kenko Pro 300 DGX on Canon

    Firstly apologies as I'm sure this question has probably been done to death before. I have a Sigma 500 DG and regularly use it on both a 7D and 1D4. Unfortunately AF with either a Sigma or Canon 1.4TC is very hit and miss with this lens on either body (pins taped). AF is impossible on either...
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    Dippers in Derbyshire

    Hi Can anybody tell me if I stand a reasonable chance of seeing Dippers in the Matlock / Bakewell areas of Derbyshire. Does anybody know of any rivers / streams that offer a good chance in this area? I only have 1 day to visit so any info on good spots would be very much appreciated. Many...
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    Warbler ID

    Hi Looking for an ID to this Warbler. At first I thought maybe a Citrine wagtail but the shape of the head and beak just don't look right. Taken in Muscat, Oman Middle East today 4.11.11 Many thanks Andrew
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    Dunlin or Curlew Sandpiper

    Hi Looking for some help with this one from the Middle East. I cant decide if its a Dunlin or Curlew Sandpiper. Would welcome others thoughts on the ID. Thanks Andrew
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    Zenfolio hacked????

    I have an online gallery on Zenfolio from this morning whenever I access the account under my user name I'm being taken to random other users accounts. If anybody else has a Zenfolio account can you check if your Http://yourname.zenfolio.com is taking you where you expect it to? Thanks Andrew
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    Canon 50D shutter Count

    Apologies as I'm sure this has been asked before. can anybody recomend a download that will retrieve the shutter count information for a anon 50D? Many thanks Andrew
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    What do people prefer?

    I've been posting here for quite a while now and recently have been wondering what people actually prefer to see regarding bird shots. I've attached two pictures of a Turnstone, the same image but cropped differently. The first cropped (IMHO) to give a pleasing composition that sets the bird off...
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    Norfolk trip

    Hi I shall be in north Norfolk for a couple of days 30th and 31st march if anybody would like to meet up for a day out with the cameras I'd love to come along too Andrew
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    Halcyon River Diaries, Xmas special

    For all those who enjoyed the original series there's a one off Christmas special on the 27th at 18:10 on BBC1. Andrew
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    Off to titchwell

    Hi I'm off to to RSPB Titchwell tomorrow for the day. My first visit. I have a book which sings the praises of Titchwell but would welcome any suggestions of the best parts of the reserve to visit. Thanks Andrew
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    Birding Near Holt Norfolk

    Hi, I'm planning to spend a few days in Holt in April. A quick google search lists Cley and salhouse marshes as good birding oportunity sights. Can anybody give me some speciifcs on these NWT sites and what's typically to be seen in April? Also any other good spots to visit? I know Minsmere...
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    Sigma rear drop-in filter

    Hi, Can anybody explain to me how to remove the filter from the holder on a sigma rear drop-in filter holder. I dont want to force anything with it but I simply cannot see how the filter is removed from the holder. My original instructions are in storage in the UK and I couldnt find anything on...
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    Dark Images nikon D300

    I seem to have a problem with my Nikon D300 or lens not sure which. A couple of weeks ago the camera began to display an F0 reading and wouldnt focus. I cleaned the lens and camera contacts (sigma 50-500) and all seemed Ok. Yesterday I used it again and although no f0 reading a lot of the images...