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  1. John In Ireland

    Pulling my hair out! Canon 90D

    Ok so I set to Manual mode. I set my exposure to 1/1000. Fine. Next time I shoot the exposure time has altered??? It is always dropping to a longer exposure and not always the same value. So I have to check to see if my exposure has altered before taking the next shot??? Any ideas?
  2. John In Ireland

    Is this a Little-ringed Plover? Portugal

    Is this a Little-ringed Plover. Taken today at Alvor in the Algarve.
  3. John In Ireland

    Crested and Pendulin Tit Algarve

    Can anyone recommend a good place to see Crested and Pendulin Tit in central to west of the Algarve in October?
  4. John In Ireland

    BOP ID Ireland

    I thought this looked like a juvenile sparrow hawk. Flying high and gliding around which put doubts in my mind. Any confirmation appreciated thank you.
  5. John In Ireland

    Hoverfly ID Ireland

    I didn't realise how many different hoverflies there were. I know most have to be identified by dissection or microscopic means. I was wondering if anyone could give me a guide to this one. Can anyone recommend a good site for identification guides?
  6. John In Ireland

    ID BOP Ireland Co. Leitrim

    Looks like a Kestrel but its behaviour threw me a bit. No hovering just circling and gliding. Taken at a very far distance hence the quality. The tail feathers threw me a bit as well. Any confirmations? Buzzard? Too far for me to tell.
  7. John In Ireland

    Insect ID Ireland

    Would anyone know the name of this tiny insect? About 1cm long.
  8. John In Ireland

    Wildflower ID Ireland

    Could anyone help ID this flower please?
  9. John In Ireland

    Wildflower ID Ireland

    Two flowers together here that I have not seen before. Does anyone recognise them? Sligo coastline in Ireland.
  10. John In Ireland

    Orchid Ireland

    I came across this flower in Athlone Ireland on the edge of Lough Ree. It looks like some kind of orchid to me but cant find a definite identification. Help needed please. At first I thought marsh orchid but I'm not sure.
  11. John In Ireland

    YLG Portugal?

    I think this would be a juvenile yellow-legged gull. Could Anyone confirm please? Algarve October.
  12. John In Ireland

    Camera bag. Nikon P1000

    Can anyone recommend a camera bag that fits the P1000 with a belt loop? Struggling to find one to fit.
  13. John In Ireland

    Broad Scarlet? Alagarve Portugal

    Is this a Broad Scarlet (Crocothemis erythraea). Portugal in May
  14. John In Ireland

    White Wagtail Portugal?

    Is this a white wagtail? Seen at Vilamoura reed beds in the Algarve in January. Apologies for the quality. Seen at distance with heavy crop.
  15. John In Ireland

    Crested or Thekla Portugal

    I would take this as a Thekla but only going on location alone. Taken at Sagres in Portugal. Can anyone confirm please?
  16. John In Ireland

    Sea Aster Portugal?

    Is this a yellow sea aster? Taken in the Algarve flowering in January.
  17. John In Ireland

    Portugal Dragonfly ID

    Can any ID this Dragonfly for me please?
  18. John In Ireland

    Dragonflies Portugal

    Are these Migrant Hawker or Lesser Emperor?
  19. John In Ireland

    Portugal - Slender-billed Gull?

    Is this a slender bill?
  20. John In Ireland

    Audouin's Gull?

    Are these Audouin's Gull? Poor quality taken from a video clip. Taken in the Algarve Portugal. October
  21. John In Ireland

    Millipede Algarve Portugal

    Saw this in the Algarve. it is lighter than the Portuguese ( Ommatoiulus moreleti ) just wondered if it was a variant.
  22. John In Ireland

    Gull ID Algarve Portugal

    I thought this may be a 3rd winter Yellow-legged Gull but now not so sure. Can anyone confirm please?
  23. John In Ireland

    Nikon P1000

    I have been looking for an upgrade from my Canon SX50 for a long time. The SX70 reviews do not look good. (Unless anyone knows differently.) I want 4K and a bit more zoom. 83x optical on the Nikon P900 is about right I think. But it doesn't have 4K. I was wondering what the P1000 would be like...
  24. John In Ireland

    Peregrine - Algarve

    Is this a Peregrine Falcon? Alvor Portugal in May.
  25. John In Ireland

    Insect ID Portugal

    Anyone seen one of these before? Looks like a green wasp! Algarve during October.