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  1. Ring Billed Gull

    Ring Billed Gull

  2. Snowy Egret

    Snowy Egret

  3. Maine Flaim

    Is it worth remewing my norton antivirus?

    There are free alternatives, but I've always gone with a pay version. Norton, McAfee, or Zone Alarm. I like using the software from companies like the ones I mentioned who are on the cutting edge of the technology, but in order to do that you have to pay. I guess it depends on how much you...
  4. Maine Flaim

    Problem logging onto Outlook Express?

    My advice would be to stop using outlook and start using Thunderbird trust me, you'll never go back. I have Windows Vista with the new Windows Mail and ever since I stumbled across Thunderbird, I would never consider going back. It has a great smoothly operating calendar that fits right into...
  5. Maine Flaim

    Antivirus -sorry if this has been done before

    I use a pay anti virus/firewall (McAfee Security Suite) but I also run a few freeware programs that might help. Spybot Search and Destroy has been around for ever and can be a bit "buggy" but does a nice job of removing spyware and other nasty stuff. Windows Defender is also free and is produced...
  6. Maine Flaim

    Hello from Chicago

    Hello from the North East.
  7. Maine Flaim

    Hi everyone!

    Hello and welcome!
  8. Maine Flaim

    Hello from Illinois USA

    Hello from the North East.
  9. Gray Catbird

    Gray Catbird

  10. Maine Flaim

    Disappointed

    I have also just recently purchased the Canon 40D with two lens' one of which is the 17-85mm IS that is the focus of this discussion. I haven't done a lot of shooting with it because I've been using the 70-300mm IS to shoot birds, but I have used it enough to say I haven't had any problems with...
  11. Maine Flaim

    Comment by 'Guest' in media 'Yellow Wagtail'

    Very nice shot.
  12. Red Squirrel

    Red Squirrel

  13. Green Frog

    Green Frog

  14. Maine Flaim

    What irrates you when birding!

    People who decide to jog in pairs talking to each other at the top of their lungs with a few dogs in tow through the middle of a place clearly marked as a wildlife preserve.
  15. Maine Flaim

    Comment by 'Guest' in media 'puffin flight'

    I'm stunned by many of great flight shots I see on the forum. Nice job. Great shot.
  16. Maine Flaim

    Comment by 'Guest' in media 'Lesser Kessy'

    When your efforts pay off with shots like this, I don't think you're waisting your time. Not that beach isn't a great way to spend one's time. But I know what you mean it can be frustrating. Anyway, great shot! Beautiful bird!
  17. Maine Flaim

    Comment by 'Guest' in media 'Cedar Waxwing'

    Yeah, that would have been quite a job with the 85mm.(I originally listed the 17-85mm) It was actually at the 300mm end with the 70-300mm lens I've been using. I updated the lens in the equipment. I realized I listed the wrong lens when I read your reply. I love Cedar Waxwings as well. I was...
  18. Cedar Waxwing

    Cedar Waxwing

    I took this photo while walking on the Fore River Trail in Portland, Maine. I think this trail is one of Portlands best birding spots, which is not known to many and used by very few. I go there on a daily basis. There were a dozen or so Waxwings moving through the tree tops eating berries...
  19. Maine Flaim

    Comment by 'Guest' in media 'Peregrine'

    Very nice shot of one of my favorite birds. Thanks.
  20. Maine Flaim

    Comment by 'Guest' in media 'Hunting Time'

    Absolutely brilliant shot!!!!!!!!!
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