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    Sites nearby to Kings Lynn

    Titchwell is an obvious alternative and you should be able to get a bus to the reserve possibly with a change in Hunstanton. Have a good day. Tony
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    Holme, Norfolk Last July

    Hi Many thanks for the replies - much appreciated. Regards Tony
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    Holme, Norfolk Last July

    I only started looking at dragonflies last summer and I'm gradually working through my pictures. I think this maybe a Yellow- Winged Darter but would appreciate confirmation. If it's not a positive ID would be appreciated along with the distinguishing features. Taken at Holme Reserve 26 July...
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    Darters in Hunstanton, Norfolk

    Thanks to you all for ID and finer points which will help me in the future. Tony
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    Darters in Hunstanton, Norfolk

    Hi I've only recently started taking an interest in dragonflies so would appreciate help identifying this pair. I can't decide whether they are red veined darters or common darters with the pink hydrangea bush giving the impression of red veins. Thoughts and reasons why would be appreciated...
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    Switch from Canon equioment to smaller system

    Thanks to everyone for the suggestions. No decision yet but my wife has recently started using a Panasonic FZ1000 and is getting some excellent results. Hasn't tried birds in flight yet but for static birds the results take some beating. Tony
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    Panasonic FZ1000 Review...

    Noise Reduction and Sharpness Settings Has anyone worked out what they consider to be the ideal menu settings for these two features that still manage to preserve good feather detail etc? Tony
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    Switch from Canon equioment to smaller system

    Many thanks for your replies. I think I'll hold off on making a decision until a longer lens becomes available in 4/3 format. Tony
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    Switch from Canon equioment to smaller system

    Hi For the last few years I've being using a Canon 7D and 300 2.8 lens and teleconvertors for my bird photography and have been very happy with the results. Following surgical operations on both hands I am now finding it increasingly difficult to carry and hold this package. As I like the...
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    Canon 300mm f2.8 Firmware Update

    Following my original post I took my lens to the Canon service centre at Elstree last Thursday. They emailed me the following day to say they update had been completed. I telephoned them on Monday and they were happy to courier the lens back to me. It arrived on Tuesday, updated, fully checked...
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    Panasonic FZ1000 Review...

    Some very good images seem to be achievable. Has anyone tried birds in flight yet? If so, with what result and what limitations? Tony
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    Canon 300mm f2.8 Firmware Update

    This was posted on 'Canon Rumors' of 19 September. Has anyone had their lens updated yet? If so with what results? "To the Users of the EF300mm f/2.8L IS II USM, EF400mm f/2.8L IS II USM, EF500mm f/4L IS II USM, and EF600mm f/4L IS II USM Interchangeable Lenses for Canon Digital SLR Cameras...
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    Snettisham High Tides

    Thanks for the replies, especially to Tom for his link to the tide times. Tony
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    Snettisham High Tides

    Hi We're going to Norfolk next week and want to take in Snettisham for the famous roosts. I know that it may not yet the best time of year but hopefully it will still be worthwhile. My question is - How high does the tide have to be to see the birds to their best effect? Thanks Tony
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    ? Warbler. Berkshire

    Thanks for the replies. Sedge was my first instinct but a small back garden on a modern housing estate didn't strike me a likely location for one. Tony
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    ? Warbler. Berkshire

    A couple of rather poor pictures of what I think to be a warbler in our garden this afternoon. A positive ID would be appreciated. Thanks Tony
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    In Car Charging

    Hi Martyn How about a Halfords Car Powerpoint. I've had one for a couple of years and find it works very well. As it has an output of 120 watts it's also useful for powering a laptop etc. Tony
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    Snettisham Query

    Thanks for the confirmation - much appreciated. Tony
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    Snettisham Query

    Photographed this at Snettisham this morning. I'm thinking it might be a Redstart but confirmation or other suggestions would be welcome. Thanks in anticipation. ony
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    Gull ID - Norfolk

    I'm rubbish at gull ID so I'd appreciate help with this one. Species and age would be appreciated. Thanks Tony
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    Photoshop Elements 11

    I currently use PE10 to process my images and am thinking of upgrading to PE11. Has anyone found the upgrade worthwhile for processing bird photographs? In particular I notice a feature called "Refine Edge" (which I understand has been in the full-blown PS for some time). Has anyone any...
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    Sandwich Terns

    Just got up and pulled the curtains. Looking out on the golf course in front of our holiday home at Hunstanton and there is the usual selection of what at first site appeared to be hundreds of gulls but, looking closer, 131 of them are Sandwich Terns. Probably not that rare in Norfolk but it's...
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    Unidentified at Titchwell

    Many thanks for the replies -much apprecited. Tony
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    Unidentified at Titchwell

    I know it's probably obvious to most but I can't positively identify this one. Thanks in anticipation. Tony
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    Photo Books

    I'm considering producing a photo book of bird pictures for a local group. I could probably produce something myself but wonder if any members have experience of the commercial companies producing such products in the UK. Looking on the internet there are several options available but all seem...
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