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  1. Kevin Wade

    Manfrotto 055 Carbon Fibre c/w horizontal column

    On pulling out the central column of this tripod, the sleeve and ring "exploded" into bits. I have all the parts, but there is a small black wedge which I'm unsure as to how or where it fits. The red metal sleeve now slides up too early, i.e. before the central column is fully extended, so...
  2. Kevin Wade

    Trinovid HD

    Anyone tried these new models yet - Trinovid HD in 8x42 and 10x42 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_2XPE5VW7Y
  3. Kevin Wade

    Alpirsbach Black Forest

    Hi all I will be spending a few nights in Alpirsbach on a family holiday at the end of July this year. Can anyone recommend any nearby locations that I could visit to catch up with some of the species that don't occur down here in the south of Spain? Many thanks
  4. Kevin Wade

    Dragonfly id pease..

    This from the south of Spain today.
  5. Kevin Wade

    dragonfly id please..

    This from the S. Spain today... Thanks!
  6. Kevin Wade

    Dragonfly for id - southern Spain

    A few of these arround at the moment, so I guess they are pretty common, but have no idea of an id. Can anyone help?
  7. Kevin Wade

    Manual AF point selection pattern

    Can anyone explain to me the Cn-III-7 custom function on the 7D. I am using AF single point expansion for flyers against a clear background and wonder if changing this setting between 0 and 1 makes any difference?
  8. Kevin Wade

    First orchid of the season?

    Took this photograph this evening of an Ophrys fusca, whilst out walking the dog!
  9. Kevin Wade

    First Orchid of the year??

    Took these today and wondered if anyone could ID the plant for me? Thanks!!
  10. Kevin Wade

    Fungi in Spain for ID

    Took this photograph today. Any ideas on ID? Was on quite a rocky slope with a few pine trees,
  11. Kevin Wade

    Fungi in Spain for ID

    Here's two pictures of a fungi found two weeks ago near Marbella in the south of Spain - any ideas on the species?
  12. Kevin Wade

    Insect skin

    Does anyone know what insect this was? It's just the shell of an insect that was attached to the bark of a pine tree in southern Spain. Looks like it has been sucked dry (by another insect?)
  13. Kevin Wade

    Spanish Photography Site

    I thought members might be interested in browsing through some superb bird photographs on the Hispanic photography forum, Fotonatura. See what you think, following this link: http://www.fotonatura.org/galerias/galeria.php?id_galeria=1
  14. Kevin Wade

    Monopod Head

    Which sort of head works best for use with a monopod? I have a Manfrotto 679 monopod and would use it mainly to support a Nikon D70s with Sigma 50-500 lens.
  15. Kevin Wade

    African Spoonbill

    Posting this picture of an African Spoonbill, Platalea alba, found by John Butler, while guiding myself and Mark Walters in an area John calls "the reedbeds", close to Dehesa de Abajo in the DoƱana area on 6 July. It was feeding in the company of two Eurasian Spoonbills. This is probably the...
  16. Kevin Wade

    Travelling Abroad

    How do birders carry their heavy tripods and large scopes when travelling abroad by air?
  17. Kevin Wade

    128RC v 700RC2

    What are the basic differences between these two Manfrotto heads? Kevin