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03-26-2020, 03:14 PM - 1 Like   #33121
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Thanks Des. I havenít seen too many fantails here, and certainly none this season. The teenage colours fooled me.
Perhaps I need a second book for cross checking.
(But then, your services are very cheap).

03-26-2020, 04:06 PM   #33122
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QuoteOriginally posted by MossyRocks Quote
Love the female cardinal and squirrel picture. The look on the cardinal says what is this idiot doing in reference to the squirrel, or it does to me.
It does give off a "Can you believe this?!" look doesn't it? Lol. My thought was the Cardinal looking at me wondering what the heck I was doing, like how dare I interrupt.
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03-27-2020, 01:53 AM   #33124
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(But then, your services are very cheap).
The bill is in the mail. ;-)
Australian Bird Guide is very good and probably the most authoritative now. It adds some information that you don't get in other guides.

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These were taken with my K-5/Sigma 800mm F5.6 APO EX/Gitzo 5532LS. Stay safe everyone.





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The bill is in the mail. ;-)
Australian Bird Guide is
Thanks Des. I have ordered the guide.
When your bill comes I will put it in the shoebox raffle drawer, and we will see if it comes out in the monthly drawer.
If you complain about the long delay, it won't be in subsequent drawers.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Kobie Quote
My thought was the Cardinal looking at me wondering what the heck I was doing, like how dare I interrupt.
That would be another good idea of what is going on. Either way I like it.
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These were taken with my K-5/Sigma 800mm F5.6 APO EX/Gitzo 5532LS. Stay safe everyone.





Very nice...So, you don't need your FA 600 anymore ?

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Very nice...So, you don't need your FA 600 anymore ?
I think Gary's got all the long lens in his car and use the ones that is most appropriate for the situation.
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QuoteOriginally posted by rod_grant Quote
Thanks Des. I have ordered the guide.
When your bill comes I will put it in the shoebox raffle drawer, and we will see if it comes out in the monthly drawer.
If you complain about the long delay, it won't be in subsequent drawers.
The Menkhorst et al Australian Bird Guide has a well-deserved reputation as a model book of its type. but like the Sibley guide for NA birds, it's a stay-at-home, too big & heavy to carry conveniently in the field, and not really formatted for that purpose. The reason for the immense success of the Petersen field guides was that they were pocketable, originally in hard cover but later in either hard or soft cover, gave minimum information necessary in print, and had plates with numerous birds of a group on one page with little tick marks indicating critical details for identification. Also, I have found one flaw in the ABG is the index. Unless you know the exact name of a bird, you cannot get to the correct page. You cannot, for example, go to the index and be directed to one or more plates that show all "wrens" or all "blackbirds" or all "hawks." But, a book cannot do everything.
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Very nice...So, you don't need your FA 600 anymore ?

I always carry 2 cameras/ lenses in the car.

I'm still using the FA*600mm F4 ED [IF]/Gitzo 5532LS








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I always carry 2 cameras/ lenses in the car.

I'm still using the FA*600mm F4 ED [IF]/Gitzo 5532LS







Wow, your pictures are always incredible! Amazing job!
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Last weekend I made it out for a bit. Wanted to find some swans was successful but the sky carp are out in force. Neither of these images were cropped both were shot with the Sigma 300mm f/4 APO Macro

Sky Carp:


Trumpeter Swan:

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Kite food (more a snack I guess)

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