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  1. birdie πŸ¦… #241: πŸŸ₯πŸŸ¨πŸŸ©β¬›β¬›β¬› https://birdiegame.net/
  2. Personally, I don't care for titles associated with my name. I don't even let my nieces and nephews call me Uncle Glen, the Uncle part is a descriptive title to explain the family relationship to others, it's not part of my name. I drove my point home when I started calling my brothers children by title, Nephew A, and Niece B, everytime they called me Uncle Glen. I prefer titles to be used when talking about me, I prefer it to be more personal and just my name used when someone is talking to me. Call me Mr Mercer just once, and I will quickly tell you that my name is Glen, not Mr.. So don't worry about offending me by not adding a title to my name, but don't be offended if I don't add a title to your name. It's not a lack of respect, I just find titles somewhat cold and impersonal. No offense intended Mr Spencer, Sir.?
  3. I'm not sure if I should be offended or not, I don't recall ever being referred to as Mr. or Sir. πŸ˜†
  4. birdie πŸ¦… #240: πŸŸ₯πŸŸ©β¬›β¬›β¬›β¬› https://birdiegame.net/
  5. If I was shopping online for a tripod to use with a scope, I think I'd be happy with your selection, more so if I was shopping with your money.πŸ‘ Opinion offered. πŸ™‚
  6. If you take a little stool with you, (the kind you sit on, not the other kind silly), the tripod's max height won't matter as much and you'll be more comfortable for those longer viewings. Yeah, I am lazy and usually sit with my legs tucked right into the tripod's legs when I can. I don't know much about jack squatting, nor do I want to. πŸ˜‰ I don't know much about tripods for that matter, so your due diligence is in order. I'll share my preferences with you from my past experiences with mostly cheap end tripod legs, none of them over $150. I prefer cam-lock legs over twist-lock legs, I find them easier to use but have no idea if they lock any better. Extension arms and monopod conversions are features that I would probably never use if I had them. Multiple locking angles for the legs is really handy for uneven terrain, one leg could be used nearly horizontally while the two other legs are nearly vertical. I like having spikes AND rubber feet to my legs, the rubber feet rotate in/out to hide/expose the spikes. I seldom use the spikes but I do have occasions where I take advantage of the fact that they are there.
  7. Do you plan to use the tripod for photography when you're not using the scope? The reason I ask is the max height without raising the centre column on this one seems short for photography, at least for me. I like my camera high enough that I'm not stooping over when I look through the viewfinder, without raising the centre post. Google says that it's recommended to get a tripod as tall as you are. "A tripod should at least match your height so that you do not have to bend to look into the viewfinder. Once you put your camera on a tripod, the viewfinder should be at eye level. It is fine if it goes higher than your eye level because you can always adjust the legs to be shorter." (emphasis in bold is their's, not mine) I know that height doesn't apply the same for spotting scopes because of the angled eyepiece, but it's something to consider if you want your tripod to double for both scope and camera support. Being 6' tall myself, I would want a taller tripod than the 52.4" of this one, even if I was mounting an angled scope to it. You may want to use a tape measure and see what height range you'd be comfortable looking through a viewfinder/eyepiece at and shop accordingly. Keep in mind that the tripod head and scope/camera will put the eyepiece a little higher than the tripod's max height. Max Height without Center Column 52.4" / 133 cm
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  9. birdie πŸ¦† #239: πŸŸ₯πŸŸ₯πŸŸ₯πŸŸ©β¬›β¬› https://birdiegame.net/
  10. I was another Wrentit that had to choose options that didn't apply more often than not.
  11. I just tried the website and couldn't access it, so it's not just you.
  12. BRDL 355 πŸͺΆπŸͺΆπŸ₯šπŸ₯š πŸͺΆπŸͺΆπŸ₯šπŸ₯š πŸ₯šπŸ¦πŸ¦πŸ¦ 🐦🐦🐦🐦
  13. birdie 🦒 #238: πŸŸ₯πŸŸ₯🟨🟨🟨🟨 https://birdiegame.net/
  14. Are you sure it's only a dream? One day you'll have the nightmare of trying to identify weird-looking ducks that might be hybrids...in bad lighting...but you'll be awake!!!!
  15. Take a walk through the trails of my old backyard and you'd have a good chance of actually feeling their wings. Seriously, those suckers would sit hidden along the trail's edge and wait until you were right on top of them before scaring the breakfast out of you when they finally took flight. It wasn't a matter of us spooking the birds, they were definitely the ones doing the spooking.
  16. I agree with @Monkeylenz and @Charlie Spencer. I like the crop for showcasing the bird, but I like the aesthetics of the uncropped image. Having said that, I suspect that a very slight trimming off the bottom and left side would be my preference for computer wallpaper or printing.
  17. I think you've got your alphabet letters confused, @Charlie Spencer. The C for Celsius and the F for Fahrenheit are on either side of the ED combination, they are NOT a part of the ED equation. I'd suggest googling 'ED' for a better understanding, but I suspect you already know what you'd find.
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  19. birdie πŸ¦‰ #237: πŸŸ₯πŸŸ¨πŸŸ¨πŸŸ©β¬›β¬› https://birdiegame.net/
  20. 20ED??? 😁 Seriously though, all things being equal, wouldn't the larger objective lens be brighter and therefore better?
  21. BRDL 353 πŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸͺΆ πŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸͺΆ πŸͺΆπŸ₯šπŸ¦πŸ₯š πŸ₯šπŸ¦πŸ¦πŸ¦ πŸ₯šπŸ¦πŸ¦πŸ¦ 🐦🐦🐦🐦
  22. birdie 🦒 #236: πŸŸ₯πŸŸ©β¬›β¬›β¬›β¬› https://birdiegame.net/
  23. BRDL 352 πŸ₯šπŸͺΆπŸ₯šπŸͺΆ πŸͺΆπŸ₯šπŸͺΆπŸ₯š πŸͺΆπŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸͺΆ πŸ₯šπŸ¦πŸ₯šπŸ¦ 🐦🐦🐦🐦
  24. birdie πŸ¦† #235: πŸŸ₯πŸŸ©β¬›β¬›β¬›β¬› https://birdiegame.net/
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