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Everything posted by lonestranger

  1. I like the composition/crop of the edited version but I prefer the original duck over the edited duck. The edited duck looks hazy(for lack of a better word) to me.
  2. Yes, I could put a 2x extender on the 300mm f/2.8 for a 600mm f/5.6 lens, and/or, I could put a 2x and 1.4 extender with the 300mm for a 840mm f/8 combo. I could also use a crop body to increase the focal length another 1.6x. There's lots of options I could work with but I'd rather work with the 100-400mm mark ii lens. ?
  3. I just have to push him a little bit and he'll slide right off.
  4. Unacceptable!!! True, but still unacceptable.
  5. The video shows as a white screen that won't play for me. I'm not sure how to post a video uploaded to Whatbird, you may want to try uploading your videos to UTube and then copy and paste the link into the message box, that's how I do it.
  6. I remember thinking, during the heat of last summer, that it'd be nice if the nectar was served chilled. This is not what I had in mind.
  7. Last call for captions The discussion was long and well debated but in the end they decided that without the stone foundation, the fence may not have supported them all.
  8. Here's a few links. https://www.birdwatchingdaily.com/news/birdwatching/disease-outbreak-sparks-calls-to-take-down-bird-feeders/ https://www.wesa.fm/environment-energy/2021-07-04/public-asked-to-remove-bird-feeders-to-slow-spread-of-mysterious-bird-disease-in-pennsylvania https://www.nbcboston.com/news/local/mass-residents-urged-to-take-down-bird-feeders-as-mystery-disease-spreads/2430525/
  9. Welcome to Whatbird, @ashleyw. As you suspected, Chukars are not one of our local species but it still must have been pretty cool to see one wandering around.
  10. Maybe I have the two birds oriented now, or maybe not. Short-eared owl?
  11. I am having a hard time orienting the bird(s), are there one or two birds?
  12. I am not an IT guy, @UnknownVT, but have you tried rebooting your modem? My brother recently had issues accessing websites and rebooting the modem/router solved his problem. As tech support suggested, he unplugged it for a few minutes and everything worked as expected when he plugged it back in.
  13. It looks like @Aveschapines tag didn't work in the above post.
  14. Caption this poor photo, and let me just set things straight right off the bat, "Poor Photo" is not an acceptable caption.
  15. I'm not sure there is such a thing as enough reach. My P900 has 2000mm at maximum zoom and I still end up using the digital zoom to boost it up to as much as 8000mm at times. My current DSLR set up is much shorter in focal range than I'd like and I do find myself yearning for a longer lens on a crop body camera like I used to have. What I have now can take some great photos but I am often pushing it beyond it's focal reach and then trying to salvage an extremely cropped photo. So that'd be a big NO, 420mm is not enough reach for me, but I have the P900 as a long lens alternative for now.
  16. I'm sure I look goofy being stooped over or crawling on my knees while I am grabbing a handful of dirt and inspecting it for hidden treasures. I hope that I might peak the curiosity of the nearby wildlife without going to the extent that the stoat/ermine/short-tailed weasel does when it tries to get closer to it's target. If I start rolling on the ground and start flopping around, it won't be to attract the attention of anything but the paramedics.
  17. Looks like it's fast food delivery for dinner tonight.
  18. Stalking birds just doesn't work for me. If I try to be stealthy and sneak closer to a bird, they seem to sense that they're being stalked and jump into alert mode and fly off at the slightest of movement. I have better luck making my presence known in a non threatening manner and slowly work myself closer to the bird while trying to be obvious that my interest is elsewhere. I will bend over and dig in the grass/dirt for a bit and then look around nervously, while avoiding eye contact, and then move to a new patch of grass/dirt to dig in. I'm not sure if my theory stands up to scrutiny, but I think that acting like a gatherer makes me look less like a hunter and therefore less likely to spook wildlife. If I come in like a hunter, the wildlife acts accordingly and hides.
  19. Look buddy, as impressive as your display is, it might work better if you tried it on the females, I'm not interested.
  20. Old shot of a Mourning Dove waving at the camera.
  21. If I can just get my beak in far enough I'll look like a different species and really confuse those birders.
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