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  1. 2 hours ago, chipperatl said:

    Continental Divide with John Belushi. Β He travels to the Rockies to write a story about a lady studying Bald Eagles. Β They go to find one of the juveniles and it is footage of an adult Golden Eagle. Β The Eagle eventually lands in a nest with 2 fairly obvious Bald Eagle decoys on the nest. Β 

    This reminds me of a question I can't seem to find a concrete answer to- how many years does it really take for juvenile Bald Eagles to achieve fully adult plumage?

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  3. 2 hours ago, lonestranger said:

    Are you sure? If you can turn off the camera's image stabilization and still say that, then you're doing good. If you benefit from the camera's image stabilization though, you may benefit from a tripod's stabilization more than you realize, especially when zooming out past 600mm which is only half your max zoom. Camera shake gets more noticeable the longer our zoomΒ  gets and 600+mm is a pretty long lens in any format to be using without stabilization when aiming for top quality photos. Although they aren't always convenient, tripods will help produce better photos.Β 

    I'm not sure how to turn that off...Anyway, that's a good point, thanks! Although in most cases it won't be practical for me running around in the field and trying to take photos before the bird flies away in five seconds or less.

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  4. 5 hours ago, Charlie Spencer said:

    Remind us what your equipment is.Β  That isn't coming through in the metadata for your eBird posts.

    My camera is a Lumix FZ80.

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    5 hours ago, Charlie Spencer said:

    What do you do with your photos?Β 

    • Do you use them strictly in electronic format - wallpaper, posting to eBird, sharing, etc.?Β  If so, are they viewed mostly on a TV, large monitor, tablet, or phone?
    • Do you print them?Β  If so, what sizes?Β  Are they for personal use, giving to friends, semi-professional sales?

    Yeah, I'm just using them electronically, I view them on a laptop. I haven't printed any of my photos yet.

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    5 hours ago, Charlie Spencer said:

    Are you shooting mostly at maximum zoom?Β  Optical only or do you have digital zoom enabled?Β  Mostly autofocus or manual?

    I usually shoot close to maximum zoom, I only use optical zoom. I then crop my photos on my computer which works well because my files are usually very large. I use autofocus which works pretty well on my camera.

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    11 hours ago, Charlie Spencer said:

    Are you using a tripod or other support?Β Β Is your lens clean?Β  Do you have only a screen or do you have a viewfinder too?

    No tripod, I haven't had a problem with shaky hands. My lens is quite clean, I always replace the lens cap quickly and store the camera properly. I have the option to use screen and viewfinder, and I've been using the screen as it's easier for me.Β 

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    11 hours ago, Charlie Spencer said:

    Do you floss regularly and brush with a fluoride toothpaste?Β  :classic_biggrin:Β 

    Lol, I don't tend to use fluoride, but I brush and floss regularly and always get an "A" grade from my dentist!

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  5. 9 minutes ago, IKLland said:

    A Β Juvenile?Β 

    Not sure, it could just be scruffy. Either way, I can't see this as anything else with those features and I believe Clay-colored Sparrows would never show white tail feathers that obvious.

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