AbeakerZ

Lives in United States AZ, United States
Joined on Sep 18, 2005

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  • Replied in Thanks
    Thanks guys. I love the Costas too but in my yard I have a male Annas that has declared it his territory so that's all I see there. At my office there is an Annas nest with two babies. I'll try and ...
  • Taken last month at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix.
  • A little late to the party this week. These were taken back on the 4th, just finished playing with them on Saturday. A green heron. Pretty significant crops. It's amazing just how much neck they ...
  • He's always up high hunting. I never see him dive I caught him once with a fish but it was so far away it was a worthless photo. Sometimes the hunting shots are good too. Someday I'll get him with ...
  • Got a call from the cops today. They wanted to ask me some questions about what I saw and the photos I took of them. It seems one of the young ones was wearing a shirt with a company name and ...
  • Thanks Ken. It seems that when I grew tired of waiting and taking more photos of him buried in the branches I wandered off to other parts of the preserve. I learned when I came back that he had ...
  • Thanks Milt. Based on what I saw at Whatbird that is what I thought too.
  • This one is an unusual sight for us. People told me it is a least bittern but it does not have the black cap. Perhaps it is a juvenile. People said the American bittern is a much larger bird. This ...
  • Dang it, posted in the wrong thread. Hopefully copy and paste will work. As a water conservation person I am enjoying the rain we are having. I just wish it would happen when I'm working and not on ...
  • As a water conservation person I am enjoying the rain we are having. I just wish it would happen when I'm working and not on the weekends. These were shot on the 5th. A coot. A male Kestrel posed ...
  • Replied in Thanks all
    It looks like the APO 1.4 will do what I need for the 70-200 and the Nikon 200-500.
  • Replied in Thanks everyone
    It sounds like the Sigma 1.4 will do what I need for the 70-200 and on my Nikon 200-500.
  • Created question thread TC for Sigma lens on Nikon Body
    I have a Nikon D500 and a Sigma 70-200 2.8 DG OS lens. I'd like to add a 1.4 TC to it. Of course Sigma says to use their 1.4 EX DG APO  converter to maintain all controls. I also have Nikon lenses ...
  • Thanks all. Ken, 1/25th is hard for a short lens except the miracle shot. The Bigma was always  a bit "chattery" on my E-30, worse on the 510 where there was too much contrast areas i.e. pintails. ...
  • These were taken the day after Christmas when I met Ken and his wife there. He had his new Mk II and the 300 F4. What a remarkably small camera. I may have to rent one and see if it does OK with ...
  • Took this week off to play with my new gear. It's cloudy and rainy out until at least Wednesday, go figure. I found this older directory that I hadn't processed. Good thing I went poking around, ...
  • Look good Ken. I enjoyed our trek yesterday. I did a quick scan of my images and I got some good perched hummers too, although none with the tongue. I'll run through mine in earnest this weekend.
  • Taken the weekend before last. Lots of things to do for the holidays can keep me busy with things other than chasing the birds. A nicely posed sparrow. A hunting snowy egret. Another strutting about ...
  • When I put my OEM Nikon 18a in the Wasabi charger the percentage lights come on and increased over time. When it was done the top LED for the slot I had the battery in lit up.
  • Look above the percentage lights and you will see two other lights, one for each bay. They do not light up until the battery is fully charged. Once charged you will see it.
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