81258606

Lives in United States Springfield, United States
Works as a Retired
Joined on Apr 12, 2007

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  • I shoot mainly birds with a Nikon D500 and a 500mm lens hand held.  I shoot all birds but many small birds and sometimes they are in the shade. When I make my next equipment move, I may well go ...
  • I believe they are young birds and if male, may have a lot of testosterone flowing.
  • I suspect each bird was trying to protect his fishing spot, even though they moved about from place to place. The great egrets were displaying at each other also but seemed less confrontational. ...
  • Created discussion thread Great Blue Heron fight
    One of our local wetlands has ideal conditions for waders - low water and lots of food.  I was fortunate to catch two herons having a fight.  I don't think there was major damage.
  • I browsed your galleries - many "knock your socks off" images!  I recognized a few birds from Costa Rica - I made my first trip there this past March. I'd be happy with a full-size 600mm lens as ...
  • Not sure that many Nikon shooters share my interest in this matter.  I shoot a D500 with the latest 500mm lens.  I'm very happy with this combo but would not mind some improved dynamic range and ...
  • Created discussion thread Thoughts on a Sony migration
    I'm mostly a bird and nature (animals, insects, flowers) photographer.  My main birding gear is a Nikon D500 and the newest 500mm lens which I hand-hold.  I shoot birds in flight, perched, and ...
  • Created discussion thread Humor in the natural world
    The other day, I caught a rabbit that appears to be sticking his tongue out at me.  (Most likely, he was ridding himself of some bad grass) Also, I had this carolina wren appear to mimic a ...
  • Created discussion thread Barn Swallows and raptors with RX10M4
    I find the RX10M4 does well when there are fast-moving subjects at closer range. Of course, it does well under most shooting assignments. The other day, some barn swallows were close and cooperative: ...
  • Created discussion thread More bird photos Magee Marsh RX10M4
    After hearing my fellow birders extoll Magee Marsh, I finally made the trip last month. I learned that Magee is a bit crowded and is not generally a place for tripods due to crowding on the ...
  • Created discussion thread Flash extender for RX10M4?
    Has anyone rigged a flash extender (better beamer, fresnel) on an RX10M4?  I suppose it would be good to also have a bracket to raise the flash off of the hotshoe.  Or maybe it would do fine on a ...
  • I had mine in a backpack and slipped on river rocks and went backwards.  Water got in the backpack and my RX10M4 got wet.  I dried it out but it failed to function and I replaced it. Same time my ...
  • Just a status report after the excellent feedback.  I deleted my previews file (approx 230 GB) and resumed using LR as normal.  The new previews file is < 1 GB and the image display to my laptop ...
  • Created question thread Lightroom previews file
    I have a large catalog with about 200,000 images.  Recently I noticed that my previews file was about 230 GB on a 512 GB macbook pro SSD. I have my LR catalog on the macbook SSD and the images on ...
  • I have a working hypothesis for my problem reported a number of months ago.  Another forum reader suggested the answer when I first brought it up.  I believe the issue is the video hardware on my ...
  • Seems to have fixed itself although I rebooted before posting this thread.  Must have been some local software complication.
  • Created question thread Reset Crop Tool in Lightroom
    I use LR classic on a mac.  My habit has been to click in the frame and drag the cursor to the new crop area that I choose.  Today I notice that I cannot do this (just see the hand symbol) and ...
  • Yes, I was surprised that AOL still existed.  Not sure what value they add - and their browser version is full of ads. I'll take a look at your provider.  Thanks.
  • Yes.  Verizon is the internet provider.  In effect, they have "contracted out" the email portion of the services and do not take responsibility for that.  AOL support is minimal.  When you call ...
  • I have been using apple mail for several years and like the clean look of the interface.  In the last few years I've had periods where it will go offline by itself or be slow in sending or ...
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