Stephen McDonald

Stephen McDonald

Lives in United States Eugene, OR, United States
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Joined on Sep 21, 2006

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  • Not bad at all, Kathie. They have an unusually large wing area. Do they migrate to follow the ripening fruit? I wonder if they are pests in backyard fruit trees or commercial orchards?
  • Very sharp and richly-colored photos. Hope to see some BIF (bat-in-flight) shots later. For many years, the University of Oregon library has had a large, stuffed flying fox in a display case, ...
  • Replied in In my garden
    A sharp shot of a very nice-looking bird. You are really blessed with your choice of subjects and you don't have to leave your own yard.
  • Augustin, that is a nice pair of shots, considering how hard it is to separate the mantis from its surroundings. In the spring the mantises here are green to match the new grass, but turn brown by ...
  • One thing that should be considered regarding the blurred wingtips of flying birds in photos, is that human vision produces blurring in such subjects when viewing them live. Like video or ...
  • Nice catch. They really do have to run across the water to take flight. Even though coots and many of their relatives seem to have weak wings and flying capabilities, they can fly great distances ...
  • Add me to the list of those recommending Wasabi batteries and chargers. I've used them for a dozen years with numerous cameras and camcorders and have had no complaints. Their chargers will work ...
  • Some amazing images. I've bookmarked the website for further study. Thanks for drawing our attention to it.
  • Beautiful picture. Who would realize that a king vulture would have all that brilliant color, without seeing a closeup like this. With that powerful beak, they can tear apart the thickest of ...
  • I think she sees you, but since you aren't moving, she may not have decided what you are. The wind must have been blowing towards you.
  • Augustin, that is really beautiful. Is the color in the dragonfly's wings from light reflected off the flowers? Make a wall poster from this one and smile, whenever you see it.
  • That's a nice catch in pleasant surroundings. He's a handsome buck, but I see signs of the skin fungus in his coat, that is ravaging deer populations here in the West. It compromises their ability ...
  • Some nice CCD photos by several people. I had an Olympus C-2100UZ with a 2-MP CCD,  of the 1/2-inch size-type, which I bought in early 2001. Despite its small number of pixels, it could turn out ...
  • Your best one yet of this character. He looks like an ancient bird, from the dawn of the time of birds. How great it would be if you could catch video and audio of him laughing.
  • Very nice group of photos for your first time out. I hope you avoid trouble in that canoe and keep the P950 dry.

  • A great collection, Mark. The shot of the grebe with her young may be the best. The size of the antlers on those twin mule deer bucks is amazing and they weren't completely out of velvet at the ...
  • Since it's happening with both cameras, you should carefully check all the connections to the power supply. If there's even a fraction of a second when the power gets jiggled off in a loose ...
  • The two kayak shots came out very well. The paddler has an XO13 touring kayak, from 65 Degrees North, in Sweden. It would be a nice, stable boat for paddling and shooting photos on the water ...
  • Replied in P950 question
    For one thing, you have to be aware that this camera is capable of producing and the EVF is capable of directly displaying, a higher-resolution image than it is capable of encoding, recording and ...
  • Nice video and interesting bird. They look a lot like our North American grackles, but are in a different family.
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