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  Topic: Wildlife
Shane

Replies: 501
Views: 189910
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Tue Oct 08, 19 4:01 am   Subject: Wildlife
a pot of peanuts
Always best to put your peanuts in a wire cage feeder as birds - especially babies - can easily choke on whole peanuts.
  Topic: camera for bee, wasp and hoverfly id?
Shane

Replies: 41
Views: 7589
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Wed Aug 21, 19 4:08 am   Subject: camera for bee, wasp and hoverfly id?
I'm using Photoshop Elements (version 14) at the moment - it's good enough for what I do (much like the 80D ) and totally different to anything I'd used before, so I'm still learning it. Newer ...
  Topic: camera for bee, wasp and hoverfly id?
Shane

Replies: 41
Views: 7589
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Tue Aug 20, 19 10:36 am   Subject: camera for bee, wasp and hoverfly id?
Just back from holiday, some of which was spent playing with a friend's rather impressive mirrorless Nikon, so I'll be following your living review on the Canon equivalent (being a Canon junkie myself ...
  Topic: camera for bee, wasp and hoverfly id?
Shane

Replies: 41
Views: 7589
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Mon Jul 15, 19 5:05 am   Subject: camera for bee, wasp and hoverfly id?
Direct sunlight will toast the sensor on most digital cameras, so you'd need to avoid a situation where it's pointing directly at the sun.

They can also overheat if left standing in direct sunlight ...
  Topic: Wildlife
Shane

Replies: 501
Views: 189910
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Mon Jul 15, 19 5:02 am   Subject: Wildlife
Just been watching a pair of peregrines wheeling about in the air between the skyscrapers against a backdrop of the Arabian Gulf in the sunshine. Rather a pleasant way to take a 5-minute break from my ...
  Topic: camera for bee, wasp and hoverfly id?
Shane

Replies: 41
Views: 7589
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Wed Jul 10, 19 4:27 am   Subject: camera for bee, wasp and hoverfly id?

Yep, but you get what you pay for. Transfer speed is half that of the Samsung. My philosophy when buying/building a PC is to spend a little extra for a lot more performance, as it can postpone the i ...
  Topic: camera for bee, wasp and hoverfly id?
Shane

Replies: 41
Views: 7589
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Wed Jul 10, 19 4:26 am   Subject: camera for bee, wasp and hoverfly id?
Add a tripod to the list - pretty essential if you want sharp images, especially with a macro lens. No need to push the boat out with the budget unless you want the latest carbon fibre must-have tripo ...
  Topic: camera for bee, wasp and hoverfly id?
Shane

Replies: 41
Views: 7589
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Tue Jul 09, 19 4:32 am   Subject: camera for bee, wasp and hoverfly id?
64 bit with an OS that lets you install as much RAM as possible and an SSD as the OS drive
Pah - regular SSD hardrives are sooo yesterday! You want an [url=https://www.groovypost.com/howto/install-nv ...
  Topic: camera for bee, wasp and hoverfly id?
Shane

Replies: 41
Views: 7589
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Wed Jul 03, 19 3:56 am   Subject: camera for bee, wasp and hoverfly id?
If you've got the skills, the 5D Mk IV is awesome. I'd love one, but I think I need to outgrow the 80D first before I can justify it! Would still keep the 80D, though, for those safari moments when yo ...
  Topic: Wildlife
Shane

Replies: 501
Views: 189910
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Tue Jul 02, 19 5:29 am   Subject: Wildlife
[url=https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jul/02/rise-in-population-of-crows-and-avian-predators-linked-to-pheasant-shoots]In a similar vein, the decline in ground-nesting birds is being linke ...
  Topic: camera for bee, wasp and hoverfly id?
Shane

Replies: 41
Views: 7589
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sun Jun 30, 19 3:47 am   Subject: camera for bee, wasp and hoverfly id?
I've got an 80D as well - very, very capable stills camera, and also highly-rated for video making if you decide to stray down that route. I use a Canon 100mm macro lens for photographing bugs in the ...
  Topic: Joined Up Thinking by HMRC
Shane

Replies: 5
Views: 4878
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Tue Jun 25, 19 3:26 am   Subject: Joined Up Thinking by HMRC
Am I the only one that gets incredibly annoyed by [url=https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/jun/24/hmrc-pushes-massive-vat-increase-for-new-solar-battery-systems]this?
  Topic: Wildlife
Shane

Replies: 501
Views: 189910
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Thu Mar 28, 19 3:38 am   Subject: Wildlife
Just make him feel all loved again, I'm going to champion the [url=https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/wildlife-explorer/reptiles/smooth-snake]smooth snake - very rare in the UK, but a native species nonet ...
  Topic: France before Brexit
Shane

Replies: 26
Views: 98347
PostForum: Downsizing abroad   Posted: Wed Jan 23, 19 3:39 am   Subject: France before Brexit
14 miles from my parents, according to t'internet. Nice area.
  Topic: Life after BREXIT
Shane

Replies: 80
Views: 75258
PostForum: Downsizing abroad   Posted: Thu Jan 17, 19 3:47 am   Subject: Life after BREXIT
Me. Watching from the outside in despair at what my country has become (a world laughing stock, for one) as I wait for my application for French citizenship to go through.
 
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