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by davem
Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Ashes 2019
Replies: 243
Views: 2874

Re: The Ashes 2019

Wonder how different it would have been if some idiot selector didn't risk a clearly not 100% test match fit Jimmy Anderson, Denly at all, Moeen as he clearly is not in decent form with the bat and had gone with Jofra while Jimmy got back up to speed and A.N.Other spinner and batsmen who could have ...
by davem
Mon Jul 29, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Fluid heads!!
Replies: 4
Views: 395

Re: Fluid heads!!

Classic 'birding' fluid head from Manfrotto is the 128RC head - it's about the £79 mark from most places.
by davem
Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Photography Q & A / How to post photos
Topic: Blue skies?
Replies: 15
Views: 989

Re: Blue skies?

One thing to bear in mind is that if you transpose aircraft taken against grey skies onto a blue sky background, the lighting on the aircraft (presumably no sun) will not match the 'blue skies' where you would expect sun. Having tried to cobble together cricket squad photos taken on 2 different nigh...
by davem
Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: RAF Fairford
Topic: Notam 10 07 2019
Replies: 34
Views: 3704

Re: Notam 10 07 2019

Looks like this is being refuelled by Spur71 before heading oceanic.
by davem
Mon May 20, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: General Photography
Topic: Skye's (almost) the limit - wildlife from last week.
Replies: 14
Views: 995

Re: Skye's (almost) the limit - wildlife from last week.

Love the pics and particularly the WTE pics. Can I ask which company/boat you used for the WTE shots? Thanks! Although there are a couple of others that offer the trip, we've only ever used Stardust boat trips out of Portree for their 2 hour trip. Still £25.00 even after a few years and we also had...
by davem
Fri May 17, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: General Photography
Topic: Skye's (almost) the limit - wildlife from last week.
Replies: 14
Views: 995

Re: Skye's (almost) the limit - wildlife from last week.

Just for information your 'Rock Pipit' in pics 4 and 5 is actually a Twite. Nice catch Sorry, that's a Flickr fail, must have copied and pasted with too many images selected! Will correct it asap. Thanks for the heads up! Cheers for the comments all, very much appreciated. Never thought the boat tr...
by davem
Thu May 16, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: General Photography
Topic: Skye's (almost) the limit - wildlife from last week.
Replies: 14
Views: 995

Skye's (almost) the limit - wildlife from last week.

A very much needed break on Skye for a week or so brought a very changeable weather pattern and some very memorable experiences with the wildlife, the best probably when the camera was miles away in the car (as always). Below, some of the better results of those that allowed close approach and those...
by davem
Tue Feb 19, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Tornado farewell flypast February 2019
Replies: 292
Views: 37697

Re: Tornado farewell flypast February 2019

Guess that may have been Tornado 4 or 5 that were playing about over Norfolk as there are images of 3 together from Staffs etc doing the rounds on Twitter?
by davem
Mon Nov 26, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: General Photography
Topic: Saturday afternoon wander down the river
Replies: 5
Views: 939

Re: Saturday afternoon wander down the river

Great images as usual Ian. As regards the raptor ID, I think the perched ones are Honey Buzzards and although I'm pretty useless at 'foreign' eagles I'd edge towards it being an Eagle species rather than a Long-legged Buzzard on structure and general colour. Do you get Tawny / Steppe Eagles in your ...
by davem
Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: General Photography
Topic: A fantastic Friday morning walk........ I saw an Osprey
Replies: 5
Views: 1059

Re: A fantastic Friday morning walk........ I saw an Osprey

Another excellent selection Ian. You're right about the juv Night Heron, that's exactly what it is. I'm not 100% on the Egret but think it might be a juv Western Reef Heron / Egret. I remember a controversial bird in Dorset in the early 2000s that had many people scratching their heads but yours loo...
by davem
Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: RIAT
Topic: A429 Fosse Way Overnight closure - Moreton in Marsh
Replies: 5
Views: 1700

Re: A429 Fosse Way Overnight closure - Moreton in Marsh

If you're going to be on the Fosse anyway, turn off to Shipston on Stour at Halford at the A429 / A3400 roundabout all the way to Chipping Norton then take the A361 to Burford and join the Red route to Lechlade from there.
by davem
Wed Jun 27, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: RIAT
Topic: A429 Fosse Way Overnight closure - Moreton in Marsh
Replies: 5
Views: 1700

A429 Fosse Way Overnight closure - Moreton in Marsh

Hi all, thought this may be of use to some of you travelling down for RIAT during the week as the A429 Fosse Way for about 3 miles north of Moreton in Marsh will be closed from 7pm til 7am Monday 25th June until Monday 16th July (excluding weekends) which of course does include the Friday full show ...
by davem
Tue May 01, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Nikon Aculon T11 8-24X25 Binoculars
Replies: 4
Views: 916

Re: Nikon Aculon T11 8-24X25 Binoculars

If you can a) hold them steady and b) see and focus anything clearly above about 12x with such a small objective lens then you're doing very very well...
by davem
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: General Photography
Topic: Back in the Land of Sand
Replies: 6
Views: 1222

Re: Back in the Land of Sand

Another batch of excellent shots Ian, love the Rufous Bushchat (or whatever they call it these days) and the wacky coloured lizards!

Pic of the Sandpipers look like (I think) Marsh on the left and Wood on the right.

Dave.
by davem
Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: General Photography
Topic: Surprise visitor
Replies: 7
Views: 1101

Re: Surprise visitor

Male Bluethroats are stunning, that one looks very confiding - what an excellent experience!
by davem
Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: General Photography
Topic: Same place, different birds
Replies: 5
Views: 893

Re: Same place, different birds

Lovely light and photos, not been down in that area since 2000 and that was definitely pre-digital so would love to go back there armed with today's kit. A few identifications... Your Eastern Black-eared Wheatear could be either Desert or Pied Wheatear - sorry I've not seen adults in recent years an...
by davem
Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: For Sale and Wanted
Topic: Wanted - Nikon 400mm f2.8 VR
Replies: 2
Views: 853

Re: Wanted - Nikon 400mm f2.8 VR

Saw a retweeted message about one FS on twitter the other day so have messaged the original poster and told him there's one wanted on here so hope he finds you.
by davem
Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Airshow & Event Photography
Topic: Alternative RIAT 2017
Replies: 14
Views: 3256

Re: Alternative RIAT 2017

Really excellent selection there, thanks. Would you happen to have had a lift in Embassy1 at any point to take some of those??
by davem
Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: General Photography
Topic: Selection of rare and scarce Tit pics!
Replies: 3
Views: 602

Selection of rare and scarce Tit pics!

Coal Tit thinks he's 'ard... https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4749/27943830549_1999a8bf11_o.jpg Coal Tit (Parus ater) & Blue Tit (Parus caeruleus) Oxfordshire, 06/01/18 by Dave Morgan , on Flickr Blue Tit shows him who really is boss! https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4648/27943831339_2b5db7be61_o.jpg Co...
by davem
Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: RAF Fairford
Topic: Fairford activity Wednesday 3rd January 2018
Replies: 31
Views: 3455

Re: Fairford activity Wednesday 3rd January 2018

Hopefully not a stupid question, but how do you find out about these NOTAM's? I've tried listing fairford as my favorite on UKGA but I'm not receiving anything. Help appreciated I found I had to set up an 'area' for NOTAMs which for me was just Brize & Fairford and the best thing to do then was to ...

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