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  Topic: camera for bee, wasp and hoverfly id?
Shane

Replies: 20
Views: 1045
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: 365
Views: 124242
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: 20
Views: 1045
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: 20
Views: 1045
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: 20
Views: 1045
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: 20
Views: 1045
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: 365
Views: 124242
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: 20
Views: 1045
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: 698
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: 365
Views: 124242
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: 84633
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: 44000
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.
  Topic: How Different US States Generate Electricity
Shane

Replies: 28
Views: 21926
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Mon Jan 07, 19 11:13 am   Subject: How Different US States Generate Electricity
Good idea that, dpack - if they take enough energy out of Yellowstone they could also stop the planet being obliterated when it finally blows!
  Topic: Wildlife
Shane

Replies: 365
Views: 124242
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Thu Dec 06, 18 3:28 am   Subject: Wildlife
Maybe they're from NIMH?
  Topic: Nifty dashboard of the UK grid
Shane

Replies: 6
Views: 5714
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Wed Nov 14, 18 3:21 am   Subject: Nifty dashboard of the UK grid
The main gas interconnector to the continent runs from Belgium to Bacton (I was on the design team). Agreements on how much gas flows in which direction are currently the subject of commercial agreeme ...
 
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