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Posts Made By: Eric Todd

July 13, 2008 02:26 AM Forum: Birding Optics and Photos

Osprey in flight

Posted By Eric Todd

Just part of a family of 5.

July 13, 2008 08:42 PM Forum: Birding Optics and Photos

Supporting the family....

Posted By Eric Todd

I've been watching this family for quite some time. There are the two parents and the babies, which are now almost as large as the adult. I think the parents want them to take the plunge and start hunting, but they chirp wanting more food. Dad tried to motivate them today by bringing a caught fish up to the nest, but he didn't release it and I think he wanted them to get the message to get their own. Eventually he gave in though....

July 13, 2008 09:26 PM Forum: Birding Optics and Photos

look what I caught

Posted By Eric Todd

If you look carefully, dad is holding the fish to later give to the young ones.

July 13, 2008 09:43 PM Forum: Birding Optics and Photos

Cattle Egret

Posted By Eric Todd

Standing on a post next to the road.

July 21, 2008 06:44 PM Forum: Meade

want to attach DSLR to ETX-90... how to??

Posted By Eric Todd

I would like to attach a Canon Rebel 350D by the prime focus method to my ETX-90. I already have a Canon t-thread adapter from CNC. What else do I need since the ETX's rear port isn't t? Also, if I wanted to use Meade's f/6.3 field flatter/ focal reducer- 1) would this work at prime focus with the Canon (I've read about possible focus issues with certain cameras) and 2) what adapter(s) would I need besides the one I'd already need for prime focus?

Obviously, I'm having trouble finding answers to the above questions and what I am finding is a bit confusing.


August 5, 2008 12:28 PM Forum: Birding Optics and Photos

Ruby-Throated Male Hummer

Posted By Eric Todd

As someone pointed out in a past forum post, these little guys/girls aren't easy to image properly. For this one, I used flash plus 500 watts of extra light to help better expose the head, as it almost always seems that the head turns out too dark. Canon Rebel 350 $ 400mm lens.


August 19, 2008 09:46 AM Forum: Birding Optics and Photos

ruby male hummer 2

Posted By Eric Todd

Same guy, or at least one of his rivals fighting him away from the feeder. These guys have quite the battles! Canon Digital Rebel w/ 400 mm lens.

December 16, 2008 02:11 AM Forum: Birding Optics and Photos

Double Crested Cormorant

Posted By Eric Todd

Captured this past Sun with Canon Rebel and 400 mm f/5.6 lens.

March 27, 2009 11:02 AM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

AviStack planetary experiences?

Posted By Eric Todd

AviStack, fairly new program from what I've read. Uses thousands of alignment points. So far, I've seen some lunar images compiled using it, but hardly any planetary. Any links/ images for using the program for planetary processing?


December 10, 2015 12:31 PM Forum: AstroMart FAQ

relist unbidded auction?

Posted By Eric Todd

I'd like to edit and relist one of my recent auctions that was unsold. How would I go about this? Thank you!