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Posts Made By: Brian Sledz

April 29, 2003 03:50 PM Forum: Birding Optics and Photos

Found this turkey on the way to work

Posted By Brian Sledz

Shot with Canon 10D, 70-200 IS L Zoom with 1.4 tc at 280mm FL.

May 1, 2003 10:59 PM Forum: Birding Optics and Photos


Posted By Brian Sledz

here are 2 more bird pictures, Canon 10D, 70-200 f2.9 IS.
thanks for looking

May 1, 2003 11:04 PM Forum: Birding Optics and Photos

the other nuthatch

Posted By Brian Sledz

same as other, Canon 10D 70-200 IS.

May 2, 2003 07:23 PM Forum: Birding Optics and Photos

May 2, 2003 07:32 PM Forum: Birding Optics and Photos

Warning Another Turkey

Posted By Brian Sledz

Canon 10D, 70-200 2.8 with 1.5 TC. BUT I used auto levels from PS7.0 and -1/3 stop EV.

May 5, 2003 04:52 PM Forum: Home Observatories

Astralnomicon/Galactica Clamshells?

Posted By Brian Sledz

Does anyone have any feedback on these clamshells or any other clamshells?

May 7, 2003 12:43 AM Forum: Birding Optics and Photos

Full Frame of Flaps, gear cleared for landing

Posted By Brian Sledz

Heys Guys,
I got this Egret at the Winter Star Party in the Keys in February 03. Taken with Nikon D100 and a great 80-400 VR purchased from my friends at ATWB aka jr.

September 27, 2003 12:41 PM Forum: Home Observatories

Observatory in tower???

Posted By Brian Sledz

Ok I met with my architect for my new remodel home and he came up with the idea to put up a tower on our property. It will be for show as well as go. I can make it 40ish feet tall. We are planning the top floor for the scope and it will have a sloping roof to view south easier.
If the only thing on the top floor will be the scope, the control room is one floor lower, will I be able to take ccd? I posted this on the yahoo observatory group also, so sorry for the rerun.

March 10, 2005 12:04 PM Forum: Birding Optics and Photos

A few quick ones from the Great Gray Owl Irruption

Posted By Brian Sledz

All taken with Canon 1DMKII and 500mm IS handheld, I hate dragging tripods out. I used the camera jpgs and applied a little capture USM. These are the most magnificient birds.

August 1, 2009 06:44 PM Forum: Investment Discussions

Health Care?

Posted By Brian Sledz

Can someone please explain to me why health care can't be made to be like car insurance? Every state enact their own minimum coverage say $5000 deductible with $10mm life time benefit. Make it mandatory that you have it, give a tax credit or gov't assistance to those below a certain reasonable income level, tax all employer health care benefits, tax them to help pay for it. (wow I can't believe I said that).
Allow any one else any coverage they would like to buy? Why is this hard? If you are tough to insure then you go to a certain higher risk pay plan. Why shouldn't someone who is getting $50k per year of drugs pay 15-25% more in premiums?
just thoughts on a beautiful 65o, rainy, dreary Saturday in Chicago.