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Posts Made By: david elosser

April 14, 2007 12:10 AM Forum: Birding Optics and Photos

Name that bird...

Posted By david elosser

I've got one too that I can't identify exactly. Is this an immature white-crowned sparrow, field sparrow, or tree sparrow? None of the above?

David E

April 22, 2007 07:29 PM Forum: Insects - Flowers and Other Small Stuff - Photos

Insect in the carport

Posted By david elosser

Any bug-ologists out there that knows what this is, please let me know. I think it's a female and it's about 2 inches long at the body.
David E

April 28, 2007 10:17 PM Forum: Solar System Observing

Sunspot 0953

Posted By david elosser

In spite of the winds and clouds, I had a really nice viewing of old sol and the new spot 0953. This one is very large, I estimate at least 4 earth diameters using the drift method. The umbra looks like a beagle, with its nose point northward, and a short tail to the south. "Snoopy" has a lump on his back, which looks like it is trying to separate. The very large penumbra is oval in shape. It is mostly intact with a well defined perimeter, but it is fracturing at the southeast corner. I could see a few tiny spots peppering the area around the penumbra. Grain is excellent, but the unsteady air prevented me from seeing much detail. Equipment: SV102ABV doublet apo, BV1 binoviewers with various powers 68-105x, Baader white light filter and Solar Continuum filter.

David E

April 30, 2007 07:02 PM Forum: Off Topic Discussions

Neither "M" nor "B" made the list...

Posted By david elosser

The Customer Service Hall Of Shame:

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David E

May 1, 2007 01:02 AM Forum: Birding Optics and Photos

American Goldfinch

Posted By david elosser

This one is still being re-carpeted for summer.
David E

May 5, 2007 01:12 AM Forum: Birding Optics and Photos

Indigo Bunting and Friends

Posted By david elosser

I had never seen one of these untill I put up my feeder near the house. It was late in the day and I had to shoot these at ISO 800.

David E

May 7, 2007 01:50 AM Forum: Birding Optics and Photos

She's a bird dog!

Posted By david elosser

My wife's seeing eye dog, a golden retriever, likes to help me watch birds.
David E

May 8, 2007 02:06 AM Forum: Pet Pics

Make my day!

Posted By david elosser

All I have to do is open the patio door......
David E

May 9, 2007 10:09 AM Forum: Insects - Flowers and Other Small Stuff - Photos

Road hazzard?

Posted By david elosser

Boy, I wouldn't want to run over this with my car tires! But don't worry, it MUCH smaller than that. It's a stamen shaft off of my azelea bush. Taken through my Steindorf microscope and digiscoped with my Fuji S5200.
David E

May 12, 2007 01:06 AM Forum: Insects - Flowers and Other Small Stuff - Photos

Downy Bird Feather

Posted By david elosser

Here are three digitals of a downy feather of an unknown bird, first the stem...