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Jun 05, 2015 05:26 |  #406

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Oh! I wish I had known it was as easy as that! ;-)a That sounds like a lot of work, but the results are astounding! Thanks for sharing the shots & the method.

Hahahaha, I echo Gb's thoughts on the work involved and the results obtained.
Thinking I may have to get myself a couple of sacrificial fox terriers to speed things up a bit .. Hahaha

Thanks for the write up.

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Jun 05, 2015 12:54 |  #407

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Shots of the female found last night. Colour not so great, no flash used, only torch.

First shot uncropped with 100-400 at 400mm.
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Only torch, wow, can you share what sort of torch, range and exposure used out of interest?


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Jun 05, 2015 19:15 |  #408

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Only torch, wow, can you share what sort of torch, range and exposure used out of interest?

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First shot uncropped, I'd estimate 8 metres to subject.
2nd shot cropped, rough guess 20 metres to subject. (2120 pixels wide of orig 4896)

Secondary hobby was torches (we don't call them flashlights here).
It's a good bright torch, but you can get much brighter ones, although this one has long range (ie it's a "thrower")
due to large smooth (as opposed to "orange peel" reflector used to smooth out the beam). SMO and OP used to describe those.
It uses a Cree XML2 LED, very common LED. I just bought this M3X for $50, it's last years model which is rated 1000Lumens
while my link is later model, rated 1200Lumens. Olight is a quality brand and their Lumens ratings are true, there are many lights advertised with very exaggerated claims.

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http://olightworld.com​/product/m3x-xm-l2-triton/ (external link)

The "bloody big torch" I referred to is my home made modified Maglight, it has 3 x XML2 LEDs, driven way over their max current rating of 3 Amps (5.2 Amps) so it's around 57 Watts. The M3X Olight would be around 12 Watts.

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Jun 05, 2015 19:47 |  #409

Since I gave so much detail of the Owl hunt, and side tracked to torches, a photo from last night.
I might not have taken it if I had realised what was happening, the female visiting the hollow.
Worst POwl photo but the most significant.

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Jun 06, 2015 04:17 |  #410

Owling again.
Powerful Owl Diary for Saturday: Slept all day, woke up 5:10pm. Called in and checked on the missus, caught a ring-tailed possum, ripped it's head off, then back to sleep at 5:45. Don't want to overdo it.

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Jun 06, 2015 04:28 as a reply to  @ Choderboy's post |  #411

No point in overdoing it :lol:




  
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Jun 06, 2015 05:06 |  #412

Not as spectacular as the owls but just my catch of the day.... :) Unfortunately I did not have anything longer than 200 mm on me that moment.

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Jun 06, 2015 05:19 |  #413

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No point in overdoing it :lol:

Moderation is the key.


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Jun 06, 2015 11:02 |  #414

Choderboy wrote in post #17585818 (external link)
......Secondary hobby was torches (we don't call them flashlights here).....

Thanks for the info

Don't think we have used "flashlights" in the UK since the 1960's or something, sounds like dialogue from an Agatha Christie novel or something. :)


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Jun 07, 2015 05:08 |  #415

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Jun 07, 2015 16:16 |  #416

Bluefaced Honeyeater.

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Jun 07, 2015 16:29 as a reply to  @ Lester Wareham's post |  #417

Lester it seems like there's just as much death knocking about to.
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Jun 08, 2015 04:16 |  #418

Some more Powls, what else...

Now identified as expecting father (around 3 weeks 'till chicks)

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Same owl calling

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Jun 10, 2015 16:09 as a reply to  @ Choderboy's post |  #419

Looking forward to the pics of the chicks, Dave.


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Jun 10, 2015 19:56 |  #420

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Looking forward to the pics of the chicks, Dave.

So am I.
The plot thickens too, top photo not the dad (although he may be trying to be)
Bottom pic is definitely the dad. I'm recording the calls. Dad doing a lot of bleating and now making territorial calls.
He visited a branch near the hollow Tuesday night then the actual hollow and had a look inside. Female did not come out.
Then a couple of loud bleats on a nearby branch and flew off. I hope all is OK.

Calls from Monday night, a little noisy (suburban area) but interesting to hear the transition from bleating to calling.
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I am sure the louder calls trigger the distant dog barks :)


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