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lonestranger

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  1. I see a similarity here to an incident in the past where a member was comparing themselves to another member based on what parts of the forum/threads they did or didn't participate in. We ALL use the forums for our OWN enjoyment, in our OWN ways. Comparing how one member behaves and judging them against how I behave, well, we all know that I behave better than everyone else all the time, or at least most everyone else most of the time, so everyone should behave like me, right? 😜 Sorry, I understand being curious about why people use their reactions, or don't use them, but I don't understand why it bothers you because some people get them but don't give them.
  2. BRDL 56 🐦🐦πŸ₯šπŸ₯š 🐦🐦πŸ₯šπŸ₯š 🐦🐦πŸ₯šπŸͺΆ 🐦🐦🐦🐦
  3. I'd have to say yes, there is a best light. It comes a little earlier than 10am though. πŸ˜‰ While I am seldom awake enough to take advantage of it, the Golden Hour is considered the best light for wildlife photography. It's that first hour after sunrise and can really help add that extra wow to a photo. The same applies to the last hour before sunset but I find the birds much more active first thing in the morning. Getting the birds to pose in the right position to best take advantage of the light is probably the hardest part about getting a well lit shot in the field, a turn of the bird by just a few degrees in relation to the light and camera can make a difference too.
  4. I am far from generous with my reactions. When I do use the Like button it could be for a variety of reasons. Probably the easiest reason to explain would be because I was in the right mood at the time of reading the post and something just clicked. I don't add a like to posts because the poster has previously liked my posts, nor do I refrain from liking someone else's posts because they haven't liked posts of mine. While it's great to see likes show up on the screen, I have never really given them more than a casual thought and don't put much weight into who has, or hasn't, liked my posts.
  5. BRDL 55 πŸ₯šπŸͺΆπŸ₯šπŸ₯š πŸͺΆπŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸͺΆ πŸͺΆπŸ₯šπŸͺΆπŸ₯š πŸ₯šπŸ¦πŸ₯šπŸ¦ 🐦🐦🐦🐦
  6. I suspect that @Connor Cochrane used a strategy that might waste a guess but can help by ruling out 4 letters instead of 2 if no new letters are exposed. Also, using 4 new letters doubles your chances of finding the last 2 letters.
  7. Yes, you can post the same species as someone else posted. Obviously it would be nice to see the widest variety possible, but there's no reason to sit out because someone else posted before you.
  8. Yes, you understand correctly. As long as you understand that means a different A bird each day until Friday.
  9. The idea is to go through the alphabet and post a photo of a bird(s) whose name starts with the weekly letter. The letter will change on Friday every week but a new photo can be posted every day of the week for that week's letter. Creativity may be required for some letters so flexibility is allowed. As a very simple example, an American Robin photo could also work as a Robin-American photo if someone was stuck on the letter R, preferably not the same photo for both though. Let the Alphabet begin.
  10. BRDL 54 πŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ₯š πŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ₯š 🐦🐦πŸ₯šπŸ₯š 🐦🐦πŸ₯šπŸ¦ 🐦🐦🐦🐦
  11. Did anyone see this message when they started today's game? I played on the computer earlier today and didn't see anything but when I looked at BRDL on my phone this evening, I saw this message.
  12. BRDL 53 πŸͺΆπŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ₯š πŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸͺΆ πŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸͺΆπŸ¦ 🐦🐦πŸ₯šπŸ¦ 🐦🐦🐦🐦 Never would have figured this one out without a list.
  13. I broke down and gave into my weakness last night and ordered the Canon R6 with the RF 100-500mm f/4.5-7.1L. My hope is that the 100-500 mirrorless lens performs as well as the 100-400mm mark ii did, with the added reach. As great as the 100-400ii is, and as much as I loved using it, the desire for more reach was always there. It really didn't make sense to me dollar wise to invest in the 100-400 when the 100-500 isn't all that much more expensive given the added reach. When it came to deciding between the R6 and the R5, well I decided that my skill level didn't justify the price jump needed to buy the R5. This way I still have a bit of wiggle room and can say that I should have bought the R5 instead of the R6 everytime I botch a photo. 😁 Just sharing my thought process, I'll share some photos when the new setup arrives.
  14. BRDL 52 πŸͺΆπŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ₯š πŸ₯šπŸ¦πŸ₯šπŸ₯š πŸ₯šπŸ¦πŸ₯šπŸͺΆ πŸ₯šπŸ¦πŸͺΆπŸ₯š 🐦🐦🐦🐦
  15. BRDL 51 🐦πŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ₯š 🐦πŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ₯š 🐦πŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ₯š 🐦πŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ₯š 🐦πŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸͺΆ 🐦🐦🐦🐦 That one hurt my brain.
  16. Congratulations!!! I knew it was bound to happen but now I am curious, are you going to change your first guess or keep using it?
  17. BRDL 50 πŸ₯šπŸͺΆπŸͺΆπŸͺΆ πŸͺΆπŸͺΆπŸͺΆπŸ₯š 🐦🐦πŸͺΆπŸ₯š 🐦🐦🐦🐦
  18. I think we all need to realize that not all birds live in our part of the continent, nor do we all have photos of all the birds that do live in our part of the continent. For simple geographic reasons, we can't all participate all the time. There is no reason anyone should feel guilty or left out because of the weekly selection. You can't please all the people all the time...
  19. I have trouble with banding codes and even thinking up bird names at times, but I still enjoy the game. I usually try to formulate the banding code from the name of the bird I want to guess, and if it fits I try again. Many times I am at a loss of finding names with certain letters on my own and that's when I'll refer to a list. I usually use an alphabetical list of ABA birds but occasionally I refer to the banding code list they use for the game, which is found right under the BRDL at the top of the page. Even the game will tell you that checking a field guide is fine unless you're playing in hard mode, so don't feel bad about cheating, the game was designed to allow for it. πŸ˜‰
  20. BRDL 49 πŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ₯š πŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ₯š 🐦πŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ₯š 🐦🐦🐦🐦
  21. BRDL 48 πŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸͺΆ πŸͺΆπŸ₯šπŸͺΆπŸ₯š πŸ₯šπŸ¦πŸͺΆπŸ¦ 🐦🐦πŸ₯šπŸ¦ 🐦🐦🐦🐦 It's a good thing that wrong codes don't count as wrong guesses or I never would have gotten this one. Like @PaulK, I too had the wrong idea about the first two letters and was just trying to see what letter fit without really thinking it through or checking a list. When I found the letter that did fit, it was a DUH moment for sure.
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