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On 5/5/2020 at 10:48 AM, Seattle said:

I was driving along and looking out the window when I saw this beautiful great egret sitting on top of a tree preening it's feathers.  So I quickly turned around and then turned around again so the bird was on my side of the car.  I stuck the camera out the window just as it had it's beautiful feathers spread out!  Snap, snap, snap - this was going to be a beautify shot.  30 miles down the road I went to look at the picture and what did I find?  "there is no card in the slot".   ANYWAY - that would have been my best shot of the day!  

I did a whole day  in April. for got to take it out of my laptop.

 

 

 

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On 5/5/2020 at 8:48 AM, Seattle said:

I was driving along and looking out the window when I saw this beautiful great egret sitting on top of a tree preening it's feathers.  So I quickly turned around and then turned around again so the bird was on my side of the car.  I stuck the camera out the window just as it had it's beautiful feathers spread out!  Snap, snap, snap - this was going to be a beautify shot.  30 miles down the road I went to look at the picture and what did I find?  "there is no card in the slot".   ANYWAY - that would have been my best shot of the day!  

Been there.....I now leave the camera card door open when I remove the card so that I can't miss the open door when I pick up the camera. This simple trick has really work for me.

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9 minutes ago, Chris Clem said:

Been there.....I now leave the camera card door open when I remove the card so that I can't miss the open door when I pick up the camera. This simple trick has really work for me.

That's great until you accidentally break off the card door.  Been there, done that.  

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Gotta love it when two concerned Killdeer parents go over the top with distraction displays and totally give away the fact that they have a nest nearby. Only took me a moment to spot these cuties but my co-worker couldn't see them until I stuck my phone down close enough to take a picture. 

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The easy one first - Waxwings are always willing to put on a show.

The second one not so easy and the best I could achieve today - I almost started a thread about "most challenging bird photos". For some reason Northern Rough-winged are much more difficult to catch in flight than say Tree or Barn. I suspect the lack of contrast is a challenge for focus acquisition (pleased I have a 5 year warranty on my lens).

Cedar Waxwing foraging HVT-7224810.jpg

Northern Rough-winged Swallow if HVT 7224740 -.jpg

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45 minutes ago, Connor Cochrane said:

this Pileated Woodpecker was hopping on the ground. Never seen that before.

Interesting - happened to see this a couple of mornings ago - it was hidden by some low shrubs but making lots of noise, have a horrible photo probably. For a few seconds it was on the side of a tree trunk under full sunlight and unusually close which would have been a great photo - the red was spectacular, but I was too slow. Our local nesting pair are very vocal but extremely elusive.

Just checked, time flies and turns out it was April 27 - saved one shot and just developed it (I will spare you the pain).

Have never got a really good photo of a Pileated  (yours is much better than anything I have) but lots of people tell me they come to their feeders - oh well, will keep trying.

PS. Out of likes again but will add tomorrow.

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