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10 hours ago, IKLland said:

I once took 4,467 bird photos in one day!

You must carry a lot of extra batteries with you!  I carry two extra, but the stock EN-EL 12 generally gets me at least 500 pics before the low battery light starts flashing and I've only had to change batteries once or twice.

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4 hours ago, dragon49 said:

You must carry a lot of extra batteries with you!  I carry two extra, but the stock EN-EL 12 generally gets me at least 500 pics before the low battery light starts flashing and I've only had to change batteries once or twice.

I only have one battery. I have a canon 70d, a DSLR camera. My camera has a long battery life. It’s not about how many shots I take, it’s about how long I leave it on. I turn the camera off when I’m not actually shooting, therefore saving battery. 

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5 hours ago, dragon49 said:

You must carry a lot of extra batteries with you!  I carry two extra, but the stock EN-EL 12 generally gets me at least 500 pics before the low battery light starts flashing and I've only had to change batteries once or twice.

 

1 hour ago, IKLland said:

I only have one battery. I have a canon 70d, a DSLR camera. My camera has a long battery life. It’s not about how many shots I take, it’s about how long I leave it on. I turn the camera off when I’m not actually shooting, therefore saving battery. 

 

I carry 12 ?

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2 hours ago, IKLland said:

Does your camera not have a long battery life?

It has decent battery life, I suppose. Maybe 2-2.5 hours per battery. I do absolutely refuse to turn off my camera whenever I'm birding though. I've missed way too many birds flying overhead or that are briefly visible before disappearing to do so. If I'm out birding for 12 hours, than my camera is on for 12 hours. A lot of times I'll even have it on when moving from one spot to another. 

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46 minutes ago, Aidan B said:

It has decent battery life, I suppose. Maybe 2-2.5 hours per battery. I do absolutely refuse to turn off my camera whenever I'm birding though. I've missed way too many birds flying overhead or that are briefly visible before disappearing to do so. If I'm out birding for 12 hours, than my camera is on for 12 hours. A lot of times I'll even have it on when moving from one spot to another. 

I've never had a problem with the camera not being on. Do DSLRs take a second to turn on? I just flick the power switch, and it's on by the time I've got it off my hip. It's the zooming that takes a minute.

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1 hour ago, Avery said:

I've never had a problem with the camera not being on. Do DSLRs take a second to turn on? I just flick the power switch, and it's on by the time I've got it off my hip. It's the zooming that takes a minute.

Mine takes literally a quarter second.

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Common Gallinules are big enough for me to focus on, but the colors normally come out dull.  I must have gotten the lighting just right for this one.  This is the best pic of the species I've taken:

https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/411772551

 

Getting the edit in while I can.  The beak is orange, but red in the reflection.  Is it truly orange, or indeed red?

 

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On 1/30/2022 at 7:54 PM, Avery said:

I've never had a problem with the camera not being on. Do DSLRs take a second to turn on? I just flick the power switch, and it's on by the time I've got it off my hip. It's the zooming that takes a minute.

22 hours ago, IKLland said:

Mine takes literally a quarter second.

Yeah, my DSLRs turn on instantly.  And leaving them on doesn't really drain the battery, they just go into a sleep mode.

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13 minutes ago, dragon49 said:

Common Gallinules are big enough for me to focus on, but the colors normally come out dull.  I must have gotten the lighting just right for this one.  This is the best pic of the species I've taken:

https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/411772551

 

Getting the edit in while I can.  The beak is orange, but red in the reflection.  Is it truly orange, or indeed red?

 

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The bill is actually red. I think the lighting is making it appear orange for some reason.

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