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Re: I don't bird, but if I wanted to...
« Reply #15 on: July 11, 2018, 03:59:31 PM »
Adam, stop now before its too late. If you go down this journey much longer, you may be hooked and become a birder before you know it.
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Re: I don't bird, but if I wanted to...
« Reply #15 on: July 11, 2018, 03:59:31 PM »

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« Reply #16 on: July 11, 2018, 05:38:19 PM »
Adam, stop now before its too late. If you go down this journey much longer, you may be hooked and become a birder before you know it.

Excellent advice!

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Re: I don't bird, but if I wanted to...
« Reply #17 on: July 11, 2018, 08:22:34 PM »
Adam, stop now before its too late. If you go down this journey much longer, you may be hooked and become a birder before you know it.
Excellent advice!

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Fear not, I don't have the patience for birding. 

At best I'll have the camera + 70-200 sitting on the porch ottoman/bean-bag thing while we have happy hour on the porch.  If I don't see this bird before my old fashioned, sazerac or penicillin is finished, I'll pack it up.

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Re: I don't bird, but if I wanted to...
« Reply #18 on: July 11, 2018, 10:56:15 PM »
One day I went to take pictures of birds. Less than six months later I bought a 200-400 (in part) to fuel my birding photography. I blame my friend for taking me that day to shoot birds.
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Re: I don't bird, but if I wanted to...
« Reply #19 on: July 11, 2018, 11:33:55 PM »
One day I went to take pictures of birds. Less than six months later I bought a 200-400 (in part) to fuel my birding photography. I blame my friend for taking me that day to shoot birds.

I don't get the itch like that unless I'm hiking or on vacation in a really picturesque place.

Birding -- the realities of the size/cost of the glass, waiting, the constantly being out in the wild, dealing with mosquitoes, etc. are simply not my jam.  When I'm outdoors we're constantly moving/hiking/exploring.

And the high I got for finally capturing a bald eagle in the wild last year wasn't that much of a high.  Landscapes, candids, travel, etc. get me going much much more.

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Re: I don't bird, but if I wanted to...
« Reply #20 on: July 12, 2018, 09:04:54 AM »
At least you were able to ID this bird.  😁

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Re: I don't bird, but if I wanted to...
« Reply #21 on: July 12, 2018, 11:08:55 AM »
...And the high I got for finally capturing a bald eagle in the wild last year wasn't that much of a high.  Landscapes, candids, travel, etc. get me going much much more.

The progression of a bird photographer:

Oh that's a pretty bird. I think I'll take a picture of it.

I've never seen that kind of a bird before. Let me snap a picture of it and look it up.

I'd like to get a sharp picture of that bird.

That bird is pretty far away. I wish I had a longer lens.

Yay! I got a sharp picture of that bird sitting on a branch!

I'm tired of pictures of birds just sitting there. I'd like to get one flying.

Dang! All my flying pictures are soft. I need a camera that focuses faster and shoots more frames.

Yay! I got a picture of a flying bird and it's in focus.

Maybe I need to go somewhere where there are different birds.

Yay! look at all these new birds. Now if I can just get a good one of that bird in flight.

If only I could get a picture of a bird with a fish in its mouth.

Wouldn't it be cool to get a picture of a bird feeding it's young in the nest?

What am I doing here at 5 a.m. sitting in a blind with $20,000 worth of camera equipment waiting for a damn bird?



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Re: I don't bird, but if I wanted to...
« Reply #21 on: July 12, 2018, 11:08:55 AM »

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Re: I don't bird, but if I wanted to...
« Reply #22 on: July 12, 2018, 11:26:26 AM »

What am I doing here at 5 a.m. sitting in a blind with $20,000 worth of camera equipment waiting for a damn bird?

When its -10 degrees outside.
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Re: I don't bird, but if I wanted to...
« Reply #23 on: July 12, 2018, 11:46:39 AM »
...And the high I got for finally capturing a bald eagle in the wild last year wasn't that much of a high.  Landscapes, candids, travel, etc. get me going much much more.

The progression of a bird photographer:

My drink was done before your third or fourth point.  I'm already back in the house at this point.

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Re: I don't bird, but if I wanted to...
« Reply #24 on: July 12, 2018, 06:53:43 PM »
...And the high I got for finally capturing a bald eagle in the wild last year wasn't that much of a high.  Landscapes, candids, travel, etc. get me going much much more.

The progression of a bird photographer:

Oh that's a pretty bird. I think I'll take a picture of it.

I've never seen that kind of a bird before. Let me snap a picture of it and look it up.

I'd like to get a sharp picture of that bird.

That bird is pretty far away. I wish I had a longer lens.

Yay! I got a sharp picture of that bird sitting on a branch!

I'm tired of pictures of birds just sitting there. I'd like to get one flying.

Dang! All my flying pictures are soft. I need a camera that focuses faster and shoots more frames.

Yay! I got a picture of a flying bird and it's in focus.

Maybe I need to go somewhere where there are different birds.

Yay! look at all these new birds. Now if I can just get a good one of that bird in flight.

If only I could get a picture of a bird with a fish in its mouth.

Wouldn't it be cool to get a picture of a bird feeding it's young in the nest?

What am I doing here at 5 a.m. sitting in a blind with $20,000 worth of camera equipment waiting for a damn bird?

yikes... I'm part-way down this list!

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Re: I don't bird, but if I wanted to...
« Reply #25 on: July 12, 2018, 07:02:12 PM »
...And the high I got for finally capturing a bald eagle in the wild last year wasn't that much of a high.  Landscapes, candids, travel, etc. get me going much much more.

The progression of a bird photographer:

Oh that's a pretty bird. I think I'll take a picture of it.

I've never seen that kind of a bird before. Let me snap a picture of it and look it up.

I'd like to get a sharp picture of that bird.

That bird is pretty far away. I wish I had a longer lens.

Yay! I got a sharp picture of that bird sitting on a branch!

I'm tired of pictures of birds just sitting there. I'd like to get one flying.

Dang! All my flying pictures are soft. I need a camera that focuses faster and shoots more frames.

Yay! I got a picture of a flying bird and it's in focus.

Maybe I need to go somewhere where there are different birds.

Yay! look at all these new birds. Now if I can just get a good one of that bird in flight.

If only I could get a picture of a bird with a fish in its mouth.

Wouldn't it be cool to get a picture of a bird feeding it's young in the nest?

What am I doing here at 5 a.m. sitting in a blind with $20,000 worth of camera equipment waiting for a damn bird?

You forgot a few.....

Why are there 13,853 RAW pictures of a chickadee on my hard drive?

I went on a three week trip to Costa Rica and I have no pictures of the wife and kids, but 62,356 pictures of a parrot...

My wife left me, she took the kids, but left the 62,356 pictures of the parrot....
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Re: I don't bird, but if I wanted to...
« Reply #26 on: July 12, 2018, 10:54:47 PM »
Sorry to hear that Don. Maybe start paying attention to your wife before that happens.
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Re: I don't bird, but if I wanted to...
« Reply #27 on: July 12, 2018, 10:58:53 PM »
...And the high I got for finally capturing a bald eagle in the wild last year wasn't that much of a high.  Landscapes, candids, travel, etc. get me going much much more.

The progression of a bird photographer:

Oh that's a pretty bird. I think I'll take a picture of it.

I've never seen that kind of a bird before. Let me snap a picture of it and look it up.

I'd like to get a sharp picture of that bird.

That bird is pretty far away. I wish I had a longer lens.

Yay! I got a sharp picture of that bird sitting on a branch!

I'm tired of pictures of birds just sitting there. I'd like to get one flying.

Dang! All my flying pictures are soft. I need a camera that focuses faster and shoots more frames.

Yay! I got a picture of a flying bird and it's in focus.

Maybe I need to go somewhere where there are different birds.

Yay! look at all these new birds. Now if I can just get a good one of that bird in flight.

If only I could get a picture of a bird with a fish in its mouth.

Wouldn't it be cool to get a picture of a bird feeding it's young in the nest?

What am I doing here at 5 a.m. sitting in a blind with $20,000 worth of camera equipment waiting for a damn bird?

You forgot a few.....

Why are there 13,853 RAW pictures of a chickadee on my hard drive?

I went on a three week trip to Costa Rica and I have no pictures of the wife and kids, but 62,356 pictures of a parrot...

My wife left me, she took the kids, but left the 62,356 pictures of the parrot....
And a few that you may have missed.

My wife attorney called, I now am shooting birds with iPhone.

I was able to put my 62,356 parrot pictures on a hard drive before I had to give the wife the computer.

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Re: I don't bird, but if I wanted to...
« Reply #27 on: July 12, 2018, 10:58:53 PM »

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Re: I don't bird, but if I wanted to...
« Reply #28 on: July 12, 2018, 11:15:10 PM »
Sorry to hear that Don. Maybe start paying attention to your wife before that happens.

I'm in a far better situation than that... She is the better photographer.... and will let me borrow the studio flash :) but to be fair about things, I'm pretty sure that she only wants me for my body (carrying stuff) and I could be replaced with a luggage cart with wheels......
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Re: I don't bird, but if I wanted to...
« Reply #29 on: July 13, 2018, 12:24:20 AM »
Sorry to hear that Don. Maybe start paying attention to your wife before that happens.

I'm in a far better situation than that... She is the better photographer.... and will let me borrow the studio flash :) but to be fair about things, I'm pretty sure that she only wants me for my body (carrying stuff) and I could be replaced with a luggage cart with wheels......

At least she wants your body and just your camera body.
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« Reply #29 on: July 13, 2018, 12:24:20 AM »