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Picture from this morning. A male Wood Duck in its multi-coloured breeding plumage.
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JPAZ

If only I knew what I was doing.....
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If you prefer a crop version of the above.
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I always learned that we are attracted to the lightest part of the image, first. For me, on this image, the birds eye is what grabs me immediately. Just for fun, I tried both the original and the cropped and "flipped" it horizontally. Any of the images are still great and I'd, personally, prefer the original.
 
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ISv

"The equipment that matters, is you"
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The upside of 20 fps is that sometimes you can get just the right shot in an action setting and it's great for making these little gifs. The downside is that you can get just too many shots to plough through. I went out for just a few seconds for the woodpecker and got 120 images. I don't know what I'll do if I am ever able to go on a safari or birding holiday. Self restraint and using ES only when necessary I suppose.
:)! "I don't know what I'll do if I am ever able to go on a safari or birding holiday. Self restraint..."

With only 1/2 of your fps I already got some external memory (1 and 2TB) and I'm searching for lightweight laptop or any thing lightweight with an USB port and at least 100-300MB SSD.
I just don't believe in my "Self restraint":LOL:!
 

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:)! "I don't know what I'll do if I am ever able to go on a safari or birding holiday. Self restraint..."

With only 1/2 of your fps I already got some external memory (1 and 2TB) and I'm searching for lightweight laptop or any thing lightweight with an USB port and at least 100-300MB SSD.
I just don't believe in my "Self restraint":LOL:!
FWIW, I use an iPad Pro with 512GB and a RAVPOWER filehub, not the fastest solution but it almost fits in your jacket pocket (big jacket needed and not included :LOL: )
I ditched the laptop option not so much because of weight, but because of it being easier to break/damage when stored in the backpack with the other half a ton of rubbish I usually carry.
 
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I saw this Pied Wagtail a couple of days ago, and put it to one side. On looking at it today, I saw the poor thing had malformed feet.

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Last Sunday I went out to a nearby beach park - no chance for something really interesting, just to keep myself fit...
First photo is another unusual Plover.
See the second photo - pretty much the same symptoms! The Avian pox can do this! Off course I can't be sure in the "diagnosis"... Any way very disturbing (I'm not sure I have seen this in any other migrants before!)!
After that is just a Wandering Tatler with some feathers from the breeding plumage on the chest, Cattle Egret and Night Heron looking down for a snack.

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ISv

"The equipment that matters, is you"
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FWIW, I use an iPad Pro with 512GB and a RAVPOWER filehub, not the fastest solution but it almost fits in your jacket pocket (big jacket needed and not included :LOL: )
I ditched the laptop option not so much because of weight, but because of it being easier to break/damage when stored in the backpack with the other half a ton of rubbish I usually carry.
Thanks a lot - I will check this!!!!
 

AlanF

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:)! "I don't know what I'll do if I am ever able to go on a safari or birding holiday. Self restraint..."

With only 1/2 of your fps I already got some external memory (1 and 2TB) and I'm searching for lightweight laptop or any thing lightweight with an USB port and at least 100-300MB SSD.
I just don't believe in my "Self restraint":LOL:!
I'm ruthless at culling - I bin everything except one or two shots of each bird from each session. So long term storage is not the greatest problem. It's the considerable time doing that culling that it is the problem.
 

ISv

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I'm ruthless at culling - I bin everything except one or two shots of each bird from each session. So long term storage is not the greatest problem. It's the considerable time doing that culling that it is the problem.
OMG - the way the hard/soft ware are evolving now... Good luck! I use to briefly check and "choose" the first photos I like. It has it's advantage when you go "dry", no new photos and you go back to the old folders;):p - there is always chance to see something better than your first choice!
 
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AlanF

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OMG - the way the hard/soft ware are evolving now... Good luck! I use to briefly check and "choose" the first photos I like. It has it's advantage when you go "dry", no new photos and you go back to the old folders;):p - there is always chance to see something better than your first choice!
It's only very occasionally I regret not having kept ones I've discarded but I suppose I could possibly have backed up everything. I have done that for my safaris.