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Anyone have tips or gear recommendations for someone who uses a cane (or walking/hiking stick) to walk but also enjoys using a camera and binos while walking?
How do you juggle/hold/holster/handle the cane while using the camera/binos?
Interesting way to frame the study:
Sad really...internal combustion means the eventual death of humans, but all the replacement sources of power seem to doom humans and/or large swathes of the animal kingdom anyway...
I don't have a photo, unfortunately. This was spotted in Lincoln, CA, USA ("Sun City" retirement development), which is basically above Sacramento. The development was build on reclaimed wetlands, but some of the original wetands surrounds the area and some of it was recreated inside the...
I have a fair bit of experience in Photoshop and using the ACR plugin for basic needs, and alot of experience in print production.
But I've started shooting in RAW with my RX100 Mk. III and have run into an issue that has me befuddled.
I am working on them in Photoshop, saving in PSD, using...
Just double-checking ones I think I know and getting info on ones I don't know.
These were taken on August 23, 2018 in Hillsboro, OR, USA at the Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve.
Unsure, never been good at ID'ing nondescript little brown/grey birds.
Great Blue Heron
We're going to be in the Hillsboro, OR area for a festival and will have one free day we'd like to spend in nature doing a gentle walk and bird photography.
Looking for something with a density of animals (birds or mammals) without going forever between photography opportunities. For example...
Bless my partner, she found a special on Travelzoo to go do this:
We're scheduled for late September and I just can't wait!
I've spent alot of time photographing White-Tailed Kites, can't get enough of the local...
After having a short discussion with another birder at our local birding spot (Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Shoreline), it turns out there are three possible rails (Rallidae) that could be spotted there: Ridgway's Rail, Virginia Rail, and he mentioned one other I can't recall.
So this calls...
Marsh Birds (Oakland, CA, USA)
Been out of the photography for longer than I would have liked, could use some help and/or confirmation on these recent photos from Arrowhead Marsh (Oakland, CA, USA):
Common Goldeneye (female) on the right but...not sure of the little fellow on the left...
The last random birds from my last trip. I appreciate your patience helping me out:
Really no idea...the grey and yellow/tan coloring is not familiar.
Mixed flock of Willets and Marbled Godwits? Anything else hiding in there?
You'd think by now I'd have figured out in my head how all these LBJs work (which I lump "little grey jobs" into this time of year), but...unfortunately not.
I'll take a weak stab at it, but...a little help from the group?
Also a white-crowned?
Not sure...Song Sparrow...
Looks like I may have had some new ones for my list on this outing; a little help confirming and naming?
I know the front two are Northern Shovelers, but are the birds behind them American Avocets?
Not sure what this bird is...
The rust-headed fellow in the background had us excited, very...
I know there are some folks here good with gulls, which in California can be a complicated thing (or so I've been told), so...a little help?
If I had to guess, #1, #2, and #4 are the same species, at minimum?
This was a great trip for bird photography. Well, I didn't always get the best photos, I did see alot of new species at minimum.
I really don't know.
I admit I'm horrible at ID'ing the plethora of little birds we have.
We were some 200 miles away from our usual spots, so don't want to take for granted what I "know" (and I use that term loosely where bird IDs are concerned!).
If I had to guess, some sort of grebe but...I'm often quite wrong...