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So, you want to be a wildlife photographer, Rule #1

 
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Oct 19, 2014 13:16 |  #1

1. Make sure you have an SD card in your camera before going out.

Sitting in my tree stand this AM, saw the most perfect spiderweb, lighted by the rising sun. Grabbed camera, no card.:cry:

Card is still in computer at home.




  
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Oct 19, 2014 16:11 |  #2

Been there done that.


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Oct 19, 2014 16:59 as a reply to  @ bigjohninva's post |  #3

Here it is, but photographed with a JVC camcorder. I couldn't get it to focus on the web, just the tree behind the web.


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Oct 19, 2014 18:20 |  #4

Major frustration! Kind of like dead batteries, or a loose plate for your tripod and you didn't take the Allen Wrench with you! I feel your pain!


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Oct 19, 2014 19:11 as a reply to  @ SJC from VT's post |  #5

What works for me to avoid such misfortune:

Leave the CF/SD card open or battery door open; They only get closed when they have a card/battery. This way you'll never forget!




  
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Oct 19, 2014 19:21 |  #6

I've driven 20 miles for a mountain bike ride..... with an empty bike rack on the roof.




  
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Oct 19, 2014 20:07 |  #7

1)take cam out of cabinet 2) turn on No card low bat Fix. 3) place #2 bat and card 2 in pocket. 4) Go 5)Download card 6) Erase Place cam back in cabinet Repeat often
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Oct 19, 2014 20:22 |  #8

Use a USB cable to transfer the images and never take the card out. Debbie




  
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Oct 19, 2014 20:38 |  #9

WhidbeyHiker wrote in post #17222099 (external link)
I've driven 20 miles for a mountain bike ride..... with an empty bike rack on the roof.

Great story....


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Oct 19, 2014 20:45 |  #10

markesc wrote in post #17222084 (external link)
What works for me to avoid such misfortune:

Leave the CF/SD card open or battery door open; They only get closed when they have a card/battery. This way you'll never forget!


that has worked well for me... since 5 yrs ago when I forgot an SD card in my camera... :mad:


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Oct 19, 2014 20:46 |  #11

wcleung wrote in post #17222184 (external link)
Use a USB cable to transfer the images and never take the card out. Debbie

you Waterloo types is smart! ;)


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Oct 19, 2014 21:59 as a reply to  @ Immaculens's post |  #12

I almost never remove the card from the camera. My 50D uses a CF card, and I worry about bending a pin. But, even if I used an SD card, I see no reason to remove it. Just as easy to download and wipe the card with a cable. That eliminates the opportunity for most mistakes. Which in my case are most always human error.




  
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Oct 19, 2014 22:53 |  #13

Discipline. Transfer pics, eject card, put back in camera. Before doing "anything" else.




  
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Oct 20, 2014 08:31 |  #14

markesc wrote in post #17222084 (external link)
What works for me to avoid such misfortune:

Leave the CF/SD card open or battery door open; They only get closed when they have a card/battery. This way you'll never forget!

I do this now, I forgot a battery once and now anytime anything is out of the camera the appropriate door is open.


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Oct 23, 2014 17:28 |  #15

I check my cameras for batteries and cards before I head out. I never forgot the card, but once all I had was one that was ridiculously small. I usually like to take more than 5 photos on an outing. Using a cell phone for a backup just isn't the same.


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