Monday, June 15, 2015

One Day I Will Learn How To Work A Camera...or not...remind me...


 *Reminder #1...stay away from the edge of closest focus...

* Reminder #2...watch out for sticks and branches that are in the frame...or the one that just I walked into...nutz...ow! (He saw that coming!)

 *Reminder #3...hmmm...well one American Redstart came out okay...

 *Reminder #4...always remember the rain cover...especially when it rains. There will always be another soaking wet Baltimore Oriole. (Note to self...get a waterproof jacket...ACHOOO!!!)

 *Reminder #5...don't look up in the rain...even when there's a Black-billed Cuckoo in the tree. Lens hoods hold water...lots of water...

 *Reminder #6...listen to Black-throated Blue Warlbies when they say it's going to rain and it's time to hide.

 *Reminder #7...uh...I forget...(By the way, that's a first year Chestnut-sided Warbly, that I remembered.)

 *Reminder #8...when everyone says they are hearing a Connecticut Warbly, DON'T scream out "Here it is!" when it's just a female American Redstart...

 *Reminder #9...DON'T repeat #8 when it's a female Common Yellowthroat...duh.

 *Reminder #10...post photos of Great Crested Flycatchers from below because no one else will and where else are folks going to see this stuff?

 *Reminder #11...post a proper photo as well to show that you're not a complete moron...well almost...
 *Reminder #12...buy an umbrella like this highly intelligent House Wren so you don't end up looking like a wet dog...not that there's anything wrong with dogs that are wet, but, being a human or something that resembles one, you shouldn't look like a soggy doggy.

 *Reminder #13...like this Muskrat...get to the point and don't ramble!

 *Reminder #14...put in a pretty picture of a Prothonotary Warbly to make them say "Oooo."

 *Reminder #16...don't forget reminder #15....Wood Ducks in trees look silly.

*Reminder #47...don't lose count and ALWAYS include at least one bird butt such as this terrible shot of a Wilson's Warbly. (Private thought...I wonder if he was named after Brian Wilson?)

*Reminder #120837...get some rest...you're getting punchy...

We'll be back after these messages...what?...oh...never mind...The Doodles says go to bed.

Good night for now! 
Stay tuned for our annual summer reading list...

13 comments:

  1. As usual, a double kind of lesson. Teach us about some photography and along the way show us some birds.

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    1. Yep Red...I'm good at showing you what NOT to do!...maybe the cold rain on my sparsely populated pate had smoe sort of effect on me...

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  2. Your wonderful humor was just what I needed first thing this morning. Delightful post, Dave. I saw a birdie or two I'd like to add to my life list some day. Guess it's time to travel to new places!

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    1. Poor Karen...FIRST thing in the morning?! Ya know that could be dangerous!

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  3. Points? No rambles? Where's the fun in that? Another fun post. Thanks.

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    1. Thanks Marilyn, by the way, did I ever tell you about the time I went birding and saw a bird that was yellow? Well...

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  4. I'd forgot those reminders..too many! :)
    Great post!

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  5. A lovely post. Great sense of humor and some nice shots!

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  6. I loved the humor and your post. Awesome warblers and friends. Thanks for the giggles, have a happy day!

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  7. The third shot is a real beauty.

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  8. Love your sense of humour and you have well ikustrated your 'reminder' with great images

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  9. Oh my goodness you had me laughing from start to finish with this delightful post. I loved it all.

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  10. Definitely said Ooooo! over the Proth. Warbler shots! Really fun post and some great pictures. Hope you didn''t get TOO wet!

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