Oh my gosh, I just found photos of young eagles on my second SD card in the camera that I did not even know it was cataloging. While none are as good as previous images, I was still glad they popped up to review.I thought I set the camera to the first card RAW, with the second card to jpg, but rather it was set to jpg overflow and I did not realize the first card was full.
The first card was still loaded with images from Scotland that I did not erase or even save to the computer. I did not know that card had any images until I went to erase the first card and forgot to put it back in. Over 800 images from my trip to Conowingo a few weeks ago were on that card.
Sometimes I change settings on the camera by accident and I think that is what happened. Pushing certain buttons on the fly, then clicking the right or left arrow by rote gets you into settings trouble if not watching what you are doing. I do this all the time with changing from RAW to jpg fine, normal or low quality. The button is right below the button to change ISO and not paying attention, changes the wrong thing.
It almost was like a Christmas present getting more eagle photos. I just love taking photos of eagles.
I am headed to Conowingo again really soon with a Tameron 150-600mm, G2 lens and 1.4 tele-converter. My Nikon 80-400mm lens is more costly and likely a much better lens, but I do want to use the 150-600mm lens seeing decent photos coming from Conowingo on Facebook.
All my eagle photos so far were taken with the 80-400mm. I have never been fair to that lens. It really is a great lens and I grouse on it often. I am not even sure why, but it took me a while to master using it hand-held. But now that I shot often. with it, I don’t fear getting a bit more lens on those eagles.
Quite a few photographers were using the new Nikon D500 DX. I was surprised to see that. I saw less D4 and the newer D5 which are far better cameras than the D500 or what I have in the D750. When I get back, I will post my review on the Tameron lens. Camera reviews are some of my most viewed posts on GWGT. Amazing to think a “garden blog” gets a lot of photography attention.