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Monday, February 22, 2016

Shooting Birds - Day 110

To the Left

I tried something new today.

My camera has built-in Wifi. This allows me to copy pictures to my tablet without needing to remove the SD card. I can make small edits and then directly upload the results to Flickr. This feature has made my life easier and my photos better. Nikon created a specialized app named, Wireless Mobile Utility. I'm a fair bit disappointed in their lack of support. The Android app has gone for almost a year without an update. It is missing some very basic options such as batch copying of full-size images. I also experience fairly frequent disconnections when moving images to my tablet as well.

Yet, the app does have one other, major feature. Until today I had never taken photos with my S9900 directly from the app. Again, it seems a pretty basic setup which allows only zooming and shutter release. I assuredly expect better from a company such as Nikon.

Today though, I set the camera on some stones beneath the big tree in the garden. We have birds that now rely on our food handouts. There are dozens of ordinary finches which show up and make quite a racket. I love our doves much more. One is here every day and often a couple stop at feeding time. Today, I thought I'd set out the camera and see if I could take a few closeup photographs.

The damn birds didn't cooperate at all! They danced around every side of the tree except in the direction I placed my camera. I stayed inside and managed a half dozen pictures with no or only partial birds. It did encourage me enough to try doing this later though!

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