Some interesting advice
While we were having a welcome cup of tea Bob asked us about how which memory cards we used and how we used them.
One of the issues with buying cards online is that sometimes you unknowingly buy fake cards. This could even buy from reputable outlets such as Amazon. This might be especially more likely to happen if your purchase is from a 3rd party supplier through Amazon.
Bob recommended that we sign up to B&H’s online newsletter and watch out for their offers on cards. He has managed to buy large fast CF cards at very competitive prices that more than make up for any postage costs. B&H are a store in New York if any of us ever visit there!
Some of my cards are now quite old, over 7 years, Bob said he replaces all his cards every year to avoid any issues.
His advice for formatting was two fold. Always re-format your cards before you use them even if they were already cleared. Plus this avoids any issues if the card was formatted in another camera or worse on a personal computer.
This also matched up with a simple workflow of always copying images off cards after a shoot, formatting the cards and backing up the images off your computer.
He also strongly advised against deleting images on cards when they were in camera. You may inadvertently delete the wrong image or even corrupt the card if the camera glitches. If you ever need to delete images to make room on the card then he suggests in future to buy bigger cards.
Another Devon view
Before we continued shooting I walked down to the loo. This was next to where the BBC constructed a rabbit burrow. This was where they had filmed a series of documentaries. Up a short rise was a wooden platform with more stunning views.
Lula – the fox
After seeing Lula running around her pen the day before we had unanimously voted to to go and photograph her as our first mammal of the day at the centre.
Lula’s pen had a small pond.
I lay on the grass and took images such as this as she came up from the pons.
As we were packing up Lula Lula decided to come and have a look at us.