Broken Camera Card

March 8th, 2008

If you’ve ever wondered what a camera card looked like on the inside, take a look. Early this week, I was taking some shots of Finches in my yard. I went inside and excitedly pulled the card out to see what I had captured. But, as I slid my card out of my camera, it split in two. Sigh. :(

Now to see what I could recover! I smooshed the card back together and held it firmly as I stuck it into my computer. To my delight, it was reading the card! I was able to recover some of my pictures, but others would not copy.

The next task was to buy a new camera card. I procrastinated as I knew that camera cards were very expensive. But, when I found myself at an office supplies store on a completely unrelated errand, I knew I had to plunk down the change and buy a new card……I was shocked! The prices on camera cards have really come down since I last bought one. My new camera card has twice the capacity and cost 1/4 of what my last card did.

So, I haven’t had much of a chance to photograph anything in my yard this week. But, I did have all the left over pictures on my camera card that I was able to salvage. Here is a collection of pictures that have never made it past my camera card.

My cat likes to watch the birds as much as I do! :)
Finch action shot!
The Finches in my yard are getting pretty used to me. I was only about 1 1/2 yards away from these birds when I shot this.
Extra credit for anyone who can identify this bird. I saw it at the aquarium near us, but I couldn’t identify it. (Shouldn’t they have a sign?)
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4 Responses to “Broken Camera Card”

  1. Sandpiper on March 11, 2008 5:48 am

    Too bad about the card, Scott, but glad you could salvage some pictures. It’s a nice change to see prices come DOWN on something, isn’t it? ;-)

    Good pictures. At the risk of making a fool of myself, are your mystery birds avocets? I’ve never seen them personally, but I’ve seen pictures and they seem similar if not the same.

  2. Birding Scott on March 12, 2008 10:20 pm

    Nice guess! They do look a lot like avocets. It is hard to tell for sure from the picture, but it certainly looks like you are right on.

    And yes, it is nice to see prices going down….now if only oil prices did this…

  3. Birdnerd on March 13, 2008 9:56 am

    Hi Scott,
    The one in the middle is an avocet and the two on the outside are black-necked stilts. I don’t get to see them in Oregon too often but was just in the Oakland, CA, area and saw a ton. Gorgeous!

  4. Birding Scott on March 24, 2008 1:18 am

    I’m impressed birdnerd! Thanks for visiting!

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