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Fotobug - Episode 263 - Lake Wales Ridge

June 21st, 2020

Fred and Jim take a road trip to Lake Wales Ridge!

First, the recent photo news, Delkin Devices unveils a 2TB CFExpress card and Lexar has an affordable card reader that can easily and quickly transfer all that data!  Lumix has released an app to turn the Lumix camera into a webcam, similiar to the one Canon recently released.  Android Smartphones can become bricked if the user picks the wrong wallpaper - will be fixed in Android 13.  GoPro announces a beta program to allow Hero 8 Black users to try out new features before they are added to the firmware. Fox News publishes obviously altered news photos and apologizes.  Some Sony SD cards are corrupting video files and Sony will replace the cards for free.

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Jim and Fred hit the road to Lake Wales to capture images of the rare Florida Blue Bee.  Of course, the chances of encountering the bee are very slim - but any excuse to get out into the fresh air and capture some interesting images...!  Lake Wales Ridge is the highest point in Florida and the Bok Singing Tower is located on Iron Mountain - a whopping 300 feet above sea level!  Two million years ago the ridge was a series of islands and the flora and fauna there was isolated and therefore there are a lot of rare species only found in that area.  Unfortunately, the increase in citrus farming and sub divisions has hurt these rare plants and animals, but many conservation groups are attempting to save them.  One such creature thought to be extinct is the Blue Bee, but several specimens have recently been spotted around Lake Wales.

Keep listening for information about the upcoming Black Hills Photo Shootout in South Dakota in September - virus permitting!

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Fotobug - Episode 244 - Triple D Ranch

September 29th, 2019

We have more news to report!  On1 Photo Raw 2020 is now available for public beta testing!  Leica, Nikon, and Olympus announced they would not attend the 2020 Photokina in Germany.  National Geographic announced they are shutting down "Your Shot".  Yuneec and Parrot have announced new drones.  More details and more news in the podcast!

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 Jim just returned from an outstanding week in northern Montana at the Triple D Game Ranch, Glacier National Park, Hungry Horse Dam and several local parks.  Triple D was absolutely amazing and we plan to do future workshops there.  The animals are well-treated and appeared to enjoy to photo sessions as much as we did!  Contact me if you would be interested in attending a future session with us - or check their website at www.tripledwildlife.com .  

 

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