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.
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!