Be Ready Always with a Camera: Now isn't that the truth!

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Be Ready Always with a Camera

By Boopaints
August 26, 2011

Always keep your camera in a waterproof baggie when gardening. There is always a surprise photo op!

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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
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flaflwrgrl
Aug 25, 2011 6:07 PM CST
How many times did I wish I'd had my camera within reach? Countless. Good idea Beckie Boo!
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fiwit
Aug 25, 2011 6:12 PM CST
That also makes it easier to take pics in the rain... there are some awesome photo ops in a mild sprinkle. And if you have a camera with long or add-on zoom lenses, cut a hole in the baggie. I've done it before, with no repercussions.
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JuneBug
Aug 25, 2011 6:24 PM CST
Hurray! What a good idea!
Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Aug 25, 2011 6:44 PM CST
Excellent idea. Mine is usually in my pocket but I do worry when it's damp.... and in Southwest Florida, it's almost always damp!
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JuneBug
Aug 25, 2011 7:09 PM CST
I bet that it would help keep the crazy humidity out. Whenever the camera leaves the air conditioning it gets fogged-over and it probably gets inside, too. (I am so tired of high humidity)
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
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flaflwrgrl
Aug 25, 2011 8:14 PM CST
I understand that with things like cameras & binoculars in high humidity areas or drastic temp. changes (A/C to outside) you're supposed to bring them outside in a case or such (plastic baggies will do) & let them adjust a little while so the moisture doesn't accumulate inside & do damage. So this idea would serve that purpose as well as keeping it handy for your photo ops.
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Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Aug 25, 2011 9:06 PM CST
Great tip! I keep mine on the patio table. No worry about rain for many, many days, but I'll remember your tip for when it eventually rains.
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CherieCoogan
Aug 25, 2011 9:49 PM CST
Now I NEED to follow that one.................. You don't know how many times I've been out weeding, planting or rearranging and found a perfect pic of a butterfly or a bird or a bee, etc. in around or in my gardens and I run real quick for the camera that I can NEVER find only to get back out there camera in had and the photo is lost to the world. Never to be recorded for I can't see to have my camera close by or even know where I left it THIS time.

Now to just remember the tip............Adult attention deficit disorder here. It is NOT old age.....................
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LabourofLove
Aug 25, 2011 10:50 PM CST
I have a dedicated camera pocket (cargo jeans) and if it's not there (really rare), it's attached to my purse handle in a quality case.
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vic
Aug 26, 2011 5:35 AM CST
GREAT tip Hurray! Hurray!
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gingin
Aug 26, 2011 9:56 AM CST
Good idea Smiling However knowing me, I'd set it down and forget where...there have been times when I have to call my cell to find it Whistling and I have yet to figure out how to make the camera ring Hilarious! definately challenged here
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Gymgirl
Aug 26, 2011 10:00 AM CST
I just whip out my trusty cellphone camera. Got it after I bought two new cameras, which are now sitting somewhere in a drawer....

But that baggie idea is a keeper, seeing as I keep destroying my camera phone with condensation buildup from sticking it into an item of personal clothing, close to my skin, when I make a beeline for the yard and don't have pockets.... Crying
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gingin
Aug 26, 2011 10:05 AM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing @ Linda that won't work for me....I'm usually nekked under the tee shirt and men's boxer briefs that on me look like shorts Whistling
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Sheila_FW
Aug 26, 2011 11:43 AM CST
TMI Ginger! LOL!

Great tip! I agree With the baggie, I can fish it out if I drop it in the pond too before damage occurs. Now if they would make a bubblewrap baggie so it would cushion a fall on the rocks! Whistling
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fiwit
Aug 26, 2011 12:07 PM CST
Sheila_FW said:TMI Ginger! LOL!

Great tip! I agree With the baggie, I can fish it out if I drop it in the pond too before damage occurs. Now if they would make a bubblewrap baggie so it would cushion a fall on the rocks! Whistling


Add your own bubblewrap inside the baggie - -just use a baggie slightly larger than actually needed :)



(btw, resealable baggies are also a great way to enjoy your kindle while soaking in the tub) Big Grin
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dahlianut
Aug 26, 2011 12:20 PM CST
Great tip! I'm foreverso losing my camera in the garden. It will sparkle if its wrapped in plastic Smiling
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canadanna
Aug 26, 2011 5:53 PM CST
After washing my camera in the washing machine that I had left in my pocket , I bought a waterproof one. I don't like it 's features as much as my old waterlogged one though. Baggie is a great idea! I don't know if anyone remembers the story of the lady who caught the purse snatcher b/c she had her phone in her bra...Well,I tried it once but I agree...way too much condensation!
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KyWoods
Aug 26, 2011 8:43 PM CST
LOL, great story, Anna!
I like the idea of the lens being un-fogged in the plastic--that is so frustrating when you see a great photo op. and you miss it because the darned lens keeps fogging. Thanks!
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Boopaints
Aug 26, 2011 10:20 PM CST
I was away due to the death of my computer...back again finally~

Glad you all enjoyed the tip...it's been a bonus to me so I don't ruin cell phones plus with my software program, I can crop.

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ge1836
Aug 21, 2014 3:56 AM CST
Great idea. I always sally forth in the early morning with my camera looking for photos.
The plastic bag is a good idea.

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