A berry-laden bush is heaven on earth for a Cedar Waxwing. This species wants nothing more than constant gorging. Hunting for this image brought on the rest of this post, sorry. Lostwood National Wildlife Refuge, ND.
It is getting to the point where I have, in technospeak, a shitload of photos. My question for ya'll, wildlife photographers, is how do you organize your photos? Aside from backing my photo stockpile up on external hard drives, I have never bothered to individually label or move them...they languish in the folder they were originally uploaded into, which is simply all the photos extracted from the camera on that particular day, with a couple vague notes on what is contained within. This is all well and good for a month or so, but after that I tend to forget what photos are where...so if I want to find a certain photo, it can be a big pain in the ass. Not infrequently, I completely fail at locating the set of photos I'm looking for, while rediscovering some great forgotten ones along the way. Obviously, my method of organization is nonorganization, which I do not want to perpetuate for much longer.
This is one of those forgotten photos...what a facemelting landscape. Artist Paint Pots, Yellowstone National Park, WY.
I realize now that I will probably have to begin organizing birds/wildlife by species, at least on some level, which is a daunting task. There is much fear and loathing here at BB&B when the scale of this project is fully realized. I should mention, at this point, it is not a high priority for me to store/organize my pictures online (although that is definitely a great idea), since I find myself without internet access often enough to rather not depend on it for getting to my photos.
Thanks for all your input. If you're a bird blogger and/or photographer, please drop a comment. Apreesh.