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    So I’m sitting here in my backyard nabbing some photons. The SV is grabbing them and pushing them to my laptop while my left eye is feasting via the 12”.

    I had paused for a bit to slew the SV to a new imaging target and was sitting on front of the laptop, dark adaptation completely trashed.

    And that’s when the thrashing in the leaves started. Sounded like someone was really dragging their feet through them. All in the back southeast corner of the yard out of sight around the wood privacy fence the new neighbors put up back in the summer.

    I got out and a way from the laptop so I could see my attacker. I flipped on the white light so I could get a visual and lo, there he stood, some crazy dude with a Mark Twain hairdo peeking around the corner of the fence at me.

    I started stomping my way over there to jerk a knot in his rear end when suddenly his head just took a dive off his shoulders and hit the ground.

    WTF?

    Yeah...

    It was a cat sitting on a fence post.

    Amazing how things get amplified in the dark.
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    Default Re: A Heart Thumper...

    Quote Originally Posted by bladekeeper View Post
    So I’m sitting here in my backyard nabbing some photons. The SV is grabbing them and pushing them to my laptop while my left eye is feasting via the 12”.

    I had paused for a bit to slew the SV to a new imaging target and was sitting on front of the laptop, dark adaptation completely trashed.

    And that’s when the thrashing in the leaves started. Sounded like someone was really dragging their feet through them. All in the back southeast corner of the yard out of sight around the wood privacy fence the new neighbors put up back in the summer.

    I got out and a way from the laptop so I could see my attacker. I flipped on the white light so I could get a visual and lo, there he stood, some crazy dude with a Mark Twain hairdo peeking around the corner of the fence at me.

    I started stomping my way over there to jerk a knot in his rear end when suddenly his head just took a dive off his shoulders and hit the ground.

    WTF?

    Yeah...

    It was a cat sitting on a fence post.

    Amazing how things get amplified in the dark.
    That is FUNNY, Bryan !

    As I read along I was trying to think what my alibi was going to be. :-)
    So did you get any nice pictures?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Quixote View Post
    That is FUNNY, Bryan !

    As I read along I was trying to think what my alibi was going to be. :-)
    So did you get any nice pictures?
    Still capturing. I was getting ready to start my fourth target when I realized I had goofed on my capture settings. I had to start over.

    Almost done with the second redo. I’ll hit my third and likely pack up after that.

    Whether they are good images or not may be in the eye of the beholder.
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    Default Re: A Heart Thumper...

    I’ll bet your heart rate went up a few beats!
    Was that tonight? Are you still imagining?
    Yes, I meant imaging!

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    Bartender! I'll have what he's having!
    (Oh, that's right, you no longer drink... ) Hmmmmmmm
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    Oh, a nasty intruder!

    Bottom end fell out of the thermometer up my was, still manageable, but the wind is blowin' @ 30mph, all = BRRRRRR!

    You try guiding yet Bryan?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Juno16 View Post
    I’ll bet your heart rate went up a few beats!
    Was that tonight? Are you still imagining?
    Yes, I meant imaging!

    Thanks,
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    Just got back inside from imagining, um, imaging.

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    Bartender! I'll have what he's having!
    (Oh, that's right, you no longer drink... ) Hmmmmmmm
    Good thing, too! Not telling what sort of varmints I'd be summoning otherwise.

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    Oh, a nasty intruder!

    Bottom end fell out of the thermometer up my was, still manageable, but the wind is blowin' @ 30mph, all = BRRRRRR!

    You try guiding yet Bryan?
    Not yet, Brent. That's my next key step, I think. I've pushed to one-minute subs a few times, but I seem to have a periodic error that throws a kink in the works. I need to deal with that too.
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    Well Bryan, it's times like those that make you know that you are alive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rickg18704 View Post
    Well Bryan, it's times like those that make you know that you are alive.
    Yep. Cures constipation too.
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    Now that is just hilarious Bryan! Almost as good as the horse with glowing eyes in the dark
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