Videos anyone?

Wildlife

Wildlife
We're about more than just birds (though obviously we like them a lot).
All creatures....

Videos anyone?

  • Paul A

    Chironomid hatch.

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    That's one heck of a midge fest....

  • I tried a little experiment this morning. My little point and shoot Panny can take video at 100fps so I thought I'd have a go at getting a SloMo of my tame Great Tit taking mealies from my hand. This is a series of  four clips. He likes to perch on the garden fork before coming to my hand. He was a bit nervous about the camera stuck in his face. Not entirely successful as it loses focus on the birds but still fun to try. 

  • Really lovely slo-mo clips Tony and interesting to see how the GT approached almost gliding in at times with wings closed !   They are always a bit tentative rocking back before grabbing a mealie but there's no doubt the birds trust you or they'd never land on your hand.     It's the best time of year to try capturing them as the need to feed young in the nest overcomes the majority of their fear.  

  • How lovely Tony, I would be so excited f that was me, I would not be able to hold my hand still for long enough!

  • That was brilliant to watch TJ, love the way he closed his wings and bombed in to land on your hand, aren't we privileged to get so close to the birds.

  • TeeJay

    I tried a little experiment this morning. My little point and shoot Panny can take video at 100fps so I thought I'd have a go at getting a SloMo of my tame Great Tit taking mealies from my hand. This is a series of  four clips. He likes to perch on the garden fork before coming to my hand. He was a bit nervous about the camera stuck in his face. Not entirely successful as it loses focus on the birds but still fun to try. 

    (Please visit the site to view this video)

    What superb footage Tony

  • Thanks Hazel, Catlady, Gaynor & Mike. It was a fun little experiment and didn't work out too badly. It's amazing the technology they cram into even little point and shoot cameras these days.

    I've found the female is less nervous about coming to hand than the male. The female was the very last one in the clip I think.

  • Hares in a local field Friday. See the odd one now and again but getting up early before sunrise was a bit of an eye opener, need to do it more often.... taken around 6am, well into my walk.

  • Brilliant video Bob, I think the atmosphere is a bit special at that time in the morning, especially if you have a quiet area when you are the only one out with the wildlife.

  • As Alan says Bob, a lovely video clip of the hares in beautiful early morning sunshine

  • Whoopsie ... quick slide there!  Great stuff D!

  • I don't often do videos but the GSW was here again offering macro views again so I took a few clips (added 60's music too)  !!    He's a tricky bird to follow and keep in focus.

    Had a few problems with it freezing on my laptop but Mike said it played ok on his so hope this is gremlin free    !     

  • Very nice Hazel, had to laugh a few times :)

  • Some good videos, loved the Hares with the black tipped ears Bob, well done for getting up so early, well worth it though.  Alan your Moorhen up in the tree is not a usual sight, his big feet didn't stop him slipping down the branch.   Hazy lovely video of Mr Woody, he didn't do much knocking more like chasing those mealies around.   He came so close in the photos, lovely captures.