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FLIGHT
YOUTUBE ^ | Feb 25, 2012 | swampsniper

Posted on 02/25/2012 4:28:13 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER

Playing with Windows Movie Maker, the version in Win7. All these shots are with my Sony A200, Vilano Beach, St. Augustine.


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Hobbies; Outdoors; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: bird; flight; florida; photo
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1 posted on 02/25/2012 4:28:31 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER
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To: lawnguy; pandoraou812; Daffynition; barker; ferri; gjeiii; genefromjersey; texas booster; ...

pinglist


2 posted on 02/25/2012 4:31:04 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Wow. I’m going by storage tomorrow or Monday and look for that other camera and then I’ll drop the whole lot of em in the mail.


3 posted on 02/25/2012 4:32:52 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

1:37 and 2:08 are a couple favorites. Nice work.

FTD


4 posted on 02/25/2012 4:35:44 PM PST by fight_truth_decay
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I like your gull friends.


5 posted on 02/25/2012 4:36:45 PM PST by Islander7 (There is no septic system so vile, so filthy, the left won't drink from to further their agenda)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

6 posted on 02/25/2012 4:38:11 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

2:15 absolutely gorgeous! Very relaxing to watch and great to see the flight so up close!


7 posted on 02/25/2012 4:38:18 PM PST by sheikdetailfeather (Ron Paul and Romney in alliance to take out the conservatives in this election)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Excellent!


8 posted on 02/25/2012 4:38:32 PM PST by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Beautiful.... and I love the music.


9 posted on 02/25/2012 4:38:43 PM PST by AirForceMom (Molon Labe)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
Very nice. Here are a few of my attempts:

Photobucket

Goldfinch

Photobucket

Downy Male

Nuthatch

10 posted on 02/25/2012 4:43:02 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Vendome

I just shipped the Sony off for an overhaul, got to have it ready for nesting season. It is just too complex for a DYI job. The old film cameras are an ongoing process, I get one working and another one dies, LOL . It keeps me from hanging out in beer halls with fast women and really getting into trouble!


11 posted on 02/25/2012 4:44:54 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Very nice pics!

National Geographic quality


12 posted on 02/25/2012 4:46:16 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: gorush

Pretty shots!


13 posted on 02/25/2012 4:46:22 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Great photos!!

Seriously, bro, you will find that MovieMaker LOVES to crash —if you have moving video, especially. Also it takes a long time to load the clips + photos in.

Think seriously about doing the free download of Sony Vegas Pro —offers higher stability, richer functionality, and about 5 other great things.

It only LOOKS more intimidating, at first, but you will QUICKLY catch on.

You can do this now, or I KNOW you will do this later....

I learned the hard way.

What does “tsiya” mean?


14 posted on 02/25/2012 4:48:25 PM PST by gaijin
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
Very nice.

Reminds me of Jonathan Livingston Seagull, the classic novella from 1970.
15 posted on 02/25/2012 4:50:10 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: fight_truth_decay; SWAMPSNIPER

I really like those and also 2:32, 2:47 and 3:14 and 4:17 who seems to look sideways at the camerman.


16 posted on 02/25/2012 4:50:47 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

That is when the DSLR comes in handy, the autofocus is super fast. Most of these are with an old Minolta 35-70mm f4, a couple with a Minolta 50mm f1.4, both made about 1985. Those lenses are going to outlast me for sure!


17 posted on 02/25/2012 4:51:55 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: gaijin

Tsiya is Cherokee for otter. Thanks for the tip, hadn’t heard about that one, and I’m a free software addict.


18 posted on 02/25/2012 4:56:21 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: gaijin

Another piece of advice:

I TOTALLY approve of your, “call me Senator” video —I loathe that insect, as I know you do. BUT:

Consider starting a seperate channel for your political stuff. I tended to conflate my personal stuff along with occaisional political clips, as you have, and you will find as you pick up popularity a couple things:

1. YouTube management is mostly liberal
2. Lefties will report your channel for political stuff they dont’ like

You get 3 warnings, and then they pull the carpet out from under you. I know cuz this happened to me, and esp if you say ANYTHING about Islam, basically the clock is running for you.

Do continue this way, sure (I know your have to, just as I have to), but just seperate the political stuff onto another channel away from your art, so it, too, does not go into Davey Jones’ Locker along with your Common Sense stuff. AND, if you ge a warning or two, immediately take down the screen names of your subscribers, and then let those guys know of your new political channel when the old one gets killed.

Sounds crazy, huh? I know one great European guy who’d post vids showing the shocking things muslims do in Europe, and they shut down his site FIVE times —I mean killed each channel, one after the other.

It doesn’t happen right away, but eventually it DOES happen.

I had millions of hits and thousands of subscribers, and it happened to me.


19 posted on 02/25/2012 4:56:50 PM PST by gaijin
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Really cool! I’m fascinated with the aerodynamics and flying abilities of all birds.........


20 posted on 02/25/2012 4:57:08 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (The only solution to this primary is a shoot out! Last person standing picks the candidate)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Well done. Your work always makes me feel peaceful and gives me the desire to go camping along an ocean.

Thank you....


21 posted on 02/25/2012 5:12:45 PM PST by Gator113 (** President Newt Gingrich-"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less." ~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: gorush

I liked them all, but the Humming bird is my favorite.


22 posted on 02/25/2012 5:15:30 PM PST by Gator113 (** President Newt Gingrich-"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less." ~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Gator113

Humming bird =Hummingbird


23 posted on 02/25/2012 5:16:50 PM PST by Gator113 (** President Newt Gingrich-"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less." ~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Gator113
Photobucket
24 posted on 02/25/2012 5:20:04 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Gator113
Photobucket
25 posted on 02/25/2012 5:21:13 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: gorush

Lord,what a beautiful bird.

Thanks for the pic.


26 posted on 02/25/2012 5:23:33 PM PST by Mears (Alcohol. Tobacco. Firearms. What's not to like?)
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To: Mears

Glad you liked it. You’re welcome.


27 posted on 02/25/2012 5:27:04 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I LOVE your pix, Swampsniper!


28 posted on 02/25/2012 5:34:05 PM PST by left that other site
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To: gorush

That is awesome. After seeing your first pic, I convinced my two young grandsons that they needed to put up a Hummingbird feeder right outside my window this weekend.

It’s too early in the year, but it will be there when it’s time. I own some killer camera gear and I should be able to get some very nice pic’s.

Thank for the inspiration.


29 posted on 02/25/2012 5:34:16 PM PST by Gator113 (** President Newt Gingrich-"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less." ~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Gator113

Aw shucks...good luck. Replace the food weekly, they’ll love it and reward you accordingly.


30 posted on 02/25/2012 5:41:23 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Thanks for the include, sir.

Some of those shots dare I say border on stunning.

How much, if any post-processing do you do?


31 posted on 02/25/2012 5:57:33 PM PST by Sylvester McMonkey McBean
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Beautiful Swamp. As my long ago 5 year old son said, “I luvz seagles.”


32 posted on 02/25/2012 6:08:57 PM PST by WVNan ("Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy." - Winston)
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To: gorush
Nuthatch, White-Breasted
33 posted on 02/25/2012 6:12:50 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
I am impressed! My luck shooting birds against the sky has been pretty poor. I always seem to end up with a silhouette against the sky.

Do you overexpose and then underexpose background?

34 posted on 02/25/2012 6:36:14 PM PST by Clay Moore (The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of a fool to the left. Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

That is beautiful!

I immediately thought of Eddie Richenbacher (sp?) and his going to the beach on Friday nights to feed the seagulls. He must have been there, at least in spirit!


35 posted on 02/25/2012 6:49:28 PM PST by credo 2
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
I found an interesting thread on Flickr about taking pictures of flying birds. A lot of good advice on the thread. See: Link.

I've been having difficulty taking pictures of ducks and other birds that fly by fast, which is why I searched for help. Most of the time the bird I'm trying to take a picture of ends up not in focus. The slower moving ones and the bigger ones I can get -- the fast ones and the small ones are tougher, particularly if there is a lot of background clutter behind them. The camera ends up focused on the clutter rather than the bird if I'm not careful.

36 posted on 02/25/2012 6:56:13 PM PST by rustbucket
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

WOW—you’re good!


37 posted on 02/25/2012 7:16:46 PM PST by Fantasywriter
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Absolutely stunning!

(Thanks for the ping.)


38 posted on 02/25/2012 7:17:25 PM PST by berdie
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Great!


39 posted on 02/25/2012 7:22:26 PM PST by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

WOW!!

That was the best 4 and a half minutes of my day!

Thank you.


40 posted on 02/25/2012 7:34:48 PM PST by 3D-JOY
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Great slideshow. One of the few things I moss about the SoCal beach was the birds. Surprisingly, Hawaii has few beach birds...........


41 posted on 02/25/2012 9:18:11 PM PST by doorgunner69
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To: gorush

Cool gorush! I didn’t know that you were a bird lover and photographer too! I once went to a freeper party at your house. Great pictures!


42 posted on 02/25/2012 11:57:35 PM PST by Bellflower (The LORD is Holy, separated from all sin, perfect, righteous, high and lifted up.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Do you like the old cameras better or is it a matter of price? I really like the old pictures, films myself.


43 posted on 02/25/2012 11:59:05 PM PST by Bellflower (The LORD is Holy, separated from all sin, perfect, righteous, high and lifted up.)
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To: gorush

It’s amazing how much intensity and drama goes on right in our own backyards.


44 posted on 02/26/2012 12:00:04 AM PST by Bellflower (The LORD is Holy, separated from all sin, perfect, righteous, high and lifted up.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I just watched your video. Truly beautiful pictures. The expressions on the the birds faces show how at peace they are with flight, how at home they are in the air. Only God could possibly create such wonders and your pictures have caught His glory in His creation.


45 posted on 02/26/2012 12:07:53 AM PST by Bellflower (The LORD is Holy, separated from all sin, perfect, righteous, high and lifted up.)
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To: Bellflower

I love the workmanship of the old cameras but the technology is cumbersome. Digital is a lot more practical and more affordable in the long run.


46 posted on 02/26/2012 1:41:13 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
Great job again SS.
(maybe Win 7 isn't evil after all (lol))
47 posted on 02/26/2012 4:55:07 AM PST by Condor51 (Yo Hoffa, so you want to 'take out conservatives'. Well okay Jr - I'm your Huckleberry)
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To: Bellflower; SWAMPSNIPER
*** Do you like the old cameras better or is it a matter of price? I really like the old pictures, films myself. ***

Me too. I was a 'Film Luddite' and I stuck with my Nikon FE (and my Pentax Spotmatic II) as long as I could. But seeing Swampsniper's Digital Photos made me a believer in the quality and capabilities of the modern DSLR sensor's. So in Oct of 2010 I bit the bullet and after much research (and bugging Swampsniper for advice on DSLRs) I got a Nikon D3000(1) - though a Nikon DSLR was my default leaning anyway.

Counting everything, the money I've saved on film(2) and processing has now paid for my camera and all the other goodies I've acquired like a longer zoom lens (70-300mm), Ring Flash for Macro shots, remote trigger release, etc, etc. That includes the Photo Papers, Inks and Two new printers (one of which I still haven't hooked up - lazy).

So IMHO listen to The Master, SS is my FR DSLR Mentor :-)

Also, there's a website for everything Digital: www.dpreview.com. They have everything from Camera & Equipment Reviews and Spec's, to a Library of information for those new to Digital Photography.

(1) I specifically wanted the Nikon model D3000 because of the Bells and Whistles it didn't have. Like 'live view' and Video Mode (want videos, buy a camcorder).
(2) I only used Kodak Professional Film, PORTRA 160NC and 160VC, and had to order it from B&H Photo in NYC. No 'pro' camera store around me carried it. 'Back in the day' I shot primarily Kodachrome. But I went through rolls of that like a Junkie does bags of smack.

48 posted on 02/26/2012 5:51:35 AM PST by Condor51 (Yo Hoffa, so you want to 'take out conservatives'. Well okay Jr - I'm your Huckleberry)
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To: Condor51
I just put a Minolta XG-1 back into action, and, as usual, the old Minolta XG-M died, until I get a round tuit, LOL. It's like I'm only allowed so many functional cameras. I've got a ton of old Minolta manual focus lenses so I try to have at least one Minolta working, right now I've got an X-9 and the XG-1. I've also got a well functioning Pentax SE Super SE and a K1000, both in good shape but I don't have many good Pentax lenses. The ME Super is an awesome little camera with a battery grip.

I've got to have stuff to piddle with in the wee hours when I can't sleep, most Freepers are flaked out, and there isn't anyone to talk to.

The XG-1 had been sitting for a while, getting the battery box cleaned up and installing new light seals and a mirror damper killed some time for me. I don't count the stuff that isn't working right now, it's time will come, if I last long enough.

After many shots my Sony DSLR decided not to turn the flash off. It was flashing even with the flash closed and that meant I couldn't set any shutter speed faster than sync speed. It's in the shop, it's more than I can handle with a screwdriver and a hammer. It probably took on a dose of frog pee or bird snot, it really has been around the block a few times.

49 posted on 02/26/2012 6:34:55 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Clay Moore

I use spot exposure and spot focus, if your camera is on default setting it’s probably on wide area exposure,


50 posted on 02/26/2012 6:39:04 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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