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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.
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.
1:37 and 2:08 are a couple favorites. Nice work.
I like your gull friends.
2:15 absolutely gorgeous! Very relaxing to watch and great to see the flight so up close!
Beautiful.... and I love the music.
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!
Very nice pics!
National Geographic quality
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?
I really like those and also 2:32, 2:47 and 3:14 and 4:17 who seems to look sideways at the camerman.
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!
Tsiya is Cherokee for otter. Thanks for the tip, hadn’t heard about that one, and I’m a free software addict.
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.
Really cool! I’m fascinated with the aerodynamics and flying abilities of all birds.........
Well done. Your work always makes me feel peaceful and gives me the desire to go camping along an ocean.
I liked them all, but the Humming bird is my favorite.
Humming bird =Hummingbird
Lord,what a beautiful bird.
Thanks for the pic.
Glad you liked it. You’re welcome.
I LOVE your pix, Swampsniper!
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.
Aw shucks...good luck. Replace the food weekly, they’ll love it and reward you accordingly.
Thanks for the include, sir.
Some of those shots dare I say border on stunning.
How much, if any post-processing do you do?
Beautiful Swamp. As my long ago 5 year old son said, “I luvz seagles.”
Do you overexpose and then underexpose background?
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!
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.
(Thanks for the ping.)
That was the best 4 and a half minutes of my day!
Great slideshow. One of the few things I moss about the SoCal beach was the birds. Surprisingly, Hawaii has few beach birds...........
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!
Do you like the old cameras better or is it a matter of price? I really like the old pictures, films myself.
It’s amazing how much intensity and drama goes on right in our own backyards.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I use spot exposure and spot focus, if your camera is on default setting it’s probably on wide area exposure,