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Old January 12th, 2012, 02:33 PM   #1
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Swan - testing a GH2+Bigma combo

Posted this also in the GH2 section, but wanted some feedback from some more experienced wildlife filmmakers. I'm fairly new to wildlife filmmaking (indeed, to any kind of filmmaking), so worked with some fairly sedentary birds, and concentrated on getting up close and detailed. I figured I can work in the blinds and stalking later, as time permits.

Anyway, here's some duck pond video that I'm mostly pleased with. Please feel free to tell me how I might feel more pleased next time around. Thanks.

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Old January 17th, 2012, 11:08 AM   #2
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Any chance of even a little feedback on this? Thanks.
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Old January 18th, 2012, 04:00 AM   #3
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Good work mate,

just a bit underexposed at the start on some shots, and some maybe a bit soft in focus, otherwise good job, as you get your head around your gear and see what it does you'll develop your technique to suit. maybe just check your framing on some shots cutting off heads.
I'm hardly a wildlife shooting expert, but do a lot of equine work and have a interest in all things nature film wise.

Look forward to more of your work!
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Old January 23rd, 2012, 02:27 PM   #4
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Thanks Adam. The framing was a bit of an afterthought... I originally shot it 16x9 and then tried to crop it to 2.35 aspect in post. Didn't work out smashingly well in retrospect...

Revisiting it, I don't like the way it starts... too much plain ol' duck... should probably hit a few golden shots here and there right off the bat.
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