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Old February 9th, 2016, 08:04 AM   #1
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A Day at Merritt Island NWR

Normally I shoot wildlife with my F55 and a big Canon 200-400mm f/4 or a Red 300mm PL. But I'm traveling light on a trip to Florida and only brought the FS7 and a small (and cheap) Canon 200mm prime. Nevertheless I decided to go out and shoot some wildlife stock anyway in my spare time and I'm pleased at how the FS7 holds up.

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Old February 9th, 2016, 04:39 PM   #2
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Great looking footage.
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Old February 10th, 2016, 07:15 AM   #3
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Doug, great shots, and very appropriate as next month I will be spending a week visiting friends that live on Merritt Island. I already forwarded this to them and told them that visiting the NWR is on my wish list. Thanks for sharing. Bob
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Old February 10th, 2016, 08:16 AM   #4
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Thanks Bob. Yes it would be well worth your time to visit the refuge at sunset or sunrise on a day when there isn't too much wind. Lots stuff to shoot, the video above is just a glimpse at what is out there.

Happy hunting (with your camera)!
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Old March 21st, 2016, 09:32 AM   #5
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Doug, great shots, and very appropriate as next month I will be spending a week visiting friends that live on Merritt Island. I already forwarded this to them and told them that visiting the NWR is on my wish list. Thanks for sharing. Bob
Bob, how did your shooting go on Merritt Island?
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Old March 21st, 2016, 12:11 PM   #6
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Hey look my back yard. Nice work
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Old March 22nd, 2016, 06:33 AM   #7
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Doug, I decided to wait until after Easter break. I leave for Merritt Island on Monday. Then in early April I will be spending several days in the Okefenokee Swamp. Can't wait to get out and video. Bob
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Old March 22nd, 2016, 06:51 PM   #8
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I'm sure you'll have a great time when you get to both places. There's nothing better than shooting wildlife (with a camera, of course).

Here's something else I shot at Merritt Island last week.

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Old March 24th, 2016, 04:29 PM   #9
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Doug, another beautiful video, your color was so rich. Question, did you color correct in post or was this out of the camera, also, the same for slow motion, I know the Sony can do great SM in camera, but did you add any in post? Bob
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Old March 25th, 2016, 05:56 AM   #10
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Thank you, Bob.

The slow-motion was done in-camera at 180 fps. Those birds are moving very, very, fast.

I shot using the FS7's S-LOG2 mode so a quick color grade had to be applied with DaVinci Resolve to increase the contrast, but I only spent about 15 minutes on it.
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Old March 27th, 2016, 05:34 PM   #11
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Well you sure got some beautiful color, a very impressive camcorder. I head down there in the morning, and I will be hitting Homosassa Springs on the way back to Atlanta. Be safe, Bob
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Happy hunting, and good luck. I wish I could join you but I am up in New England again until I start heading West next week for NAB and some national parks shooting.
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