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Old April 12th, 2007, 02:40 PM   #1
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Australian wildlife

Hi!

I have put some of the wildlife footage, I have filmed during my journey to Australia, together to a little movie.

Yo can watch it at videocommunity:

http://www.videocommunity.com/pc/pc/display/3454/

Camera was a Canon HV10 + Hoya polarizing filter + Manfrotto 560B fluid monopod.
The camera was set to 'P'-mode, manual white balance, increased saturation.
I have also checked and adjusted the exposure, using the zebra-function.

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Old April 13th, 2007, 02:43 AM   #2
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Oliver, this was nice to watch. I think you did a good job there! Nice to see some species that is not common in our part of the world.

Was this footage shoot in some National Parks or in the big wilderness of Australia? The crock footage was a little scary as regards the short focal lenght of the HV10. You had to be close. This animals are pretty fast!
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Old April 14th, 2007, 06:06 AM   #3
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Hello Per Johan!

Thank you very much for your nice comment! :D

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[... ]Was this footage shoot in some National Parks or in the big wilderness of Australia? The crock footage was a little scary as regards the short focal lenght of the HV10. You had to be close. This animals are pretty fast!
I shot the crocodile from a safe seat in a tourist boat, about 4 or 5 meters away from it. So - there was no heroism involved in shooting it. ;) I saw it in a national park, north of Cairns. The small lizard sat right in the middle of a unsealed road in a national park at the western coast of Australia. The big lizard was just sauntering around the pool of the hotel we stayed in at Cape Tribulation, also north of Cairns. Everything else was shot in the "real" wilderness.

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Old April 14th, 2007, 11:26 AM   #4
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Oliver,

some very nice footage. pretty good resolution for on the web!! I really liked the colorful bird. What was it??
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Old April 14th, 2007, 03:38 PM   #5
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[...] I really liked the colorful bird. What was it??
It was a Kookaburra: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kookaburra

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Old April 15th, 2007, 06:00 AM   #6
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Great stuff, great selection....I can't believe the quality of some of that footage from the tiny camera...wow. I assume you had some of these shots off a tripod...otherwise you must have a super steady hand for sure.

....would have liked more Roo's ;) personal fav !!
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Old April 16th, 2007, 03:53 PM   #7
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[...] ....would have liked more Roo's ;) personal fav !!
There were much more Roos - lying dead on or next to the roads. Sometimes we had kilometers of road with a dead Roo every few meters or even 2 or 3 lying directly next to each other. This really made me sad... :(

During 3,5 weeks of travelling through Australia we saw only about 5 living Roos next to the roads. The one in the video was one of just 3 I saw in the 'real' wilderness.

As we have been on a round trip I didn't have the chance to look for specific species - I had to shoot what was running in front of my lens. ;)

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Old May 13th, 2007, 01:49 PM   #8
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Enjoyed your peaceful images of Oz, Oliver, thank you.
It's easy to forget that your main characters first regard for each other is about being or making a meal.
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Old May 16th, 2007, 05:53 AM   #9
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Hi Oliver,

It's not a pretty sight seeing dead roos along the road - not a pretty smell either! - groups of 3 aren't uncommon (1 buck and 2 doe's) when you're sailing along in a 40 ton truck at 160k an hour they are very hard to avoid.

with the Australian bush in drought more often than not, they come to the sides of the road to eat the growth promoted by any moisture run off from the road - the drier it is - the more roos your will find - dusk and dawn are the worst times.

If you can get off the roads and see them in the wild lying under a tree or eating up the miles bounding across some mulga scrub you'll appreciate what magnificent creatures they are.
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Old May 16th, 2007, 10:21 AM   #10
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great artistic pans. how did you capture the time lapse clouds and mountain? what is your editing program? pp2 or fcp? bill
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