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Old June 30th, 2008, 08:41 AM   #16
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Wow--that's a lot of wildlife within 60 miles!

I loved the "standoff" at :55, the gorgeous framing of the flamingos at 1:19.

Hated the scavenger scene at 1:08, but that's Nature for ya.

Um, was that a shark there at 2:30? If so, how far from the shore were you? I ask, because I've been swimming twice from the beach in Ft. Lauderdale and wonder how bad I want to do it again... :)

Thanks so much for the overview, Mike. It was fun!

The shark was shot during a fishing trip with the grandkids just about 2 miles off shore. It is a nurse shark, which was caught and released.

Sharks are around all of the time, you just don't see them and they are generally harmless. I can remember as a kid fishing off of Lake Worth pier and seeing sharks all around in the beach surf. You just never see them unless you are up high like on the pier.

Thanks for the kind words my friend.

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Old June 30th, 2008, 08:45 AM   #17
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Hi Mike,

Those were some great closeup shots (dragon fly). You certainly do have quite the variety of wild life in your neck of the woods. Very nice.

Oliver
I too loved the dragon fly. Took a long time to finally get one to light and sit still for the camera. They like to keep moving. I inched closer and closer until I finally got the shot. I loved the eyes and the reflection when he moved his head. Almost like it's winking.

Thanks----Mike
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Old June 30th, 2008, 08:46 AM   #18
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Out of the tank and onto the playing field at last! Nice job, Mike!

The record holder for time in the tank is held by the guy who named it the Shark Tank, it's fitting to have you out of there at last.

And a lot fun to see the diversity of animal life near you.

So welcome to UWOL. I've been wanting to say that for a very loooong time!
Now that I am finally dry, I'll try to stay that way! :)

I had fun and the next one will be better.

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Old July 9th, 2008, 10:34 AM   #19
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Hi Mike,

You have so many different animals in your area. This was fun and entertaining!
A little shaky here and there, but the stunning footage made up for that.

Keep up your great work!
I am looking forward to see your future videos.
Thank you for sharing your part of the world.
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Old July 9th, 2008, 10:55 AM   #20
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Hi Mike,

You have so many different animals in your area. This was fun and entertaining!
A little shaky here and there, but the stunning footage made up for that.

Keep up your great work!
I am looking forward to see your future videos.
Thank you for sharing your part of the world.
Thanks Trond,

Yes, we have a very diverse area here. I hope to enter more of these and I'll make some big improvements.

I have been spending most of my time and money on a feature film with friends. Really eating up my time. It also cut into my learning time and that I am changing now.

When my grand daughters were here a few weeks ago, we went to watch the recent launch of the space shuttle Discovery. It is very hard to follow it smoothly, but I don't do to bad. There was one part of the launch that I wanted show better in the video I'm making for them and that was the separation of the solid rocket boosters. The problem is that when they do separate, the shuttle is about 70+ miles away and keeping the camera steady, at full telephoto, is very very hard. So the other day I took that section into After Effects and applied motion smoothing to it. I had never used it before and took a little time to get it worked out, but got it done. Then I re-imported it into Premiere and scaled it up to 300%. It was not perfect, but you could actually see the blast when they release them and see the boosters falling away. It really is cool for bring over 70 miles away.

So, what I'm saying is that I will fix any unstable shots from now on. It takes some processing time, but it is worth it.

Thanks again-----Mike
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Old July 9th, 2008, 02:19 PM   #21
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Good luck with your feature film, Mike!
I bet filming the Discovery launch must have been awesome. I have only seen a couple launches on tv, and it looks amazing.
Impressive that you were able to film the boosters separating from the shuttle at that distance.

Please let us know if/when we will be able to watch your feature.
Would be fun to watch it.
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Old July 10th, 2008, 10:01 AM   #22
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Mike,


And to think I thought I was busy this round!!!!

Ditto to what others have said.

The point Per Johan made I have to emphesize (he is the one that has driven me to work at cutting out the shakey stuff) you have some great shots that would have been totally awesome if they were steady!!!!

I truly enjoyed seeing all your wildlife you presented!!! It is another one a vocie over was not necessary through out!!! for a theme of diversity you did really well.

I liked that you seperated the aquatic life as a seperate section of the film.

Favorite shots: the dragon fly, the squirrel, lizard close up!! What kind is it??


thanks for sharing!! and taking the time to complete!!!!
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