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Old January 23rd, 2007, 05:37 PM   #1
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UWOL #1 Fowles of Divers Sorts by Steve Siegel

Thanks Meryem, Kevin and everyone else that has made this possible. The nature photographers have several sites to show, compare, and get other opinions on their work. It is really exciting that we now have one too. This contest is going to be one fantastic learning experience.
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Old January 23rd, 2007, 05:51 PM   #2
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Steve,

You captured some awesome footage!
Man, the close-up shot at 41 seconds was killer!
That bald eagle trick was pretty sweet as well! :)

What happened to your letterboxing at 1:50? It gets tilted a bit.
At the end there they looked like a squadron of B2 bombers coming in over the trees. :)

Good job!!
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Old January 23rd, 2007, 07:06 PM   #3
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I really liked all the footage, and especially the eagles. That was some really dramatic video!

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Old January 23rd, 2007, 07:27 PM   #4
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Kevin,
Thanks for pointing out the tilted letterbox. It probably originated because I had to straighten the horizon on that shot. There was no letter boxing until I converted to Quicktime, and by then I didn't even notice that it was crooked. How would you fix that?
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Old January 23rd, 2007, 07:40 PM   #5
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Great job on the wildlife footage. The shot with the 'fish transfer' is great. your narration style is relaxed and friendly.
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Old January 23rd, 2007, 07:41 PM   #6
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I had a shot that had a tilted horizon. If you tilt it then add a letterbox matte, the matte gets tilted as well.

So, what I di was tilt the image, zoom in a little bit to fill the frame again then exported the footage as a new clip. I imported it back into my edito and then added the matte. Worked like a charm. :)
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Old January 23rd, 2007, 07:47 PM   #7
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Thanks Kevin. Seems easy enough.
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Old January 23rd, 2007, 07:58 PM   #8
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Hi Steve,

I've admired your contributions on the IBC for several years now. This was an amazing amount of bird footage to capture and put together in the short amount of time we had. Especially astounding flight sequences. Thanks for sharing your work and keep it coming in the future.

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Old January 23rd, 2007, 08:17 PM   #9
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Very nice video steve! I liked the video of the young eagle. Also the sunrise/set.

I think you made my top five.

Great stuff! Nice panning. keep up the good work!
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Old January 23rd, 2007, 09:48 PM   #10
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I liked the sunrise to sunset concept. The sequence with the eagles was very well done, but what stopped me in my tracks were the sunset sky, patterns of birds against that sunset sky, and the way you wrapped it all up.

Your whole film flowed very smoothly and was an enjoyable viewing experience.

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Old January 24th, 2007, 01:44 AM   #11
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Steve, amazing footage you got here, very well edited. You teach me a lot of the behaviour of the Bald Eagle in this short sequence.

Your narrating and use of score substantiate the footage very well.
You are on my top 5 list!
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Old January 24th, 2007, 05:34 PM   #12
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Wow! What else can I say. I really liked the clip at the end where the birds are returning and seem to follow the cloudline. That was a great shot.

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Old January 25th, 2007, 12:53 AM   #13
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Hi Steve, I must say your video was stunning.
This is my kind of wildlife video.
And I sensed a bit of humor in it too, being a parent isn't easy, when you fail cathing the food as the "kids" are wathcing :)
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Showed and, more importantly, shared superb insight into bald eagle behaviour. Well written and well spoken script.
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Old January 27th, 2007, 07:12 PM   #15
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Hi Steve!

Very nice footage and a lovely story on the great Bald Eagle. I loved the fact that you managed to capture the father taking the young birds' fish. There were several shots of various birds in flight that were excellent! Well done.

Good narration too! The end sequence was particularly beautiful. Nice way to wrap the story.

Best wishes~
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