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Old January 26th, 2007, 10:52 PM   #16
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Brendan,

Your footage on the vultures was stupendious, I really appreciated the overhead view, something you have to really work to get. I liked the gentle music too.

Curiously, was this a pair doing courtship, or perhaps hanging about a nesting territory?

It must have been great to get to some warm climate this time of year too!!!

What did you shoot the footage with and what presets did you use?? 30P ?
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Old January 27th, 2007, 08:05 AM   #17
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Hello Dale,

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Curiously, was this a pair doing courtship, or perhaps hanging about a nesting territory?

They may have been courting and scouting for a nest site. More usually Griffon vultures, adult and juvenile, are seen in pairs because the juvenile has so much to learn by practising flight in the company of an adult; flying lessons are crucial to a vulture's ability to climb high, up to 3 miles. They don't kill prey, they only scavange at the carcases killed by others or by nature. To arrive early at such feeding opportunities they survey as wide an area as possible. That's why climbing high is a matter of survival.

It must have been great to get to some warm climate this time of year too!!!

This footage was shot in Crete in November, pleasantly warm then.

What did you shoot the footage with and what presets did you use?? 30P ?

Canon XM2 (GL2) using factory presets; 3 weeks, shooting every day. I don't know yet what 30p means?
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Old January 27th, 2007, 09:17 AM   #18
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i can't comment on quality, specifically, but i'm blown away by how much your shooting technique has developed! really and truly!
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Old January 27th, 2007, 10:08 AM   #19
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This is the time to acknowledge how much your encouragement and advice over recent years has pushed a cheerful old man along towards better things, big and small.

The user-friendly organisation and layout of UWOL #1 is also greatly to your credit. In Randy's language you deserve a bombardment of Thanks.
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Old January 27th, 2007, 12:58 PM   #20
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thanks, brendan, but kevin and mat get the props for the website! i'm merely the conductor, they're the ones playing the pretty notes....

just seeing how much you've developed through your participation on the UWOL forum gives me high hopes for how much we can all grow our skills witht regular UWOL Challenges...which is, of course, the point. besides the having fun part!
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Old January 27th, 2007, 12:59 PM   #21
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thanks, brendan, but kevin and mat get the props for the website! i'm merely the conductor, they're the ones playing the pretty notes....

just seeing how much you've developed through your participation on the UWOL forum gives me high hopes for how much we can all grow our skills witht regular UWOL Challenges...which is, of course, the point. besides the having fun part!

and i must say, i'm having a grand ol' time, so far.
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