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Old May 22nd, 2007, 03:43 PM   #1
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UWOL#3 - “The Wild” by Victor Wilcox

This is my first submission. I figured I might as well jump into the fire. I’ve only had my camera since November, 2006. It’s been a real education, viewing the UWOL submissions. I got the footage before work and during lunch near my job. I’m still bleeding, from cutting down to 3 minutes. Just wish I hadn’t been too lazy to carry a tripod with me more often.

Hope you enjoy my little feature.

Links:
848 x 780 WMV (23.4 MB)
http://www.wilcoxvideoproductions.co...ings-1024k.wmv
720 30p HD WMV (111 MB)
http://www.wilcoxvideoproductions.co..._WildWings.wmv
1080 60i HDV M2T (553 MB)
http://www.wilcoxvideoproductions.co..._WildWings.m2t

Locations:
Meyer Park, Spring, TX (Northern suburb of Houston, TX)

Camera:
Sony HVR-A1U

Cast (in order of appearance):
Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos)
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)
Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus)
Dragonfly (?)
Brown Duck (What is this guy?)
Red-eared Slider (Trachemys scripta elegans) OK a turtle doesn’t have wings, but there was a duck in the scene.
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)
Nutria (Myocastor coypus) See turtle above.
Black-bellied Whistling-duck (Dendrocygna autumnalis)
Great Egret (Ardea alba)
Snowy Egret (Egretta thula)
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Old May 23rd, 2007, 12:11 AM   #2
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Hi Victor.
Some nice footage of birds you have there. I just wish you weren't that lazy, and then I'm thinking of the tripod :)
The fishing egret was cool. Wish you all the best.
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Old May 23rd, 2007, 02:00 AM   #3
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Victor,
I think you've done well in your first attempt. You showed lot of species, some of them new to my eyes.
Using a tripod is mentioned. The Dragonfly close-up was nice even if you had some minor focus flaws.
It was also fun to view the nutria among those birds, whish you could done some more out of it.
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Old May 23rd, 2007, 02:48 PM   #4
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Nice video Victor.
You got some great shots of those birds.
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Old May 23rd, 2007, 05:12 PM   #5
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Hi Victor:

Not too lazy by any means with the array of wildlife you have in your film. You have a nice place to work with lunch hours spent like that. Nice job. Looking forward to your next challenge piece.

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Old May 23rd, 2007, 07:23 PM   #6
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Thanks for the kind comments.

What really stinks, is I live within 2 hours of 6 major costal bird sanctuaries, but my programming jobs been so busy, I couldn't take time for a trip.

I got my 2X Telephto converter (VCL-HG2037Y) Tuesday. Already got some of those the little buggers I couldn't get close to before. With that and a trip to the Tennessee mountains, during July 4th week, I hope to have lots of new critters and mountains. Just hope some of it is usable in the next challenge.

Keep up the great video. I'm slowly learning by observation.
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Old May 24th, 2007, 11:35 AM   #7
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I really enjoyed all the diversity of wildlife in this video. The closeup shots of the dragonfly were really amazing, though as others have mentioned, a tripod would help. But I am impressed with how much you were able to capture, and the dining bird was a great shot. Keep up the great work!

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Old May 24th, 2007, 12:27 PM   #8
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Very nice job Victor!
As stated, a tripod would have been nice. But I know how that is! I hate carrying my six pound tripod.. Now I just use a Gorilla pod half the time! hahaha.
I think you did a nice job on editing. Thats something I can never seem to get right..

I enjoyed seeing the beaver! I don't think I have ever actually seen one before..

Cool stuff. Keep up the great work!
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Old May 24th, 2007, 01:14 PM   #9
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Thanks.

By the way, it's a nutria. They look alike until you see their rate like tail.

I've learned my lesson. Tripod, tripod, tripod ...
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Old May 24th, 2007, 05:10 PM   #10
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hiya victor: welcome to the UWOL Challenge! it's great to see the work of new players. awesome dragonfly shot! looking forward to seeing more from you...just fyi, all of your footage in your entry must be shot in the 3-week period after sign-up.
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Old May 24th, 2007, 09:55 PM   #11
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victor,

can't say much more than has already been said!! A great first effort!! You got some nice stuff.
I too am making a mountain trip the first of July to film more and new stuff!!!

Look forward to future efforts!!!
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