Hummingbirds

Discussion in 'Nature' started by roundball, Sep 5, 2014.

  1. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Oct 8, 2013
    USA
    5 little video clips trimmed & stitched together = 47 seconds.
    If you look close, you can see them swallowing.

    Canon FDn 400/4.5, NEX-7

    And learned / confirmed a couple more things about video and shutter actuation count from EXIF data:
    1) Even thought the light level showed 1/500 in AP mode, the video over-rode that and set shutter at 1/125;
    2) Confirmed that each video only counts for 1 shutter actuation;

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dt9WnmhaVtA&feature=youtu.be
     
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  2. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Well done. I am assuming you used a tripod.
     
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  3. José De Bardi

    José De Bardi Assistant in Virtue

    Aug 31, 2013
    Dorset, UK
    José
    Neat - fascinating to watch!
     
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  4. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Oct 8, 2013
    USA
    Oh yes, on a tripod.
    I've positioned the feeder closer for next time, to try and fill the frame betters.....(don't know if there's any way to crop up a video larger like a print).
     
  5. José De Bardi

    José De Bardi Assistant in Virtue

    Aug 31, 2013
    Dorset, UK
    José
    You can crop video in just about any video editor. However, as video is implicitly low res compared to stills in the first place it's not usually a great idea.
    I shoot in 1080 for this reason so I can crop a bit and get away with it (on the basis 720 still looks decent).
     
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  6. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Oct 8, 2013
    USA
    Ahhh...didn't know that...another frontier to explore...thanks !