First and foremost, I need to give credit to my dear friend, Shannon. She generously took up some of her valuable time to tutor me, and walk me through the process of uploading and embedding videos. I would say she done a fine job.
After publishing that “test” run in my last post, I thought I would go out and try for some more. My target was to get a video of a Great Blue Heron grazing along the water. Alas, none were to be seen. But lo and behold, I came across the same Ladder-backed Woodpecker, pecking the same hole in the same tree as my previous post. I took the opportunity to try to improve on that.
I again used my new Canon EOS 70D with a 100-400mm lens. I was in my vehicle, parked about 15 feet away. The bird was oblivious to me, since I was hidden in the car. The camera worked perfectly as advertised, the auto-focus stayed on track, and the exposure seemed to be right on the money.
Here is the result:
This video is best viewed from my blog, rather than from this e-mail.
Reblogged this on Obszar użytkownika Nora and commented:
The very good pics of this woodpecker.I have never had an occasions to watch any woodpecker in nature, I have only heard it but once.Very interesting.
I’m really enjoying your videos, Bob – this is even better than the first, I think. Great stuff!
I agree, Jo. It was better than the first. Now I can see if I can come up with some more.
Wow, even better than the first. Don’t abandon your beautiful still shots Bob. 😉
Thanks, Alison. No, I will not stop getting my still shots. My videos, should I have any, will just supplement my regular posts. I appreciate your nice comment.
Nice view and noticable improvement filming this industrious little fellow, Bob. More, more!
Thanks, Jane, I appreciate it.
It’s fun learning new things at our age, ain’t it?
Hey, 79 is the new 59. 🙂
Good luck with your videos, Bob! Great to learn new skills and ways to use your new toy!
Thanks, Babs. I hope to use them along with my photos in my posts. 🙂
You’ll have to check back at that spot again later. Could be a good place for nesting, judging from the depth of the hole! That Canon…does fantastic video. Usually, the cameras do okay at video, and video cameras okay at snapping pics, but this one appears to do both phenomenally well. Of course, it could have something to do with the tool on the other side of the noodle…
PS – I told you it was easy! Now you’re a pro.
Thanks, Shannon. If you’re saying that to make me feel good……it’s working. 🙂
Thanks so much, Deb.
it was great..you are definitely getting the hang of it..
Thanks, Syl. Great fun.
Very cool Bob…you’re a filmographer!!!!
Thanks, Dave. I have to admit, it is a lot of fun.