Hi Everyone, I know a lot of us have camera's now that take video so I thought we could try a new subject thread for just video's of birds. You will have to link up your video's to Youtube or some other video hosting site and put the link in your post here along with any information you would like to share about where it is taken etc.
I'm like a lot of you in that I have never tried the video on my camera and I hope this will give people like us the extra incentive to start learning and taking video of birds in our backyards or other favorite places we like to watch birds.
Please be sure to try this as we would absolutely LOVE to see your video's.
Nanny will be starting us off with the first video and I hope many more of you will join in with your own.
I hope we will all use this as a great oppurtunity to learn how to use a great feature on our cameras. I think it will be lots of fun!
There is a learning curve to shooting videos and one that I have learned already is this...If you are inside shooting thru the window check the sound on the TV and take away the dogs squeaky toys!! lol
Good one Nanny what a great bird to video, I learn that little tip a while back too. lol
Susan I see you used Photo Bucket, does it take long to upload it on there? Nice one of the mating dance.
This one I already posted on the Daily thread, but I think it belongs here. Redpolls feeding frenzy during a snow storm.
Hope it works I copied and paste the link here. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1AD-9LJrslk
For me, I upload the majority of my videos on photobucket and just a few of my favs to youtube. It's JMO, but I find there are so many "nothing all that great" videos, on youtube. For example, the 2 videos I shared already in this thread aren't the best, so I put them on my photobucket acct. After awhile I delete them and start over...
This is not my video, but I found it while browsing on youtube. This one should be titled..."And we're walking..."
I love it...glad they are all ok...just so much fun to watch them all get back to following Mama again! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEBLt6Kd9EY
I wish I would have gotten video of that silly ducky when he helped me weed the garden. He would be right by me and eat worms. I kind of felt like his mom then. I tell you, that experience really made me understand Duckmother's love for these birds.
Thanks for the comments Pelle, Nanny Mrs-Ed and Susan. Mrs-Ed those are really good videos of your birds. I`m hoping my nest boxes will be used this year. Funny one of the Hawk too.
Your house Sparrow look mighty thirsty Susan. Cute what he did.
I tried to upload one of a Robin building a nest, and it was not accepted. The files was to big. I`d like to know, how to edit some of the video, cut some stuff out, and link it back to the other part. Has anyone tried that?
Susan, here are some noisy Goldfinches for you, lol These are Fledglings wanting to be fed.
This video was taken on the same night as the Hummingbird, pouring rain out.
Well I made a practice video with music (since it was taken from inside the house) now all I have to do is figure out how to upload it to a video site. It is HD video so I don't want to waste hours uploading it. :-)
I am playing with the video but more to capture the audio then video of birds. This is at the other end of my half mile circle that I walk and it features a Brown Thrasher talking. I did this yesterday afternoon. It was very windy and the camera did pick that up a bit! lol
Great video...so nice that you got sound too! That is very helpful. I have seen an immature male and a female last year during fall migration but nut a nice male in summer plumage is on my wish list too!
Man, what a neat thread. For those shooting the videos, it would be nice if you'd tell us the camera you are using. I have a Canon D7 on the way. Didn't buy it for video, but now I see these videos and wonder what kind of camera you folks are using.
Hey Hack, I've taken video with my 7D, point and shoots and my bird camera takes 10-second videos. The point and shoot videos are easier for me since the camera is so much lighter than the 7D. the one thing I learned early on is to be sure and turn off your image stabilization on the 7D lenses or you'll pick up a clicking sound.
"Turn off your image stabilization on the 7D lenses" - thanks for the tip, Mrs_Ed. Got the 7D yesterday - it is nice, Have only taken a few pics, Don't know anything about the 7D's video - yet. Since the 400 does not have IS, I'll have to make a point to remember to turn IS off when I put the new 70-300 L in the tripod. But, I kind'a plan to shoot the 70-300 free hand, so IS will be on.
My Nikon P5100 Coolpix does video and I'm used to it. I'm probably use it first.
LOL GG, I'm assuming there was enough Redpolls there for you?... Sad thing is I never got their visit of these, last winter. Neither the Bohemian Waxwings and Pine Grosbeaks. Sure hope they show up this Winter. They all make the cold season bearable.
Hack, I think most of the videos I've posted here, were from my fine pix fuji camera.
Thank you Burnadette for the lovely, refreshing, juvinating antic of the Robin. I also enjoyed the juvenile sapsucker and the upbeat music. That's one is for Donna and all of us that missing her. Hugs.