Friday, 26 October 2012

Friday at the Flicks - Nest Box - Last Rose of Autumn

The Great Tit was roosting in the camera nest box again last night. This bit of video was taken yesterday morning as she (probably) was waking up: (No soundtrack on this one)




Still experimenting with the Turntable, lighting and cameras. I have added to its versatility as it can now be switched between two choices of use. First is continuous rotation to use with video capable cameras. This has also been speeded up a bit so a full rotation now only takes about 35 seconds. Second is like my first turntable where it pauses after each step and fires a still camera. My calculation was wrong regarding the number of steps for a full rotation. I had based that on the published data but in practice the stepper motor takes 512 steps to go through 360 degrees. So with a still camera that will mean 512 photos!


This shows a rose flower cut from my dwarf standard rose. Virtually the last bloom which will be seen on that plant this year. Lighting was two LED lamps, one multi LED above and a single off to the left at rose level to fill in some of the shadows. This was filmed with the Panasonic Lumix TZ7:



This time I made sure it was saved in 720p HD.

Have a great weekend and keep an eye on the wildlife around you.


8 comments:

  1. Great John. Much better. Have you checked the colour temperature of LEDs? Not that there is anything wrong with the colour. I'll check it myself tonight.
    The GT could do with central heating.

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    1. Haven't checked it Adrian. They are both 'bright white' and the result looks very close to reality.

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  2. You've reminded me that I need to clean out our nest boxes for winter roosters John - this year tree bees nested in one of them ....

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    1. I nearly forgot to clean out mine Phil. Out of sight, out of mind.

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  3. Lovely to see the Great Tit putting the nest box to good use john.

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    1. Looking good for three years running Keith.

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  4. such a cute little preener - completely unaware that she's being ogled. :)

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  5. The Great Tit is very sensible to find somewhere safe and dry for the night John and who needs a duvet when you can fluff your feathers up like that :-) That is a lovely rose too.

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Thank you for visiting. Hope you enjoyed the pictures. Any comment, or correction to any information or identification I get wrong, is most welcome. John

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