Feathers in Motion

Here are a few sample footage of birds and birdnuts from my video channels:

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I. WINDRIDERS

This is a collection of seven species of wild birds filmed while in flight, hence I titled it "Windriders." It is presented in a cinematic 2:4:1 aspect ratio.

Featured Windriders in order of appearance:

1. Whiskered Tern (Chlidonias hybridus)
2. Garganey (Anas querquedula)
3. Philippine Duck (Anas luzonica)
4. Black-crowned Night-Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax)
5. Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea)
6. Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)
7. Eastern Marsh-Harrier (Circus spilonotus)

Shooting info - Canon 7D, 5D2, 1D4 , 500 f4 IS, 2x/1.4x TC, 700-1400 mm, various locations, Philippines, 2009 - 2011

Music - "Living Voyage" & "Feelin' Good" by Kevin MacLeod (RF)





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II. INDIGO-BANDED KINGFISHER

Some HD footage of this rarely filmed kingfisher found only in the Philippines.

Common name : Indigo-banded Kingfisher
Scientific name: Alcedo cyanopecta (a Philippine endemic, female)
Habitat: Restricted to clear fresh water streams up to at least 1500 m.
Total length: 141 mm.

CAPTURE INFORMATION:

Tiaong, Quezon province, Philippines, March 20, 2009, Canon 5D2 + 1374 mm + Sennheiser MKE 400 mic, Manfrotto 475B/3421 support, available light, 1920x1080 capture processed and resized to 1280x720.

Special thanks to Carmela B. of Villa Escudero for the support during filming.





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III. KINGFISHER VS. WHIMBREL

HD video of a Collared Kingfisher (Todiramphus chloris) buzzing a Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus) while the latter is foraging on a dried-up pond.

Filmed in-habitat at San Juan, Batangas, Philippines, on April 16, 2010, using a Canon 7D + 400 2.8 IS + stacked Canon 2x/1.4x TCs. Music - Epic Battle by Marc Teichert.



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IV. FREEZING FEATHERS IN MID-AIR

13-year old Pogito learns to photograph birds in flight (BIFs) using a Canon 7D + 400 2.8 IS + 1.4x TC. Wild bird photographer Romy Ocon uses a Canon 40D + 500 f4 IS while teaching Pogito BIF shooting. The footage was filmed on location at Candaba wetlands, Philippines, on April 5, 2010. Gear used in filming was a Canon 5D2 + 24 mm + MKE 400 mic, all exposed manually in available light.



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My video clips of wild birds, wildlife and other subjects are posted in the following online channel:

 

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