Spent two days South of Klamath Falls, Oregon on the California border photographing migrating waterfowl. It was estimated that 20,000 snow geese were in the area and split their time between Tule Lake and the surrounding farmlands.

I shot with the Panasonic AF100, a large sensor HD video camera, using the Nikon 300mm f/4, 80-200 f2.8, 18-35mm f3.5, Tokina 28-80mm f2.8 and Tokina 11-16 f2.8 in 1080p with selected shots @ 60fps.

The action was non-stop and I was constantly changing lenses, going from the 18-35 to the 80-200 maybe back to the 28-80, then quickly changing to the 300mm.

The goal was to capture as many different scenes as possible in the early morning light. I had shot sunset the evening before and the edit covers both shoots.

The beauty of the AF100 is that it can mount Canon, Nikon, Zeiss or practically any lens mount with an adaptor. Since Canon has eliminated the f/ring in newer lenses in favor of electronic control, I find the D series Nikon lenses easier to use with this camera, though at times I have used the Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 with the 1.4 extender.

I chose to edit in the 2.35 ratio, instead of the normal 16/9 HD.

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