A blackbird found in the hedge of our garden a place to start a nest. Within a week it was finished and the first egg was there. I managed to install my camera in the hedge for a day to get some nice close shots of the baby bird and it's mum.
Long Creek Falls is located in an area called “Three Forks” near Dahlonega, Georgia where the Benton McKaye Trail separates from the Appalachian Trail. The hike to the falls is about 1 mile from the parking area. Exact directions can be found at jjanthony.com/waterfalls/falls/longcreekfalls.html.
This was my third outing with my new Panasonic GH4 and 14-45mm, 45-175mm and Olympus 60mm macro lens. I am really enjoying the m4/3 format. Music title is “Innocence” by Blueshades. User license purchased from audiojungle.net. Edited with Edius 5.51 and encoded for the web using Windows Media Video 9.
This video shows the male Greater Sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) conducing their impressive courtship display on a Montana lek. Greater Sage-grouse are among only a handful of animals that use a lek to determine breeding success. A lek is a central courtship arena that puts the males of a species to the test by forcing them all to display in one location and compete for the mating rights to the female onlookers. Leks are used by animals such as some bats to antelope.
Shot over 3 summer evenings in order to put the camera through it's paces, and I must say I have been pretty blown away with the results so far. All shot on the Gx7 with the 20mm 1.7 (apart from the fox clip which was taken with the 45-175mm 4.5-5.6). Edited and graded in Premiere CC. Mixture of over crank, macro, telephoto, and digital tele-converter shots to see how the footage holds up.
I have completed a written review to go along with the sample footage, which can be viewed Here: