This video shows parts of the National Wildlife Refuge, located near Socorro, New Mexico. Each morning from roughly November through February, thousands of birds suddenly fly out from the ponds to their feeding areas. It is an exhilirating sight that is over in abut 30 seconds. I've tried to include some shots to show the experience. This was also my first time using a Panasonic Lumix GH2 for a project. I' m still not very comfortable using it yet, but I'll get there. My bother Dave has several shots in the vid as well.

MUSIC: "Little Bird" by Greendjohn, from his album LOOPHOLE. Creative Commons, available at

Panasonic Lumix GH2 - 14-140mm lens - 1080 24P
Panasonic TM700 Camcorder - 1080 60P
Manfrotto 190 sticks and 701 HDV head for TM700. GH2 shots were all handheld with light stabilization added in Vegas Pro 10.

TM700 60P slo-mo was done by adjusting playback rate to 0.4 for clips on the timeline. Final project rendered to 24P

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