Leon county's wintering pair of endangered wild Whooping Cranes left their overnight roosting site for a day of feeding.
Digiscoped with a GH3 mounted on a Swarovski STX 95 scope using manual focus. It took all I had to keep him in the frame, steady and focused using 1200mm when he was as frame-filing as he was on take off.
We went to Mattamuskeet NWR for three days just so Jim could see large flocks of Snow Geese. There were thousands of Tundra Swans, but no Snow Geese. On our way home I saw we were very close to Bombay Hook NWR, and someone at Conowingo had told me there were Snow Geese there. We made a quick detour, and were not disappointed.
EDIT: CAMERA SETTINGS ADDED BELOW:
I love shooting fall scenics in the Adirondacks of Upstate New York! This year was a great one for color. I was only able to get out a couple times, but when I did the light was fantastic. This was all shot with my Canon C100 and recorded to a NINJA 2 external recorder. I sell stock footage online at Shutterstock.com so having all the clips already in ProRes is worth the hassle of setting up the external recorder. It also helps give better image quality for very highly detailed shots or shots with lots of motion. These are the ones where the AVCHD codec runs out of bits.
Specifics: Shot using a picture profile I cooked up that is a combination of some I found online and tweaked to my liking. Mostly based on the Wide DR setting. Color turned up some and adjusted for more red and contrast increased some, (black level and gamma adjustments). Further post color correction was done to get the most out of each shot.
Lenses: Canon 24-105 F4, Tokina 11-16mm F2.8, and most shots were with my Tamron 18-270 super zoom! I love that lens and while it isnt as sharp as the Canon, it gets you an incredible range.
I created a custom profile called WIDE PF, listing only my changes below- here are the settings:
Gamma curve is L:5, M:8, H:5
Gamma: Wide DR
Black-Master Ped: -1
Knee ON: Slope: -15 Point:109
COLOR MATRIX (This is the biggy) WIDE DR Gain:+30, Phase: +3, R-G: -20, R-B: +11, G-R:-23, G-B: -14, B-R: -10, B-G: +1,
This video was developed for the International day of Biological Diversity 2014. The aesthetic value of the original Song (Bathiya and Santhush) and the Lyrics (Yamuna Balasuriya), encouraged us to develop this video. All the footages were taken in the Sri Lankan wilderness and represent the Sri Lankan Biodiversity.