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Call Me Wesley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 01:17 PM
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Playing with a new camera ... Koi getting a snack in slow-motion (youtube-link.)
I just got it yesterday and played around with the high-speed feature later today. Still experimenting, so this might not be as good as of yet, but it looks nifty. That is Shamu, my very first Koi I got over ten years ago, having his snack:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJ7EJhQGdb4

Hope you enjoy. :)
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 01:25 PM
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1. My dear Call Me Wesley!
Alas, it wouldn't load. And then a message showed up that said an error had occurred and to please try again later...

And I will try again!

I always enjoy your work.

:shrug:

:hi:
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Call Me Wesley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 01:34 PM
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3. Strange, works for me and others, though.
Edited on Thu Apr-14-11 01:34 PM by Call Me Wesley
Hope you'll try again. :hi:
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 01:38 PM
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4. It's working!
How beautiful...

Your pond looks so lush and green...

I love the moment when he sucks in the snack. You can see it inside him!

Thanks for posting this...

:hi:
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Bunny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 01:32 PM
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2. Hey, that's pretty nice. Your new camera seems to be working fine.
When I read your subject line, I thought it said 'Koi getting a smack and I wondered if you were beating your fishies. :D
Shamu is looking good, wish I had a koi pond. :hi:
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Call Me Wesley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 01:42 PM
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5. I don't beat my fishies! Don't listen to what the neighbors say! It's not true!
;) Shamu was about 4 inches tall when I got him. He has quite grown since then, and still he's the smallest of all. The biggest one is around 20 - 23 inches.

:hi:
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MiddleFingerMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 01:45 PM
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6. Until he gained some experience, initially CMW had some behavioral problems with his koi.
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Cool video. Cool pond. Our drummer's dream was to design ponds (koi and otherwise) for people. He was
one of the sweetest people I've ever known (Happy Sweaty Jimmy) and I hope his dream came true.
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Call Me Wesley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 01:57 PM
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7. LOL!
You know that two of the Kois I have I got from the floor of a pet shop? They're no goldfish. They jump out of any container if they don't like it. And that's what they did in the pet shop - jumping out.

Pond design is a great job and very creative. And whoever thinks it's just 'putting a hole in the ground filling it with water' is definitely wrong. :hi:
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Moondog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 02:39 PM
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8. For those of us who are gear-heads,
what did you shoot this with?
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Call Me Wesley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 02:54 PM
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9. A very small, compact Casio Exilim ZR-100.
Very nifty, very handy. Up to 1000 fps (but then the video is way too tiny.) 30fps - 240 fps video mode, so you can shoot normal motion and slow-motion in one. HD in full resolution, too. Great for snapshots. Of course, picture quality doesn't compare to my Nikon, but it has HDR settings which are fun to play with.

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Moondog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 03:29 PM
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10. That is really interesting.
I have a couple of Canon SLRs that will do high def video, but I think only at normal speeds. I had no idea that there was a product at consumer prices that would do seriously higher fps rates.

Your koi video, btw, does a great job of demonstrating the capability.

Thanks for posting the video, and for posting the information.
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Call Me Wesley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 03:58 PM
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12. Don't get me wrong, HD def is only at normal speed.
240 fps is at 423 x 320, but for the price you can't really complain and it will work fine with posting on youtube. It does have a high-speed camera function, capturing 30 pics a second at a 10 MP resolution - great for action shots.

As I said, it doesn't compare with my Nikon, but I already love it. And here's the reason why I got it. Encountered this a few months ago, which was done with the old model. Just couldn't find any locally until recently. Check it out, pretty cool:

http://www.stuckincustoms.com/stuckinmotion/
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Moondog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 04:46 PM
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14. No, I understood that.
As you say, for the price, a wonderful capability. And, I might add, one which I do not currently have.

I've got the glass, I've got the bodies. And all the other stuff. But _this_ I do not have.

Had not seen that site before, so thanks, too, for that. Love the technique on the included link. Yay! Inspiration!

Once again, thanks.

Oh, and I like your eye. Wish I had it.
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Call Me Wesley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 05:06 PM
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16. Yes, for the price, the only high-speed camera to carry around in your pocket,
were I often don't carry my Nikon with the 70 - 300mm lens around because it's quite chunky, but I should ... There's always something to capture. ;)

My eye? Thank you, but even I once - ages ago in the analog era - was a professional photographer, I don't think it's something miraculous or - even worse - something only a few people have. Start shooting what you like and how you see it. You may have the eye for something I don't have. So to speak, a great landscape photographer might not do well with portraits. A sports photographer might not do well with fashion. (I know, I was in the fashion business and hated it. I sucked at any sport photography, because I wasn't interested in it.) Go with the stuff you really like and your eye will follow and then probably open up other venues to take on. There's no failure; I've seen people equipped with the nicest stuff shooting the ugliest pics I've ever seen.

Then I've seen people with cellphones capturing moments perfectly.
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bikebloke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 03:39 PM
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11. Thanks for reminding me.
I just bought a new camera that has slow-mo video. Been so busy experimenting with settings for the best image quality, I forgot. I'll have to try it this evening. I don't have fish, but I guess a lamp will work. ;)
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Call Me Wesley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 04:03 PM
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13. You're welcome! :)
I really just started to try it today, and this is the second one. First one (I won't upload) was my mom walking by, turning her head and looking into the camera, then turning her head away again. I put the Beatles' 'Yesterday' song behind it and told her that this will be her (eventual) funeral video.

She thought it was hilarious. ;)
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bikebloke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-11 12:39 PM
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18. I worked!
I zoomed down the hill across the highway, catching bicycle commuters rolling up the shallow slope. In slo-mo, they were struggling up a steep incline.
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MilesColtrane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 04:51 PM
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15. Stop feeding the fish Thorazine.
It's just cruel and probably illegal.
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Call Me Wesley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 05:13 PM
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17. Heh! It's that what it looks like?
It's like chips, and the cats love it, too! Tomorrow they'll get their regular food and some Cherioos. Yum!


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