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BIRDS!  Posted this in discussions, but wanted to get it in the video section....



2017-1-27 12:41:51
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Nice. I was hoping for a direct overhead shot and there it was! Care to share any technical details of the shoot?
2017-1-27 14:54:33
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Ex Machina Posted at 2017-1-27 14:54
Nice. I was hoping for a direct overhead shot and there it was! Care to share any technical details of the shoot?

We shot with two Mavics.
Scott did the overheads (I tried one but was a little gunshy about getting hit, next time) and I did some of the long traveling shots and sweeping panos.
I don't have the info on shutter speed/ISO/Fstop handy but I will get them and post later.
2017-1-27 19:27:00
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Nice explosions of birds, very graphical, but don't you think you scare and disturb the birds who might feel the drone as a threat? Did you feel that the drones were upsetting the birds, or the opposite, they did not care at all ?
2017-1-31 01:47:42
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Wow. I guess I should have guessed that someone would have something negative to say about this great video. Oh, well, some of us -- probably a silent majority, in fact -- enjoyed and appreciate it for what it is. Thanks for posting it.
2017-1-31 04:52:01
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Awesome video! I would also love to know the camera settings you used.
2017-1-31 05:34:25
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TontonAlainG Posted at 2017-1-31 01:47
Nice explosions of birds, very graphical, but don't you think you scare and disturb the birds who might feel the drone as a threat? Did you feel that the drones were upsetting the birds, or the opposite, they did not care at all ?

We were at least 350 feet above them and about 250 feet away to get the entire tree in frame, so we didn't disturb them.  The lake is actually on a relatively busy road and it was sunset rush hour, so it was more likely a truck or loud car.  But there was no way the drone affected them.....
2017-1-31 05:38:36
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The footage looks great to me. Spectacular effects from the gulls: I particularly liked the sequences where the birds take flight from the domed shape of the tree. You both seem to have made these shots sympathetically keeping distance and speed appropriate to your subject focus which a cinematic style encourages anyway. If these were some rare breed species I don't think it would make much difference, although birds that don't flock together in such numbers may be more territorial. Common gulls have become urban creatures and seem to adapt quite easily from gliding over a heavy windswept sea swell to the rooftops and streets of our coastal towns and villages, commonly venturing further inland.
2017-1-31 05:45:44
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Guys, watch out for Seagulls, when one starts going for your Mavic, GET OUT OF THERE! They call in reinforcements and you will have 10 on your tale. They can be territorial at times so be careful of that.
2017-1-31 06:01:28
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very nice, great composition
2017-1-31 06:16:39
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You have great stuff in there, but in my opinion whole video is too long and it looses the interest a bit because of that. Some of the parts definitely should be shorter.
Anyway I love the moments when the birds are starting from the trees and flying around below you.
2017-1-31 06:18:58
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DroneFlying Posted at 2017-1-31 04:52
Wow. I guess I should have guessed that someone would have something negative to say about this great video. Oh, well, some of us -- probably a silent majority, in fact -- enjoyed and appreciate it for what it is. Thanks for posting it.

I just asked if this was annoying to the birds or not .
2017-1-31 07:20:23
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Gallacherboy Posted at 2017-1-31 06:01
Guys, watch out for Seagulls, when one starts going for your Mavic, GET OUT OF THERE! They call in reinforcements and you will have 10 on your tale. They can be territorial at times so be careful of that.

Thanks, but they're not gulls.
2017-1-31 11:41:12
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I am aware of that
2017-2-1 01:04:29
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FirstFly Posted at 2017-1-31 05:38
We were at least 350 feet above them and about 250 feet away to get the entire tree in frame, so we didn't disturb them.  The lake is actually on a relatively busy road and it was sunset rush hour, so it was more likely a truck or loud car.  But there was no way the drone affected them.....

Nice, thanks for sharing
2017-2-1 10:42:01
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2017-2-1 12:24:44
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They should have opstsical avoidence on birds.
2017-2-1 12:25:06
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pretty, be careful of a bird strike Sully!
2017-2-3 07:47:09
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Great Video, How Did You Make Sure They Didn't Chase or Hit You ??!!
2017-2-3 18:37:47
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Gallacherboy Posted at 2017-1-31 06:01
Guys, watch out for Seagulls, when one starts going for your Mavic, GET OUT OF THERE! They call in reinforcements and you will have 10 on your tale. They can be territorial at times so be careful of that.

These are egrets.
2017-2-3 20:31:51
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CMP Posted at 2017-2-3 18:37
Great Video, How Did You Make Sure They Didn't Chase or Hit You ??!!

We were actually pretty high. Egrets general fly fairly low.
2017-2-3 20:32:57
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Anim8me2 Posted at 2017-2-3 20:32
We were actually pretty high. Egrets general fly fairly low.

Excellent video; you actually see slight murmurations in the flying similar to starlings.  Really lovely video.

Technical question; were you using ND filters?  Some of the overhead shots show the birds with widened wings, as if the shutter speed was slower resulting in the moving bird slightly blurred.
Or was it simply low light of dusk?
Either way, really great video.  Thanks for sharing it.
Cheers
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2017-2-3 23:14:19
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Hey, its such an awesome video and at first sight, I could tell they were not gulls, just wanted to warn everyone. Dont mean any disrespect, if you have uploaded it on Youtube, I will like and Subscribe.
2017-2-4 09:03:12
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Does anybody know why p3p update firmware always fail although i did it in right way? suggestion pls,tq
2017-2-4 17:32:47
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user120a653172 Posted at 2017-2-4 17:32
Does anybody know why p3p update firmware always fail although i did it in right way? suggestion pls,tq

Are you aware that you posted in this question in a Mavic forum thread about a video of some birds?
2017-2-4 17:53:14
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Seagulls use to be very agressive with drones flying in their nesting cliffs and nesting season. In other situations you can fly very close, they ignore the drone. Have a look at the first footage from this video
2017-2-5 01:31:12
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Nice job

I liked it very much

Thanks for sharing
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2017-2-5 22:00:13
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Pareja IV Posted at 2017-2-5 01:31
Seagulls use to be very agressive with drones flying in their nesting cliffs and nesting season. In other situations you can fly very close, they ignore the drone. Have a look at the first footage from this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1ugA0PyZXY

Nice video, but as has already been pointed out, those aren't seagulls.
2017-2-5 22:25:17
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Beautiful video!!
2017-2-5 23:42:31
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more than excellent shot beautiful video more than good i envy you
2017-2-6 12:09:46
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I really liked this video and the music was suitably atmospheric. good job. everyone has their artistic preferences, you can never produce something ALL will like. I loved it. thank you for sharing.
2017-2-7 00:30:08
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CMP
We used a combination of prayer and liberal sphincter tightening.
But mostly we were lucky.
Egrets and Ibis tend to fly low over water so as long as we didn't go too low we were safe.
2017-2-7 08:57:47
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I keep forgetting to answer technical questions.
No filters were used in shooting this (although I have ordered some), it was shot at dusk which explains the slow shutter speed.
This was the first week we both had our Mavics so we were both pretty raw at shooting.
2017-2-7 09:00:21
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user120a653172 Posted at 2017-2-4 17:32
Does anybody know why p3p update firmware always fail although i did it in right way? suggestion pls,tq

No, we don't know why ...
2017-2-10 11:37:41
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KevDrones Posted at 2017-2-1 12:25
They should have opstsical avoidence on birds.

Whot er yau talin ebauk?
2017-2-10 11:39:07
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Dobmatt Posted at 2017-2-10 11:39
Whot er yau talin ebauk?

English Please.
2017-2-17 10:47:27
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Oh, I should insert ... The reply translated to English language is: What are you talking about? ... I guess not everyone understand my somehow twisted sense of humor ...
2017-2-17 14:08:34
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Becarefull. the bird attack.. haha
Good job... nice video clip. thanks for sharing..
2017-2-23 19:50:05
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Great music, great colors, great work!
2017-3-1 14:45:38
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