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I call it... "Deer-one Hunting" :)
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Bill Drones
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I was in a field by my house, testing out my Mavic's high wind capabilities, and I came across these two VERY camera-friendly Whitetail bucks... It was almost like they were posing for me, so I had to get some shots!
I put together this short video of them, and would love to hear your guy's thoughts, especially about the brightness. It was hard to work with the lighting in this one, and on some screens it looks a little dark, and others bright enough. Any input is greatly appreciated!


2017-11-4
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M.C. Pilot
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Excellent footage, wow rare moment up front on those whitetail deers.
2017-11-4
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Oracle Miata
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Man, those beautiful animals look so much better with their heads attached to their live bodies.  Nice footage.
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dronist
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Yup it was windy  

You should have raced with them to see how fast they can outrun the MP!  
2017-11-4
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StanfordWebbie
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Deer mating season, called "Rut", goes from November til January.  Does your Mavic perchance have a white rear end?  
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Jenee 2
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Actually I really liked the lighting as the deer almost melded into the background.
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Bill Drones
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M.C. Pilot Posted at 2017-11-4 16:53
Excellent footage, wow rare moment up front on those whitetail deers.

Thank you!
Yeah, I was surprised that they didn't take off when I got closer to them. From my experience, bucks don't seem to get as skiddish as does. Another time I spotted a big group of does, they all ran for the woods when I was still like 50-100 yards away.
2017-11-5
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Scott Ferguson
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I thought it was very nice! and some very nice bucks!
2017-11-5
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BumblerBee
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Lucky you for being allowed by these magnificent animals to approach them so close! Aerial footage gives a whole new perspective on how well they camouflage against the background.

A similar experience of mine, flying with two geese (see if you can spot them).

I like the mood of the sunset, though bumping EV by +0.3 would have  been welcome. Do you have histogram window up in the app? I find it  really helpful.
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Lucas775
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Very nice and calming video of nature, they didn't look threatened at all.  
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Beautiful colours and subject!
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alex_markov
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Very good, I had only birds so far
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KryptoNyte
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Great video.  That is what these machines were made for.
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BluesDragon
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Beautiful!! Now I'm hungry... what!?!?... just sayin'.
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Oracle Miata Posted at 2017-11-4 18:28
Man, those beautiful animals look so much better with their heads attached to their live bodies.  Nice footage.

LOL! Indeed!
Thanks for watching!
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Bill Drones
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dronist Posted at 2017-11-4 19:57
Yup it was windy  

You should have raced with them to see how fast they can outrun the MP!

Yeah, it was at least 20 mph, with gusts likely higher. The Mavic held up VERY well in the wind. I was very surprised.

And I doubt they would have taken Mavic in sport mode, in a race.
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Bill Drones
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StanfordWebbie Posted at 2017-11-4 21:18
Deer mating season, called "Rut", goes from November til January.  Does your Mavic perchance have a white rear end?

Yeah, it is definitely the rut right now. I can't drive down the streets near this area, without having to stop/slow down to avoid hitting wandering deer. This is a no hunting area, so they are ALL OVER the place.
And you found out my secret for attracting them with my drone... Shhh!  ;)
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Jenee 2 Posted at 2017-11-4 21:45
Actually I really liked the lighting as the deer almost melded into the background.

Ok, good to know! Thanks so much for the input!
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Scott Ferguson Posted at 2017-11-5 03:54
I thought it was very nice! and some very nice bucks!

Thank you very much! And yeah, they were some nice, fully grown ones.
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BumblerBee Posted at 2017-11-5 07:14
Lucky you for being allowed by these magnificent animals to approach them so close! Aerial footage gives a whole new perspective on how well they camouflage against the background.

A similar experience of mine, flying with two geese (see if you can spot them).

Thank you very much!
Nice pic!
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Lucas775 Posted at 2017-11-5 07:33
Very nice and calming video of nature, they didn't look threatened at all.

Thank you! And yeah, they could care less about my Mavic buzzing around them.
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Montfrooij Posted at 2017-11-5 12:43
Beautiful colours and subject!

Thank you very much!
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You are welcome
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Bill Drones
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KryptoNyte Posted at 2017-11-5 14:35
Great video.  That is what these machines were made for.

Indeed! Thank you much!
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