My second attempt at building a cat free Hedgehog feeding station. The first had a 13cm x 13cm entrance on both sides and failed. So I added and arch and this is the result.
This Mouse was brought in by Maisie, then left to roam around downstairs, probably overnight. I noticed it in the morning when it came out to rummage around the carpet for food. It was not bothered about me, if I moved it ran under the settee then was out again within a minute or two. Finally after ignoring the traps and wandering around the carpet for 20 minutes or so it finally got caught. But when taken outside it proceeded to run around with the ground birds gathering food. It did this on and off for the next couple of hours.
Videos edited using Luma Fusion on the iPad
I have started adding the few videos I make to a YouTube Channel.
These can be seen here
Mostly they will be of wildlife captured and edited using different hardware and software. Not sure yet which software i will finally settle on but its looking like Lightworks for the ease of trimming.
The hardware – Canon 5D Camera Mk II or Mk IV, Go-Pro Hero 4, iPhone 8 with DJI Mobile Stabilizer and a HD Camera Trap.
The Software – Lightworks 14.5, Premier Pro CS6, Photoshop CC 2018 and Premiere Elements 2018.
This was made from a video I shot recently using my iPhone and a spotting scope. The video was made with the free version of Lightworks. I used the free version to compare it with others I have used. The trimming of clips etc is very easy, but using text and effects has taken a bit of getting used to. As to whether I will continue to use this, well the jury is still out
Male Kestrel feeds his mate then gets his reward.
More use of luminosity masks to add tonal focused contrast. Plus addition of slight Blue tint to lighter tones only. Future experiments can be found in my Black and White Gallery
I have been playing with converting to Black and White and using luminosity masking to enhance the images. I have been using Gradients map adjustment layers with additional stops and masks to enhance the conversions. Then luminosity masks created using the ADP Pro V3 panel to enhance different tonal areas.
I was asked by a friend to take photographs as part of his promotion of his upcoming charity Cycle of 500 miles over 5 days From Mon 18th to Fri 22nd June 2018
To see his story and to donate please visit www.justgiving.com and search for ‘Five Hundred over Five’
I have recently been watching tutorials by PHLEARN at phlearn.com . The latest series was ‘How to Remove Anything in Photoshop’ as part of my continued practice at Repair and Restoration of images old and new.
To practice what I had seen I decided to clean up an image I took on a recent visit to the Walker Gallery in Liverpool. Can you spot the changes?
Monday at RSPB Leighton Moss I thought I would try digiscoping again. The main issue was the vibration even though everything was mounted firmly with a hide clamp. An issue that is all to common with wildlife photography was the Otters arrived performed and went 15min before i got to the hide.