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 Post subject: Hot Animals
Unread postPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2010 12:29 pm 
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A few pics from a trip to Shingwedzi recently.
And if anyone doubted that elephants use their ears to cool themselves..... in the pics its a greyscale, with black being the coldest in the frame.
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 Post subject: Re: Hot Animals
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Very intereting pics david, thanks so much for sharing!! :thumbs_up:

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Cool! Did you bring a Canon 20Da? Or another camera?

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Tanks david :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Hot Animals
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DuQues wrote:
Cool! Did you bring a Canon 20Da? Or another camera?


nooooooooo. very definitely a non standard camera..... those are thermal IR pics, so not the run of the mill footage. focussing is a bit of a swine as well so some are not too crisp. i have some avi's of the animals as well. all those pics were taken with no spotlights on the animals.
can pick up the animals almost 1km away... depending on size of beastie of course.


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 Post subject: Re: Hot Animals
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wow those are some pretty interesting pics david. :clap:


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Interesting pics :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Hot Animals
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David: what kinda gear did you use? I know it's Thermal, but what make and model?


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 Post subject: Re: Hot Animals
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NightOwl, it was a Bullard SE35, with scenecapture handle fitted.


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 Post subject: Re: Hot Animals
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Hi david!

How's that for something different! Well captured, man!

Dunno if it is just my imagination, or the computer screen or for real, but looking at pic # 2, it looks as though that ellie has a 'network' of darker coloured veins all over it's body - I could be wrong of course...

Has anyone else noticed that too?

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 Post subject: Re: Hot Animals
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hi lee

while the camera can pick up minute differences in temperatures and would show veins, i think the main body bulk skin is too thick. If i had got close ups if his ears it may have shown veins.
worth playing around again to test it.... anyone want to sponsor a trip?
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on some of the buffalo shots i got, you could clearly see differences in surface temperature due to the hair on the beastie.

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 Post subject: Re: Hot Animals
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Okay! That does make sense, though...

You should show us more after your next (sponsored) trip, Dave!!!!

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