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Hot Animals

Unread postby david » Fri Sep 03, 2010 12:29 pm

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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Re: Hot Animals

Unread postby BushFairy » Fri Sep 03, 2010 12:37 pm

Very intereting pics david, thanks so much for sharing!! :thumbs_up:
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Unread postby DuQues » Fri Sep 03, 2010 12:37 pm

Cool! Did you bring a Canon 20Da? Or another camera?
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Unread postby Rooies » Fri Sep 03, 2010 12:38 pm

Tanks david :thumbs_up:
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Re: Hot Animals

Unread postby david » Fri Sep 03, 2010 12:51 pm

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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Re: Hot Animals

Unread postby AKadwa » Fri Sep 03, 2010 4:26 pm

wow those are some pretty interesting pics david. :clap:

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Unread postby oddesy » Fri Sep 03, 2010 5:54 pm

Interesting pics :thumbs_up:
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Unread postby NightOwl » Mon Sep 06, 2010 9:54 am

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

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Unread postby david » Mon Sep 06, 2010 10:43 am

NightOwl, it was a Bullard SE35, with scenecapture handle fitted.

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Re: Hot Animals

Unread postby lee lewis » Mon Sep 06, 2010 5:15 pm

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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Unread postby david » Tue Sep 07, 2010 9:04 am

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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Re: Hot Animals

Unread postby lee lewis » Tue Sep 07, 2010 12:06 pm

Okay! That does make sense, though...

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