One of the benefits of purchasing a Canon 5D Mk III was the ability to capture HD video as well as the usual still images. This was somewhat intriguing as I’d never owned a video camera, nor taken any video other than with an iPhone.
The hope is to attempt to obtain video clips of the objects we photograph, which in the case of birds and wildlife will provide more behavioural information than is possible to convey with still images.
Here is the first attempt at such a video, which was taken with the 5D & 500mm lens and Gitzo tripod. The video was edited with Photoshop CS6 which now includes a relatively easy to use video editor.
The video was taken in Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario Canada.
Regular photographs of the Black-backed Woodpecker can be viewed in the Woodpeckers Gallery