Short film featuring Badgers, a Green Woodpecker, a Nuthatch, a Robin and my Parents!

Written by Ben Vallack on Tuesday, June 9, 2009 at 01:43PM
Filed in: Website design Webfilm and video production
Tags: wildlife, video, sony, ex3
Comments: 5

Over the weekend before last, I shot a short film in the magnificent garden at my parent‚Äôs new house using our new Sony EX3. They have a very active badger sett and the garden is teaming with wildlife. The badgers came right up to the house in the evening and, oblivious to the automatic flood light, I could film them from just a few feet away. 

I had great fun practising with our new camera, a Sony EX3, which I used on our 17' crane as well as with the excellent Adaptimax adaptor and a Nikon 70-300mm lens for getting up close to the birds. When used with the Adaptimax, the lens will have a crop factor of 5.4 so it's like using a 1620mm lens which is quite amazing. Looking forward to getting a 50-500mm Sigma eventually though. 

The amount of wildlife my parents have in their garden is amazing. I managed to get some reasonable shots of a Green woodpecker, a juvenile Nuthatch and a Robin which are in the film. 

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  1. breathtakingly beautiful

    Written on Saturday, July 4, 2009 at 12:15hrs by Anne Nicholas

  2. Ben, this is such a joy...and loved the music. I'll have to show my daughters tomorrow (they run the Planet Patrol website) they LOVE badgers and desperately want some to live in their garden - which is a bit of a problem as we live in Australia!

    Written on Monday, July 27, 2009 at 13:24hrs by Erika

  3. very good ben just watched it with jane & mags.Mum's garden looks lovely.

    Written on Saturday, February 6, 2010 at 19:12hrs by nick watson

  4. sorry and dads

    Written on Saturday, February 6, 2010 at 19:13hrs by nick watson

  5. Breathtaking shots, absolutely beautiful!
    Enjoyed watching all your documentaries posted in this website.
    All the best from Kosovo!

    Written on Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at 9:22hrs by Besnike