Canal Fish

http://youtu.be/VNwnr2hcC6w Little fish, about 10-15cm long, are swimming in an irrigation and flood control canal at the southeast corner of the Hayashi Kita intersection in Ritto City, Shiga Prefecture, Japan. This location is about 120 meters from my house. The canal is covered from the camera position and runs under the sidewalk along the north […]

Egrets and Crows at Sunset

http://youtu.be/GlVerIluIkQ Egrets and crows at sunset in Yasugawa. The video was shot with an Olympus OM-D E-M5 camera and an old Zuiko OM System 300mm lens. Audio levels have been reduced. Sounds include a lot of traffic noise from Yasugawa Ohashi on Japan Route 8 and some puffs of wind. Egrets can be seen along […]

Egrets at Dawn

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36fpYOkCloY Egrets just after dawn, several hundred meters upstream from Yasugawa Ohashi on Japan Route 8. Ritto and Moriyama (downstream beyond the shinkansen tracks) are to the left of the bridge and Yasu City is to the right. In the video the Shinkansen (high-speed train) passes from left to right on its way to Tokyo. […]

Takano Playground on a Dark Sunday Afternoon

On Sunday, the 4th of August, we had a little rain and some thunder late in the afternoon. At Takano Playground, a short walk from my house, cicadas were singing quietly. A pigeon and a crow also called out, and there was some car traffic nearby. (This audio also appears on radio aporee maps.) It […]

Small Irrigation Canal, Hayashi, Ritto City

Close-up recording of water flowing in a small irrigation canal along a rice paddy in Hayashi, Ritto City, Japan. Recording was done with an Audio Technica BP 4025 stereo microphone and an Olympus LS100 recorder at about 02:00 on 16 July 2013. This photo of the little canal was taken later (August 4, 2013).