Baby Swallows – July 7, 2013 Swallows feeding their young in Ritto City, Japan, on July 7, 2013. The young ones are still quite small since the nest was made in early June. They’re still silent. Video was shot hand-held with an Olympus OM-D E-M5 camera and an old Zuiko OM-System 35-105mm zoom lens (with OM Adapter MF-2) at 105mm. […]

Yasugawa Medley 2013-02-10

This is an audio recording of Yasugawa (river) shallow rapids near the foot of Mikamiyama in Ritto City, Shiga Prefecture, Japan. The sounds we hear are both above and in the water. Monaural audio was recorded in moderately strong wind with a Sennheiser ME66 shotgun mic covered with a Rycote Softie. I held the […]