Shinkansen at Yasugawa

Just before Typhoon 19 came to Kansai, I shot a short video clip of the Kyoto-bound Shinkansen as it entered the bridge over Yasugawa near my home in Ritto City. http://youtu.be/KXu_fg3dYtA This Fall I plan to shoot more video with my still camera, an Olympus OM-D E-M5. I have several old Olympus OM System manual […]

Black Kites and Power Lines

High-voltage power lines span Yasugawa along the Shinkansen (Bullet Train) tracks. Japanese black kites perch in trees on both banks along this section of the river, and often we can see them soaring overhead. Often they fly along the power lines. On October 12, 2014, I happened to be shooting video when a black kite […]

Young Swallows Fly

Video On June 9, 2014, five young swallows flew from their nest. Three apparently left early, but two remained until mid-morning. I was able to catch both of them on video as they left the nest. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1fdGRZRPtU Prior to first flight the young swallows seemed to behave pretty much as they had the day before. […]

Young Swallows Prepare to Fly

Video Young swallows are almost ready to fly on June 8, 2014. They take turns stretching and beating their wing furiously. Their parents continue to feed them as other swallows enter the car port and get them. http://youtu.be/idML_qO419w Technical notes Video clips were shot with an Olympus OM-D EM-5 camera and an old OM-System Zuiko […]

Young Swallows Feeding

Five Young Swallows In mid-April I reported on swallows building a nest in my car port. After six weeks, five voracious young swallows are growing in the nest. Video On June 2, 2014, I made a short video and took some photos of the young swallows. I tried to capture feeding scenes as the adults […]