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I live in a camper van with a couple of West Highland Terriers for company.
My passion is photography but it is a work in progress.
I am always willing to share what knowledge I have and can be contacted through the comments on this post or e-mail ADRIAN
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Saturday, 7 May 2016

NO LUCK. (07/05/16)

It looks as if the weather here is going to be scorchio for the next week. Yesterday I went out birding but with a lack of success that even I found hard to credit. The dogs enjoyed themselves so it wasn't a total waste of time. The trees are starting to produce some leaves so I can see snapping Tree Creepers and Woodpeckers being totally fruitless.
A leaf bud.
One thats unfolded itself. I am going to say it's a Sycamore but I'm not sure. It has a smooth greyish trunk and there are lots of them......
I spent half an hour watching Squirrels but only managed a couple of shots.
 There were two of them in this tree but they were squabbling over a pine cone and Molly heard them. That was the end of squirrel watching.
I wandered home and made a start on sparkly titles. I got the helix path almost perfect but using the generated one I couldn't modify it as the handles didn't seem to be available.
This problem kept me amused for a couple of hours. I've never had a spark trail emit in blobs before. I was going to pretend it was on purpose........Who'd know? I would. I decided to bake the emission object which is the little icosphere at the bottom of the 'A'. I selected it and baked the animation....no change. I started again and noticed that I could bake every frame or every x number of frames. I tried every three frames and got dashes instead of dots so I upped it to every five frames and all was well. I wish I knew why it did it. The path starts off fine then goes a bit choppy. I tried subdividing it and smoothing it but it didn't make a deal of difference. By this time I wasn't sure I liked sparkles but I do like the glass revolving letters.

The music is free from YouTube. I never knew they had a music archive, some are attributable and others aren't. I'll try and remember where I found them but I've just looked and can't locate a link for you. It's somewhere on YouTube. I have always got music from FMA but I was impressed by the tracks I listened to here.
I'm not sure what to do today. I ought to have another go birding as the leaves will make it near on impossible by the end of the week. 

14 comments:

  1. Yes it looks like a Sycamore to me: 5 pointed. One of mine is just about to reach the same stage.

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  2. I like the background in your title and you did a great job on the sparkles and the nature shots.

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  3. Definately sycamore I've got three trees in my garden. If you can find a mature/taller tree our smaller birds love them due to the high number of aphids that are drawn to the trees.

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  4. Wheee.. sparkles! Good job. I love the images of the leaves.. beautiful.

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    1. Hilary, it has just got better but I'll wait until I have some video to post.

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  5. Somehow the squirrel reminds me of a leprechaun. Nice pictures.

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    1. That about sums them up Bill.

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  6. Plenty of leaves on the trees here now, so yours won't be too long coming.
    I like the second image; and I'm envious of the squirrel picture, not seen a red for years.

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    1. Keith, there is no shortage of them here. They are pretty little beasts.

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  7. Love the new grouth on the trees Adrian and the Red squirrel image. Have a lovey weekend.

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    1. Margaret, I soon won't be able to see where I'm going.

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  8. Pretty impressive titles there, Adrian - just needs a fairy at the head of that stream of fairy dust!

    I don't know if it was intended, but as the camera rises up towards the top of the trees, the trees seem to be dancing in time to the music! They do on my screen anyway!

    I'm hoping to be seeing Red Squirrels in a few weeks time - in the meantime, I'll content myself with looking at yours.

    Best wishes - - - - Richard

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  9. Richard, it's because the video is a bit over compressed.

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