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Wild Fowl in Central Park

They say that the best camera you own is the one you have with you, and I have to agree with it. Last Saturday, on my sometimes usual walk into the City Centre (Chelmsford being a city now, not just a middling sized market town with administrative power over Essex), I walk past a lake by the railway viaduct. This weekend, it seems that a lot of the birdlife that lives there has nely hatched young, and I was, thanks to my iPhone, I was able to catch some of these birds as they went around their business.

The only problem here is that the iPhone has no zoom on the video, so you get as close as you can as the parent birds are happy with. I personally don’t want an argument with a swan, or a goose to that matter. The good thing is that the brids are fairly tolerant of human traffic, so that goes a long way to helping me get up close. Anyway, footage above shot on an iPhone, and to complete the iOS workflow, edited on an iPad.

Of course, if I turn up with my proper vidoe camera and tripod next weekend, they’ll not be there.

To view in 720p HD video, follow this link. It seems that Posterous’s YouTube experience won’t go that far.