C’mon guys, can’t you tell it’s fake? Really was kind of a cute critter and seemed to bond with us as well, including our dog. So it was real?! Can’t the mind slow time down also? Hi Tech Christmas Gift Ideas from Dvorak Uncensored, IBM and the Seven Dwarfs — Dwarf Five: GE, IBM and the Seven Dwarfs — Dwarf Four: Honeywell, IBM and the Seven Dwarfs — Dwarf One: Burroughs, IBM and the Seven Dwarfs — Dwarf Seven: NCR, IBM and the Seven Dwarfs — Dwarf Six: RCA, IBM and the Seven Dwarfs — Dwarf Three: Control-Data, IBM and the Seven Dwarfs — Dwarf Two: Sperry-Rand. You don’t see a mockingbird chasing one very often… especially that close to the camera. That doesn’t mean it’s not fake. Even if it’s real, it’s not very interesting. Attracting a mockingbird (no, you can’t have more than one, unless it’s family! No video camera can grab that sort of detail at that speed, with that depth of field…. “I thought that was a pretty interesting chance shot.”. Cats chase squirrels all the time. Quiz of the Week Answer…Goebbels, Kind of. It’s Mockingbird, not Mocking Bird, otherwise the message is distorted. Since we’re talking about feeders, you may consider getting a bird feeder like the Duncraft Squirrel-Proof Selective, which has 1-1/2 inch wire caging that larger birds, like grackles and starlings, can’t enter. 6) that is a terrible shot for that distance. Whatever Happened to the IBM “Stretch” Computer? Tweets by @THErealDVORAK Darwin obviously was a fraud. After a quick review, it is either real or a pretty good fake. 1)there are consistent shadows from the putter, bird, and squirrel. The sensors are so small that even a relatively wide aperture setting becomes a lot like a pinhole camera and gets tons of depth of field. I’ll wager it’s much higher than 1/30th second. I’ve also heard of athletes who can slow down time while they’re playing tennis for instance so that they can actually hit the speeding ball. A two putt from that distance is not lucky. I’m sure one could estimate the distance the “fight” traveled, the time it took, and figure out an approximate velocity. Einstein showed that time is not absolute, it is relative. There should be some motion blurring of the detail…. The mockingbird will use his patches in territorial displays to intimidate other birds, and then instantly turn into a charmer, flashing those lovely whites at a prospective mate. I’ve got to start carrying my camera with me, maybe I can get a shot of a bird shitting on a dog or something. There is a correlation true, but there is a much bigger latitude. And on a slightly relevant note about birds attacking squirrels… When I was a youngster, my family rescued a squirrel in our backyard as several crows were attacking it. !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); Subscribe to Main Blog feed here: Notice that the golfer does look to the left as he approaches the camera. Subscribe to Comments too (below): Bad Behavior has blocked 5809 access attempts in the last 7 days. I would guess 1/250th minimum, if not 1/500th. It’s a kind of “life flashing before my eyes” experience. 5. We take care of our share. I’m with Bobbo. You don’t see a mockingbird chasing one very often… especially that close to the camera. Depth of field: Yes, digital cameras can have a very large depth of field. 3)the aperture / shutter speed relationship found with film cameras is not directly comparable to digital, especially video. ), is more a matter of having a suitable territory in your yard, rather than coaxing and tempting him with foods. 4)Just because the camera records at 30 frames / second doesn’t mean the shutter speed is 1/30 sec. 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Sort of a, “What the hell was that?” look. if it’s faked it’s not at all funny. 7—Every spring around here we have baby squirrels and baby jays falling out of trees all over the place. However, I can say that the characteristics of some of the little digital cameras are such that they could get images like that. I’m just saying I can’t be so sure. Anyhoo, that mocking bird reminds me of “dinosaurs”–not the slow moving dull witted lizards of lore, but active, intelligent, quick agile preditors a la the most recent Triassic Park Films. Wonder why there aren’t bird species with a good set of teeth? Yes, I agree. Where is the diversity into every niche? If the low end video cameras are anything like the low end digital still cameras, this seems possible to me. Bird species still outnumber mammal species by a factor of 2. And Jerk-Face, I thought that was a pretty interesting chance shot. Its against the law here in California to keep a wild animal, supposed to turn them over to animal services. Digital video cameras have a huge depth of field especially when compared with film video. What a successful group! RazEdge Ent Your Ultimate Advertisement Resource Service. Watch it. But as I’ve said before, “You can’t please everybody.” Cats chase squirrels all the time. They are very territorial and will frantically defend their space against all invaders – cats, Cooper hawks, bluejays, etc.My guess is that a mockingbird has declared the area around your feeder to be “his” territory. Whatever Happened to the First Personal Computer? However the shadows on the grass are inconsistent and point to it being fake. For the first time in many years, a mockingbird has found us and is chasing away all our other birds. But as I’ve said before, “You can’t please everybody.”. They are very territorial and will frantically defend their space against all invaders – cats, Cooper hawks, bluejays, etc. You could also discover what shutter speed you would need to “freeze” the action so nicely. 2)There is motion blurring on both the bird and squirrel. –won’t leave you alone for a second. As for this video, quite cool. #16: If this isn’t a fake, that guy has the slowest reflexes in the world. Whatever Happened to the Gavilan Mobile Computer? Any chance you’ve run across a mockingbird deterrent? You are wong. A: Mockingbirds are well-known backyard bullies. I saw my cat chase a bird today, but it certainly wasn’t interesting enough to document for all the world to see. Obviously, this golfer either needs to give up a very silly game or spend a lot more time working on his putz putts. That aside, there are a couple of other reasons why something about this video is fishy. Imagine even an 8 inch tall Mocking Bird with teeth! Restaurant Figueira Rubaiyat — Sao Paulo, Brasil. It is much faster then that and probably in the area of 1/500. One option would be to move the feeder 20 feet away and see if the mockingbird will stop attacking birds once they are coming into an area that might not be the mockingbird’s territory. Its the obvious that escapes us at times. The Real Story Here. A: Mockingbirds are well-known backyard bullies. The focus does not tell anything as the cup is in focus and it is closer than the action. I don’t get it. Whatever Happened to Compact Disc Interactive (aka CDi)? I assume that the reason the videographer even noticed that they were in the frames was because they probably saw this happen on a much wider scale than the camera caught. ©2020 Walter Reeves / The Simple Gardener, Inc. All Rights Reserved. However, a camera focused moderately far away (on the golfer) would not be able to focus sharply on the fight in the foreground, especially at the speed the fight progressed across the screen.