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Apr 14th, 2006, 03:13 PM
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Hi - Someone sent email that the link was busted... I've now fixed this... Enjoy the videos!

=Alan (Judy's Husband)
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Apr 14th, 2006, 04:48 PM
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I am breathless! That was just fantastic. I will be travelling to Africa for the first time this summer. You have more than whet my appetite!!
Thank you so very, very much.
 
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Apr 14th, 2006, 04:54 PM
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linjudy,
Do you know what program/software is required to play your videos? Or, do you know the extension on the file's name? Perhaps like - mpg, avi, wmv, swf. My computer is "protesting" and not playing. Thanks for posting.
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Apr 14th, 2006, 06:37 PM
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hi, i havent had time to check these yet-but lately i have been talking and maybe pushing for people to take the video cam. i've used it on 3 safaris now. along with the regular cam. but i find myself using the video more and more. it is just too cool to pass up.
was just watching one the other eve from sept 2004.from the masai mara-the 2 huge handsome lions with the bigcat diary trucks around. also with armies of wilderbeasts running from 3 different directions into one line. to only stop in a mass for no reason haha.
awesome stuff.
will check soon.
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Apr 14th, 2006, 07:41 PM
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I'll definitely be getting a video cam for my next trip. I took a few short videos with my canon powershot s1 and wish i had the whole scene of the two elephants mock charging us for 10 minutes. The 49 seconds I have is awesome though wish i had more!
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Apr 15th, 2006, 12:13 AM
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whohw.. the elephants are amazing!.. how could you stay so relaxed?
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Apr 15th, 2006, 03:16 AM
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Hi Judy and Alan,
Fabulous video footage and equally fabulous photos. I think the two unidentified birds maybe firstly a Hadada Ibis, not too sure of that spelling, and a redbilled hornbill. Some great photos, and the sunsets are spectacular. With the ele video, I am shocked at how close you get to the ele, especially with babies. Are these ele unusually used to people being that close? Speaking of ele, loved the twins. I would imagine it would be extremely rare, though I have seen another photo of twin ele fairly recently.

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Apr 15th, 2006, 03:41 AM
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Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

I never get tired of looking at photos, but nothing "takes me back" to Africa like videos. When I was there in 2003 my friend had a video camera. She was just learning how to use it and a couple times she left it running after she put it away. It's still fun just listening to the sounds even when the screen is black!
I will definitely be getting a video recorder for my trip this August.
Thanks again!
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Apr 15th, 2006, 01:59 PM
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hi, been trying to check these-no luck yet.
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Apr 16th, 2006, 09:33 AM
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Hi Tom (cary999), I'm not sure what format the videos are in. You do need a media player. I just use the Windows Media player that comes with the computer.

As for getting so close to the elephants, the only reason we were able to get so close is because it was in Addo Elephant Park. There's no way you can get this close in Botswana. At Addo there are no predators at all, the elephants are not aggressive.

Believe it or not, that was on our very first safari drive EVER. Initially it was quite nerve wracking to be so close. I can definitely felt my heart beat faster! Before our trip, I wanted to see elephants more than anything else, so that was a great way to start the safari portion of our trip. We wanted to do a "practice" game drive before Botswana so we can get use to our video and photo equipment (never made it to the zoo despite best intentions), and Addo was a great place for it. Highly recommend it for elephant lovers

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Apr 16th, 2006, 12:43 PM
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Alan and Judy - thanks so much for "re-posting" these. I didn't know if my email would reach you and I'm so glad it did! These wonderful videos convinced us that my daughter's video camera is coming with us to Zambia in May. Your ele video is incredible, as is the leopard/hyena one, and I loved the musical montage. We have 4 weeks to learn how to use the video camera - wish us luck!
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Apr 16th, 2006, 02:21 PM
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hi again i cant get this to work. some messege is coming up about parameter is not correct. anyone know how to fix this?
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Apr 17th, 2006, 01:17 AM
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linjudy-
The elephant and lion roar did play for me today. I just got through re-loading my PC's video and audio codecs, maybe that fixed it. I tried to play another one and "Orb" wanted me to login. Then I went back and it played for me, go figure. Thanks for sharing.
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Apr 17th, 2006, 07:02 AM
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Thanks for sharing your wonderful videos. Next time our friends ask why we want to go to Africa, I will point them to your elephant video!
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Apr 17th, 2006, 07:59 AM
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To those having problems with the orb... Mornings Pacific time don't work as I use my VPN to my office email before coming into work... You also need to "reassemble" the link above if your browser breaks it into two or more lines. Only one person at a time can view, and there is two at the same time the "account prompting" problem discussed above happens.. So just be patient. I've only had this work on a windows system, don't know which codecs are needed or if it works on other platforms like a mac. Not sure why it's working for some and not others.

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Apr 17th, 2006, 08:22 AM
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Am watching the Leopard one right now - I love the whispered instructions to "Look at that, look at THAT" --- I doubt anyone present is doing anything but!!



I LOVE the McDonald's logo Impala illustration - cute!

And the sound track too - I loved hearing the call of the turtle dove whilst the leopard pulled it's prey into the tree...

And those hyenas - so cheeky...

Great video!
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