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    "Car-L" meets the lions - Nikon wildlife photoraphy

    I know this has been a very popular way of getting wildlife shots over the past 5 to 10 years or so, but I really like this vid, it's got some great results:

    "Car-L" meets the lions



    "Car L" meets the lions. The remote controlled 4x4 camera buggy gets up close and personal as it is stalked by this curious pride of lions in Botswana.
    The "Car L" project was hatched by Chris McLennan and engineered by Carl Hansen to capture unique images of lions with a Nikon D800E, fired remotely by Chris McLennan using a trigger system built into the remote control unit.
    Made possible by HP and Nikon New Zealand.

    ADDITIONAL INFO:
    This was filmed in the wild in Botswana.
    No lions were harmed in the making of this film.
    "Car-L" survived his injuries and is ready for his next adventure!

    Join Chris on one of his photo tours in Africa - International Photo Tours with renowned travel photographer Chris McLennan

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    I hope to in the future make a camera that can site in the centre of something like that but can be flipped over and then driven whilst upside down, obviously if it wasn't going near wildlife I'd use tank treads, but wildlife would rip through the treads far too easily.
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    Wow, that is awesome, I do have some old RC car stuff around, maybe I should get building haha.
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    That's what I was thinking, I've probably got old things lying around and they're so much cheaper than the 90s! A friend that works in special effects for films still asks me about Tamiya servos and meccano parts.
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    Haha, yeah when production moved to China for RC parts prices went way down, pretty sure it was all US, Japanese or German built in the 90's. I'm amazed by how cheap the rock crawler things are and the Gyro things are just nuts!


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    WOW! That thing's amazing!!! That's more star wars than star wars!!! Any idea on the actual RC helicopter he's using?

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    Yeah they are pretty nuts, the decent controls plug in to your computer and you prctice with a simulator program.

    No idea what it is, there is a full history of choppers but no mention of the model haha, I didn't realise the electric ones were so responsive, people use the methanol ones for fishing.


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