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Thursday, October 7, 2010

BeetleCam – Just In The Right Moment

     BeetleCam – Just In The Right Moment

Meet BeetleCam – camera on wheels, controlled remotely.
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1. This is a homemade device has helped the two brothers from the UK to make great photos of lion prides, elephants and other animals of Tanzania. (BURRARD-LUCAS / BARCROFT MEDIA)
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2. Brothers Matthew (20 years) and William (age 26) Burrard-Lucas last year built a camera BeetleCam in his garage. (BURRARD-LUCAS / BARCROFT MEDIA)
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3. For two weeks in August, they used their techno-friend to “walk” through the savanna national park Katava in Tanzania. Being safe in your Land Rover, the brothers ran a camera to photograph wild animals at close range. (BURRARD-LUCAS / BARCROFT MEDIA)
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4. After a meeting with a predator away from the camera were only pieces. “After the success of the elephants, we decided to make the lions second object of our survey – says Will. – Actually, it was a silly idea. BeetleCam just trampled and tossed in the thicket. We are lucky that we even were able to restore the memory card. But later, making photos, we realized that BeetleCam coped with its task. ” (BURRARD-LUCAS / BARCROFT MEDIA)
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5. Will and Matthew were able to save his own idea. “The cameras stood the shock, and we were able to reassemble it.” (BURRARD-LUCAS / BARCROFT MEDIA)
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6. “A year ago, in our small garage in London, we started working on our ambitious project. We wanted our camera captures the wild nature of Africa in all its glory. ” (BURRARD-LUCAS / BARCROFT MEDIA)
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7. “Usually, these pictures do, hiding the stationary camera somewhere in the bushes and thickets. The problem is that this method requires a lot of time and luck. We had to come up with something new. ” (BURRARD-LUCAS / BARCROFT MEDIA)
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8. “In assembling the camera, we are faced with some difficulties. It was necessary that the device was able to walk on uneven areas with a heavy camera and lens. It was supposed to be immune to the dusty bumpy territory, and, after prolonged use. (BURRARD-LUCAS / BARCROFT MEDIA)
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9. “After some changes BeetleCam was brought to mind”. (BURRARD-LUCAS / BARCROFT MEDIA)
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10. During his first trip the brothers are faced with an unusual animal behavior at the sight of the camera. “We thought that elephants would be a simple target shooting. We were wrong. We quickly realized that the elephants are wary of unfamiliar objects, and thanks to their responsive hearing them is almost impossible to be surprised. ” (BURRARD-LUCAS / BARCROFT MEDIA)
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11. “In the end, we developed a technique that would allow to put the camera in front of the elephant and the wait when it will come up. We liked the success we have achieved. ” (BURRARD-LUCAS / BARCROFT MEDIA)
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12. “To our surprise, the second most dangerous animal in Africa was the most agreeable object – we mean easily irritated buffalo. Adult males who failed to find a female, collected in small “bachelor” herds. However, despite their unpredictable and aggressive nature, we found that these older bullies hardly noticed our camera. ” (BURRARD-LUCAS / BARCROFT MEDIA)
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13. The brothers are working on a project BeetleCam Mk II and planing to return to Africa this summer. (BURRARD-LUCAS / BARCROFT MEDIA)

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