Tips on PIcs of candling

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by OperationHatch, Nov 4, 2012.

  1. OperationHatch

    OperationHatch Out Of The Brooder

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    So my eggs are developing great. I want to take some pictures of my candled eggs to show the classroom. I have a decent camera but am having a hard time figuring out what the best setting are for getting good pictures. Anyone have advice on how they got good pictures in the past?
     
  2. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    I have a hard time getting good pictures with my high performance Canon.. I use my iphone for pictures, as it focuses better.. [​IMG] My iPhone took these images [​IMG]
     
  3. OperationHatch

    OperationHatch Out Of The Brooder

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    wow, I would've never thought to try that. I don't have an iPhone but I have and HTC Inspire, my boyfriend has the new Windows phone that has a Carl Zeiss lense that might be my best bet.

    I used my camera, messed with the ISO and shutter speed for quite some time (filled an 8g HD card lol) and this was the best i got: obviously after some minor editing to help highlight what I was trying to show. It is a pick of a White Leg horn day 6 I believe.


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  4. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Well the way you edited it was really cool. I didn't edit mine at all. I found my camera was way too big to hold and candle at the same time. No one knows how to use the camera but me, so it was a no go. My iPhone did just fine I think. [​IMG] Here are some more. This one is day 12.
     
  5. OperationHatch

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    well, it was very grainy and distorted Here are some examples of the unedited versions:

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    I thought using one of the white eggs would make it simple! I can see it even in moderate lighting. I'm definitely going to try it with the cellphone today and see what I get!
     
  6. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    It's disappointing when it looks so awesome in real time, and the camera just distorts it.. Here are some of my best with the camera. This took a lot of time :rolleyes: [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Most of the pictures just looked like this.... :barnie
     
  7. OperationHatch

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    the hardest part is getting a good picture once the embryo has started to get defined limbs. the shadows show so much detail, but it is completely lost! I saw person on youtube that was able to get a very good video of embryo movmement. here is the link:
     
  8. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    So pretty @[email protected]

    I have gotten a decent video before, but have no idea where it is. I love watching them kick once they get defined limbs.

    I've seen toes and everything :D
     
  9. OperationHatch

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    I keep looking for interesting ways to show how they are changing. I am doing this is a project for a group of 2nd graders and I really want to show them the different stages they go through and how they develop. They keep asking about videos of them hatching, so I'm trying ot keep them engaged with pictures and videos until then.

    Anything short of cracking open my bad eggs or quitters... no thank you!
     
  10. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    I have cracked open quitters early on. It's very interesting, and has never smelled. I like to see what went wrong, but never really am able to tell :confused:
     

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