I had in my head already an plan to do a time lapse of my garden at night, but I had been putting it off for some time. I decided to put it off a little longer to scour my yard for slugs. I see them every day... shouldn't be too hard to pop on out and get some good footage right? Well they must have know I was coming. After a few failed attempts, I ended up partially abandoning my search and instead set my camera up to do this night time lapse. The first clip was shot close to midnight with just the lighting from my front porch. The camera is shooting at 1 frame per second and there is a little bit of in camera gain applied to get a good exposure (The FS700 holds up pretty well huh?). After about recording for 45 minutes I played back what I had gotten and what do you know? A little tiny slug pops out from under the mulch and travels up part of a plant in the background. I jumped up and readied my camera again ... I ran out to where the first shot was and searched the surrounding plants. There he was, checking out his dinner situation. I let the camera run for a while, but he quickly moved out of focus. I re-positioned, but by that time he had settled in and was just hanging out, not doing too much. So there you go, hopefully this is useful to you sometime down the road. I had a great experience shooting it. I feel like I will be back out there very soon.
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These videos were shot using a Sony NEX-FS700