Wednesday, 23 May 2007

Zooming Marvellous

Close-up of 8-day old chicks during a feed on 17th May. Click image to enlargeUntil a couple of weeks ago the only way to zoom in our cameras was to climb the first 82 steps of the spiral stone staircase inside Derby Cathedral's mediaeval tower. There we could connect a hand controller to adjust the camera. But Derby photograper and electronics expert, John Salloway, recently built us a simple relay device to replace it. By connecting this device to our Axis video server I can now control the camera over the internet, and get wonderful shots like these. So if the webcam picture changes whilst your watching, you'll know that I'm there fiddling again. It's also clear that our two chicks are starting to lose their sweet looks!