I really enjoy capturing sights and sounds found in nature. My recording endeavors are accomplished in 2 ways. Canon DSLR for video and Zoom F8n field recorder and various Rode microphones for audio capture; “dual recording system”. My most popular subject is water in; its various natural forms. I have also chosen to combine my video clips with the nature sounds mixed in. I just like to see what the sounds look like. "Legendary filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola once stated that sound is 50% of the viewing experience. It is an industry-standard that audio MUST be recorded with the same attention and quality as the video". That is why I use Rode Microphones and Zoom Field Recorder for my audio recordings. My library of nature sounds files is used to mix with video clips recorded by me. I have learned when using shot-gun microphones it is a must to locate that type of microphone no closer than 6-12 inches from the sound source; to avoid proximity effect. I have also learned when recording nature sounds with Rode NT-SF1 ambisonic microphone, identify sound sources that will provide surround sound experience. It is safe to say that not all sound recording events will always be done with an ambisonic microphone. Microphones are tools and different jobs require the right tool. In the photo, to the left are 2 Rode NTG-3 shot-gun microphones with Rode blimps. When in nature a blimp is a must to help avoid wind noise. Rode NTG-3 microphones offer a rich, clean and impressive recordings. Sennheiser microphones are an excellent choice as well. Quality sound recordings require excellent microphones, and choosing the right tool comes from experience. Text me at 385.290.2739 or email: email@example.com. I value the insight that others may have, and are willing to share with me. We can all learn something new with an open mind coupled with the time trusted experience of recording nature in its various ways. One of my mentors is Gordon Hempton.