Trying out using Vimeo for sharing videos.

Following the difficulties of my last Vimeo videos publishing effort, I tweaked the settings on the Vimeo side of things to see if it will improve my experience here. The thing is, I’m starting with wide-open everything, and that’s not what I want.

What I want is to restrict where videos can be embedded and only visible to people with links. Unfortunately, about half the time WordPress’s Vimeo block pisses all over my efforts. So, I’m trying settings I really don’t want to see if I can cajole the caca Block Editor into playing nice.

First up, a trio of chicken videos . . . specifically, Hawaiʻian chicken, and more specifically, Big Island chicken. The Big Island doesn’t match Kauai as far as feral chickens go, but they are around.

Well, it looks like the embedding works a bit better. I might get this out before midnight yet!

Anyway, this particular group included both the hen and the rooster along with the chicks. I’d seldom see roosters with the hens and chicks, so this was no deadbeat rooster. Good on him.

Notice how the chicks rush to peck wherever the hen just pecked. I can’t tell if it’s just a mimicking behavior (learning to peck at food) or if they are actually eating something. Regardless, it’s fun watching the chick acting as if they know what they are doing . . . just like real kids.

Next up, a turtle on the lava rocks near where we lived for the last part of our stay. The turtle looks as if it’s eating the rocks, but it’s actually eating the algae on those rocks.

Compilation of six clips of a Sea Turtle on the Big Island.

Watching how the head moves relative to the body as it eats the algae makes it seem as if it’s being supported by an invisible thread. The absence of visible musculature supporting the head (just loose skin) gives it an oddly marionette-like movement.


Much like on YouTube, the spoked wheel on the bottom right controls the speed and quality of the movie. The blue bars control the volume; click on the bars to raise or lower it. The four arrows are for swapping to full screen. Some of these movies were 4K, but I converted them to 1080p. You should watch them in at least that resolution.

It’s not evident how you can watch them on Vimeo proper . . . just right-click on the video and open in a new tab, or click the title on the upper left of the frame (next to my Zombie Avatar) before you start watching and it will take you to my channel on Vimeo open the video in a new tab.

If you’ve already started watching the video, click on the “share” icon (the paper plane icon on the upper right of the video frame) and a pop-up will appear on the screen with icons for various social sites, BUT also, under the icon, the link to the video; right-click on the link to open the video in a new tab or window.

Next up, another sea turtle video . . . this was shot at the Punaluʻu Black Sand Beach on the south side of the Big Island. (Punaluʻu Beach is at these GPS coordinates 19°08’06.94″ N 155°30’15.81″ W on Google Earth) These turtles were crawling out of the sea and onto the beach for a nap. By law, everyone is supposed to keep at least twenty feet away from the turtles.

Most of these movies were shot hand-held with the P900. It has a very good stabilization system.

Next up, the last two from Hawaiʻi; a short video of Rainbow Falls in Hilo, and some Nenes (Hawaiʻian native geese). For the birds — and for many of these videos — I forgot to switch to the automatic and constant focus. Because it was on single-focus, the focus is lost when I zoom in, and I also missed when the birds take off. I mean, you can see them, but they are not in focus.

No, none of these videos will win awards . . . I’m just practicing. Anyway, the next two videos are closer to home . . . like, in my backyard. The first, a Robin taking a bath, and the second, a fawn that was resting in the shade and chewing its cud. If you watch its neck carefully, you can see when it brings the cud up, when it swallows it, and then brings up some more.

These last two videos gave me issues and I had to exit the editor and open it up again before I could post them . . . but only once, so not as bad as yesterday.

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