Recording another wood slash pile fire in my yard in October, 2009

I recorded this slash fire at 24Bit / 96kHz with a Sound Devices 702 High-Resolution Audio Recorder and a Audio-Technica AT-835ST stereo shotgun microphone. As the fire settled down I threw campfire oil and gasoline on the hot coals and recorded the fire burst. Check out the sounds below.
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One afternoon back in September 2009 I was sitting on my porch having a cup of coffee and I heard this strange buzzing noise. I had just set up some deer netting around the underside of the porch as I was building a fence and needed a temp deer stop. I looked down and there was a huge dragonfly stuck in the netting. I quickly grabbed my Sony PCM-D1 and proceeded to record. Here is what I recorded:

He was not hurt in any way, I did set him free from the netting.

In February 2010 I drove up the hill behind my house once again and recorded more ice breaking. Keep in mind this “back hill” peak is actually 4000 feet above Sandpoint, Idaho. This time I found a very large water containment pond that had frozen solid when it was extremely cold back in January. The standing water under the ice had drained away and the top 10 inches or so of ice had collapsed in on itself. It was hollow under the ice and around the edges the ice was still hanging on to the rock like a ledge. This made for some rare ice recording and I was ready! I was able to break away chunks of ice at least 8 inches thick and throw them around. I got some really good sounds of heavy pieces of ice sliding, scraping, dropping and hitting.
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Living Dangerously!

Back in February 2010 I gathered all my camp stove oil, gasoline and diesel and decided it was time to burn a brush pile that had built up over the last 3 years. It was quite large and somewhat wet underneath so LOTS of fuel was needed. I grabbed my SD-702 / AT-835ST /Sony PCM-D1 and started to burn!
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December 3, 2009

Drove up the back hill and recorded more ice puddle breaking. The temperature the night before was around 8 degrees so the ice in the puddle had re-frozen harder than yesterday. I brought the 702/CSS5 setup and dropped rocks on the ice puddle. A helicopter was overhead so some takes did not come out very good. I then recorded with the Sony PCM-D1 and got some close, hard breaks and stomped my foot down hard on the ice. I actually got very muddy even with the 18 degree temperature at the time.
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