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Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« Reply #90 on: January 28, 2014, 08:53:24 AM »
some little ones...followed by some larger ones.         ;)












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« Reply #90 on: January 28, 2014, 08:53:24 AM »

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« Reply #91 on: January 28, 2014, 09:23:04 AM »
A somewhat smaller bird. 5DMKIII, 300 2.8II w 25mm ext tube, 4 flash units set to 1/128 power, f11, 1/250.

Beautiful! What was your distance towards the subject when you took the photo?

Here's a photo of the set-up. Looks like ca. 2-2.5 meters from image plane to the flower vase lure. I'll post another one with them at the flower.
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« Reply #92 on: January 28, 2014, 09:26:08 AM »
A somewhat smaller bird. 5DMKIII, 300 2.8II w 25mm ext tube, 4 flash units set to 1/128 power, f11, 1/250.

Superb shots - 4x flashes!  :o

That's often the best way to shoot hummingbirds and other superfast subjects.  With Speedlites, the flash tube has just one power level - on.  The flash intensity is controlled by the duration, so lower power settings mean a faster flash, down to a bit faster than 1/30,000 s at the lowest power setting (1/128 power).  But…at that low power, there's not much light so multiple flashes are often needed.
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« Reply #93 on: January 28, 2014, 09:40:08 AM »
Two more hummers: first one is w the flashes to stop wing motion w set-up described above; second is a natural shot w 600mm II + 1.4XTC + fill flash using better beamer and high-speed synch at 1/1000 and f8 - doesn't quite stop the wings. The first technique requires a lot of patience and sitting (the camera is manually focused on the lure and you just push the remote when a bird visits), while the second is dependent on rapid AF and framing a fast moving subject.
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« Reply #94 on: January 28, 2014, 09:49:56 AM »
Two more hummers: first one is w the flashes to stop wing motion w set-up described above; second is a natural shot w 600mm II + 1.4XTC + fill flash using better beamer and high-speed synch at 1/1000 and f8 - doesn't quite stop the wings. The first technique requires a lot of patience and sitting (the camera is manually focused on the lure and you just push the remote when a bird visits), while the second is dependent on rapid AF and framing a fast moving subject.
Great shots and very impressive to get so close to them.  I like the 2nd shot a bit better - I think the blurring shows the motion and gives the shot more feeling.  I'd be very happy to get either photo :)
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« Reply #95 on: January 28, 2014, 09:58:40 AM »
Two more hummers: first one is w the flashes to stop wing motion w set-up described above; second is a natural shot w 600mm II + 1.4XTC + fill flash using better beamer and high-speed synch at 1/1000 and f8 - doesn't quite stop the wings. The first technique requires a lot of patience and sitting (the camera is manually focused on the lure and you just push the remote when a bird visits), while the second is dependent on rapid AF and framing a fast moving subject.
Great shots and very impressive to get so close to them.  I like the 2nd shot a bit better - I think the blurring shows the motion and gives the shot more feeling.  I'd be very happy to get either photo :)

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« Reply #96 on: January 28, 2014, 10:00:22 AM »
Two more hummers: first one is w the flashes to stop wing motion w set-up described above; second is a natural shot w 600mm II + 1.4XTC + fill flash using better beamer and high-speed synch at 1/1000 and f8 - doesn't quite stop the wings. The first technique requires a lot of patience and sitting (the camera is manually focused on the lure and you just push the remote when a bird visits), while the second is dependent on rapid AF and framing a fast moving subject.
Great shots and very impressive to get so close to them.  I like the 2nd shot a bit better - I think the blurring shows the motion and gives the shot more feeling.  I'd be very happy to get either photo :)

Thanks Mackguyver. I tend to like the more natural one better too and the technique is a little more engaging for the photographer. I just wish we had more than ruby throated hummers in NC - very jealous of the folks further west and south.
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« Reply #96 on: January 28, 2014, 10:00:22 AM »

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Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« Reply #97 on: January 28, 2014, 11:55:47 AM »
A somewhat smaller bird. 5DMKIII, 300 2.8II w 25mm ext tube, 4 flash units set to 1/128 power, f11, 1/250.

Beautiful! What was your distance towards the subject when you took the photo?

Here's a photo of the set-up. Looks like ca. 2-2.5 meters from image plane to the flower vase lure. I'll post another one with them at the flower.


Thanks for sharing it.
You must put some effort to get a really good photo and it is worth it!
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« Reply #98 on: January 28, 2014, 04:07:23 PM »
Here's one.

A Sparrow trying to land.

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« Reply #99 on: January 28, 2014, 04:10:12 PM »

Here's another one.

Sparrow holding pattern....

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Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« Reply #100 on: January 28, 2014, 06:10:04 PM »
Eider duck about to get crunched.

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« Reply #101 on: January 28, 2014, 06:32:46 PM »
Two more hummers: first one is w the flashes to stop wing motion w set-up described above; second is a natural shot w 600mm II + 1.4XTC + fill flash using better beamer and high-speed synch at 1/1000 and f8 - doesn't quite stop the wings. The first technique requires a lot of patience and sitting (the camera is manually focused on the lure and you just push the remote when a bird visits), while the second is dependent on rapid AF and framing a fast moving subject.

Great shots Vern. I'm in love with the first one. Well done.

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Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« Reply #102 on: January 28, 2014, 08:13:59 PM »
Canon 40D and 100-400mm

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« Reply #103 on: January 28, 2014, 08:42:05 PM »
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« Reply #104 on: January 28, 2014, 08:47:19 PM »
7D with 100-400L or 70-300















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