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Longish exposure. Advice please

 
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Jul 29, 2012 01:07 |  #1

other than being over exposed, what are your thoughts on this dragging the shutter images (relatively speaking, 1/200 sec, fill flash). a lot of wing blur, just something different.

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Jul 29, 2012 01:52 |  #2

Love it! Good job.


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Jul 29, 2012 01:55 as a reply to  @ chubri777's post |  #3

I like them very much...Allows me to "feel" the motion of the bird.


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Jul 29, 2012 08:34 |  #4

They are a bit over but try shooting 1/320- 1/500 without that pesky flash, don't be afraid to under expose either, the white on the neck can take over. I like the prop blur too, it shows how amazingly fast those wings are, many times you will get feather detail, give it a try!


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Jul 29, 2012 11:01 |  #5

I would just love to see the detail missing in the bodies due to the dragged out exposure.


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Jul 29, 2012 11:22 |  #6

I like the movement and life it brings to the image. Some loss of overall sharpness has to be traded for the artistic effect I think.

You can probably improve the technicals a bit like exposure. I guess the flash is essential for the sharp part of the image, bouncing the flash to soften it may be benificial.


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Jul 29, 2012 15:06 |  #7

looks good to me




  
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Jul 29, 2012 17:22 |  #8

Although I like the motion captured in the wings, I too would like to see more detail in the body.


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Jul 29, 2012 18:34 |  #9

thanks every one for your suggestion. I have shot these both without flash, with flash as primary light source, and with high synch flash. thought I would try something different. its always a learning process.


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Jul 30, 2012 12:49 as a reply to  @ kevindar's post |  #10

every form of hummer shot is a beauty. art has to be taken as a whole ass well as an individual basis. some like blur and some don't, some like flowers and some like detail, some like artsy, some like encyclopedia still.
i like all of them ;)

unless i am after pure freeze of motion i will use AV and iso100, 400mm @5.6 with strong sunlight from the back, me 10-12 feet away and let the camera do what it wants.

as was mentioned it will usually run in the 320-500 range,

i get detail as well as proper motion this way

for stopping motion i will switch to my 70-200 with flash and preprogrammed settings but that's another post! :lol:


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Jul 30, 2012 13:47 |  #11

thanks terry
In that spirit, here is more in the sharp detail catergory, 1/1250, f 7.1, iso 1600, 200mm 70-200 f4 IS, high speed flash synch

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one with no flash
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one with t3i, nifty 250, f8, iso 800, 1/640th, back lit, with high sync manual fill flash
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one with flash as the only source of light
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and another at 400, 1/640, high synch fill flash
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I agre with you. they are just pretty birds, no matter how you shoot them.

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Jul 30, 2012 13:58 as a reply to  @ kevindar's post |  #12

just beautiful kevin. i can see you know your business as well as the one i like too.

look for some new ones from me today!


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Jul 30, 2012 19:52 |  #13

Superb Kevin.


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