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Jun 13, 2016 09:16 |  #1

Still not what I want but better than when I started on these devils.
Light was not excuse this time, still need faster shutter I think.

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Jun 13, 2016 09:42 |  #2

BB are not easily captured IF. Great shot! 1/2500 is fast enough IMO. Were you fixed on a tripod or hand held?


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Jun 13, 2016 13:09 as a reply to  @ TedEllis's post |  #3

Thanks Ted. I was on a tripod/gimbal.
This same Bluebird evicted the Tree Swallows from their nest box so I'm
not a big fan of the Bluebird...there were plenty of other boxes in that area.


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Jun 13, 2016 22:42 |  #4

Nice shot Robert.


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Jun 14, 2016 00:08 |  #5

Looks like you need more DoF; 1/2500 should be plenty fast enough. I'd try dialing the aperture down a bit more and slowing the shutter a bit; as long as you're staying above 1/1000, you should be fine.


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Jun 14, 2016 01:00 |  #6

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MedicineMan4040 wrote in post #18038127 (external link)
This same Bluebird evicted the Tree Swallows from their nest box so I'm
not a big fan of the Bluebird...there were plenty of other boxes in that area.

Now that's an interesting perspective that I haven't heard yet! I know of several areas where serious birders construct dozens of bluebird nest boxes, specifically placed for bluebirds. Then when Tree Swallows use the boxes the birders get all bent out of shape, trying to figure out ways to get rid of the Tree Swallows. You're the first person I've heard who prefers the Tree Swallows to the Bluebirds. Personally, I like 'em both, but I do think that Bluebirds are much more photogenic.

Nice image! When you're working with only ambient light, it seems you can never have too much light, as working the exposure triangle is a real challenging task when you need tons of shutter speed as well as tons of depth of field.

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Jun 14, 2016 09:06 |  #7

I think you're doing really well considering no flash involved.

I would have thought, though, you could push the ISO up to at least 3200 with the 1Dx giving you an extra couple of stops to either stop down and/or raise your shutter speed.

Interesting to see the progress, thanks for sharing.

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Jun 14, 2016 09:21 as a reply to  @ KeBul's post |  #8

Thanks Kev, I'm learning, slowly, but learning.
I'd love to try flash and have done hummingbirds:
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But those are multi-flash setups use single shot.
I have no idea how to use flash at 14 fps ???
I'd be thankfull for any clues.


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Jun 14, 2016 10:09 |  #9

KeBul wrote in post #18039014 (external link)
I would have thought, though, you could push the ISO up to at least 3200 with the 1Dx giving you an extra couple of stops to either stop down and/or raise your shutter speed.

You are definitely right about this. In fact, the reason that most people get a 1Dx is because they want to be able to shoot at 3200 ISO and have it be just as clean as 800 ISO..........which the 1Dx is completely capable of.

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