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Thanks for the comments

Posted by S Roter on Sun, 11/05/17 15:07
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Comments by Steve Owen on Sun, 11/05/17 16:28

If you are going to carry that much gear, the bird could at least keep a respectable
distance!


Comments by Jan Bjorklund on Sun, 11/05/17 19:23

"I'm overwhelmed that you brought all this gear just for me."


Comments by Paul Bracey on Mon, 11/06/17 01:40

Are the flashes just to create catch lights?


Comments by S Roter on Mon, 11/06/17 16:37

I didn't ask the flash users, but I would assume it would be Paul,
perhaps some fill as well. I have seen quite a few DIY flash
diffusers. This is one of the more elaborate ones. Too many cables
hanging. We(at least 30 people )were there to capture a red headed
woodpecker.


Comments by Paul Bracey on Mon, 11/06/17 22:56

Thanks Steve. That black capped chickadee was having none of it! ;)


Comments by Sandi MacDonald on Tue, 11/07/17 12:23

That's pretty comical...;-)


Comments by les perry on Wed, 11/08/17 13:35

Flash not only for catch lights but helps "lift" birds from BG. Also helps to capture more colour and detail in the feathers.
Bird feathers tend to benefit from direct head on light, un-like fur say which needs more side lighting to bring out the detail.
It also helps to provide a much sharper image than those with natural light.
Downside is if lighting not balanced right can look un-natural, a bit like a bad cut and paste job.
The flash extenders fitted help max distance, usually give around another 2to3 stops of light and looks like this guy has a power pack fitted as well.

Question is where is the Red headed Woodpecker ... next post?


Comments by Bruce Hunter on Wed, 11/08/17 14:21

" Ready for my close-up, Mr. Demille . " ... Serendipitous