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Old Aug 7, 2008, 11:01 PM   #1
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Flash w/ Better Beamer for bad light (Test)

I figured this time of year is the time to learn about this Better Beamer thingie. Monsoon season is here, every afternoon cloud build up and on and off showers. I tried different settings on the flash from +1 to -2/3. I figured I need to figure out what I need when I see something so its practice time. I did very little in Corel to these cuz I wanted to share my tests. If I change the back ground on some I think they could be keepers. I played with the Osprey for about 5 minutes with a exaggerated background

Osprey - light rain for this shot



About 5 minutes with photo paint. Exaggerated background only.



Vulture in a tree - on and off light rain.



Buck deer laying down in the shade.






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The exposures look pretty darn good to me. Did you mount the B. Beamer on your Bushhawk setup? How far do you think you can be before you lose the effect of the B. Beamer? I ask because I have one myself that I need to start playing with. :|
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Flash w/ Better Beamer for bad light (Test)

I figured this time of year is the time to learn about this Better Beamer thingie. Monsoon season is here, every afternoon cloud build up and on and off showers. I tried different settings on the flash from +1 to -2/3. I figured I need to figure out what I need when I see something so its practice time. I did very little in Corel to these cuz I wanted to share my tests. If I change the back ground on some I think they could be keepers. I played with the Osprey for about 5 minutes with a exaggerated background

Osprey - light rain for this shot



About 5 minutes with photo paint. Exaggerated background only.



Vulture in a tree - on and off light rain.



Buck deer laying down in the shade.






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Number 4 is a good photo. The birds look a bit stuffed up, lacking a natural background. The habitat/biotope is essential I think. In general a wildlife photo benefits from a natural, varied background. In general, the blurred backgrounds and the freezing of action are not necessary

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Old Aug 8, 2008, 10:08 AM   #4
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The exposures look pretty darn good to me. Did you mount the B. Beamer on your Bushhawk setup? How far do you think you can be before you lose the effect of the B. Beamer? I ask because I have one myself that I need to start playing with. :|
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Steve I don't know th answer yet but I am going back and try and learn how much light for how far away. This was my first try with wildlife, I did use the set up for hummerbirds. YUP!!! on the bushhawk.


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Flash w/ Better Beamer for bad light (Test)

I figured this time of year is the time to learn about this Better Beamer thingie. Monsoon season is here, every afternoon cloud build up and on and off showers. I tried different settings on the flash from +1 to -2/3. I figured I need to figure out what I need when I see something so its practice time. I did very little in Corel to these cuz I wanted to share my tests. If I change the back ground on some I think they could be keepers. I played with the Osprey for about 5 minutes with a exaggerated background

Osprey - light rain for this shot



About 5 minutes with photo paint. Exaggerated background only.



Vulture in a tree - on and off light rain.



Buck deer laying down in the shade.






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Number 4 is a good photo. The birds look a bit stuffed up, lacking a natural background. The habitat/biotope is essential I think. In general a wildlife photo benefits from a natural, varied background. In general, the blurred backgrounds and the freezing of action are not necessary

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I can't disagree with you but what I am trying to learn is what do you do if you are on a trip and probably won't get back to that area and Mother Nature acts up ??? I would like to learn how to get a few keepers rather than stay in the motel.


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