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Old Sep 19, 2004, 4:57 PM   #1
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Kruger National Park, South Africa



Again the same problem. How do you get the detail on the black feathers without washing out the white when the subject is to far for fill flash?

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Old Sep 20, 2004, 1:10 PM   #2
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I have no experience with flash but you can extend the range of your fill flash by using Better beamer. It retails for approx $40.

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Old Sep 20, 2004, 1:33 PM   #3
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Already shooting with the Canon 550EX, can't wait to get the 580EX at the end of the year for that extra few meters.
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Old Sep 20, 2004, 2:15 PM   #4
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I think if you attach BB to your 550ex, it will definitely help. I plan to get the 550ex and BB soon.
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Old Sep 20, 2004, 2:24 PM   #5
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Now I have to ask, what is a BB?
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Old Sep 22, 2004, 11:45 AM   #6
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Now I have to ask, what is a BB?
Sorry, it is short for Better beamer. Here is a link. http://www.birdsasart.com/accs.html#BEAMER

It extends the range of the flash to much longer distance for fill.


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Old Sep 22, 2004, 12:19 PM   #7
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the way, that i've read works well for whites/darks details...

(lol i can't shoot wildlife, no patience so i read about it )

you shoot in raw, and then convert to tiff twice..one for the shadows, one for the highlights...

then, take it into photoshop...or any program with layers, put the highlights layer on top, then erase the dark areas that need details, and that causes the shadows layer to show through...

nice shot good job of getting close!

sharp...exposure is tricky with white/black birds!

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