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gjtoth Jul 30, 2010 3:05 PM

F i n a l l y !!
 
I figured out why I wasn't getting hummingbirds to the feeders. I had the feeders too close to the other birds' feeding station. I moved the hummingbird feeder to the patio and within minutes I shot these from inside the house with the Oly and 70-300. These are uncropped.

http://toths.us/Piwigo/upload/2010/0...1-95dd37ba.jpg

http://toths.us/Piwigo/upload/2010/0...6-91e54721.jpg

http://toths.us/Piwigo/upload/2010/0...3-7f18408a.jpg

zig-123 Jul 30, 2010 5:00 PM

Way to go, Gary!

Now, I suppose your going to have to buy special flashes so that you can get images with perfectly exposed eyes, wings etc.

Seriously, these are very good. I still haven't been able to get an image of one those wee critters.

Good for you.

Zig

gjtoth Jul 30, 2010 5:25 PM

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Originally Posted by zig-123 (Post 1123981)
Way to go, Gary!

Now, I suppose your going to have to buy special flashes so that you can get images with perfectly exposed eyes, wings etc.

Seriously, these are very good. I still haven't been able to get an image of one those wee critters.

Good for you.

Zig

Thanks!

Actually, Zig, my FL36R will do just fine. I've just got to set it up off-camera and right against the glass. Shouldn't be a problem at all... I hope. :)

Steven R Jul 30, 2010 5:34 PM

I vote for #1.

I don't have any small birds in my yard, so I'll just have to enjoy the shots from the forum members.

gjtoth Jul 30, 2010 6:23 PM

I set up a OCF outside the door with a wireless remote. Here's what I got in about 5 minutes of setting it up.

http://toths.us/Piwigo/upload/2010/0...5-8fa380b5.jpg

http://toths.us/Piwigo/upload/2010/0...1-6c4a4248.jpg

http://toths.us/Piwigo/upload/2010/0...6-9f6c1c89.jpg

zig-123 Jul 30, 2010 6:39 PM

Ha Ha I knew it wouldn't take you long.
the last ones a beauty.
Zig

gjtoth Jul 30, 2010 7:11 PM

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Originally Posted by zig-123 (Post 1124020)
Ha Ha I knew it wouldn't take you long.
the last ones a beauty.
Zig

It was MUCH easier than I thought, Zig. Just put the flash on a tripod, turned it on, stuck it outside the door, and waited. Piece 'o cake!

She got used to the flash by the third shot. She was a little jumpy on the first two.

Scouse Jul 30, 2010 8:22 PM

Nice captures Gary. Guess one day I'm going to have to divorce my allegiance to the E500. I do need the remote flash. Like just for that grossbeak I shot, as well as a remote shutter cable.

It's fun trying to track them though isn't it and maybe get one good one out of a bunch of shots....not like wasting celluloid though is it??? :)

Scouse Jul 30, 2010 8:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Steven R (Post 1123998)
I vote for #1.

I don't have any small birds in my yard, so I'll just have to enjoy the shots from the forum members.

Clone some faerie wings on one of your crocs..!

gjtoth Jul 30, 2010 8:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Scouse (Post 1124047)
Nice captures Gary. Guess one day I'm going to have to divorce my allegiance to the E500. I do need the remote flash. Like just for that grossbeak I shot, as well as a remote shutter cable.

It's fun trying to track them though isn't it and maybe get one good one out of a bunch of shots....not like wasting celluloid though is it??? :)

Thanks very much!

I didn't use a remote shutter release, Scouse. I use a wireless remote flash on a tripod outside the door I was shooting through. I'm using the Cactus V2 and it works flawlessly. I bought an extra receiver for it and I'm able to use both Vivitar 285HVs I have for OCF. Makes it reeeeeaaaally nice.


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