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Old Aug 6, 2007, 8:19 PM   #1
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using a tripodand the remote thought at 1600 iso speedi would be able to stop the wings in flight guess not ?

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Old Aug 7, 2007, 2:20 AM   #2
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I have never photographed a humming bird, but you would need a very high shutter speed, not necessarily a high ISO speed.

The ISO speed is the equivalent of the old film speed rating. So if you think of itas high ISO speed being the speed/sensitivity at which the sensor, or film, reacts to the light you are on the right track. But the higher the ISO speed, the lower the image quality, hence having a choice.

But to stop movement you have to set the camera shutter speed high, and even 4000th second may be to slow for a humming bird. Now if the shutter speed is set high, the sensor/film needs to be able to react as quickly in order to record the available light. So if you have a lot of light, such as a studio setup with flash, you can reduce the ISO a littleto maintain quality and still stop the birds wings. Outside on a dull day you did the right thing in settingthe ISOhigh, but I guess not in combination of with a high shutter speed, or at least not a high enough speed.

Another thing that could help give a better effect even if the shutter speed at its highest isn't enough to stop the wings is to use a flash orstrobe. This would highlight the wings and stop the motionat a single point,although you may still geta residual blurring of the wings in the picture due to the 'slow' shutter speed.
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You need a higspeed camera :-)

80x flapping of wings / sec

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Old Aug 7, 2007, 5:52 AM   #4
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I have never photographed a humming bird, but you would need a very high shutter speed, not necessarily a high ISO speed.

The ISO speed is the equivalent of the old film speed rating. So if you think of itas high ISO speed being the speed/sensitivity at which the sensor, or film, reacts to the light you are on the right track. But the higher the ISO speed, the lower the image quality, hence having a choice.

But to stop movement you have to set the camera shutter speed high, and even 4000th second may be to slow for a humming bird. Now if the shutter speed is set high, the sensor/film needs to be able to react as quickly in order to record the available light. So if you have a lot of light, such as a studio setup with flash, you can reduce the ISO a littleto maintain quality and still stop the birds wings. Outside on a dull day you did the right thing in settingthe ISOhigh, but I guess not in combination of with a high shutter speed, or at least not a high enough speed.

Another thing that could help give a better effect even if the shutter speed at its highest isn't enough to stop the wings is to use a flash orstrobe. This would highlight the wings and stop the motionat a single point,although you may still geta residual blurring of the wings in the picture due to the 'slow' shutter speed.
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i will go back to the drawing board and try some more this week the right way and we will see who needs a faster camera hehehehe:lol:
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Old Aug 8, 2007, 2:34 AM   #5
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The exif is gone from your photo so it's impossible to see what the shutter speed was, and that's what will determine whether the wings are stopped or not. Try again, setting the camera for S (shutter priority), and set the shutter speed for 1/1000 or 1/2000. Then adjust the ISO until the camera indicates it can set an appropriate aperture. If the lighting is still too low, you'll have to back off on the shutter speed, but in bright outdoor light, it should be doable.
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Old Aug 9, 2007, 11:24 PM   #6
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Just a sample shot and cropped....ISO 1600, 1/4000, Canon 85mm 1.8 lens
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Old Aug 10, 2007, 5:50 AM   #7
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verry nice !
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I have always heard that if you use the flash, it will help to freeze the wings.

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Old Aug 24, 2007, 5:56 AM   #9
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shot with flash with shutter speed at 1/2000

better ?
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