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Old Dec 15, 2009, 11:55 AM   #1
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I thought I'd mess a bit with additional lighting to try and mitigate a back lighting issue that I've been fighting for some time whenever I try and shoot birds at the feeder.The feeder is on the north side of the house and the Sun is always "behind the house". So, came up with a lighting idea this morning and these are a couple of early results:
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Old Dec 15, 2009, 11:58 AM   #2
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Reflector?

Whatever you did, it looks really good.
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Reflector?

Whatever you did, it looks really good.

Nah, I went to HomeDepot and bought an outdoor floodlight and stuck it on the side of the house. This side needed it anyway, so it wasn't totally crazy. But, one thing I did do was to position the bulb to optimize the light in the direction of the feeder.

Funny result, was that I had to reset all my settings to account for a whole lot more light falling on the subject.

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These look really great. I'm in the same boat when it comes to feeders in the shade. Looks like it's time to pony up for some flood lights.
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....y'all setting up for a 70-300 shootout errr, uhhh, lightout?
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....y'all setting up for a 70-300 shootout errr, uhhh, lightout?
My apologies Bob, as I should have included the EXIF data. These two were taken with the 50-200mm ED.
The tufted T-Mouse was shot at ISO800, 1/250sec, 137mm, f6.3

The Chickadee was at ISO640, 1/250sec, 104mm, f3.5

As much fun as the 70-300mm has been, the last few days were overcast and just too dark for it.

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