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Old Jan 24, 2011, 4:43 PM   #1
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Well, set up the wireless flash again today and played with it-but not as much as I would have liked. Reason being, the flash is just not being tolerated by the birds at all.

Each time the flash fired, the bird would flinch and fly off. It was clear that the flash was the issue as some of the craftier ones just went to the feeding stations on the feeder (on the far side) that were unaffected by the flash.

From the samples I've been able to get, implementing a wireless flash system would appear to solve my backlighting problem. I'm going to have to think about this a bit and see what options are available to me.

Here are a couple of images that I think are the best so far.





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Do I remember you talking about trying to employ reflectors at some point, strategically installed to direct more light on the feeders from the right direction?
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Do I remember you talking about trying to employ reflectors at some point, strategically installed to direct more light on the feeders from the right direction?
Hi Greg,

Something like that. I had actually, tried mounting an outdoor floodlight and positioned it at a 45 degree angle to the feeder. It worked
so-so mainly because it wasn't powerful enough to cast enough light. If I moved it closer, there would be a shadow cast. What I think I'm going to try next is placing another flood 45 degrees in the other direction. I'm also going to change the lateral location and place them both a little bit above the feeding station.

But, your idea of reflectors is a good one-which I hadn't really thought of. That might be something I need to investigate further.

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What about trying Beamer or other such device so that the flash could be positioned farther away? Results are too good to not keep exploring, what is the range of the signal?

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