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Old Jul 26, 2008, 9:59 AM   #1
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I saw this little guy feeding on our butterfly bush and ran out to get a shot. He was flying all over the place so I just took the pic with the setting I had on the camera at the time. This was @ 100/sec shutter speed. What speed should I use to freeze the wing movement? Would 500/sec be to much? Thanks for any help!
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Old Jul 26, 2008, 10:13 AM   #2
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This looks like a Hummingbird Moth to me. I believe to consistently "Freeze" the wings of a Hummingbird you are going to have to use a multiple flash setup. There is a post here in the forum somewhere where the poster goes into full detail on this subject. You notice I said consistently. It has been done without the flash. All conditions have to be perfect. Do a search or someone may come up with the link.
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Thanks, Old Jim, I did a search and found aa couple of posts. I see that using the flash is key. They also said that they used 1/125sec. Thanks for the input.
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