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Old Aug 29, 2006, 1:06 AM   #1
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Here is a picture I took using my Canon 20D, Canon 75-300mm lens, and a sunpak flash. Is there any way I can make this any better? I could not speed up my shutter anymore because of the flash. I notice so many birds in the forum that you can count the feathers on and I would love to learn how to get that type of result. I my be limited by my lens. What do you think I can do to make this picture better or shoot differently to get better results?
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Old Aug 29, 2006, 4:37 AM   #2
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yea looks lke you need more shutter. Have you tried reducing ur fstop even further to gian more shutter?


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Old Aug 29, 2006, 5:44 AM   #3
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I can adjust my ISO to get more shutter but 5.6f is the limit of my lens.

I think 250 shutter is as fast as I can go on my flash too?
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Old Aug 29, 2006, 6:07 AM   #4
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Ohh realy, i recall seeing f5.6. Yea iso would greatly increase your shutter speed.
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Old Aug 29, 2006, 9:42 AM   #5
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RP33.....
Unless you have specialized strobes you will never get a really good stop action
shot of a humming bird with a regular flash....I dont know why you would want to
try a flash in the first place....You are right about limits on shutter speeds and
fstops using a regular flash...You just wont get the right combo to freeze the wings
on that little guy...My suggestion would be to move the feeder so you can shoot the
shot without a flash...That way you can have your shutter
speed high enough to freeze the motion without blur...
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Old Aug 29, 2006, 2:39 PM   #6
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Does the Canon 20D not have HSS capabilities?
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Old Aug 29, 2006, 7:30 PM   #7
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What is HSS?
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