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Nectar Break by papatheo Nectar Break by papatheo
Ruby Throated hummingbird sipping nectar near our porch.

We received two additional strobes and triggers... I'm still on a learning curve with multiple flashes... but the extra lights certainly help.
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FAceleSS-21 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
what kinda triggers are you using? and what angle are they lighting at? I would maybe try doing the higher powered one to the right and forward(to create rim light) and then one either left or right and behind to fill in a little :) Whats the settings on this one?

By the way, my Aunt mentioned you stopped in at where she works and told her to tell me to say Hello. Hello back, hope you guys are doing well!
papatheo Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Professional Photographer
:) We are doing quite well. It was kinda funny with your aunt: we were telling her how we liked to get on the ice and she said she has a nephew that also likes to do that and lives on the northern part of the peninsula; I asked if he was a young, tall good looking guy that cuts rocks [or something like that]!!! Small world!!!

We shopped around and bought Yongnuo "YN560". I think we each have three and they only cost around $65 each. These can be set from 1/1 to 1/128th power. We also bought flash triggers from the same company Yongnuo and for my Canon the model is RF-603C...
there is different one for Nikon [RF-603N]. They come in sets of two for around $30 per set. These work extremely well with the Canon and Nikon. We had them shipped from overseas [they arrived in about 10 days]... and have had no problems with any of them.
The flash triggers use AAA batteries and last for several shoots before recharging or replacing batteries. The AA batteries for the strobes wear down quicker but if you are not shooting hundreds of shots at a time you will never notice. There are slide brackets available that mount to the tripod head... so you can slip the trigger with the strobe on top of it on the tripod... or you can stand the on the ground or on a rock. Get an extra set of triggers... 1 for your hand and one for the top of the camera... this way you can take your photograph even if you are in the field adjusting a strobe... the trigger also fires the camera.

I usually use three strobes at low power for fill light [1/32 to 1/64th... short light burst] to catch more wing action and detail. As far as your own usage... just experiment with a few and you'll see what works best.
FAceleSS-21 Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
ok very nice! I actually use Yongnuo YN560s for my flash stuff :) I dont use their triggers but have heard many good things about them :) Im gonna get their new TTL flash sometime soon :)

Anyway good to hear you had fun and found out once again we are in a very small world haha
papatheo Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Professional Photographer
:nod: A small world indeed... maybe next year we'll find ourselves on an ice-shove together again!!!
p.s. Those triggers are really the way to go!
FAceleSS-21 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
oh and nvm on the settings, I forgot they have them below on the right haha
Dieffi Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I have featured this wonderful shot in my "FLYING BIRDS" - collection.[link]

I hope you will agree and enjoy!:iconroovel:
papatheo Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Professional Photographer
:D Thanks for including our work in your fantastic collection and I'm really sorry this is so late!
Dieffi Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure and thanks!
ArtByASmith Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely shot! :wow:
papatheo Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Professional Photographer
:) Thanks!
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