Multi-Flash Hummingbirds

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  1. z06-jim

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    This was one of my first attempts at trying high speed, short duration, multiple flash attempting to freeze the wing motion of these little speedsters.
    Last year, for the most part, I was experiamenting with 'High Speed Sync' and high shutter speeds, up to 1/8000 sec., with limited success at stopping the motion.
    With this technique, the very fast, short, flash duration is actually what is stopping the motion with using only 1/250th sec. shutter speed.
    Not quite got it down yet and still tweeking my set-up but pretty happy with the results so far.
    1DIV.....EF 600mm w/stacked ext. tubes....1/250 sec.... f/20......"6" Canon 580EXII Flashes

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    I love it! Nice job!
     
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    very nice shots
     
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    Which one is male which one is female? The "Red Neck" is male?
     
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    very cool!
     
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    Awesome hummer shots....well captured!!
     
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    Amazing shots, very very good!
     
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    my weakest bird for getting good shots of......Mike
     
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    Jim
    I resisted this thread thinking...another bird shot. Well, these images are really top notch. I know how hard it is to shot hummingbirds, I have not been successful yet. Thanks for the great shots.
     
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    Very nice pics. Love #1
     
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    Outstanding! Great skills!
     
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    Can't believe these pics.. almost looks unreal.. but very nice job.
    Impressive shots.
     

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