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Friday, January 21, 2011
Wildlife Photography Tip #6: Use Flash When You Have To
The bird, a Japanese White Eye landed among the Cherry blossoms and was in fairly horrible light.
He wasn't much more than 6 feet away from me, standing under the tree. I removed my lens hood, popped up the camera flash, focused and fired.
Camera flash doesn't phase wildlife. I was able to let the camera flash recharge and took several more shots of this bird before it flew away. Keep in mind, an on-camera flash isn't effective for shots more than 10-12 feet away from you.
Flash photography is not my preferred method but, a shot made with flash on wildlife is better than going home with no shot at all !
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Fantastic shot Mike, I've seen a few Scottish black eyes in my time but this is the first time I've witnessed a Japanese white eye.
Huh? You've only seen a few black eyes? Ya need to get out more often then!
Nice photograph! I like it.....
Some awesome wildlife photography on your site, too. Glad to share a link with you and I'll be back to visit.
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