Hummingbirds of Ecuador

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Subject: Hummingbirds of Ecuador
From: "Geoffrey Jones" <>
Date: Tue, 14 Sep 2010 20:19:34 +1000
Good evening everyone 

                                           Most of you would know that back
in June-July I was in South America and I spent the first few weeks in
Ecuador, whilst I was there I did a flash photography course with Nate
Chappel from <>  What this
course does is mainly photograph Hummingbirds by using a setup, which is
done by pinning a painting on a clipboard behind the feeder and then
arranging up to 7 flashes around the feeder with one of them focused on the
background. As the bird gets used to coming into the feeder it is then
replaced by a flower hanging down from a clip and drenched with sugar water,
then as the bird comes into focus your own flash sets off the others to give
you a no shadow photograph and also because of the flash setup your aperture
can be set at f22 and your speed at around 350th of a second as the flash
freezes the subject including the wings. Some people like it and some people
do not and I am one of the latter, as I like most of my shots natural and as
you can see there is a mixture of both in my recent photo's. I have also
posted the last lot of photos from my trip up North and as usual here is the

Kindest Regards to you all

Geoff Jones



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