Day 286—Experiments With Flash

This morning before I went to the gym, I decided to try capturing my little hummer, who I’ve decided to name Arnold because he is a hummer and our recently termed out governor, also named Arnold, drove a Hummer. I waited by the fountain and Arnold arrived and flitted around the fountain elusively, then perched on one of the bare branches above it and watched me. I turned on my on camera flash and reduced its light by 3 stops, enough to highlight the hummer without making the flash obvious. I cropped both. These aren’t great shots. I think Arnold blinked in the second shot, but they’re all I got today. I’ll try again tomorrow.

These were shot using my 28-300mm lens set at 300mm, ISO 100, f/5.6, shutter speed at 1/160, and flash compensation -3.