2015—Back To The Hummers

My friend Connie suggested I break out the Better Beamer so I wouldn’t have to use such a high ISO as I did the other day on my hummer photos. I decided to try it Monday morning. I went out on the patio and I positioned Big Bertha (BB) with the Better Beamer (BB,too) attached to the speed light facing the fountain, and waited.

The main drawback to the BB,too is the flash reflection in the eye. It’s not exactly red eye. The eyeball turns a milky white where the flash reflects. I noticed the same problem with bird photos I took in Costa Rica when I used BB,too. So, I darkened the exposure on the eyeball. Other than the eyeball, these photos are unretouched. And I really like them. Thank you, Connie! Now I have to try a smaller aperture so more of the hummer will be in focus because the depth of field is extremely shallow with a telephoto lens and the larger the f/stop, the shallower the depth of field.

Manual Mode, ISO 500, f/4, 1/400s, speed light and BB,too

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One thought on “2015—Back To The Hummers

  1. Carol, I am honored by your comment. I LOVE the colors you got. In one of the Bird Photog Blogs, I read that using the better beamer with the head turned ever so slightly still gave great light, but softened just a tad. Just a thought


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