3 Nikon strobes mounted off camera and set to fire at 1/16 power in manual mode(1/19,000 second exposure). Strobes are controlled by a Camera mounted SU-800 control unit. I'm sitting on a six foot stonewall and the feeder is 4 feet off the ground.
Andrey, my friend! Sorry for my late replies, but things are getting out of control on DA for me... I don't know how you manage to keep up. Thanks for all your recent favorites. I hope all goes well for you!
bama-fiddlerFeatured By OwnerJan 18, 2012Hobbyist Photographer
Fantastic! You got this at such a low shutter speed! How many species live in your area? There are over 25 different species in Costa Rica, and I hope to go back down in the future specifically to photograph them (after my technique has greatly improved).
During the winter, we only have two; the Anna's and the Allen's. During the spring we have several different species passing through. I'm on the coast of California so we don't get too many. Most tend to stay near the mountains and the desert. I'm using my strobe(s) as the shutter: low ISO, f/8 and 1/200 seconds for the camera and the strobes(3) are set to fire on manual at ~1/20,000 seconds(1/16 power) and are controlled buy a controller(Nikon SU-800) on the camera. Here's two links to help<[link]> <[link]> I use everything in between to regulate wing blur and ghosting.