Flashy

I finally got my flash off-camera!  I love my 100-400 lens, but I really do need quite a bit of light for it to perform best.  I’ve never liked the look I get when using my flash on-camera.  So I picked up a cheap wireless trigger system for my flash.  This won’t help me much with my bird photography, but I loved playing around with it while photographing flowers in my garden.  Here are some of the results.

 

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It gives me so much more flexibility to be able to photograph flowers when the light is low.  I have a lot of learning to do when it comes to flash photography, but I’m looking forward to it.

We spent yesterday afternoon out at my father-in-law’s farm.  It was a warm day, but you can still feel fall coming.  I was so surprised when I looked in one of his outbuildings and saw four little heads peeking out of a mud nest.  This Barn Swallow nest has been around for a long time, and I hadn’t seen any babies yet this summer.  It seems late in the season for nestlings, but maybe that’s not unusual.

 

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I also got a shot of an American Goldfinch at the farm.  I love the colors of the males this time of year.

 

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I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!

 

 

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2 Responses to Flashy

  1. Crooked Tracks says:

    Yes, I would think it a bit late for a birds nest but who knows, I hope they grow up fast 🙂

  2. Jim says:

    Fabulous pictures as always. You really do understand how to capture a great photo. Those little birds better busy! Looks like they thought you came to feed them.

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