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 Post subject: Fill-in Flash for wildlife shots
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I have recently started looking into using fill-in flash for wildlife shots, to counteract bad lighting situations.

I haven't done any experimenting yet, but I have been able to borrow a Nikon SB-600 speedlight and a 'Better Beamer' flash extender for a trip this weekend.

Do you use fill-in flash for your wildlife shots?

Do you use plain fill-in, or front or rear curtain sync?

Have you used a flash extender?

Do you find the flash sync of your camera to be a limiting factor? (For example my D40X has a maximum flash sync of 1/200, which isn't really all that wonderful for wildlife, especially if you're trying to capture action.)

If you don't know what fill-in flash, rear-curtain sync or flash sync is, please ask!

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 Post subject: Re: Fill-in Flash for wildlife shots
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Josh, this is a family forum do no swearing. :tongue: Exactly what did you say. 8)


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 Post subject: Re: Fill-in Flash for wildlife shots
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 Post subject: Re: Fill-in Flash for wildlife shots
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Scipio wrote:
Josh, this is a family forum do no swearing. :tongue: Exactly what did you say. 8)

I had a feeling that would be the response :)

I guess that means a post on flashes in the 'learn how to use your camera' thread. Which I think should be moved to this forum?

Though my last post there didn't seem to do so well :(

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 Post subject: Re: Fill-in Flash for wildlife shots
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Hey, I love this section of the forum, so maybe a lesson or two on this subject. :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Fill-in Flash for wildlife shots
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Always rear - curtain
And with a soft box
but dont use it with portraits of animals anymore
hate the reflection in the eye
btw, not very good at using a flash

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 Post subject: Re: Fill-in Flash for wildlife shots
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Scipio wrote:
Hey, I love this section of the forum, so maybe a lesson or two on this subject. :thumbs_up:

Shew, will try. But it will only come from me after the weekend. I'm probably not the best person to write it, I think others might be more experienced than me.

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 Post subject: Re: Fill-in Flash for wildlife shots
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but dont use it with portraits of animals anymore
hate the reflection in the eye

I've read that some people use it specifically because of the glint in the eye.

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 Post subject: Re: Fill-in Flash for wildlife shots
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Great tut by canon for using flashes

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 Post subject: Re: Fill-in Flash for wildlife shots
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saw some great images at our photo club with fill flash of wild mushrooms.
All you need is a flash extender cord, camera on a tripod and then you have
a free angle at your disposal

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 Post subject: Re: Fill-in Flash for wildlife shots
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bert wrote:
saw some great images at our photo club with fill flash of wild mushrooms.
All you need is a flash extender cord, camera on a tripod and then you have
a free angle at your disposal

Sure, but the birds, lions and leopards might not like that so much :P

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Maybe I should try it, good action shots of the poor guy I am going to pay to carry around the flash. :twisted:


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 Post subject: Re: Fill-in Flash for wildlife shots
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Scipio wrote:
Maybe I should try it, good action shots of the poor guy I am going to pay to carry around the flash. :twisted:

hehehehe. and of the eli/lion/leopard behind him

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