Flight of the hummingbird

pgm860(z5, MA)June 21, 2013

Used a technique new to me called Strobe Motion to get this picture.

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spaceman13(6b)

Very cool pic! Did it scare the Hummer away?
How does "Strobe Motion" work?

    Bookmark   June 23, 2013 at 10:19AM
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pgm860(z5, MA)

As you can see from the picture the bird kept going towards the feeder, did not scare the bird in the least bit.
With strobe motion what happens is this: the camera shutter stays open for a long time (1/4 second, in the above picture) while the shutter is open the flash fires multiple times, exposing the image. Since the camera is set to underexpose the image it only gets enough light when the flash fires, thus getting the "strobe motion"

    Bookmark   June 23, 2013 at 8:35PM
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