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richardd300 Silver Member  Dyserth, UK  Nikonian since 19th Apr 2009 Wed 02-Jan-13 12:01 PM
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"UK winter weather - Peacocks, a D800 and a flash gun."
Thu 03-Jan-13 08:09 PM by richardd300


It's courtship time on a dull, dank winters day using my D800 + 300mm f4 + SB800 Speedlight save the day. They were on my roof showing off.

First pictures shows what I got with a flashgun synched at 1/250. The third without flash against a cloudy white sky.

Richard

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Nikon D800 1/250 @ f8 ISO1000 Ev -3



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vcottman Silver Member  Denver, US  Nikonian since 22nd May 2006 Wed 02-Jan-13 01:44 PM
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Nice series Richard.


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jot2nik Gold Member  Troy, US  Nikonian since 11th Jul 2007 Wed 02-Jan-13 03:44 PM
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Very colorful. Nice shooting

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VR8 Silver Member  Ottawa, CA  Nikonian since 04th May 2008 Wed 02-Jan-13 08:53 PM
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What an opportunity, great photos!

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af4nc Gold Member  Yardley, US  Nikonian since 07th Jul 2007 Thu 03-Jan-13 01:40 AM
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Nice capture

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Dubes Silver Member Awarded for his high level of achievement and willingness to help others – most notably in wildlife photography.   Mississauga, CA  Nikonian since 16th Jun 2007 Thu 03-Jan-13 07:50 PM
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As already mentioned Richard, a great opportunity presented to you.
I haven't looked a the EXIF data on your images, but something puzzles me. If the first 2 exposures were strictly created by the flash, in number 1, I'd expect the front of the roof line to be severely overexposed being closer to the flash; and number 2, the tree in the background on the second exposure appears to have fairly decent exposure, but is considerably further away from the flash.
What kind of metering did you use?
I've had a lot of luck using spot metering and locking exposure on the subject (plus shooting at anywhere between +0.3 to +1 EV) when shooting against a white/gray overcast sky.

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richardd300 Silver Member  Dyserth, UK  Nikonian since 19th Apr 2009 Thu 03-Jan-13 08:16 PM
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I have now included the exif data above images 1 & 2. I recon distance to Peacocks approx 30ft, to the trees behind 45ft. Colour matrix and single point focus.

It is surprising that so much is well exposed at an EV setting of -3, this was not intentional and I had left it there from the shoot the day before.

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Antero52 Silver Member Awarded for his expertise in post-processing, being  consistently helpful and professional.   Vantaa, FI  Nikonian since 07th Jul 2009 Thu 03-Jan-13 08:18 PM
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Wow! Peacocks on your roof. The "best" we've ever had was a pheasant in our backyard some years ago. It was handsome but so was the noize it made every morning.

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richardd300 Silver Member  Dyserth, UK  Nikonian since 19th Apr 2009 Thu 03-Jan-13 08:38 PM
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Thu 03-Jan-13 08:39 PM by richardd300


Thanks

There is an interesting thread at http://www.nikonians.org/forums/dcboard.php?az=show_topic&forum=430&topic_id=21041#21161 discussing aspects of flash with bird photography.

One poster says "Standard SB800 provides a bit of fill out to nearly 60 feet I often use it for small garden birds at around 15 to 30 feet (5 to 10 meters)

This fits in with what I have achieved I think with the exception of the bid sizes.

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