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TerryMc Silver Member Nikonian since 25th Oct 2008Wed 10-Oct-12 08:13 PM
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"Holding a flower/plant still"
Wed 10-Oct-12 08:14 PM by TerryMc

Sagamore Hills, US
          

Has anyone built a contraption for holding a subject, like a flower, still while shooting in breezy conditions?

Something with a weight, telescoping flexible arm and alligator clip perhaps?

Thanks!



Terence

  

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domer2760 Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his frequent assistance to other members by sharing his perspective, skills and expertise, especially with infrared and macro photography.
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OnTERRYo Silver Member Nikonian since 25th Nov 2011Wed 10-Oct-12 08:46 PM
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Hamilton, CA
          

Hi Terry.

This is a tough situation. You need it still but do not want anything considered as a prop in the image.

How about using a screen/wind break around the flower?
I use a foamboard as a relector.
It's about 36" X 20", lightweight, inexpensive, handy, etc.
Could a couple of those work?

Probably not the answer you wanted

OnTERRYo

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aolander Silver Member Nikonian since 15th Sep 2006Wed 10-Oct-12 10:51 PM
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Nevis, US
          

How about a "Plamp"?

http://www.outdoorphotogear.com/store/wimberley-plamp-articulating-arm-clamp.html

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TerryMc Silver Member Nikonian since 25th Oct 2008Wed 10-Oct-12 11:21 PM
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Sagamore Hills, US
          

>How about a "Plamp"?
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>http://www.outdoorphotogear.com/store/wimberley-plamp-articulating-arm-clamp.html

Perfect, thank you.

Terence

  

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rb4good Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd May 2006Wed 10-Oct-12 11:25 PM
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Rocky Hill, US
          

I have a "plamp" and it works very well. You either have to anchor it to your tripod or something like a stake pushed into the ground by your subject. They are kind of pricey and you may be able to fabricate something else from items from your local hardware store. I also use it a lot for indoor studeo type flower work during the winter months. I more often than not,try to shoot at sun-up when it seems to be the calmest.

Rick

  

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jtmcg Gold Member Nikonian since 22nd Mar 2007Thu 11-Oct-12 01:07 PM
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Simsbury, US
          

There's also McClamp. I have both versions, double clamp version and stick and clamp version. I use the stick and clamp version more than the double clamp version but YMMV. Available at B&H, etc.

http://www.fmphotography.us/html/mcclamp.html

John

  

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domer2760 Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his frequent assistance to other members by sharing his perspective, skills and expertise, especially with infrared and macro photography. Nikonian since 23rd Oct 2010Thu 11-Oct-12 11:42 PM
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Ann Arbor, US
          

Terry,
Another alternative is to make a windbox. See the video below.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUhbhXbslW4

Dan
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mkbee1 Silver Member Nikonian since 26th Nov 2012Sun 09-Dec-12 12:00 AM
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Sun 09-Dec-12 12:01 AM by mkbee1

West Valley, US
          

Windbreak, and/or wait for it...the wind will usually lessen or stop blowing for a short time; then, electronic flash and max. sync shutter speed.

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