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Outdoor Flash Photography by Barbara Eddy, John Gerlach

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Four Nikon SB-800 Speedlights on manual at 1/32 power freeze the wings of the green violetear hummingbird at the Tandayapa Lodge in Ecuador. Nikon D3, 200–400mm at 300mm, ISO 200, f/20, 1/250, Flash WB.

13 Hummingbirds with high-speed flash

 

WHAT SHUTTER SPEED FREEZES HUMMINGBIRD WINGS?

The delicate and graceful little creature we know as the hummingbird lives only in the Americas. We recognize about 330 species with the greatest diversity of species living near the equator. Ecuador, for example, has approximately 150 species, while our hummingbird deprived United States claims only about eighteen species. Anna’s, black-chinned, rufous, ...

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