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Using V3 Flash to Photograph Hummingbirds

While visiting the Saanich Peninsula in British Columbia I recently had the opportunity to experiment using the Nikon 1 V3 flash to photograph hummingbirds. The lighting at the location was quite poor, with the hummingbirds frequenting two feeders both of which were positioned under a permanent canopy. I was unable to get a decent exposure even when using ISO-6400. Rather than simply give up on the opportunity I decided to try using the built-in flash on the Nikon 1 V3 to photograph hummingbirds. Continue reading Using V3 Flash to Photograph Hummingbirds

Changes to Nikon 1 V3 BIF Technique

I’ve had my Nikon 1 V3 for about a week and a half and finally got the opportunity to go out and shoot with it with a bit of sun in the sky. Not much mind you…but at least it wasn’t totally overcast. I took about 45 minutes out of my rather hectic schedule to experiment shooting birds-in-flight (BIF) at Grimsby harbour.  I ended up making some changes to my Nikon 1 V3 BIF technique this morning and got a lot more keepers with these adjustments. Continue reading Changes to Nikon 1 V3 BIF Technique