Red Again

Red Again

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Been up in the Yorkshire Dales photographing Red Squirrels today, used some flash to help with the poor lighting conditions and weather. The additional lighting helped create some nice effects. Anyway here is one from todays outing.

Pentax DA*300mm
Cactus RF60 Flash set at 1/32 power
07/12/2014 - 21:32Fletcher8
CategoryWildlife / Nature
Shutter Speed1/125
Focal Length300mm


Link Posted 07/12/2014 - 21:38
Nice capture Gareth, I am quite jealous of you being able to photograph these. I'm not too sure about the flash though, I would have liked to see this with natural light.

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Link Posted 07/12/2014 - 21:47
Hi David,

I went to the same location last weekend, very simular lighting conditions, so I ended up shooting at ISO 3200 which was still problematic. Anyway, I decided to revisit this Sunday and take flash to help keep the ISO down. The location is vey dark, lots of pine trees blocking out what little daylight there was. I will post a few more later on this week taken at various settings mixing flash and ambient.

At least using the flash I will have cleaner images for print. I also learned a lot in relation to using flash with fast wildlife. I guess I will have to go back in the spring when the light improves.


Last Edited by Fletcher8 on 07/12/2014 - 21:49


Link Posted 07/12/2014 - 22:14
Lovely eye catching shot.




Link Posted 08/12/2014 - 06:27
You're so lucky having red squirrels to photograph. This is a super shot.
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Link Posted 08/12/2014 - 18:24
Lovely capture.

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Link Posted 08/12/2014 - 21:36
bwlchmawr wrote:
You're so lucky having red squirrels to photograph. This is a super shot.

Totally agree
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