I didn’t get anything new for Day 48 so really it should be a re-cap, but since this is my blog I can change the rules whenever I like. The subject for Day 48 is more photography based than anything to do with the garden, or new species, or day count.
Having had some success with the Blue Tits flying to and from the nest box I thought I would get some better ones. Early on I tried using a shutter speed of 1/1000s. The downside of that is that I had to use a large aperture, and so very little depth was in focus, and a high “film” speed (ISO) which makes the image grainy/noisy. The header image was taken using these settings too.
I then decided to take some using a flash gun. My understanding of electronic flash was that the flash only lasted for 1/2000s or less and so if the shutter was fully open at the time (flash sync speed) I should get what I was looking for. It was not until I brought me camera back in that I realised that they were worse than before. There is even more blur in the moving bird, though the other bits were less noisy. What is going on? A bit of evening browsing on t’internet gave me the answers. Perhaps this is going to be the subject for Day 49?
Here’s Day 47 in our garden.