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Lens: 18-250 Pentax Camera: K5 Photo Location: Saugus Ma. 
Posted By: charliezap, 01-30-2014, 03:22 PM

Being retired gives me the opportunity to try many silly things. Several weeks ago I tried capturing a balloon bursting. It worked but it didn't really show much.I had an epiphany and thought that I would try something different.I don't know where this is going to lead me but it's fun goofing around since I have time on my hands.The flash on low power has a really short flash duration. The K5 is set on burst mode and the flash keeps up with it really well.When the hummingbirds return here in May I may give it a try using this method.They do let me get extremely close and the flash never phases them in the least. In the 2nd shot the golf ball is just breaking the surface of the water.Too many fun days in the 60's are still in my head and they do surface from time to time.--charliezap
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01-30-2014, 03:24 PM   #2
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Good timing in these shots, you froze the action beautifully.
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Very nice! I like the first one the best - it's magnificent.
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Number Uno is amazing!

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Well done I never get to see that on the golf course so that's what my ball looks like !
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Good timing in these shots, you froze the action beautifully.
What I'm thinking Em long term is taking pics outside of flying insects or birds close up 3-4 stops under exposed but using the burst mode with flash to capture them with a natural look.--charliezap
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Capn - I always thought of you as a new wave kind of guy. Great shots, great fun.

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way cool capture Charlie, rumor has it you are going to try some type of snow blower/squirrel experiment next.
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Cool shots Charlie, you've got me thinking...
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way cool capture Charlie, rumor has it you are going to try some type of snow blower/squirrel experiment next.
......... can't wait for those shots!
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Very nice! I like the first one the best - it's magnificent.
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Number Uno is amazing!
Thanks guys--I may have stumbled on to a new technique here for at least myself but time will tell if it has potential.--charliezap
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Love your goofing around. You have given some ideas for when the weather cools a bit.
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Well captured Charlie. Ain't retirement grand. Love the first one. Could be used in an ad.
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Well done I never get to see that on the golf course so that's what my ball looks like !
I went from balloons to golf balls.I have no idea of what to try next Dave.--charliezap
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I went from balloons to golf balls.I have no idea of what to try next Dave.--charliezap
Time Lapse Charlie those are so cool
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