fulviavecchia

Lives in Italy Felino, Parma, Italy
Has a website at paolomignosa.com
Joined on Sep 16, 2009

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On photo Magnificent hummingbird in the Birds in flight challenge (8 comments in total)
In reply to:

cjf2: Wonderful picture. The water drops really make a nice touch.

I try to explain the set-up of this photo in my broken English. The picture was taken with three flashes. Two of them were put very close to the subject (80 cm -1 m) in order to have a very intense light, the third one was directed to the background, which was a green panel mounted on a stand.
The three flashes were set in manual mode to 1/16 of their full power, so that a flash of about 1/8000- 1/16000 s (I don’t remember exactly, I have tried different ratios) was emitted. The three flashes were triggered with Phottix emitter/ receivers. The trick to avoid ghost images is to totally dominate the natural light with the flash light by at least 3-4 stops. In fact, a ghost image is present only in the very bright water drops. What I don’t like of this picture are the streaks in front of the drops and not on the rear. If I had to redo a similar picture, I would choose a second curtain sync to obtain a more realistic motion effect. Thank you for your interest
Paolo

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 20:17 UTC
On photo Zebras repetition in the Recurring Repetition challenge (2 comments in total)

Thank you

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2014 at 08:28 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Running gemsboks in the Animals with Horns challenge (4 comments in total)

Thank you very much for your kind comments

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2014 at 08:27 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Norvegian tundra in the Lichens challenge (2 comments in total)

Thank you, Ruth, for your kind comment.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2013 at 16:30 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Starry sky over "Tre Cime" in the Astrophotography challenge (2 comments in total)

Thank you very much. Yes, it was half past sunset.

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2013 at 19:46 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Near Soussuvlei Namibia in the landscape with total absence of the color green challenge (4 comments in total)
In reply to:

FreedomLover: Beautiful.
How does the orange light reach the dark part of the dune?

Thank you
The crest of the dune is steeper than the body due to the direct wind effect. So there is just a moment in the early morning in which the light reach the dark part but the crest is still well in shadow.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2013 at 20:37 UTC
On photo Following the shadow in the Canon EOS 40D challenge (2 comments in total)

Thank you very much.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2012 at 16:39 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Following the shadow in the Photographer audition: Wildlife photographer challenge (8 comments in total)

Apologizing for the delay, I warmly thank you all for the kind comments.

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2012 at 07:43 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Ladybug about to fly in the Insects, in Their Natural Environment. challenge (3 comments in total)

Thank you very much Mick and congratulations for your well deserved 2nd place.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2012 at 18:22 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Ladybug about to fly in the Insects, in Their Natural Environment. challenge (3 comments in total)

Thank you very much Mick and congratulations for your well deserved 2nd place.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2012 at 18:19 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo Namib dune in the Natural Sand (please read the rules) challenge (3 comments in total)

Thank you for your kind comments

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2012 at 19:57 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Morning Happiness in the Happiness in magnificent natural light challenge (30 comments in total)

Excellent! Congratulations!

Link | Posted on May 14, 2012 at 18:46 UTC as 3rd comment
On photo Following the shadow in the Wild mammal/s challenge (7 comments in total)

Thank you to everyone!

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2012 at 20:10 UTC as 1st comment
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