What shutter speed should I use?

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PhotoTeach2 Forum Pro • Posts: 12,305
Re: Not shutter speed

AndreaW wrote:

PhotoTeach2

And even 1/1000s will not stop the wings ... (they are (very) fast.

I realize that even with high shutter speeds it's not possible to completely stop the wing motion but I think that a little wing motion is ok in a photo of a hummingbird or hummingbird moth as long as they are otherwise in sharp focus.

A flash might however since for close-up, some (auto) strobes can be 1/10,000 to 1/50,000s, (1/1000s @ full-power).

You are correct, often you do not want to stop all motion.  You need the dynamics.

There is a time/place for both types of images.

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