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 Post subject: Hello from UK
PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2015 4:08 pm 
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Hello everyone, very glad to find this site - am a nature writer and wildlife photographer based in UK currently working on a book of Shropshire wildlife - I was shortlisted for the British Wildlife Photography Awards this year - I have recently been spending too much time chasing elusive otters though getting decent cam trap bushnell footage {though it's rubbish compared to 1dx etc as I kind of knew it would be}, and sitting many hours in a hide I built on friendly farmer's land, baiting buzzards with rabbit and pheasant. I am finally understanding the only step forward to get much much closer is a dslr cam trap - so, for my first set up - an old 650d, possibly my old 17-40L lens, peli 1200 case, snapshot sniper {just bought and they will ship from USA} and am now thinking about flashes that will not power off but stay in sleep up to two weeks and that fit canon? First project is otter spraint spot on private river spot where owners happy to have me leave equipment. So - first off, any tips re flashes - am thinking wireless yongnuo triggers {use them in my other flash work}, plastic casings etc. If any of you have info on flashes - be happy to hear it - I have an old 580 ex2 and thinking of getting a second to match flash duration as I will set manually at 1/8 or 1/16th. I don't really believe at this stage that I will be able to make the whole thing, but have a mate who is happy to get stuck in with the minor engineering. Really keen to get high res, raw shots of otters, foxes, badgers, buzzards, kites all wide angle and close up!


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Welcome Andrew,

You seem to have the right 'bits and pieces' so just a matter of putting it together...it's not rocket science but there is some skill required to put it together..just get on and read some of the old DSLR builds and experiences, and that should get you going...good luck and look forward to seeing those UK wildlife images...!

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2015 11:37 am 
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thanks all, just waiting for it all to arrive and then hoping to get down to the river for those otters and up to the hills for buzzard and kite but aware I have some making to do and a very very steep learning curve - got a photo mate who is going to help. Not sure how I post pics here - am trying one from my website to see if it workshttp://www.andrewfusekpeters.com/photo22977524.html

will look on all forums but pick brains as well. One thing - will get ram ball to mount my peli case but not sure how I attach camera on inside?


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