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#1220606 - 01/24/12 08:41 AM Camera Flash
west721love
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I have read in a few different places that the flash from a camera can damage their eyes. I love taking pictures of them but I always try to not use the flash when I do even though the pictures dont come out very well. Just wondering because I know they see better in the dark and al.

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#1220611 - 01/24/12 08:54 AM Re: Camera Flash [Re: ]
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If you are really worried you can put a tissue over the flash so it isn't so bright:-)
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#1220620 - 01/24/12 09:03 AM Re: Camera Flash [Re: ]
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As long as you aren't taking picture after picture, a non stop flash, it isn't a problem to take flash pics of them.
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#1220632 - 01/24/12 09:33 AM Re: Camera Flash [Re: ]
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I don't use flash, I just take them to the brightest room in my house to take pictures because when I use flash they freak out so I don't use it.
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#1220644 - 01/24/12 10:18 AM Re: Camera Flash [Re: ]
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I use ambient lighting, by turning a lamp shade so the light shines on the ceiling. You can also use a bright flashlight if you don't have a lamp with a movable shade. It reflects enough light to take good pics but not enough light to hurt their eyes.
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#1220677 - 01/24/12 11:33 AM Re: Camera Flash [Re: ]
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Camera flash does to glider's eyes what it does to human eyes. It can be uncomfortable for a few seconds but it leaves no permanent damage.
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#1220882 - 01/24/12 08:49 PM Re: Camera Flash [Re: ]
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Hmm good to know all of this lol. When I do use the flash I always only take one picture because I feel bad right afterwards. Thanks guys!

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#1227620 - 02/11/12 09:38 AM Re: Camera Flash [Re: ]
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My gliders love my camera flash!! Lol , the second it goes off they run over and either hop on top of my camera or reach out for it like they want to play with it !!!!
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#1227733 - 02/11/12 04:57 PM Re: Camera Flash [Re: ]
louissa Offline
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Registered: 09/07/11
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One of my girls loves the flash .. in fact she loves the whole camera!

So much so it's impossible to get a good picture of her because the second she sees a camera she decides she has to climb all over it and check it out herself!
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#1234731 - 03/02/12 12:03 PM Re: Camera Flash [Re: ]
MeganAnn
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I was wondering this myself actually. Thanks all!

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#1234732 - 03/02/12 12:04 PM Re: Camera Flash [Re: ]
MeganAnn
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I was wondering this myself actually. Thanks all!

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#1265652 - 06/12/12 08:28 PM Re: Camera Flash [Re: ]
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This is good to know. ^^
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#1266722 - 06/16/12 02:57 AM Re: Camera Flash [Re: ]
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Registered: 06/15/12
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Loc: Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
If you have questions about camera settings and such, I may be able to help a bit. I love taking photos and as soon as I have my suggies I'll be loading tons of them to flickr.

I currently shoot with a Canon 7D and am quite familiar with the UI on it as well as most Canon DSLR (UIs tend to remain fairly normative across models).

If you shoot with a Nikon and such, I won't know the UI itself but can give you points on which settings will work best.

If you have the capability, always use Manual Focus versus Auto.

Happy Shooting!

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#1269960 - 06/29/12 06:44 AM Re: Camera Flash [Re: ]
Terry Offline
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Registered: 04/29/12
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So it's ok to continue taking flash photos of your gliders? Just checking, I don't do it often, but when I do, I usually take a few at a time.
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#1269979 - 06/29/12 09:21 AM Re: Camera Flash [Re: Terry]
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Registered: 06/15/12
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Loc: Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
While the general consensus is that it doesn't harm their eyes, I wouldn't go wild with taking the pictures. I would think that a few pictures here and there wouldn't do any harm, anymore than looking at the sun for a very brief moment from time to time. I would say, however, that because they are nocturnal, their eyes are going to be more susceptible to the excessively bright light of a flash.

If you have a newer point and shoot camera, it is likely that it will have a "Night Time" shooting mode. This should prevent the camera from firing its flash.

If you're using a DSLR camera, check the 4 following settings:

1.) ISO set higher than 400
2.) F-Stop is set as low as it will go
3.) If you're shooting AutoFocus, set the AF to AI-Servo
4.) Adjust the shutter speed accordingly

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#1274485 - 07/15/12 02:40 PM Re: Camera Flash [Re: ]
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Registered: 04/21/11
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Loc: munford tn
mine dont seem to be bothered by the flash. i use the flash on my iphone as a flash light at night and they seem to chase their own shadow it is quite entertaining
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#1332158 - 03/09/13 11:41 PM Re: Camera Flash [Re: ]
SugarMom1984 Offline
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Registered: 03/01/13
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Loc: Wisconsin
My girls are obsessed with the camera....the whole thing including the strap....anything to climb on....the minute I turn the camera and they hear the lense come out..they are there...its cute but it makes it difficult for me to take pictures...


Edited by SugarMom1984 (03/09/13 11:42 PM)
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#1332773 - 03/12/13 07:15 PM Re: Camera Flash [Re: ]
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Mine love the camera too, I have lots and lots of picks of their noses and not much else lol.
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