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Camera Flash #1220606
01/24/12 09:41 AM
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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.

Re: Camera Flash [Re: ] #1220611
01/24/12 09:54 AM
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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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Re: Camera Flash [Re: ] #1220620
01/24/12 10:03 AM
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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.

Re: Camera Flash [Re: ] #1220632
01/24/12 10:33 AM
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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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Re: Camera Flash [Re: ] #1220644
01/24/12 11:18 AM
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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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Re: Camera Flash [Re: ] #1220677
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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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Re: Camera Flash [Re: ] #1220882
01/24/12 09:49 PM
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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!

Re: Camera Flash [Re: ] #1227620
02/11/12 10:38 AM
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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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Re: Camera Flash [Re: ] #1227733
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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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Re: Camera Flash [Re: ] #1234731
03/02/12 01:03 PM
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I was wondering this myself actually. Thanks all!

Re: Camera Flash [Re: ] #1234732
03/02/12 01:04 PM
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I was wondering this myself actually. Thanks all!

Re: Camera Flash [Re: ] #1265652
06/12/12 08:28 PM
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This is good to know. ^^


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Re: Camera Flash [Re: ] #1266722
06/16/12 02:57 AM
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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!

Re: Camera Flash [Re: ] #1269960
06/29/12 06:44 AM
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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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Re: Camera Flash [Re: Terry] #1269979
06/29/12 09:21 AM
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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

Re: Camera Flash [Re: ] #1274485
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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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Re: Camera Flash [Re: ] #1332158
03/10/13 12:41 AM
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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...

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Re: Camera Flash [Re: ] #1332773
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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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