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Mike Bons
09-09-2014, 10:58 AM
Well, it's pretty much over for another year. I still have a few juveniles hanging around but I'm likely done with doing the setups with flowers and stuff. Here are the pictures from this past year. Hope you enjoy!!

http://www.mikebons.com/img/s5/v131/p508132265-5.jpg

http://www.mikebons.com/img/s6/v137/p904185711-5.jpg

http://www.mikebons.com/img/s7/v165/p17523578-5.jpg

http://www.mikebons.com/img/s8/v84/p435264597-5.jpg

http://www.mikebons.com/img/s6/v145/p416697044-5.jpg

http://www.mikebons.com/img/s6/v148/p503706399-5.jpg

http://www.mikebons.com/img/s5/v116/p248534685-5.jpg

http://www.mikebons.com/img/s6/v137/p382372025-5.jpg

Mike Bons
09-09-2014, 10:59 AM
http://www.mikebons.com/img/s5/v123/p518273852-5.jpg

http://www.mikebons.com/img/s5/v123/p467837057-5.jpg

Randitola
09-09-2014, 01:43 PM
Nice set! Crisp sharpness and love the colour

Mike Bons
09-09-2014, 02:29 PM
Nice set! Crisp sharpness and love the colour

Thank you.

In my previous hummingbird post I wrote an explanation of the setup but this time I thought I would post a picture. So here is a quick pic I took with my iphone to show the setup. I actually took this setup while photographing the last image with the juvenile and the red petunia.

I am a little hesitant to show this out of embarrassment because of the state of our deck (the stain we put on it sucks!) As well, I took over my wife's flower planter and put flowers in it that I could grow to be used in these pictures so they aren't exactly the prettiest things in the world and the random apple tree branch sticking up out of it I use to capture some perched shots of various birds (the bark and moss on it looks great in pictures )

I rarely use the bottom flash, 580exII, but I do occasionally when I'm getting shadows that I don't like. So usually its just a 4 flash setup.

http://www.mikebons.com/img/s7/v162/p399061574-5.jpg

Rdbender
09-09-2014, 03:47 PM
Awesome as always Mike and thanks for the pic of the setup

Marko
09-09-2014, 04:15 PM
super set of course Mike and the diagrams are very generous of you!

Randitola
09-09-2014, 09:23 PM
One word.....WHOOOOAH!
Thanks for sharing the setup. Great to know


Thank you.

In my previous hummingbird post I wrote an explanation of the setup but this time I thought I would post a picture. So here is a quick pic I took with my iphone to show the setup. I actually took this setup while photographing the last image with the juvenile and the red petunia.

I am a little hesitant to show this out of embarrassment because of the state of our deck (the stain we put on it sucks!) As well, I took over my wife's flower planter and put flowers in it that I could grow to be used in these pictures so they aren't exactly the prettiest things in the world and the random apple tree branch sticking up out of it I use to capture some perched shots of various birds (the bark and moss on it looks great in pictures )

I rarely use the bottom flash, 580exII, but I do occasionally when I'm getting shadows that I don't like. So usually its just a 4 flash setup.

http://www.mikebons.com/img/s7/v162/p399061574-5.jpg

Runmonty
09-13-2014, 02:20 AM
Greats shots again Mike. Thank you for the detailed explanation of the set up too.

ewaizel
09-13-2014, 06:13 PM
Just incredible. Thanks for sharing both the super sharp shots and the magic behind!

Mike Bons
09-14-2014, 10:19 AM
Thanks for the comments everyone and I am glad to hear you got something out of me posting the setup pic. If you have any questions about it, just let me know.

Jim Scrimger
09-14-2014, 11:33 AM
I just came across these. What super craftmanship and shooting. A beautiful set.

aubintbay
09-14-2014, 01:11 PM
Wow! In my dreams (or fantasies) maybe. Awesome set and thanks for sharing the setup. I have often wondered what it took to get shots like this.

Hillbillygirl
09-21-2014, 07:17 AM
As always Mike, they all look incredible, and love the set-up shot.