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Shooting through glass?

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Old Sunday 21st March 2010, 00:54   #1
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Shooting through glass?

I have a window mounted hummingbird feeder. I've been able to get some pretty fine photos with a tripod and natural light, but I'm really wishing for some sharper images with more color. In order to do that, I need to shoot on an aperture stopped down, which means I need some flash.

I've done some looking online and seen a few setups outside. Since I live in an apartment with some not-so-nice neighbors, I can't put a bunch of speedlights outside because they'd be walked off with really fast. Obviously, flash through a window is hit-or-miss. What can I do to minimize flash blowback and still light the hummingbirds so that the flash makes the feathers show as iridescent?
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Old Monday 22nd March 2010, 20:13   #2
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Basically you need to get as close to the window as possible to avoid any glare being reflected back from the glass.
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