8/15/12 - A camping project; I've wanted to try this for years and finally gave it a shot while we were camping with our kids in South Dakota. I learned that we couldn't quite light everything we wanted to in 30 seconds, so the next time I'll try it with a longer exposure. I used a single LED flashlight but would like to try it holding two in the same hand but with one being white and one being red. It is also difficult to paint the light exactly where you want it to show up. Also, I was hand holding the camera for this, when it should definitely be mounted on a tripod.
Thanks so much for your enthusiastic response to my shot of the hummer and for making it the #1 shot for the day. I am definitely going to try your suggestions of moving the bird off center and trying it with a black bg.
Constructive criticism is always welcome.