« on: February 23, 2013, 12:39:39 PM »
I suggest that you consider purchasing a Visual Echoes "Better Beamer" to use with your flash. In difficult low contrast situations, it will make a huge difference. Its basically a fresnel lens that focuses your flash so that it can illuminate things like birds and wildlife at a distance.
Sold by Adorama, B&H, Amazon, etc. You must pick one that fits your exact flash unit. For $36.95, you will gain a lot of capability in lighting at a distance.
BTW, here is a small bird shot with my 100-400mmL with a Better Beamer.
What a great tip, thank you for sharing. Do you only get one chance at this or do the birds not really notice the light difference?