Making that bird eye sparkle
I have a crazy question. As I am sure you all know, getting that animal eye in focus and sparkle is so important in wildlife, especially bird photography. May is the best month of the year for birding to catch spring migration with breeding plumage and I am getting ready. So here is my problem and dilemma:
in many of the birding hot spots, you will see some of the pro photographers using a flash to get the front lighting +eye sparkle. Often with a flash range extender. I tried that myself. But I face two problems: 1) my flash syncs at 250 which is too slow to freeze any action even on a perched bird and 2) my flash does not refresh fast enough and stops after 2-3 flashes. Recall camera shoots 15-20 images/sec but flash recycles only every 1-2 sec.
Any experience with this approach?
Thanks so much
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