Thursday, June 4, 2020
I want to take more pictures of owls but unfortunately, they are creatures of the dark. It is hard to shoot them in shadow. What to do?
Well, what I did do was buy the product known as a Better Beamer. This inexpensive flash extender velcros to my Godox tt685 speedlight flash and concentrates the light through a fresnel lens, allowing the user to gain three stops of light.
I just stuck it to my flash and took some preliminary shots and figured out the setup. It is made for a lens over 300 mm long. Should illuminate to 50 meters.
A friend has an owl box at his home. If everything goes right I am going to show up Saturday evening and give the new apparatus a tryout. Hope to get an owl in front of the strawberry moon.