There's never enough light for birding, so I put one and one together: bring a whole studio on my back. Used Nikon D500 and Nikkor 800/8 for 1200mm of reach, full Wimberey gimbal, AcuteB pack. The peregrine was three storeys up and even with a NarrowBeam dish, I needed full power (600J) to get a decent exposure of f/11, ISO 200. Of course, ambient light is irrelevant with a strobe—which is a good thing because it was midnight!
Tomorrow, I'll work on catchlights, some fill and perhaps a b/g gel. Anyone have a toothpick?
Canon, Nikon, Contax, Leica, Sony, Profoto.