Flash can be a very useful photographer’s tool both indoors and out but forget it when shooting Raccoons. Encountering a family of young raccoons late in the evening last fall I decided to resort to shooting flash as it was much too dark for natural light photography.
A Cottontail sitting under my lilac bush didn’t fare well with the flash treatment either.
The use of direct flash under low-light conditions while photographing animals with good night vision is a no-win situation. The highly reflective retinas of nocturnal animals are responsible for the unbecoming Headlight effect.