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Old 25th of March 2006 (Sat)   #1
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Default Shooting low with the Sigmonster

At ground or water birds, mounting the camera/lens very low is the preferred shooting mode. The low angle gives a very unique, birdeye-level perspective of the subject, plus the BG and FG would melt into glorious bokeh that isolates the bird.

Stalking an active bird in the low light of a forest stream , while the Sigmonster is mounted very low, is not quite easy, particularly for waistline-challenged shooters like me.

It automatically would mean muddy belly and seat of pants, plus sore lower back. But it's fun nonetheless if one can get a half-decent shot at the subject...

Here's my attempt to shoot low at a Grey Wagtail yesterday - 20D + Sigmonster, ambient undercanopy low-lighting, 687 mm, f/5.6, 1/160 sec, ISO 800, manual exposure.



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Old 25th of March 2006 (Sat)   #2
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Default Re: Shooting low with the Sigmonster

Nice one Romy.... Lets see you hand hold this thing...LOL
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Default Re: Shooting low with the Sigmonster

Nice "attempt"
Thanks for sharing. I like the way you describe your technique, settings and equipment used.
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Default Re: Shooting low with the Sigmonster

Very nice shot.
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Default Re: Shooting low with the Sigmonster

The things photographers do for fun, eh? Beautiful shot!
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Default Re: Shooting low with the Sigmonster

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The things photographers do for fun, eh? Beautiful shot!
Oh yes,and much worst i would say.
Very nice colours Romy,great shot.
I take it you don`t know about the new bird forum?
I supposse not,if you are posting it here.
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Default Re: Shooting low with the Sigmonster

Nice shot...

I have been shooting high, but shooting low makes alot more sense...thanks for the tip!
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Default Re: Shooting low with the Sigmonster

That is great. We see low angles all the time in sports, but I've never seen this on a bird. He looks larger than life. Well done.
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agreed... great shot
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