I just bought some kinko extension tubes for the Canon 100mm F/2.8 IS lens and have had fun messing with it. I realize I'll need a ring flash eventually for freezing insects and what not, but one thing I'm having trouble with is getting close to certain things.
For instance in Yosemite I wanted to capture some moss growing on a rock, but because of the angle of the rock and what not, I was unable to get as close as I needed to.
Are there specific tripods which allow you to get closer to said things. Whether it be flowers, moss, etc? I currently use a Manfrotto MT294C3 Series 294, 3 Section Carbon Tripod, but couldn't figure out how to get closer to the moss while using it.
Should I be looking into a specific tripod for Macro Photography? Do I need to look for better shooting angles?
Being a sports and nature photographer this is a bit new to me so I'm trying to understand what I need to buy, or perhaps what I'm just doing wrong.