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Shooting low with the Sigmonster

 
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Mar 25, 2006 19:39 |  #1

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...:mrgreen:

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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Mar 25, 2006 19:44 |  #2

Nice one Romy.... Lets see you hand hold this thing...LOL


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Apr 04, 2006 08:34 as a reply to  @ reewik's post |  #3

Nice "attempt"
Thanks for sharing. I like the way you describe your technique, settings and equipment used.


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Apr 04, 2006 10:14 as a reply to  @ Choderboy's post |  #4

Very nice shot.


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Apr 04, 2006 13:04 |  #5

The things photographers do for fun, eh? Beautiful shot!


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Apr 04, 2006 14:02 as a reply to  @ Elisabeth-Ann's post |  #6
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Elisabeth-Ann wrote:
The things photographers do for fun, eh? Beautiful shot!

Oh yes,and much worst i would say.:lol:
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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Apr 04, 2006 14:05 |  #7

Nice shot...

I have been shooting high, but shooting low makes alot more sense...thanks for the tip!


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Apr 04, 2006 14:12 |  #8

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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Apr 04, 2006 15:19 as a reply to  @ chrishunt's post |  #9

agreed... great shot


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