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It’s funny you should mention this. I’ve been taking a lot of hand-stabilized shots lately myself, often of bracket fungi from awkward angles. I’ve had some mechanical problems with my tripod, but also got a new one — one of those squid-type ones, ostensibly for wrapping around branches/trees to nail elevated subjects. I tend to find that using a single tentacle braced against something often suffices to hold the camera very steady, though, including a body part (leg or upper arm) that moves less than my hands.
I agree your recent photos have been really amazing.
I’m glad you like the photo Christian :)
I feel like I’m doing found art, and this find was spectacular. Only problem was it was raining hard, and I was missing the part of my tripod which attaches it to the camera. I love taking pictures of mushrooms in low light using long exposure times, but that requires a tripod, otherwise camera shake blurs the image.
With no other option, I got down on my elbows and knees, breathed out, gently depressed the button, and tried to remain completely motionless until I heard the shutter click. This is a technic I have been practicing for a while, and I’m starting to have some success with it. I find that its easier to get just the right angle on the subject if I’m holding the camera in my hands. This photo is a good angle on an absolutely gorgeous cluster of mushrooms.
But your photos recently have been really great!
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