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    Default Let's get to eye level!!!

    I feel it is important to shoot as much as possible at the birds' eye level. This gives a sense of intimacy and connection. Of course, when there is something unusual and rare, angle of inclination can be offset by the content of the image, but I do strive to get as eye level as possible. Here is an example of what a car is good for, other than to transport me from site to site.
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    1) My bumbag has the most important stuff in it. 1.4x and/or 2x converter and lens cleaning tissue. Small speaker and mp3 player.
    2) The nest was open and certainly visible by all predators so I cannot see how me photographing it would have been detrimental to the chicks' welfare. These chicks fledged four days after I took the series of photos on this Saturday, late September.

    Here is one image I took from this position.
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    Good stuff Akos. I am glad too see that I am not the only that climbs all over his vehicle...
    The voices in my head may not be real, but they come up with some great ideas..

    Cheers Rev.

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    Wow... that's certainly interesting technique Seems to have paid off though. Quick question kind of off-topic, do you use a particular brand of lens tissue/wipe? And I'm assuming you just use it dry to wipe off any dust or smudges?
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    I blow hot air (which I freely talk ) over the lens and wipe it with a soft chamois kind of cloth that I bought. It's some lens cleaning cloth. I've had that lens cleaning fluid for years, though I've never used it. I sometimes use the lens tissue with my breath.

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    Wonderful photos Akos. Can I borrow your car for the weekend - I'm trying to stay off mine until I drop a couple of kg.

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    I spent quite a bit of time standing on the roof of my Mazda ute when I was at Hattah-Kulkyne!

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    That looks so funny but I'm sure it works well. Not sure my dad would like me standing on the car
    nice shots BTW
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    The car would worry me less than the thought of slipping off with the camera (and lens) in hand.
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