Don't always need long glass ...

Mar 15, 2012
Albuquerque, NM
... but you always need a good perspective! I'm a big fan of getting down to eye level to isolate a subject from the background. In this case, I think it also brings a sense of scale to the image. Seeing the baby duck head deep in the grass is storytelling in itself.

In this case, I find the oof foreground pleasing. To me, it implies that I was behind a mini blind getting photos of these guys. In reality, I was just feet away in the wide open with my chest, belly, and knees soaked in the muck created by the recent rainfall.

I can only imagine what this guy was thinking when he saw me :)

Shooting info
Nikon D800 | 70-200 VRii + 1.4x
@280 mm | 1/800" | f/5.6 | ISO 1000

BabyMuscovy2 by Miguel Palaviccini, on Flickr
Dec 1, 2007
Atlanta GA
Very nice and I agree. Getting down to that "worm's eye view" can give you some great backgrounds just like this one.

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