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Shooting subjects over water from above?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by helmet155, Dec 13, 2005.

  1. Went to a new locale over the weekend and did some shooting where I was at a higher elevation than most of the subjects. A lot of cormorants and pelicans were buzzing by...It was a canal and we were standing on the pathway on the embankment above the canal, by about 20 feet give or take 10 feet....

    It was difficult I thought to shoot at this angle

    What are your experiences with this type of shooting? Are there known 'problem' vantage points with problem backgrounds like this one or was it just a bad outing?

    My keeper rate was about 4%...
  2. Hey Brett,
    I've had a totally different experience than what yours sounds like. At Gatorland, they have a 3-story observation deck that allows you to shoot down at the birds flying over the water. That is my preferred vantage point to shoot. It creates such a different style of bird photo. I've never experienced a difficult background there, especially not compared to trying to shoot against some kinds of foliage.
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