View Poll Results: Is it morally justified to pick wild flower, tie to tripod and shoot?

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Thread: I have realized it is always good to carry a tripod.

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    Exclamation I have realized it is always good to carry a tripod.

    When I shoot at longer shutter I can use tripod.
    When I shoot wild flowers, I can pick a branch and tie it to the tripod
    then shoot with the clear sky as background. Am I morally justified?

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    actually.. i can't really picture what you're trying to do..
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    Quote Originally Posted by dRebelXT
    When I shoot at longer shutter I can use tripod.
    When I shoot wild flowers, I can pick a branch and tie it to the tripod
    then shoot with the clear sky as background. Am I morally justified?
    Can you fix it back after you shoot?

    Btw, if I just want to shoot a models's hand, can I chop it down and shoot?

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    Oh, yeah. Too cruel.

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    tripod is a must when travelling. self defence weapon.
    sigh.

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    Well, if your intention was "nature photography", then it'd be somewhat ironic, wouldn't it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clown
    tripod is a must when travelling. self defence weapon.
    just wondering. have you encountered a situation where you used your tripod in self defense?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntiFruits
    just wondering. have you encountered a situation where you used your tripod in self defense?
    yes. seriously. but wont go into details.
    sigh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntiFruits
    just wondering. have you encountered a situation where you used your tripod in self defense?

    Err.. IIRC one of the CSer here did use his monopod for self defense during his photo journalism assignment in India, and smashed the guy head with his Nikon F F5 till his nose bleed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clown
    yes. seriously. but wont go into details.
    HAHA I use monopod as self defence....

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    I will install the tripod with a motor and fix on my hat, then spin it arround
    when I go to China and create my 1 meter diameter personal space. Hand
    choppers party, cheaters, burglers and smugglers will never reach me, haha.

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    Tripod for me is only for night shot. Picking up wild flowers and tying it to the tripod reminds me of a old thread about a couple spraying water on the poor insect/dragonfly? just to take the shot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clown
    tripod is a must when travelling. self defence weapon.
    I can't agree more on this!!
    i used my tripod to scare a dog that kept following and barking non-stop at me in a bali forest.

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    Hi guys,

    Why doesn't someone start a poll ...."Do you use your tripod for your camera only"
    List a few obvious answers and include "other"

    Then I could reply that I hang my towel over it to dry when I go for a swim.

    My tripod is always with me where ever I go; it lives on the back seat in my car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dRebelXT
    When I shoot at longer shutter I can use tripod.
    When I shoot wild flowers, I can pick a branch and tie it to the tripod
    then shoot with the clear sky as background. Am I morally justified?
    No no. Please don't do that. As a nature photogs, you shldn't cause any damage to the beauty of the natural environment. If every photogs are like that, you can imagine how the botanic garden will looks like in a year.

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    I will invent some machine arms which can stretch out and help stabilize
    the flowers, using the tripod as the base. Four fishing reels, three on the
    legs, one on the tripod mount. Slightly tighten up the four wires and create
    a stable structure to stablize the flower.

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    Hm....you should shoot the flower from another angle instead

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    I hardly ever carry my tripod out unless I know I'm going to do night-scenery shoots. I do carry a monopod for self defense also, especially when going to old, abandoned places alone.
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    Tripod really opens up a lot of shooting options and opportunity, I think it's very important and useful.. but man, I really hate to carry them around.
    Somemore, even when I did, I'm often too lazy to set it up..

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