I went mushroom hunting recently, and this was my favorite. I now have a great respect for those who post these pix. I was sore for days from crawling around on the ground! I finally got to really test my new tripod, and I LOVE it! For my birthday I got the Manfrotto 190XPROB, and it's really sweet: the legs lay out almost flat, and the center post pulls out and lays horizontally along the ground.