Get down really low and close with the Really Right Stuff TFA-01 Pocket Pod.
The TFA-01 Pocket Pod is very sturdy, and a beautiful thing too. There are also Really Right Stuff ground pods may be better for a little more height and/or for long lenses. But the pocket pod gets very low and very close.
Joe J writes:
Great tools these ground hugging pods.
The big drawback is using them with a camera that DOES NOT have a tilting LCD. Hope to see Nikon/Canon add this feature to future models.
DIGLLOYD: Sony mirrorless comes to mind, in spite of my D810 + Zeiss example.