This is a photo of the box the Tripod came in. It is listed as a Tamrac Zipshot Tripod - springs open in seconds.
Notice Gregg's new retirement office?
Gregg is always a good sport and said "Sure, put the photo on your blog!" So here is Gregg in his new retirement office. He is actually working, reading up on Y chromosomes on his IPhone. My friends tell me Gregg is in his vacation/holiday stage and that will change. I told him what they said and his answer was a smile and a 'Could be awhile!".
I bought this tripod on Amazon. I tried to find it at several regular stores and they didn't have it, just the more expensive clunky ones that we were trying to avoid. You can go here for details.
This is what it looks like before being extended. It's probably not as neat as it came out of the box but put it down to my impatience of taking the photo. If it was a bird, or a butterfly, no problem, I'd be chasing them around for hours!
When you take the cords off, the tripod legs spring open automatically and voila, you have your tripod ready to go.
It is easy enough to fold them again. Easy-peasy, and we are very happy with it. Thanks again Debbie :)