When it comes to shooting smaller objects I always say your not shooting farm animals, get low, the outcome is far superior to shooting down on anything. Pets, children and people in general, get low.
That is why I love cameras that offer you the choice to put it on the ground and still see the subject without having to lay in the mud!
These small cameras today are absolutely amazing, I love them.
This bike is black, but I turned the background into black and white yet left the bike alone. I don't know if it works or not but thought i would send it along.