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Feb 09, 2012 19:51 |  #1

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Come on, use some common sense.


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Feb 09, 2012 20:05 |  #2

Having a similar problem over here with the short eared owls to


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Feb 09, 2012 20:20 |  #3

what a moron. liked that person walking in with that big white lens




  
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Feb 09, 2012 21:05 |  #4

Some people are just never satisfied!


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Feb 09, 2012 21:22 |  #5

What kind of person... :-|

I suspect the one guy was giving him a peace of his mind... ignorant people like that, though, can't be reasoned with. Maybe there are reasons to license photographers after all - would be nice to be able to pull his...


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Feb 09, 2012 21:31 |  #6

Is he trying to give it a kiss. Nut case.




  
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Feb 09, 2012 21:55 |  #7

And this is why over and over photographers get a bad wrap... Most of us have respect for the subject and I can tell you based on the lenses these dip****s had, 30 to even 50 yards would have been more than close enough to enjoy the bird and to get a decent shot... I would venture to say 75 would have even produced a great shot... Like mentioned , was he going to sit and pet him or give a kiss... This is irritating to see .. A ill patience and it will come together... No one said it was easy ...


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Feb 09, 2012 23:17 |  #8

That was just depressing to watch. I watched a "photographer" do the same thing to a rutting elk at RMNP last fall. There were 100+ photogs on the road taking pictures happily from behind the "do not enter the moraine" signs, and then there was the one idiot who had to walk 300 yards in order to get 5 yds (not exaggerating) from the bull elk. Luckily the park rangers were there to reign him in.


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Feb 09, 2012 23:21 |  #9

rebelwithacause wrote in post #13860082 (external link)
That was just depressing to watch. I watched a "photographer" do the same thing to a rutting elk at RMNP last fall. There were 100+ photogs on the road taking pictures happily from behind the "do not enter the moraine" signs, and then there was the one idiot who had to walk 300 yards in order to get 5 yds (not exaggerating) from the bull elk. Luckily the park rangers were there to reign him in.

Too bad the bull elk didn't teach him that rutting bulls can be aggressive. It might have made him be a little more cautious the next time. :-|

Maybe his next adventure will be between a she-bear and her cubs? We can only hope.


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Feb 09, 2012 23:25 |  #10

wuzzittoya wrote in post #13860101 (external link)
Too bad the bull elk didn't teach him that rutting bulls can be aggressive. It might have made him be a little more cautious the next time. :-|

Maybe his next adventure will be between a she-bear and her cubs? We can only hope.

Agreed, everyone was holding their breath...I just don't know if it was in anticipation or fear


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Feb 10, 2012 17:19 |  #11

I always make sure to let snowies come to me, even if it means not getting the shot I want. I have seen what this guy has done happen many times here in the PNW.


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Feb 10, 2012 21:06 |  #12

I noticed his long lens was facing the wrong way--maybe he just didn't know how to use it so he had to get closer... :rolleyes:


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