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What kind of Wildlife Photographer Are "YOU"

 
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May 12, 2018 13:50 |  #691

Ahh Mel that's so lovely your good lady is fearless.:-)


Sadly I don't really measure up in the bravery department :p went out searching the woods for some wild boar with their kids,came back messed up as per usual with pics of a little orphan.

I hate seeing kids with no mum,this seems to be happening far too often for my liking with these boar. I won't dwell on it guys I'll either start ranting or blubbing:-(

I've mentioned this primarily as it gives you a background to the image and why I wasn't being careful about upsetting a fairly big mum pig . Fella is scavenging a place where folks feed birds to scrape a living,he's not in great shape,sadly but maybe he'll get by. I don't even know if there was food on this rock ,but saw a chance for a possible image and below is that said frame

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May 21, 2018 19:39 |  #692

Gator.............


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May 22, 2018 05:25 |  #693

Mel-S wrote in post #18621531 (external link)
I stay at a safe distance from dangerous game.....while my fearless wife approaches them.


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What is she holding in her left hand? Some kind of protection?


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May 22, 2018 05:28 |  #694

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Whales, and now gators. I never saw those when I lived in Washington.


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May 22, 2018 09:36 |  #695

NASS Photo wrote in post #18630232 (external link)
What is she holding in her left hand? Some kind of protection?

Bear spray of course. :lol:


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May 22, 2018 10:04 |  #696

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What kind of Wildlife Photographer are "YOU"?

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One who doesn't mind taking some chances.

Wildlife photos are more important to me than my own health and well being, and that is repeatedly demonstrated in the decisions I make.

Taken yesterday at 158mm ....... wish the light had been better; I hate hard shadows like this.


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"Your" and "you're" are different words with completely different meanings - please use the correct one.
"They're", "their", and "there" are different words with completely different meanings - please use the correct one.
"Fare" and "fair" are different words with completely different meanings - please use the correct one. The proper expression is "moot point", NOT "mute point".

  
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May 22, 2018 12:01 as a reply to  @ NASS Photo's post |  #697

I like to travel..... recently went to Florida for a wedding & then went on to the Everglades. Lots of gators there.


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May 22, 2018 14:49 as a reply to  @ Tom Reichner's post |  #698

Tom, I like shadows. I think they add perspective & depth to photos. Cool shot & I agree with you about taking risks. I am pretty sure many of my photos prove that  :p


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May 22, 2018 15:00 |  #699

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Tom, I like shadows. I think they add perspective & depth to photos.

Maureen, I agree.

I like shadows in general, for the reason you mentioned. . What I have a problem with is hard shadows - the kind of shadows you get between 10am and 5pm on a sunny summer day.

If a shadow is, say, 2 to 4 stops darker than the illuminated area of a photo, then it adds depth and perspective and contributes positively to the look and feel of the image.

But, when the shadows are 5 to 8 stops darker than the illuminated areas of the photo, then in my opinion it makes the image look far too contrasty and gives a harsh, ugly look.

I just wish that I had found the Rattlesnake at 7am instead of 10am. . But it was still quite cool (45 degrees) at 7am, and the rattlers aren't even out and about at that hour or at that temperature. . So I had to make do with a 10:15 through 11:30 shoot. . On a clear sunny day in mid May. . Ouch!


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May 22, 2018 17:06 as a reply to  @ Tom Reichner's post |  #700

I agree Tom.. I was fighting the same thing... Um without the venom lol Raining again today.

I have to say I would probably get the shot too but I've never had the opportunity with snakes.


sorry about the sound.. to close to the hwy and crazy people


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May 22, 2018 22:32 |  #701

I have learned when dealing with nature & wildlife, you have to take what you can get when opportunity presents itself. I am far less critical of the little things these days than I used to be. After 30+ years of photography, I shoot for my own enjoyment far more than to get the perfect shot.


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May 25, 2018 12:40 |  #702

Ok, so I am the odd one out here - I do NOT stop to give hitchhikers a ride !


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May 27, 2018 06:40 |  #703

a local wallaby with its baby joey in pouch


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May 29, 2018 06:42 |  #704

This was from the vehicle not too far from home. The goats always seem to have an attitude of truculent insouciance. (Had to use the thesaurus and dictionary on them there words!)


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Jul 04, 2018 19:10 |  #705

Spent a week in Montana...surprised at how little wildlife we saw while driving over 1000 miles in & around Glacier National park. The locals in Whitefish told us we would never see a grizzly bear (some of them had never seen one) because they are so elusive but we did actually stumble across one big old boy. The Big Horn sheep were climbing down the rocks & crossing the road in front of my car so that was cool to watch. Lighting wasn't really on my side but that's okay...we had a great time.


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