The morning strut and the search for dinner

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by jimkramer, Sep 16, 2004.

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    Alan Browne Guest

    Alan Browne, Sep 16, 2004
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    jimkramer Guest

    The tri-colored was from about 30 feet and the blue less than 20; the blue
    was preoccupied with dinner and I was knee deep in water.

    If you are in or across the water from them, you are much less of a threat.
    Move slowly, do not make direct eye contact, turn your head to the side so
    only one eye is visible; only predators have two eyes on the front of their
    face. Approach them tangentially. The longer you do nothing the more
    accepting they will be.

    But now you see why I want the 100-400mm IS lens ;-)

    If the Corgi show ever finishes uploading I'll post some stork pictures too.

    Jim Kramer
     
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    jjs Guest

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    Alan Browne Guest

    Good advice ... (esp. the eyes) thanks...

    Cheers,
    Alan
     
    Alan Browne, Sep 16, 2004
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    jimkramer Guest

    Curious: did you look at the full size images?

    The blue was moving, not the camera, look at the wake around his right foot.

    Jim Kramer
     
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    jjs Guest

    I did, Jim. Granted that long-lens work is very touchy, very difficult.
    That said, a little unsharp-mask on 'Strutting' would finesse it
    beautifully. I am going to try to contact you via private mail. I know a
    possible buyer for 'Strutting' if you are interested.
     
    jjs, Sep 17, 2004
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    jimkramer Guest

    Definately interested in selling. Several other similar shots if that one
    doesn't work.

    Thanks,
    Jim
     
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    Mark M Guest

    You wanna buy mine?
    It's in perfect shape--especially since it is a new replacement for the one
    that was stolen from my car.
    I think you're a wee bit far away, but let me know.
    :)
    I'm wanting to save for a 400 2.8 IS, and haven't been carrying my 100-400
    lately.
    -Mark
     
    Mark M, Sep 19, 2004
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    Mark M Guest

    too.

    You wouldn't happen to know what birdie this guy is, would you?
    Light was very low, and it was hand-held (a bit blurry), but OK...
    This was in Wyoming...
    http://www.sendpix.com/albums/04091823/phbk4iqm9s/
    (Click thumb, then click image again for larger)
    -Mark
     
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    Bill Hilton Guest

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    Alan Browne Guest

    .... good thing you're not part of the picture ...

    (Good shot).

    Cheers,
    Alan
     
    Alan Browne, Sep 19, 2004
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    ThomasH Guest

    Indeed! Be careful out there!
     
    ThomasH, Sep 19, 2004
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    Bill Hilton Guest

    Speaking of the "search for dinner" here's one I got two weeks
    Wolves are no threat, here's the critter you got to watch out for, photographed
    about an hour after I "shot" the wolf. Three of these showed up on the caribou
    kill and ran off seven wolves with just a hard glance :)

    http://members.aol.com/bhilton665/W1037_bear.jpg
     
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    Mark M Guest

    Wolves are almost never a threat to humans.
    Unfortunately, the misconception that they are has led to their near demise.

    I've seen wolves in Alaska that were the slightest bit interested in me, and
    have always been more interested in moving in the opposite direction.
     
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    Mark M Guest

    Oops.
    That should read, "were'NT the slightest bit interested in me..."
    :)
     
    Mark M, Sep 19, 2004
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