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Re: Your best animal shots!
« Reply #360 on: November 12, 2013, 02:36:55 PM »


Just a beautiful doe with a stunning fur coat at sunset.

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Re: Your best animal shots!
« Reply #361 on: November 12, 2013, 02:39:31 PM »


Just a beautiful doe with a stunning fur coat at sunset.
Very nice in every way.
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Re: Your best animal shots!
« Reply #362 on: November 12, 2013, 09:31:10 PM »
Seriously, it's recommended that you avoid eye contact with these males.  I don't think running would work!  ;)

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I guess. So eye contact is a problem with many aggressive species. I wonder how long it will take for them to figure out that pointing a camera is the same thing! :)

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Re: Your best animal shots!
« Reply #363 on: November 12, 2013, 11:27:13 PM »
Seriously, it's recommended that you avoid eye contact with these males.  I don't think running would work!  ;)

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Jack, I would not want any part of my body contacting that buffalo. Running sometimes works, but only if there are slower runners in your party ;D
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Re: Your best animal shots!
« Reply #364 on: November 12, 2013, 11:28:32 PM »
It's always a judgement call but I was a pretty safe distance with 600mm and observing carefully.  I also got my shot and left him alone.  I've read of excellent shots coming from the camera of a man mauled to death by a bear and that doesn't appeal to me!  :(

This one was friendlier eye contact in my back yard.

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« Reply #365 on: November 13, 2013, 01:22:49 AM »
Although I've Posted this Image before, I thought it reasonably fits the current discussion "Eye Contact".

Preferably Not in the backyard.
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« Reply #366 on: November 13, 2013, 01:42:46 AM »
The previous Image was the Male Leopard version of Eye Contact, this ones the Female version of the same thing, note the subtle differences.
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Re: Your best animal shots!
« Reply #367 on: November 13, 2013, 01:43:02 AM »
Edward, you know all about eye contact!  Are you generally in a safe environment when such contact is taking place? 

Different thought - do you/ have you, shot in South America?

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Re: Your best animal shots!
« Reply #368 on: November 13, 2013, 01:50:04 AM »
It seems like a bear

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« Reply #369 on: November 13, 2013, 01:53:24 AM »
The previous Image was the Male Leopard version of Eye Contact, this ones the Female version of the same thing, note the subtle differences.
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« Reply #370 on: November 13, 2013, 01:56:12 AM »
Edward, you know all about eye contact!  Are you generally in a safe environment when such contact is taking place? 

Different thought - do you/ have you, shot in South America?

Jack

Hi Jack, I would love to, and hope to in the next couple of Years, Jaguars, definitely want to get to South America and shoot these Guys, there's a few places now where they have begun to habituate similar to Londolozi & Mala Mala in South Africa, still Wild, still in their environment, but protected within an area and used to People in vehicles.

Most, not all, but most of my Safari Images are from a vehicle, I generally have my own so I can go where I want when I want, plus my own Guide. I've had a few scares mostly with Female Leopards with young Cubs, we try to keep a respectable distance, less about being concerned for our safety, more to ensure the Cubs don't get stressed. Had a wildebeest try to climb into the vehicle late one afternoon when we were shooting along a fire that had started from Lightning strikes, wildebeest are bit like sheep, not so bright.

The attached is more my own Backyard shooting, Kids Diving down to watch us shooting under a Jetty, Raja Empat Papua Indonesia.
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Re: Your best animal shots!
« Reply #371 on: November 13, 2013, 02:01:24 AM »
The previous Image was the Male Leopard version of Eye Contact, this ones the Female version of the same thing, note the subtle differences.
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Thanks Eldar, we all share the same enjoyment, mostly, we all seem to love the journey that Photography lends to us.
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Re: Your best animal shots!
« Reply #372 on: November 13, 2013, 02:02:23 AM »
It seems like a bear

Alex, that's just too funny, nice Image as well, but honestly I'm still laughing.

That is one fat cat.
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« Reply #372 on: November 13, 2013, 02:02:23 AM »

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Re: Your best animal shots!
« Reply #373 on: November 13, 2013, 03:06:41 AM »

The attached is more my own Backyard shooting, Kids Diving down to watch us shooting under a Jetty, Raja Empat Papua Indonesia.

Edward, that is a brilliant picture ! In fact I'd say the best you have posted. Like Lemmy's picture of the surfer this one is as good as it gets.

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Re: Your best animal shots!
« Reply #374 on: November 13, 2013, 03:08:41 AM »
ehh i felt it a bit weird to enter the "best animal shots" thread and then saw a photo of 3 dark skin kids :P

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« Reply #374 on: November 13, 2013, 03:08:41 AM »