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Re: A valid reason to lose your gear...
« Reply #15 on: September 19, 2013, 06:03:38 AM »
I like to ride an elephant to take tiger pictures with the EF 70-200 2.8 II IS lens.

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« Reply #16 on: September 19, 2013, 07:17:31 AM »
I have posted this image of mine before, but it fits in well here too.

I was hit by a tiger in Laos, the 1D and 16-35 were fine, though they did have some tiger slobber on them!

It may just be me...but your image doesn't look all that sharp.

Some reasons I might suggest:

1) Too close, inside MFD (I always wanted to try a Tiger Macro shot)
2) Lens needs AFMA (after you change the front element to remove Tiger claw marks)
3) Shutter speed too slow (wow, I didn't realize Tigers could move that fast)
4) The rapid increase in the size of the Tiger in the viewfinder caused massive camera shake that even the IS couldn't overcome

I hope this helps ;D


Funny...but seriously, I think it's #3, lens needs AFMA. ::)
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Re: A valid reason to lose your gear...
« Reply #17 on: September 20, 2013, 10:40:30 AM »
He was only loaning the equipment... I guess that makes him... A Loan shark.

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« Reply #18 on: September 20, 2013, 04:17:20 PM »
He was only loaning the equipment... I guess that makes him... A Loan shark.

LOL...that was really funny ;D
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« Reply #19 on: September 20, 2013, 05:20:14 PM »
Yes, a wide angle is highly recommended shooting dangerous animals.
For the next time I suggest a cobra, or with underwater equipment, a stingray.
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« Reply #20 on: September 20, 2013, 07:07:41 PM »
Yes, a wide angle is highly recommended shooting dangerous animals.
For the next time I suggest a cobra, or with underwater equipment, a stingray.

I really miss Steve the crocodile hunter
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« Reply #21 on: September 20, 2013, 09:43:00 PM »
Yes, a wide angle is highly recommended shooting dangerous animals.
For the next time I suggest a cobra, or with underwater equipment, a stingray.

Here I am with a stingray  ;)

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« Reply #22 on: September 20, 2013, 11:20:45 PM »
Yes, a wide angle is highly recommended shooting dangerous animals.
For the next time I suggest a cobra, or with underwater equipment, a stingray.

Here I am with a stingray  ;)

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If that was me, after hearing about Steve Irwin, I'd be wearing this ;D
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« Reply #23 on: September 20, 2013, 11:23:12 PM »
lol  ;D

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« Reply #24 on: September 20, 2013, 11:31:13 PM »
Steve Erwin really was a very unfortunate accident, stingrays are incredibly docile and rarely use their stinger, even when attacked by sharks. I have taken many nervous divers right up to them and stroked their noses, but you must never, ever, swim over them. I believe that is what happened to him in murky poor visibility water.

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« Reply #25 on: September 21, 2013, 06:00:45 AM »
Steve Erwin really was a very unfortunate accident, stingrays are incredibly docile and rarely use their stinger, even when attacked by sharks. I have taken many nervous divers right up to them and stroked their noses, but you must never, ever, swim over them. I believe that is what happened to him in murky poor visibility water.

Yes, that was my understanding too. An extremely rare and tragic freak accident. Ironic that after being around deadly snakes and crocs so many times , he was killed by such a docile fish. I watched his show without fail. He was so enthusiastic about nature and such a wonderful person.

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« Reply #26 on: September 21, 2013, 07:24:34 AM »
Steve Erwin really was a very unfortunate accident, stingrays are incredibly docile and rarely use their stinger, even when attacked by sharks. I have taken many nervous divers right up to them and stroked their noses, but you must never, ever, swim over them. I believe that is what happened to him in murky poor visibility water.

Yes, that was my understanding too. An extremely rare and tragic freak accident. Ironic that after being around deadly snakes and crocs so many times , he was killed by such a docile fish. I watched his show without fail. He was so enthusiastic about nature and such a wonderful person.

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Totally agree...sad that he had young kids too.
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