Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/12/19

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Subject: Re: [Leica] On your belly for wildlife photography
From: Marc Attinasi <>
Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2001 22:42:33 -0800
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Tom Finnegan wrote:

>[snipped some interesting stuff]
>So dump the slr and monster telephoto, grab you M6 and that new 28/2 and get
>right in amongst that herd of rampaging wildebeasts. Your photos will be for
>more dynamic and exiting as a result!
I was reading Frans Lanting's book 'Face to Face' and some of his best 
shots are done with him on his belly, using a 35mm or 50mm, well within 
harms way.  But he takes the time to know the animals, to predict them, 
to treat them as you would a model - and thus to pull their personality 
into the shot.  It's not the lens, it's the photographer. But, of 
course, if the lens is a Leica it will make it even better ;)

Think what you could do with a Leica, Frans! Sorry, this is the LUG 
after all...

- - marc

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