Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2006/06/07

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Subject: [Leica] Re: 90mm's
From: walt at (Walt Johnson)
Date: Wed Jun 7 07:54:55 2006
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Problem for many (certainly me included) is looking at animal 
photographs and responding as if they cute or pretty. We seem to miss 
the tremendous effort going into capturing the decisive moment, ala our 
fuzzy or feathered friends.


Douglas Herr wrote:

> On Jun 6, 2006, at 9:01 AM, Walt Johnson wrote:
>> There is nothing wrong with getting up close and personal. The most 
>> important thing is to make sure your subjects feel your respect for 
>> them. They are not elements of  the composition but rather human 
>> souls. Some are better than others but when treated well they 
>> generally respond well.
> Even non-human souls respond to this respect.  The Cooper's Hawk photo 
> I posted a couple of days ago (with ZERO response from the LUG) was 
> the result of a few years getting to know the birds and allowing them 
> to get to know me.  The hawk knows me personally and knows that I 
> respect him; he perched not more than 20' from me and stayed for a 
> half-hour while I waited for the light to improve.  Once I had my 
> photos and put the cameras down he flew to another nearby perch.
> Doug Herr
> Birdman of Sacramento
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In reply to: Message from leicachris at (Christopher Williams) ([Leica] Re: 90mm's)
Message from msmall at (Marc James Small) ([Leica] Re: 90mm's)
Message from walt at (Walt Johnson) ([Leica] Re: 90mm's)
Message from telyt at (Douglas Herr) ([Leica] Re: 90mm's)