Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2006/08/01

[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]

Subject: [Leica] Re:The Dangers of Nature Photography
From: leicachris at (Christopher Williams)
Date: Tue Aug 1 16:55:34 2006
References: <004f01c6b5b3$5be510f0$62caa8c0@shulman>

Ever seen how many Moose fatal accidents there are? These 1 ton males love
to ram cars head on.

Better use the 400 Telyt.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Jim Shulman"
Subject: [Leica] The Dangers of Nature Photography

> Bus Crashes As Tourists Photograph Moose
> Filed at 5:08 p.m. ET
> OSLO, Norway (AP) -- A bus carrying 40 elderly French tourists toppled
> a ditch by a motorway in central Norway on Tuesday after passengers
> the driver get closer to a moose grazing by the roadside so they could
> snapshots, police said.
> One woman suffered minor injuries in the accident on the motorway about
> miles north of Oslo, the Norwegian capital. Eager to photograph the moose
> ''in its natural environment,'' the tourists had asked the driver to get
> closer to the animal, after which the bus skidded off the edge of the
> motorway, district police officer at Gudbrandsdal, Sigmund Kaapvik, said.
> The tourists were en route to the former Winter Olympic city Lillehammer,
> said. The injured woman was examined at the local hospital and the
> was briefly shut down. The moose, which was unharmed, was seen skipping
> into the forest, Kaapvik added.
> Of course, on the LUG we would
> a) get off the bus.
> b) use a telephoto lens
> c) tell the moose to meet us in Solms.
> Jim Shulman
> Bryn Mawr, PA

In reply to: Message from jshul at (Jim Shulman) ([Leica] The Dangers of Nature Photography)