Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2014/02/27

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Subject: [Leica] photographer fined
From: jayanand at (Jayanand Govindaraj)
Date: Fri, 28 Feb 2014 09:51:16 +0530
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Great that this guy got caught. A lot of "Bird" photographers use bait
to get photos of birds in flight as well. Some of them actually bait
live prey to get photos of raptors with prey and all that sort of
thing. These things are far more common than we commonly think.
Equally despicable.

On Fri, Feb 28, 2014 at 3:06 AM, Doug Herr <wildlightphoto at> 
> for violating the Endangered Species act:
> He's the one who got caught.  I've seen others getting their 'dramatic 
> action' photos of birds in flight by working in pairs and repeatedly 
> spooking the birds from one photographer's location to the other.  
> Despicable IMHO.  If that's what it takes to get (marketable) dramatic 
> action photos of wildlife I'm perfectly OK with boring portraits of 
> relaxed animals.
> Doug Herr
> Birdman of Sacramento
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