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Amazing!

Photograph by David Maitland/Wildlife Photographer of the Year

[+] Photo nabbed from NatGe0 [Real Full] and see the rest of the best wildlife animal photos of 2008. There is also a harrowing picture of a Colobus monkey being singed for illegal bush meat trade.
[?] Just want to know, is there any wildlife photographers among our blog communities? I would love to learn the techniques, a lot of macro use I suppose...and patience :)

Comments

Ghost Particle said…
the photo was original snapped back in February or march...if i remember it correctly...
Pauline said…
Remarkable!!!
Arv said…
Amazing pic mate...

I cant help ya out there but I like watching the National Geo or Animal Planet.. LOL...

take care mate.. .cheers...
Jeevan said…
I agree with the picture! the monkey head on fire was shocking (in the link).i must try with domestics first :)
manivannan said…
That's a wonderful picture! And the monkey's was very disturbing... Thanks for sharing.
Cinderella. said…
EEEEwwwwwwwwwww !!!!

I hate both these beings...you shoulda said they were gonna be in this post you moron !!!!


Thankgod it isnt night.
Grrr....
venus66 said…
Wonderful pic! Take care.
Nahuatl said…
Lovely pic!

I love the clarity!
iamnasra said…
wow this photo is amazing ..the fight for life ...the last moment ..the bite ..attack
Ghost Particle said…
[pauline] yes it is...we cant even start to understand the struggle! amazing.

[arv] LOL bro, its ok. I like NatGeo tv too.

[jeevan] yes, thats really bad, theyre destroying the species.

[manivannan] thanks, and yes it was disturbing indeed. hope the photos will raise awareness. thanks.

[cindy] ok....and how do we tell that before hand? :p im scared of frogs and snakes too.

[venus] thx venus...all credits to the great photographer.

[nayan] exactly.

[iamnasra] hello...been long since ive visited you. how are you?
your description is excellent :)
Princess said…
moments matter ila!

miss one u loose one shot.
Stupidosaur said…
This monsoon, when I was returning late in the night, I saw a big frog with little frog-legs sticking out of its mouth.

I quickly ran to my flat upstairs to grab the camera. Unfortunately the battery was discharged -totally :P.

Never used the camera much since purchasing Dec 2007.

Except now on my recent trip, with that aeroplne pic :). And many more.

I am totally new to cameras and their terminology. But if other cameras work similar to mine, I think macros are for close distance photography (few cms). But if one get close to wild creatures like this, they will run away/attack you.

So my guess is the wildlife photographers ought to be far away and use the zoom. It might give such a picture.
Ghost Particle said…
[princess] so true, moments...and maybe not all will get the right moment, right snap...:) thx.

[ssor] man...keep it charged at all moments! actually using the cam is the hardest part, sometimes the eyes is the best memory machine :)

True, macro is the closeup shot, and depending on the functions of the cam, you can selectively focus.

LOL at the attacking part, it will happen with crazy critters :D

a good zoom lens is the best option avail for this type of photox.

thx :)

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