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Old Jun 17, 2006, 6:35 PM   #1
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Just thought people might like to see me shooting with my Hubble, early in the morning on the Brooklyn shore...

My assistant, although always cooperative, really finds my technique pretty boring...

And I FIND, that birds are LESS skitish about me, if I am accompanied by my tame wolf.

Note that the Monopode is resting on my boot, not the ground. While it takes a while to get used to this, it pays off big time. Not recomended for those who wear sandals, or even sneakers... :G


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Old Jun 17, 2006, 10:21 PM   #2
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Its very nice to see some pictures of somebody else shooting birds!!

I like your techinique with the monopod:G

Thanks for posting!!
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wolf or Great Pyrenees?

What's the benefit of resting the monopod on your toe, other than the fact that you can't move your foot?
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Old Jun 17, 2006, 11:34 PM   #4
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Nice shots for sure and obviously a Gp
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And also, what breed is the dog ??

Seriously, nice of yourself to "expose" yourself like this Dave !!
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Old Jun 18, 2006, 12:49 PM   #6
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What's the benefit of resting the monopod on your toe, other than the fact that you can't move your foot?
Kuvasz, which recent DNA tests show to be the closest domestic dog to a wolf :-)

The Great Pyranee's is a cross between the Italian version of the Kuvasz (Marema) and a Mastiff.

The advasntages to this are as follows.

1. Before, I would plant my Monopode on the ground, sand, mud, branches, whatever. This gives me a reliable surface that no matter what the conditions are, remains the same.

2. Now I can exert a wee bit of presure from below, which adds to stability.

3. Almost half of my shots are handheld, meaning I will lift Monopode and all, off the ground. From time to time, the surface that I was embedded in would make this difficult.

4. And of course, there is no law saying that I'm not allowed, from time to time, to plant the Monopode elsewhere as well.

It DOES take getting used to... :G

It does pay off.

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Old Jun 18, 2006, 12:52 PM   #7
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And also, what breed is the dog ??

Seriously, nice of yourself to "expose" yourself like this Dave !!
A Kuvasz.

I appreciate your remarks about my exposiing myself.

But you are unaware of the dangers these Brooklyn Shore Birds pose. While you are dealing merely with Lions and Elephants, these Brooklyn BIrds, much like piranas, will strip the meat off your carcass in seconds (and of course being New york birds, they then market the meat in various neighborhoods)

So, each time I go out there I take my life in my hands, and wanted a visual record of my tremendous courage.

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The question, I presumed, was of your breed Dave, not Chato's :lol::lol:- Your setup looks quite impressive, I feel quite insignificant sometimes when standing next to a group of pro photoguys, me with my 20D and 100-400, them with their huge 500+'s [much like in a public urinal :lol:.]

Thanks for sharing youir unique humour here on the forum Dave [and the grat shots you shoot !!!!
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Old Jun 18, 2006, 5:35 PM   #9
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The question, I presumed, was of your breed Dave, not Chato's :lol::lol: - Your setup looks quite impressive, I feel quite insignificant sometimes when standing next to a group of pro photoguys, me with my 20D and 100-400, them with their huge 500+'s [much like in a public urinal :lol:.]

Thanks for sharing youir unique humour here on the forum Dave [and the grat shots you shoot !!!!
Aha! I am actually a cross between an Orangutang and an Austrolopithicus. One of the few left...

Here's another shot, where the dog is trying to tell me something...



I believe he was saying, "Look stupid, this is not a lake, this is a Marine Marsh - Do you even notice that the tide is coming in?"

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How's "your picture" taken?

... by a third individual or a tripod??? :lol: :-) :G
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