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RonReznick Jun 11, 2002 3:00 AM

Fighting for the Female (282kb)
Shot at the San Diego Wild Animal Park from at least 1/4 mile, 420mm @ f/8. Resized 50% and cropped.

Lin Evans Jun 11, 2002 9:06 AM

The Battle at High Noon!
Hi Ron,
Nice catch! What a great place to teach the elements of photography! I envy you. I only wish I had budgeted more time there on my last trip. There sure are an incredible number of great opportunities there. I see it's still green and lush, even this late into the hot season!

Nice to see mother nature's creations doing what comes "naturally"...

Best regards,


RonReznick Jun 11, 2002 11:35 AM

Showdown at the WAP Corral
It really is a great place. There were still a number of egrets in mating plumage; I got a fabulous sequence of 62 shots of this fight between the young male antelope; watched an adult Night Heron fighting a juvenile for a prized spot in a palm tree (the juvenile won); saw a bunch of baby Cattle Egrets and a large number of other interesting critters, and just generally had a good time.

My client (Peter) was shooting animals for the first time, and out of the 300+ he took, came back with 45 keepers *to my standards* along with some good shots (and some clunkers of course). He had a fabulous time, and knows what to do now in various situations. While I think he might have been a bit overwhelmed by both the information and the venue, he had a permanent smile pasted on his face and as he absorbs it I have a feeling that he is going to look back on this weekend with great pleasure.

You really should get back there sometime when you can devote a 6 hour day (10AM to 4PM), Lin. It's well worth the effort.

More from the SDWAP later... :D

Tom C Jun 11, 2002 2:34 PM

Now there is something you donít see everyday, beautiful catch Ron. For a minute, I though you were off the wilds of Africa. Looks like the guy on the left is waiting his turn. ;)

RonReznick Jun 11, 2002 8:50 PM

Actually, it seemed more like he was the referee ;)

At the end of this bout, the one on the left ran away. The "referee" wandered off, and the one on the right stood his ground triumphantly.

WalterK Jun 12, 2002 7:39 PM

Really interesting shot, Ron!
Ouch! My aching head!

Purrcat Jun 12, 2002 7:50 PM

Terrific shot, Ron! I haven't been there in years...I think I'll wait till it cools off a bit now though. :P

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