Sunday, August 09, 2009

How far can you go as a nature photographer?

tiny toad
Originally uploaded by j_wijnands.
Yesterday,I read something about a photographer who used a plant mister on a fly to get it to sit still long enough (Always a challenge with flies).

That reminded me of the, to me, despicable practice of some nature photographers. They catch an animal, freeze it to within an inch of it's live (or beyond) and then start photographing it.

This morning I found this little toad on a busy path playing death. Not a safe place to do that when a hord of joggers was about to stampede over that patch. So I picked him up and put him somewhere safe.

To me that's pretty much the limit of what I'll do to an animal to take a picture of it.

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