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LesPalenik

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Killer Elks
« on: March 10, 2013, 01:14:17 AM »

Forget grizzlies and wolves. But watch out when shooting elks.
Here is a first-hand report how one can loose a tripod, camera, and nice long lens:

http://faczen.blogspot.ca/2013/03/this-will-make-you-cringe.html

Fortunately, the photographer escaped unhurt.
« Last Edit: March 10, 2013, 07:40:11 AM by LesPalenik »
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Re: Killer Elks
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2013, 10:25:39 AM »

It is always too easy to underestimate wildlife. While I normally haven't been around larger wildlife, smaller wildlife can still be dangerous to photographers and their equipment. Even as I found out on a recent night expedition, a friendly cat can possibly knock a light tripod over - or at least mess up the long exposure.
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Re: Killer Elks
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2013, 11:20:16 AM »

A more prescient danger to me...
see the look in the little white one's eye?
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Re: Killer Elks
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2013, 12:20:58 PM »

Dogs off the leash from their owners can be a nuisance. Recently a dog was standing under my tripod with a stone at it's feet and wagging it's tail, barking and wanting me to play with it. Luckily it was friendly. Today a dog looked like it wanted to jump up at me whilst I was using my camera and tripod. At least they don't have antlers!

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Re: Killer Elks
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2013, 12:42:54 PM »

Never let dogs off a leash near elk. Very unpleasant results for the dog may result. Some of my neighbors dogs have had their lives ended due to this.
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