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12/20/2007 02:45:02 PM · #1
A reminder to put safety first when attempting to get that perfect closeup shot.

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12/20/2007 02:54:01 PM · #2
This is why I invested in a nice telephoto lense.
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12/20/2007 03:25:52 PM · #3
The update is worth the read. I am astounded at what people will do, putting themselves in dangerous situations, for a photograph. This man paid the ultimate price. Oh, the perils of photography. A telephoto would have been a good choice here.
12/20/2007 03:31:28 PM · #4
kind of sick - but this made me chuckle...

Originally posted by article_linked_above:

His left hand was still with the big cats, which were later seen playing with it.

Both Divya and Govardhana are one of the star attractions of the zoo.


Message edited by author 2007-12-20 15:31:42.
12/20/2007 03:37:06 PM · #5
Is that why those fences and stuff were there? i hate it when people die in front of their loved ones because they were being stupid.
12/20/2007 03:37:57 PM · #6
^ Too bad no good Samaritans were there to lend a helping hand! <grin>
12/20/2007 03:38:11 PM · #7
That was pure stupidity. Anyone in their right mind would know they were doing the wrong thing. Even the zoo staff were telling him. A reminder to us all that rules are set in place for a reason.
12/20/2007 03:43:27 PM · #8
I nominate this guy for the Darwin awards.
12/20/2007 03:44:55 PM · #9
It may have been stupid, but a macro of tiger tonsils might've been a blue ribbon for Perspective V. ;-P
12/20/2007 03:45:58 PM · #10
There goes another great candidate for the coveted Darwin Award...

-dave
12/20/2007 03:47:43 PM · #11
Originally posted by scalvert:

It may have been stupid, but a macro of tiger tonsils might've been a blue ribbon for Perspective V. ;-P


Yeah, but too bad we have that rule about PPing the image yourself... :-D Hard to use Photoshop when you're armless and/or dead.
12/20/2007 03:48:47 PM · #12
Wonder what happened to his camera??

Maybe it is just a matter of time before it appears?
12/20/2007 03:52:43 PM · #13
I first saw this as "tiger", singular, and my first reaction was "Did he use his fists, or a wedge?"

Back to your regular discussion now..

R.
12/20/2007 04:12:26 PM · #14
Thats one bipolar kitty. I guess he was'nt ready for his closeup.
12/20/2007 04:13:44 PM · #15
I thought about the Darwin award too. But he is not eligible because it said he has a son. I think you have to die before you've had a chance to pass your stupid genes on to offspring in order to win.
12/20/2007 04:42:49 PM · #16
Originally posted by soup:

kind of sick - but this made me chuckle...

Originally posted by article_linked_above:

His left hand was still with the big cats, which were later seen playing with it.

Both Divya and Govardhana are one of the star attractions of the zoo.


Another left-handed camera bites the dust. I have tried to shoot left handed but it is not an easy task. What were the cats playing? This little piggy went to......

12/20/2007 05:26:44 PM · #17
I don't know, but I see they recovered the photographer's final image:

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Originally posted by formerlee:

Wonder what happened to his camera??

Maybe it is just a matter of time before it appears?
12/20/2007 07:52:13 PM · #18
He must've gone to the Siegfried and Roy School of Photography.
12/20/2007 10:21:51 PM · #19
Originally posted by formerlee:

Wonder what happened to his camera??


my thought exactly!
12/21/2007 12:31:14 AM · #20
The story reminds me of a (very good) movie "Cat people" or something like that. Wasn't that in that movie that a cat tears off someone's arm from the shoulder? I guess the Darwin award candidate did not see that movie....
Nastassja Kinski rocks!

Edit to add a link to the movie...

Message edited by author 2007-12-21 00:33:33.
12/21/2007 01:07:46 AM · #21
Originally posted by mkabbott:

I thought about the Darwin award too. But he is not eligible because it said he has a son. I think you have to die before you've had a chance to pass your stupid genes on to offspring in order to win.


Ah yes forgot about that part... DNMC! *shrugs*
12/21/2007 01:12:58 AM · #22
Natural selection.
12/21/2007 01:49:28 AM · #23
Ouch.. people can do crazy stuff for a picture..
12/21/2007 02:06:29 AM · #24
This thread is worthless without pics!

:P
12/21/2007 02:52:47 AM · #25
Originally posted by Puckzzz:

This thread is worthless without pics!

:P


there's a pic in there.. Video
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