Date: 3/15/17 6:47 am From: Lesley Mattuchio <leslm...> Subject: Re: [MASSBIRD] photos of birds - honest or "faked"?
Speaking as a serious wildlife photographer and for my peers, we not only spend 10's of thousands of dollars on our equipment to get that feather detail, but we also spend more time with a subject watching, waiting, observing behavior before getting that "perfect" shot, than a lot birders do. It is too bad that a very tiny segment of photos are doctored or "faked" , but I can assure you that as someone who has been frozen, sweated, sunburned, laid in mud, water, and spent many hours waiting that the images are the real deal as is 99% of the wildlife photographers' images you see.
______________________________ -----Original Message----- From: Lynette Leka Sent: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 7:27 AM To: massbird Subject: [MASSBIRD] photos of birds - honest or "faked"?
I frequently wonder about photos posted to FaceBook of a species that is difficult to see, much less photograph - sitting out there in the open, perfectly posed, perfect lighting, beautiful ambience, every feather discernible
I'm sure most nature photographers are extremely skilled, patient, and work diligently to get spectacular shots - but then there's PhotoShop...