Date: 3/15/17 8:14 am
From: Tom Sullivan <tomsullivan9...>
Subject: Re: [MASSBIRD] photos of birds - honest or "faked"?
The photographers who use live bait or recorded calls, such as the
photographers we have seen at the Cumberland Farms Fields, create a bad
image for wildlife photographers. You folks should police each other and
condemn misbehavior.

On Wed, Mar 15, 2017 at 10:33 AM, Justin Lawson <justindlawson...>

> Do not fret my photography friends! this wasnt a "photographer" in the
> way we are talking. this was a person who takes a couple backyard photos
> and threw a snow filter on it. not edited in the terms that we use to edit
> our photos.
> On Wed, Mar 15, 2017 at 9:48 AM Lesley Mattuchio <leslm...>
> wrote:
>> 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.
>> Lesley Mattuchio
>> Melrose, MA
>> ______________________________
>> -----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...
>> --
> Justin Lawson
> Worcester, MA

Tom Sullivan

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