Date: 3/15/17 8:35 am
From: Peter Trull <petrull...>
Subject: Re: [MASSBIRD] photos of birds - honest or "faked"?
People, I don’t want no Police watching me take pictures of birds....Do your own thing. Don’t judge the judges. “Serious” is a subjective term. Congratulations! Use this site to report birds. Have a nice day.
Peter Trull

From: Justin Lawson
Sent: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 10:33 AM
To: Lesley Mattuchio ; massbird
Subject: Re: [MASSBIRD] photos of birds - honest or "faked"?

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

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

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