Date: 11/29/18 11:13 pm From: Michael Fleming <michaelfleming01...> Subject: [obol] Re: The bluebirds. the photographer, birders, and OBOL
I agree with both Paul and Russ in their final comments:
From Paul --- Deal with the situation in the field, not on the
internet. With respect for everyone,
From Russ --- Mind you, I don’t think shaming the photographer by posting
his photo online is appropriate....the whole situation is just irritating.
Cheers and Good Birding;
On Thu, Nov 29, 2018 at 10:47 PM Russ Namitz <namitzr...> wrote:
> First, I had never heard of the Dharma Rain Zen Center as a birding
> location before this month and I would bet money that half of local
> Portland birders had not either. So the fact that some bird photographer
> from MA stops by on a whim is wildly coincidental and probably inaccurate.
> Pushing birds and flushing birds while trying to get a photo is something
> that happens, ethically try as we all might; I’ve done it....more than
> once unfortunately. But you don’t do that shit in front of a crowd of
> other birders and you sure as hell don’t do it at a state megararity.....a
> 1st state record. Naivety is inexcusable at this juncture and I am sure
> Jake is embarrassed, as he should be. Know the rules before you play. I
> feel this is appropriate to say because whenever I find a rare bird and
> share it with the masses, I assume that people are going to take the proper
> ethical precautions to ensure future viewing for those who follow. I would
> like to think so anyway.
> Also, we all deal with conflict in different manners. I personally tend
> to hold things in and marinate on them before I am able to deal with the
> confrontation. I might not have been able to communicate in such a manner
> as Jack calmly did.
> Mind you, I don’t think shaming the photographer by posting his photo
> online is appropriate....the whole situation is just irritating.
> Russ Namitz
> Sent from my iPhone
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