Hiding or not?

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It feels pointless to compete against photographers who sits in hiding! I get tired of posting pictures and compete against these hide Pictures!!!!!!The photographers will NOT even know they are photographed in hiding!!!!
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I'm sorry Lolo - I don't know what you mean by hiding. Could you elaborate?
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You do not even know if the photos are taken in the zoo or in the wild!! For me it's also a big difference in photographing!!!!!
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The man hiding in a hide!
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Lollo Brandt

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There is a big difference between sitting hidden and sit open!!!!
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I'm so confused.
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If you are hiding when you photographe a bird or something else are there a big difference,,,,I photographe whit not hiding in this birdphoto !!!!!!! Can not be Moore clear!!!!!!!
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I'm confused. If you're photographing bird or other wildlife - wouldn't you want to be hiding?
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Good one!
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What makes you think they are hiding in the first place? I have sat on the edge of a lake and a river and seen opportunities for shots like the ones leading in birds. Had I been more skilled at photography at the time and had a longer lens, I would have photos like that too, and I was not hiding.
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I will only that the photographer say the true!!!!
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It is simply to say HOW they were photographed pictures!! It can only photographer say!!
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I guess what you are saying is that some shots are taken by a photographer sitting in a hide...and yes, some probably are.
Does it matter?
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I see a lot of disparity and inconsistencies on what people say or do. And a lot of people post images into categories that have no relevance.

Is there a specific photo that is disappointing you?
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I'm confused. Every photographer has different equipment, different expertise, and different preferences of where they prefer to capture their photographs. All that is their business and only their business.
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As a photographer, you can tell us if you've sat in a hide or not, it would have been interesting,
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But it doesn't really matter..
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Ok, thanks,,
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For me personally, it is a very big difference, to shoot from a hide or sit openly and photograph!!! Is there no one here who sees this difference? For me it is not so thrilling to sit in a hide at a bait, where everyone gets to sit there really good pictures if they can set up their camera! The thing is that everyone gets pictures from the same place and for me it is very boring! This is my approach to photography!
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WHAAAAT??? :P
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It's a trade-off Lollo. Someone taking pics from a hide will get the bird/animal acting in a natural manner. Someone in the open may get a closer pic or pics from different angles but if the bird/animal is aware that your there it may not be acting normally. I would have thought one of the attractions in photographing animals in the wild was to catch them in their natural activity so the hide would be myt way to go.

If your original question was do the John Larsons and Herb Hourtons on this site use a hide or not, why not ask them by placing a question on one of their pics?
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I see it as I see it, I see a very big difference in to sit in a hide and feed the animals / birds outside,,, to be just where it happens,,, So, I think, enjoy what you want!
Now I lay this down, when no one seems to understand what I mean Sincerely Lollo
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You do not even know if the photos are taken in the zoo or in the wild!! For me it's also a big difference in photographing!!!!!
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What does it possibly matter whether a shot is taken at the zoo or in the wild. If the photographer is good enough and creative enough to make you wonder whether the shot was taken of a captive animal or wild animal, then he/she deserves the kudos and the votes. There are some wildlife snobs, one in particular, who leaves denigrating remarks on some of my zoo shots, alerting viewers that the shot was taken of a captive animal. I imagine this is done because many of my shots outscore his and this somehow irks him. I like to think my shots are creative, given all the obstacles inherent in zoo photography, unlike standing with a bunch of people at a recognized photo area with your top of the line camera and $16k 800mm lens and no obstacles in front of you, and taking hundreds of shots of the same bird with a slightly different wing or head position.

I would say at least three quarters of the animal shots on this site are captive animals or local birds at a feeder. The reason for this is that not everyone has access to great wildlife locations or the money to spend on top of the line cameras and zoom lenses. As to your original complaint, it should make no difference how or where the shot was taken. If the resulting image moves you, then vote on it and skip all the drama about meaningless mechanical minutia.
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I understand just because I do not think this is something for me,,, thanks for your information,,, exactly the answer I was expecting!!!!!!
For me as a real photographer, I expect something completely different:=)
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I wouldn't worry you've won a lot of awards.

http://www.pixoto.com/lollophotos.se/...
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"For me as a real photographer...."

What does that mean, exactly? That anyone who isn't a true wildlife photographer isn't a real photographer? Please! I looked at your profile page and you have 70 shots of the same terrier (which I assume is your dog and not wild), mostly running or just sitting there looking cute. You have a few pics of deer, a butterfly and some some small local birds. So my question would be, why are you even concerned about togs who hide in a blind or are out in the open, or whether their shots are of zoo animals or in the wild. You shoot images of your dog, which are quite good, but I'm sure there was no concern about hiding in a blind or not to capture those images.
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I have to agree with John...
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I only have to smile at your answer:=) There is little difference in photographing pets: =) You have to be kidding me:=)))
For me this meaningless discussion over, I probably took up a subject that burned many underfoot,,,, forgive me,,,
Ps. The involvement of pets in hiding or not hiding just makes me laugh,,, Does anyone want to discuss this further with me, so there I am on the emails, otherwise I would not keep this completely pointless discussion here! MVH Lollo
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For the most part, it doesn't matter how you take the photo. It's the final image that counts.
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Exactly. When it comes to photos, like all art, it is what moves me that counts. Unless something/one is hurt or destroyed in the process, it doesn't matter how the shot was taken. I photograph animals because I like to, whether I am in a zoo (and only certain zoos) or out in the wild. I like taking pictures, not worrying about how I, or anyone else, creates the shot.
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I don't get it ...

WHAAAAAT????

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lol..exactly!
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I thought you understood what I wrote in my last post:
For me, this idiotic so-called discussion above, I know what you are thinking,
that's enough for me Thanks!!!
And John,,,, tell everyone where your photos are taken!
Good luck with your photography Sincerely Lollo End of story ....
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John happens to be a very good wildlife photographer, and where he takes his shots is totally immaterial....

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