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Re: Suggested Upgrades from Rebel T2i


@ebiggs1 wrote:

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Wild burro in Custer State Park.

 


Park animals, State and National, are seldom averse to accepting an edible handout.

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And this guy expected some munchables. Smiley Very Happy

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...and this guy said, "You are close enough!"

 

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How close?  Well this is 70mm, not 200mm !  Smiley Wink

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Two childhood memories I will never forget:

 

1.  An idiot in the Chimneys picnic area of the Great Smokies was smearing jelly on his two young childrens faces so that he could get a photo of a nearby bear licking their faces.  He was furious when several people interceded.  That was long before the days of cellular or he would have been having a long chat with the ranger service.

 

2. A young woman was sunbathing on a blanket near the Newfound Gap area (the border between TN and NC on what was then still US-441).  She had fallen asleep with a bottle of Coke next to her and she woke up to a bear licking the spilled Coke from her stomach.  She came through without physical harm but is probably still in therapy over the incident Smiley Happy

 

That was back in the 1960s before they changed to "bear proof" garbage containers in the park so these sorts of incidents are very rare now.  Bears are still bears and tourists haven't gotten any smarter but the park service has matured.  And yes handouts are still a problem and some bears are relocated and rarely but unfortunately some must be destroyed after they become to used to being around people.

 

My only really dumb (as an adult) animal feeding was freeing a trapped coyote pup I discovered on my way to work one morning.  He had been climbing around a field drainage tile and some scrap concrete used to reduce erosion had shifted and trapped a hind paw.  I sacraficed the sandwich that was going to be lunch that day and calmed him down and got his foot loose.  He then tried to follow me to my car while his mother was yipping at him from a rise in the field (maybe she was telling me thank you but I doubt it).  Probably not the smartest move ever but unlike people I rarely find a troublesome animal Smiley Happy

 

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"How close?  Well this is 70mm, not 200mm ! "

 

Beautiful but it does bring your sanity and judgment into question Smiley Happy

 

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"Beautiful but it does bring your sanity and judgment into question"

 

Rodger I am afraid you will have to stand in line to offer that admonishment.  The entire family has already done so. Smiley Very Happy

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@wq9nsc wrote:

Two childhood memories I will never forget:

 

1.  An idiot in the Chimneys picnic area of the Great Smokies was smearing jelly on his two young childrens faces so that he could get a photo of a nearby bear licking their faces.  He was furious when several people interceded.  That was long before the days of cellular or he would have been having a long chat with the ranger service.

 

2. A young woman was sunbathing on a blanket near the Newfound Gap area (the border between TN and NC on what was then still US-441).  She had fallen asleep with a bottle of Coke next to her and she woke up to a bear licking the spilled Coke from her stomach.  She came through without physical harm but is probably still in therapy over the incident Smiley Happy

 

That was back in the 1960s before they changed to "bear proof" garbage containers in the park so these sorts of incidents are very rare now.  Bears are still bears and tourists haven't gotten any smarter but the park service has matured.  And yes handouts are still a problem and some bears are relocated and rarely but unfortunately some must be destroyed after they become to used to being around people.

 

My only really dumb (as an adult) animal feeding was freeing a trapped coyote pup I discovered on my way to work one morning.  He had been climbing around a field drainage tile and some scrap concrete used to reduce erosion had shifted and trapped a hind paw.  I sacraficed the sandwich that was going to be lunch that day and calmed him down and got his foot loose.  He then tried to follow me to my car while his mother was yipping at him from a rise in the field (maybe she was telling me thank you but I doubt it).  Probably not the smartest move ever but unlike people I rarely find a troublesome animal Smiley Happy

 

Rodger


They showed an incident on local TV the other night. A coyote had fallen through the ice of a shallow pond and was wallowing around in the mud trying to get to shore. Two animal control officers were waiting on the shore, but had no good way to try to help him. When he finally managed to climb out, he went straight to the officers, who ushered him into a plastic dog crate and hauled him off to the vet. The TV crew were impressed that he knew he needed help and was past being scared of the people or thinking he had to show off how tough he was.

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Re: Suggested Upgrades from Rebel T2i

Did this camera work well for her.  I am in the same boat.  I have a Canon t2i but am wanting to upgrade.

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@teach1960 wrote:

Did this camera work well for her.  I am in the same boat.  I have a Canon t2i but am wanting to upgrade.


Yes, she's been very happy with [the 7D Mark II]. She'd prefer that it weren't quite so heavy, but the quality of her pictures went up when she started using it.

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"I am in the same boat."

 

I love the Canon 7 series but be aware the 7's are much heavier and larger than the Rebels.  Metal vs plastic!

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