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    Things That Go Together II :: Bird & Branch
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    Free Study 2014-10 :: Taming the Dragon
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    Name: Harvey Grohmann Age: 51
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    Formerly:
    HarveyG
    Magnum_za (Dec. 4th, 2011)
    Gender: M
    Type: Registered User Location: S/E of the Kalahari
    Cameras: Nikon D800
    Nikon Coolpix L20
    Nikon D300
    Nikon D300s
    Nikon D7000
    Nikon D80
    Nikon D90
    Samsung Galaxy S4
    Lenses: Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 EX APO IF HSM for Nikon
    Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f2.8D
    Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 35-70mm f/3.3-4.5
    Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR
    Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G
    Nikon MF 28mm f/3.5 PC Shift
    Sigma 100-300mm F/4.0 EX IF HSM for Nikon
    Sigma 120-400mm f/4.5-5.6 APO DG OS HSM
    Sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM for Nikon
    Sigma 180mm f/3.5 EX APO Macro IF HSM for Nikon
    Sigma 28-70mm f/2.8 EX DG for Nikon
    Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 APO DG Macro HSM for Nikon
    Sigma 75-300mm f/4.5-5.6 APO Macro for Nikon
    Tokina AF 12-24mm f/4.0 AT-X Pro DX
    Vivitar MF 500mm f/6.3 Mirror (Reflex)
    Registered: Jul. 14th 2009
    Contact: Private Message
    URL: http://www.photocommission.com/
    Biography: More on Flickr and Pixoto

    Thank you 0.gif for viewing my profile.
    "When you ethically pursue & photograph that elusive wild animal the moment will live on in your memory forever. If you cheat it won't." [by HarveyG]

    Due to being contacted by photographers during voting about my in voting comments I have now become a baghead. 0.gif

    Published on National Geographic Explorers Top 25 Wild Bird Images
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    Mazda Wildlife Fund - Wildlife Photography Competition
    1st Runner Up - May 2013 and 2nd Runner Up - June 2013
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    I photograph non-captive wildlife (mostly birds) by trekking far into the African wilderness. Patience, location & subject behavioural knowledge is needed to find, observe, anticipate and time them to get the shot, especially BiF.
    Many of the stationary birds you see in my portfolio are hundredths of a second moments between flight and take off or just in flight.
    Zoo, "Safari" Park and Penned animals are NOT ''Wildlife'', technically that's Captive ''Nature''. DPC doesn't have a 'Wildlife' category despite 6 Wildlife challenges :(
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    I am a freelance photographer, Sigma Ambassador, web developer and web host.

    If you pass through Johannesburg, South Africa, drop me a PM before your arrival. Would love to meet up!
    Africa is in everyone’s blood. Just sit around an open fire at night, look up at the same stars that the Leopard is looking at.

    Surprised at DPC Member of the Week (Oct 13-19 / 2013) Thanks 21_F.gif KarenNfld !

    I've made friends with and interacted with some wonderful helpful togs here. Forgive me if I've missed adding you.
    21_F.gif roz, 31.gif h2, 31_F.gif bubeltrubel, 96751.gif tanguera, 21.gif Yo_Spiff, 31.gif VitaminB, 100393.gif paul, 21_N.gif jagar, 31.gif RianBotes, 21_N.gif Silent-Shooter, 31.gif prperold, 31.gif Lutchenko, 21.gif herfotoman, 21.gif giantmike, 31.gif Rorschach, 21_F.gif LydiaToo, 21_F.gif JulietNN, 31.gif JustFred, 21.gif Cuttooth, 21.gif MAK, 21.gif RayEthier, 31_F.gif Ann, 21_F.gif ursula, 31_F.gif kasaba and many more. Collectively their (and your) work and critique has inspired me to try new things.
    I have met 31.gif prperold, 31.gif RianBotes, 21_F.gif Ammie, 21_N.gif Silent-Shooter, 31_F.gif sulamk and 21.gif herfotoman. I'd like to meet more & to organise a South African DPC'ers get together. If interested send me a PM.

    Thank you for the friendships and honest comments, of which both positive and critical are equally appreciated!

    Proud member of TPL2 - 2013 Team #1: 31.gif Dudski 31.gif FourPointX 21.gif hahn23 21.gif rooum 21_F.gif vawendy
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    Bio gumf: I purchased a Fuji 110 in '76 in Hong Kong but soon moved to a Minolta SRT-101 in '77, then occasionally with the X-1/ XM / XK's in '79-'82. Shot wildlife from the early 80's till today. Did sports, events & beauty pageants for my school's in-house newspaper. Did the D&P myself in the school's darkroom. Got an XG-M in '83 and an XD-7 in '84 (the world's first Aperture & Shutter Priority Mode SLR). I shied away from all the cheap, plastic AF wonder SLR's of the late '80's & '90's & eventually to DSLR in '09. Thanks to my father for instilling the interest as a child, encouragement, loan and gifts of gear. Some of his work here and here.

    Signature: "-= Planet Earth is my Studio =-"
    "Amateurs argue about bodies. Pro's argue about glass. Photographers let the images argue for themselves" [by HarveyG]
    My FREE Tool-Bar packed with photo links, tools, tips, DIY, and more. Please try it & give me feedback!

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