Rwanda Gorilla Picture

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Mar 13th, 2006, 10:21 AM
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Rwanda Gorilla Picture

http://www.kodakgallery.com/Slidesho...&mode=fromsite

I am not sure when I will get around to putting these on my own web site, so I am putting these into Kodak Easy Share. Let me know if you have trouble getting in.

Also, sorry the pics are a little dark.
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Mar 13th, 2006, 10:29 AM
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That link isn't working for me

Try sending an invite to your own email address through the Share Photos page. On the bottom of the email you receive, there should be a link to your album. Copy and paste that link here.
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Mar 13th, 2006, 10:57 AM
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http://www.kodakgallery.com/I.jsp?c=...x&x=1&y=bz8nc6

Now why didn't I figure that out?
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Mar 13th, 2006, 11:06 AM
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Those pictures are awesome!!! thanks for sharing.
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Mar 13th, 2006, 11:26 AM
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All I can say is WOW. Pics are absolutly fabulous. Thanks so much for sharing. We'll be there in june. Can't wait!!!!
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Mar 13th, 2006, 11:27 AM
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Great, Wayne.
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All I can say is WOW. Pics are absolutly fabulous. Thanks so much for sharing. We'll be there in june. Can't wait!!!! May I ask what camera you used and what length lens? Any hints about camera matters on the trek?
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Mar 13th, 2006, 11:35 AM
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Wayne, those are awesome pictures, and I am now looking forward to our trip there in January 2007 more than ever. I would also like to hear about what camera equipment you used to take them and any other photo tips.
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Mar 13th, 2006, 11:43 AM
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Your grin pretty much says it all! Looks like you got really close and had a wonderful time. Great photos!
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Mar 13th, 2006, 11:57 AM
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Wonderful photos. Thanks for sharing them!!!

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Mar 13th, 2006, 12:19 PM
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Some random notes from the trip.

I had a Nikon N70 and a Canon Rebel 200. My wife had a Kodak Digital.
BOTH of my film cameras AND my video camera got busted up while I fell and slide around in Nyungwe. (See the last picture with my wife)
THANK GOD my wife threw into our suitcase an old Pnetax point & zoom camera, otherwise I wouldn't even have these. Magically my video camera started working again during the first visit and so I did get soem footage.

I felt pretty horrible the first day, so I am thrilled the Amaharos were only about 25 minutes away. But they were lounging in damp, wet grass. I just went ahead and sat in it anyway. I figured I can always take medicine later.

I knew ahead of time that the low light would be a problem for shooting. No flash is allowed. They also didn't want anyone bringing tripods around where the gorillas were. The (rightfully) get nervous when they see people and big sticks.

At some point I stopped shooting pictures and video and just watched. VERY important to do that. The hour goes quickly, don't waste it taking pictures and video the whole time.

The guards kept making these 2 distinct groaining noises to let thm know we were peaceful.

The Sabinyo silverback was quite active. When he sat on top of that hit, he was watching everyone in his group. You could see him make eye contact with each individual.

At one point when we got closer to them, the silverback went around us quickly and broke several THICK bamboo trees with one hand and gave us a quick look. The guides said that was to let us know he was in charge in this area. Believe it or not we didn't question him

Many people have reported that it almost seems like the gorillas know the drill, know you will only be there for an hour and sometime start moving on when they know time is up.

Remember DON'T RUN if one comes toward you. There is no way you can outrun them. And if you're running they figure you must be guilty of something

The Amahao brownback came within 5 feet of me. He waited for us to get out of his way so he could pass.

The smell was strong and musky, but nothing like human stink.

I will drop any other notes that come to me...
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Mar 13th, 2006, 12:42 PM
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Marvelous pictures! Thanks so much for sharing.
 
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Mar 13th, 2006, 01:36 PM
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Wow! Great photos, thanks for posting these.
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Mar 14th, 2006, 11:59 AM
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Wow, Wow, Wow - Fabulous photos, thanks so much for sharing. That baby is sooo cute, not too keen on the bloodworm though! Roll on July when I'm sure I will have a BIG grin on my face too!!
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Mar 14th, 2006, 12:21 PM
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Wow, those are great pics Wayne and the fact that you and your partner are actually in some of them really helps to see what it must be like as an experience!

Thanks for sharing those!
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Mar 14th, 2006, 04:07 PM
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Dark fur and eyes in the shade just often make dark pictures, but most of yours had very nice light on the gorillas. Those last couple of the large male shots were runway poses!
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Mar 15th, 2006, 09:22 AM
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Wonderful gorillas. Thanks for sharing.
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Mar 15th, 2006, 10:32 AM
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Love the photos--so glad you shared! I am starting to get a bug for gorilla trekking.
Loved your description of how the gorilla smelled--makes it so REAL!
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Mar 15th, 2006, 04:58 PM
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Wow, I think I need to move the gorilla tracking up in my "to do list". Your pictures are amazing, especially with the camera oops!! These easily could have been the best of my shots no matter how many I took!! Thanks for sharing!! Suzi
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