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Gorilla in the Forest #35487
06/14/11 11:27 PM
06/14/11 11:27 PM
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Long Island, NY
Diane Offline OP
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Long Island, NY
This is easily the hardest shoot I've ever done. It took five hours of a ridiculously tough hike into the steepest and densest rain forest environment in southwest Uganda to get the shot. We were allowed to spend only one hour with the gorillas, then a three mile hike out of the jungle. Worth every second, but I'm not sure I'd do it again. I was wishing I'd done this 30 years ago. :-)


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Re: Gorilla in the Forest [Re: Diane] #35488
06/14/11 11:40 PM
06/14/11 11:40 PM
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Florida
Jim Garvie Offline
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Florida
Awesome, Diane. Great capture.


Jim Garvie
www.jagphoto.biz
Re: Gorilla in the Forest [Re: Diane] #35489
06/14/11 11:53 PM
06/14/11 11:53 PM
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Tucson, Arizona, USA
Tucson Jim Offline
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Tucson, Arizona, USA
Diane:

Awesome! I wish I were able to make the arduous trek to view these spectacular creatures in person myself. A wonderful portrait.

Thanks for sharing.

Jim

Re: Gorilla in the Forest [Re: Tucson Jim] #35490
06/15/11 03:10 PM
06/15/11 03:10 PM
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Manhattan, New York, New York
James Morrissey Offline
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Manhattan, New York, New York
Hi Diane,

Congratulations - this is really nice. I have a friend who did this a couple of years ago and came back with nothing as good as this. Well done.

James

Re: Gorilla in the Forest [Re: Diane] #35524
06/19/11 01:18 AM
06/19/11 01:18 AM
Joined: Dec 2005
Dandenong Ranges, Melbourne, A...
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Dandenong Ranges, Melbourne, A...
Wonderful capture, and so well earned. When I worked in Kenya the politics were very unstable, I was never game to do that walk. And so many great shots on your site, hope the current exhibition is going well.

Re: Gorilla in the Forest [Re: Diane] #35527
06/19/11 09:28 AM
06/19/11 09:28 AM
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Southern Ohio USA
Randall Offline
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Southern Ohio USA
They say great things don't come easy great shot obviously not in the zoo.Thanks for sharing Randall


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Re: Gorilla in the Forest [Re: Randall] #35535
06/20/11 05:28 AM
06/20/11 05:28 AM
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Arizona
daveman Offline
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Arizona
Wow- what an incredible shot and experience!


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Re: Gorilla in the Forest [Re: daveman] #35537
06/20/11 10:47 AM
06/20/11 10:47 AM
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Augusta, GA
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Marie Mitchell Photography Offline
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Augusta, GA
Love the expression! You sure captured it beautifully. Yeah, not sure about that hike either, but at least you have this beautiful image as a result!


Re: Gorilla in the Forest [Re: Diane] #35554
06/21/11 12:09 PM
06/21/11 12:09 PM
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Nashville Tennessee
Durwood Edwards Offline
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Nashville Tennessee
Wonderful moment. Great shot!


Durwood Edwards
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Re: Gorilla in the Forest [Re: Diane] #35617
06/29/11 04:34 PM
06/29/11 04:34 PM
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Texas
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Texas
Wow. I am first of all, so jealous you got to do that. And what a fantastic shot. What an experience.


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