Rock Climbing Technique

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Re: Rock Climbing Technique

Post by HSSC » Thu Jan 14, 2010 7:34 pm

Their eyes are from another world. Very neat pic's.

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Re: Rock Climbing Technique

Post by TradClimber » Mon Feb 08, 2010 3:22 pm

lara posted:
that extreme close-up is totally amazing. it appears as if you were laying down and looking up. how thrilling!
I was laying down on a pad, on a small ledge, shooting up the cliff. The distance between our faces was about eight feet. It’s very thrilling every time they approach that close to me. I could hardly operate the camera from my excitement.

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Their eyes are from another world.
I totally agree! Their eyes speak volumes of knowledge from nature.

Thanks to all that have enjoyed my photos of these rare and endangered creatures – Peninsular Bighorn Sheep.

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Re: Rock Climbing Technique

Post by TradClimber » Mon Feb 08, 2010 4:54 pm

Lamb climbing up to mom
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Photo by TradClimber on 8/15/09 in a remote area of the Santa Rosa Mountains.

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Post by TradClimber » Mon Feb 08, 2010 5:01 pm

Ewe showing son how to climb
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Re: Rock Climbing Technique

Post by TradClimber » Sat Feb 20, 2010 7:46 am

Just Another Climber
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Re: Rock Climbing Technique

Post by TradClimber » Tue Mar 23, 2010 4:03 pm

Fearless Climber Approaching Me.
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Right front split hoove is an example of how they grip the rock.
Photo by TradClimber in a remote area of the Santa Rosa Mountains.

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Re: Rock Climbing Technique

Post by LDMGOLD » Tue May 18, 2010 12:14 pm

TRAD:

Those are spectacular photos of Bighorn sheep. We really enjoy them. We are very impressed with your photographic skill and talent,

Tom & Sharon Kollenborn

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Post by Jim Hatt » Tue May 18, 2010 12:54 pm

TradClimber wrote:Fearless Climber Approaching Me.
Awsome photos TC!

The fellow aproaching you in that photo, looks like he has thoughts in his head about knocking you down off the mountain.
Did you make a hasty retreat after snapping that photo? :lol:

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Re: Rock Climbing Technique

Post by silent hunter » Tue May 18, 2010 1:32 pm

Trad that photo the close up really hit me deep!! That is the most amazing photo of any animal I have ever seen WOW!!!!!! WOW!!!! You are truely at the most beautiful place on earth and your compainions (the animals) truely reflect your right to be there!!! I love to see a two legged animal mingling with those on four legs. Thanks

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Re: Rock Climbing Technique

Post by TradClimber » Thu May 20, 2010 6:18 am

LDMGOLD Posted:
We are very impressed with your photographic skill and talent,
My photographic skills are very limited. If I shoot enough photos – over a thousand of Peninsular Bighorn Sheep last year – a few will be good. However I do have a couple of skills that without them the photos would not be possible.

I have learn how to act and properly present myself in their presence to where they generally accept my presence after a while. Not all, but most. Most are not shy and are very curious about me for some reason.

Second, I’m a skilled rockclimber for the past 45 years and can go anywhere they go – just not as fast. Most of the climbing is third and fourth class on very loose rocks. There are some areas that requires ropes and climbing hardware.

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The fellow aproaching you in that photo, looks like he has thoughts in his head about knocking you down off the mountain.
Did you make a hasty retreat after snapping that photo?


No. I was a little concern when he approached to within 6 feet of me, but he was just very curious about me. I wish I knew what was going on in his head. I talked to him in a low and soft voice for quite a while. He hung with me on the side of the cliff for more than an hour.

Kurt Posted:
Trad that photo the close up really hit me deep!! That is the most amazing photo of any animal I have ever seen WOW!!!!!! WOW!!!! You are truely at the most beautiful place on earth and your compainions (the animals) truely reflect your right to be there!!! I love to see a two legged animal mingling with those on four legs. Thanks
This area in the Santa Rosa Mountains is a most beautiful place in the desert. The terrain, palm trees, plant and animal life are amazing to me. Did I mention that this place is remote? In 35 years exploring this area I’ve not seen a single person other than my friends that occasionally come with me. I know I’m accepted when the bighorn lays down less then 100’ from me and chew their cud. It doesn’t get any better than that!

Thanks to all for your kind words.

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