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Wildlife Photography Tricks and Travel Reports.

CK

Guelph, CA
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"RE: Wildlife Photography Tricks"

CK Silver Member Nikonian since 09th Apr 2004
Wed 08-Dec-04 01:36 AM

De-scenting,
In his book, "Nature Observation and Tracking", Tom Brown provides many helpful hints for camouflaging clothing, body and scent. Regarding de-scenting, he says that "it's always a good idea to camouflage your secnt before stalking or observing animals at close range." He suggests that a quick way of descenting is to use a natural soap such as pine tar or peppermint. He also suggests rubbing clothing and exposed body parts with aromatic plants such as skunk cabbage, catnip, pine needles and others. But the easiest way is to stand in front of a smoky fire for about 15 minutes, as most animals are accustomed to the smell of smoke and are unalarmed (cigars and cigarettes not included here) as long as the smoke is not accompanied by heat and flames. Tom Brown's methods are obviously not as easy as a spray botle of descenting fluid, but are a little closer to traditional native ways, especially if your camp fires turn out like mine often do!!

Actually I find all of Tom Brown's books fascinating (as is his personal history), with many useful tips regarding hiding, stalking, observing, appreciating, and respecting all aspects of the natural world. Tom's books may not make any of us better photographers, but they can do much to make us better naturalists.

Also check out Tom Brown's "The Science and Art of Tracking" and "Tom Brown's Field Guide to Nature and Survival for Children". Who knows, teaching them to love and respect nature may be the first step towards encouraging the next generation of wildlife photographers.

Take care,
CK
Nikonian in Ontario, Canada

Take care,
CK
Nikonian in Ontario, Canada

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