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Interview in the Radio Times reported on Yahoo here.
Ok, so he was mad as a box of frogs, but I don't really think the comments were called for, especially as the guy's not here to defend himself.
So what if he was a showman? He introduced a lot of people to the animal world.
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Jealousness on Alastair Fothergill's part i think, Irwin was a showman for sure with his flambouyant personallity but that was what made him so entertaining.
Somewhat uncalled for I agree.
Never heard of Alastair Fothergill, anyway.
That was what I thought. It all smacked of sour grapes and jealousy...dunno why wildlife shooting should attract so much of it.
Any kind of photography can attract jealousy not just wildlife!
Yeah! Everybody's jealous of my pics!
(My biggest joke to date!!!) LOL!
whats with the random outbreak on steve irwan?
Yes agree, uncalled for.
True Pete, true...and you have first hand experience!!
Haven't we all.
I have no issue with what he has said and don't think it's down to being jealous. I agree with the crux of what he say's and that is filming or photographing wildlife is about getting it behaving in it's natural way and not inducing a response from the subject.
Don't get me wrong Steve Irwin was very sucessfull at getting peoples interest I just didn't approve of the way he did it.
I just think that the guys timing was wrong - a little insensitive so soon after Irwin's death.
Yep, and why didn't he say it to Irwin's face instead of doing it when he's dead?
Quote: filming or photographing wildlife is about getting it behaving in it's natural way and not inducing a response from the subject.
All Steve did was to get his subjects to respond naturally when provoked, if he hadn't been the provoker it would have been another creature that p!ssed the snake off and made it strike!
I don't know and how do you know he didn't. It's only been reported because he has died and the news think it's controversal.
So provoking an animal that under normal circumstances you wouldn't to try and get a response is right because you think it would entertain / educate the public. I have a lot more respect for photographers and film makers who actually wait to get the natural reaction caused by the meeting of prey or predator. You should never induce stress on wildlife were it can be avoided.
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