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Steve Irwin Attacked in the Press

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Westers
Westers  93905 forum posts Burkina Faso1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2006 - 9:41 PM

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.

Sad.

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tepot
tepot  104416 forum posts United Kingdom
2 Nov 2006 - 10:05 PM

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.

Just Jas
Just Jas  1225752 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2006 - 10:10 PM

Somewhat uncalled for I agree.

Never heard of Alastair Fothergill, anyway.

jas

Westers
Westers  93905 forum posts Burkina Faso1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2006 - 10:12 PM

That was what I thought. It all smacked of sour grapes and jealousy...dunno why wildlife shooting should attract so much of it.

Pete
Pete Site Moderator 1318446 forum postsPete vcard ePz Advertiser England96 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2006 - 10:14 PM

Any kind of photography can attract jealousy not just wildlife!

Just Jas
Just Jas  1225752 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2006 - 10:17 PM

Yeah! Everybody's jealous of my pics!

(My biggest joke to date!!!) LOL!

jas

Bowley
Bowley  879 forum posts England
2 Nov 2006 - 10:18 PM

whats with the random outbreak on steve irwan?

Yes agree, uncalled for.

Westers
Westers  93905 forum posts Burkina Faso1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2006 - 10:19 PM

True Pete, true...and you have first hand experience!!
;o)

Kris_Dutson
2 Nov 2006 - 10:53 PM

Haven't we all.

hobbs
hobbs  101222 forum posts United Kingdom
2 Nov 2006 - 11:26 PM

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.

Just Jas
Just Jas  1225752 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2006 - 11:31 PM

I just think that the guys timing was wrong - a little insensitive so soon after Irwin's death.

Westers
Westers  93905 forum posts Burkina Faso1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2006 - 11:46 PM

Yep, and why didn't he say it to Irwin's face instead of doing it when he's dead?

tepot
tepot  104416 forum posts United Kingdom
2 Nov 2006 - 11:48 PM


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!

hobbs
hobbs  101222 forum posts United Kingdom
2 Nov 2006 - 11:50 PM

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.

hobbs
hobbs  101222 forum posts United Kingdom
2 Nov 2006 - 11:56 PM

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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