Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2009/04/22

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Subject: [Leica] IMG: It's not just for Southerners anymore
From: leicachris at (Chris Williams)
Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2009 23:00:13 -0500
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Oh the old curse of the dead battery while photographing a live possum in 

Those suckers are almost as fast as armadillos if they want to be. Probably 
was that loud M8 shutter.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Peter Klein"
Subject: [Leica] IMG: It's not just for Southerners anymore

> Look who showed up in my front yard this weekend. This is no masterpiece, 
> but I thought some of you might enjoy it anyway.
> I was surprised to see it.  They're pretty nocturnal creatures, and I've 
> never seen one in broad daylight before.  And contrary to their usual 
> slow-moving behavior, this one ran *very* fast when it saw me.  Perhaps it 
> was afraid of the M8, or didn't want to be photographed with an off-brand 
> CV 90/3.5.
> I first grabbed my Olympus DSLR, for which I have a zoom with 300mm 
> equivalent, but the battery was dead.  At least the M8 let me blow the 
> shot up to 1:1.
> --Peter

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