Harvey Grohmann

Harvey Grohmann

Lives in South Africa Gauteng, South Africa
Works as a Photographer
Has a website at http://photocommission.com
Joined on Feb 8, 2011

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On Birds in the Nest challenge (17 comments in total)
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bettyhilda: For a ruling on this people may want to visit rspca.org.uk/. And search for nesting birds on that site Apparently it is an offence to deliberately disturb nesting birds and is punishable by law. They do state that parent birds in some circumstances will abandon their eggs and young. I am prepared to put more faith in their opinion than that of a person who wants to excuse his lack of compassion for his sunjects!

What is a greater threat to wildlife is the ever expanding population of humans on this Earth encroaching and destroying wildlife habitat, not a few ethical and concerned photographers capturing her beauty for all to see and thus in effect reducing the risk of abandonment by excessive activity.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 20, 2014 at 08:36 UTC
On Birds in the Nest challenge (17 comments in total)
In reply to:

bettyhilda: For a ruling on this people may want to visit rspca.org.uk/. And search for nesting birds on that site Apparently it is an offence to deliberately disturb nesting birds and is punishable by law. They do state that parent birds in some circumstances will abandon their eggs and young. I am prepared to put more faith in their opinion than that of a person who wants to excuse his lack of compassion for his sunjects!

If you are addressing me then do so. If you are blanket generalising then I suggest you reconsider. I stated quite clearly how I photograph birds and nestling’s and I suggest you re-read that portion of my statement. The RSPCA's comments are not the only "authority" on animal welfare; they specifically point to uncouth and close invasive behaviour of some, not all photographers, they also paint guidelines on how one should go about it. Yet you would have us still in the dark ages never to understand, see and learn from mother nature? Were it not for the efforts of a few wildlife photographers, be they from National Geographic or any number of wildlife publications, researchers and other similar organisations millions the world over interested in their surroundings would be in the dark and be attempting to seek out and quite likely in their exuberance destroy a nest.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 20, 2014 at 08:35 UTC
On Birds in the Nest challenge (17 comments in total)

Speaking from 30+ years of wildlife photography I've photographed & documented wild (wilderness) & acclimatised birds (living in close proximity to humans) on their nests & have NEVER recorded abandonment of the chicks. It is very difficult to find & photograph birds in the wilderness & if found it is done with the utmost of care, respect & distance. Most of the images I see entered in this challenge appear to be in an environment either created by or inhabited by man so the birds have long grown accustomed to human sights & sounds. Some of you have not thought through your comments intelligently or with much logic. Simply look at the amount of artificial nesting sights pictured or nests built on human structures and rethink some of your arguments. Furthermore human structures & endeavours to encourage birds to breed in nest boxes as well as on our buildings (bridges, causeways, highways, pylons and the like) have caused population EXPLOSIONS; swallows & pigeons to name but a few.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2014 at 23:29 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply

That's one overweight Cheetah. I doubt it's in the true wild but rather a zoo or caged animal.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2014 at 07:27 UTC as 1st comment

Super BiF

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2014 at 07:17 UTC as 2nd comment

Been there done that a few months ago :) Great shot. Perfect light.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 7, 2013 at 22:02 UTC as 1st comment
On 740_278 Castelvecchio Pascoli (LUCCA - TUSCANY - ITALY) in the Steamy challenge (2 comments in total)

Pity about the watermark...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 7, 2013 at 14:34 UTC as 1st comment
On 740_278 Castelvecchio Pascoli (LUCCA - TUSCANY - ITALY) in the Steamy challenge (2 comments in total)

Beautiful steamer, image, composition.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 7, 2013 at 14:18 UTC as 2nd comment
On train in reverse in the Steamy challenge (1 comment in total)

Great image, new perspective. Love the B&W conversion. Very 1940's

Direct link | Posted on Mar 7, 2013 at 14:11 UTC as 1st comment
On Steamy in the Steamy challenge (4 comments in total)

Powerful Image. Looks DRG (later DDR) Class 99 Loco's> What I wouldn't give to see this! Wonderful image.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 7, 2013 at 11:25 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
On Chinook up close and personal in the Beware of rotors! challenge (5 comments in total)

It's a powerful shot but the lack of rotor blur also is not characteristic of aviation photography.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 7, 2013 at 06:16 UTC as 1st comment
On Campbell the Swaggy in the My best picture this week challenge (4 comments in total)

WD. Great character near candid shot.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2012 at 21:47 UTC as 1st comment
On Czech Mi-171s in the Beware of rotors! challenge (1 comment in total)

I prefer this to the winner. Rotor blur is a must and two gunships, one in and one out of focus makes for a good story/scene/comp

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2012 at 21:45 UTC as 1st comment
On Void in the My best picture this week challenge (8 comments in total)

Works well. Great shot. Congrats

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2012 at 21:45 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On Hawk On The Wing in the My best picture this week challenge (1 comment in total)

Good sharp shot on eye, good catchlight. Good blue on BG. Bird too cramped in frame to right, needs more space right and less on left...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2012 at 13:40 UTC as 1st comment
On Talus Creek in the My best picture this week challenge (1 comment in total)

Wonderful image, crisp, colourful, well exposed and framed.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2012 at 07:10 UTC as 1st comment
On Flying Crane Firefighter! in the Beware of rotors! challenge (2 comments in total)

Amazing sighting and image. WD.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 1, 2012 at 07:04 UTC as 2nd comment
On I hate changing aircraft in the Beware of rotors! challenge (1 comment in total)

Haha! Excellent image and timing, love the Title. WD.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 1, 2012 at 06:53 UTC as 1st comment
On Look What The Stork Left in the B&W Subject on COLOR background! challenge (1 comment in total)

Fabulous take on the challenge. Could well be the winner.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 15, 2012 at 08:42 UTC as 1st comment
On .458 Win Mag Double Rifle - J Fanzoj in the Firearms challenge (2 comments in total)
In reply to:

Busmom1397: Vey nice great attention to detail

Thank you! It's a fine piece built by the legendary Johann Fanzoj of Austria in the mid '70's

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2012 at 07:18 UTC
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