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Wildlife Photography e-book: available again on Saturday Dec 17th

By dpreview staff on Dec 17, 2011 at 20:40 GMT

Wildlife photographer and dpreview.com contributor Uwe Skrzypczak is again making his book 'Wildlife photography: On Safari with Your DSLR: Equipment, Techniques, Workflow' available as a free download. As a goodwill gesture, following the difficulty many people experienced in downloading the book last week, Skrzypczak and his publisher Rockynook will be making the English language version of the book available again from Saturday December 17th for a 24 hour period, this time on dpreview's servers. The German-language version is also available from Skrzypczak's website. Please note - this download is only authorized from these links and for a 24 hour period - sharing or downloading the book from other sources contravenes Skrzypczak's copyright and is likely to deter other publishers offering downloads in future.

Availability - December 17th 2011

The download link will not work outside the following times:

TimezonePacific EasternUTC/GMTCentral European
From: 15:01
(Sat 17th)
18:01
(Sat 17th)
23:01
(Sat 17th)
00:01
(Sun 18th)
Until: 14:59
(Sun 18th)
17:59
(Sat 18th)
22:59
(Sun 18th)
23:59
(Sun 18th)

German-language version:

Comments

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OzChook
By OzChook (Dec 27, 2011)

thanks for nothing dpreveiw. i got news letter advise of this download on christmas day, 8 days after. not happy.

i know what someone is going to say, "should be checking website regularly". well not everyone spends every waking hour in front of a screen. that is why i get news letters via e-mail that i can access on phone.

still no decent lens reveiws this year either.

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Suntan
By Suntan (Dec 23, 2011)

Downloaded it on my computer during the short window it was available, then loaded it to dropbox so I could move it to my tablet for reading there. Went to open it just now and dropbox tells me it was taken down at the request of Uwe Skrzypczak per DMCA takedown law.

Nice.

No wonder ebooks are worthless.

-Suntan

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wiltera
By wiltera (Dec 22, 2011)

Thanks very much - excellent and useful guide!

Happy holidays to all

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JanGM
By JanGM (Dec 24, 2011)

Dear wiltera,
Is it possible you send me a copy. I was too late for the download. Please sent the copy tot janrombout@ziggo.nl.
Thanks a lot.
Jan Rombout
Netherlands

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SAinCA
By SAinCA (Dec 19, 2011)

How about DPReview posting this on FRIDAY, so folks have a realistic opportunity to enjoy the book. Weekends are snowed so I, along with many, missed BOTH windows. For my part, I've been in hospital with my son who broke his neck mountain-biking - kind of a legit "miss"...

Any chance of another window happening with a Friday MORNING heads-up?

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adhola1
By adhola1 (Dec 19, 2011)

Also was unable to download on the fateful day so missed out but wouldn't mind paying for the valuable info.

Merry Christmas All

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adhola1
By adhola1 (Dec 19, 2011)

PS: Just bought it on Amazon. Thanks Uwe for offering an Amazing deal and Congrats to all who were able to take advantage!!

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rubymi
By rubymi (Dec 19, 2011)

I was one of the unfortunate ones. I tried the whole day yesterday to download it but I couldn't. :-( However, I would like to say 'thank you' for the beautiful gesture. Happy Chrsitmas!!!

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Uwe Skrzypczak
By Uwe Skrzypczak (Dec 19, 2011)

Thanks for your message and sorry for you and the other people they could not get my book PDF.

From the technical side, there was no "timeout" in our 24 hour action for downloading the free PDF this weekend.

We have tasted both links, the english version at dpreview, the german version on my own website each hour. Both links had worked fine, usually in some seconds download time, in higher frequented times in a few minutes.
So, there was enough server space that everybody could get the PDF.

Happy christmas to all

Uwe

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BaldCol
By BaldCol (Dec 19, 2011)

Thanks for making it available. I have not had time to read it all yet but what I have read I have enjoyed. The images are stunning.

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jeanstonic
By jeanstonic (Dec 19, 2011)

thanks!

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guok
By guok (Dec 19, 2011)

thx a lot

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Sonniep5
By Sonniep5 (Dec 19, 2011)

I find this very manipulating and frustrating, if you are going to share it share it for few days so people don't have to be hostage of the time and network speed.
I don't understand what kind of marketing game is this. If you want people to pay it, just say it and direct accordingly and users will be happy to pay and download properly.

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Scottelly
By Scottelly (Dec 19, 2011)

Jeez! . . . and if he made it available for a week, but you came across it on day 8, would you be upset still?

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rubymi
By rubymi (Dec 19, 2011)

Sonniep5, it is not a marketing game but a beautiful gesture of kindness. There are still kind people out in the world you know!

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BaldCol
By BaldCol (Dec 19, 2011)

You are getting it for free. Make the effort.

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Michae lD
By Michae lD (Dec 19, 2011)

You can still pay for it now if you want it. I don't understand your complaint.

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cxsparc
By cxsparc (Dec 19, 2011)

What a shame! Uwe offers the product of his hard work for free and you complain as if you were entitled to anything!

If anyone is entitled to be frustrated, it is bound to be Uwe!

One the first day, I also experienced difficulties and contacted Uwe. He was very kind to help me get a copy within minutes. I noted down the day for downloading the german version (because of my kids) and had not problems at all this time.

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Jim OnCan
By Jim OnCan (Dec 19, 2011)

To Sonniep5

The book was offered on two separate weekends. It is the season of giving, Uwe did that, and it was very nice of him to offer his book. The fact that for whatever reason you could not download it is a shame, but get over it. I don’t think this is a marketing game, sometimes people just try to be nice, and that is what Uwe has done. I understand your frustration, but how can you expect Uwe to continue to give away his work! I ask you, should Uwe give it away for 1 week, 2 weeks, 3 weeks, or just till you have it?

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LukeDuciel
By LukeDuciel (Dec 19, 2011)

Thanks for sharing the knowledge. Appreciate it.

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jpmalohesr
By jpmalohesr (Dec 19, 2011)

My thanks for making this available.

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quicko58
By quicko58 (Dec 19, 2011)

Thankyou so much for making this available. Great work

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ravb
By ravb (Dec 19, 2011)

Dear Uwe
Thank you so much, The book is excellent.This will encourage the kids to take up this wonderful art seriously.
Merry xmas, and Best wishes for 2012

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Webphisher
By Webphisher (Dec 18, 2011)

Tried several times to download but never worked for me. Sad panda.

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sgtsalamander
By sgtsalamander (Dec 19, 2011)

same here. :(

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anttitapani
By anttitapani (Dec 19, 2011)

Same here.

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rubymi
By rubymi (Dec 19, 2011)

Same here! I have Windows Vista but had no luck.

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Remfire Olympus User
By Remfire Olympus User (Dec 19, 2011)

Same here, net slow and sometimes not at all.

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Nader Albazzaz
By Nader Albazzaz (Dec 18, 2011)

Thanks v.nice

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mark625
By mark625 (Dec 18, 2011)

Thanks for the download!
Parental Guidance: Contains blood and violence. :)

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Stakeouttoo
By Stakeouttoo (Dec 18, 2011)

super great.. thank you for the Christmas present... we appreciate it ...a great book

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andrea_g
By andrea_g (Dec 18, 2011)

Thank you for the download!

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BaldCol
By BaldCol (Dec 18, 2011)

Fantastic. Thank you for making it available.

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Hans Christian S
By Hans Christian S (Dec 18, 2011)

Thank you =;-)

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Tom__Brown
By Tom__Brown (Dec 18, 2011)

Thank you! :)

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IMTHEWILLONE
By IMTHEWILLONE (Dec 18, 2011)

Very Nice Thank you for sharing.

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Michel Voogd
By Michel Voogd (Dec 18, 2011)

Very nice, thanks!

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RAZAALI
By RAZAALI (Dec 18, 2011)

DEAR SIR, THANKS

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shuttrrbug
By shuttrrbug (Dec 18, 2011)

Gee, this has been available for free on the net for quite some time now.

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GuillaumeF
By GuillaumeF (Dec 18, 2011)

Thanks

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lucidOne
By lucidOne (Dec 18, 2011)

Thanks so much for sharing your knowledge! Great information and images.

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johnparas11zenfoliodotcom
By johnparas11zenfoliodotcom (Dec 18, 2011)

thanks!! on my ipad it downloads but I can't open in the ibooks..so I downloaded it in my main comp :-)

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WfromL
By WfromL (Dec 18, 2011)

Last week I tried a dozen times and every download failed. Today I could download without a problem. Great book, thanks a lot!

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glscarfiotti
By glscarfiotti (Dec 18, 2011)

Many thanks Uwe! Great gift for Xmas!
I will certainly look for more books from you to buy !

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i_dream
By i_dream (Dec 18, 2011)

Thank you for the book. Very informative.

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LeGrandLife
By LeGrandLife (Dec 18, 2011)

Wow! Thank you!

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GypsyTravel
By GypsyTravel (Dec 18, 2011)

What a wonderful gift you have given, Mahalo from Hawaii!

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ChrisPee
By ChrisPee (Dec 18, 2011)

Many thanks!

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marind
By marind (Dec 18, 2011)

Thank You so much!

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CLEANSHOT
By CLEANSHOT (Dec 18, 2011)

Awsome stuff!!

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AcerAntec
By AcerAntec (Dec 18, 2011)

Thank you, Uwe.

Hope you will be rewarded for sharing your efforts and your talent with us.

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netsopko
By netsopko (Dec 18, 2011)

Thank You for a great book,I am sure my wildlife photography will improve by reading your book.Thank You again. R.Sopko

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jim007
By jim007 (Dec 18, 2011)

thanks..

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johnno02
By johnno02 (Dec 18, 2011)

Many thanks for your great book
Appreciate,the download.

John

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Geostant
By Geostant (Dec 18, 2011)

Thanks a lot for your generosity
It's downloading now :)

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ziggy25
By ziggy25 (Dec 18, 2011)

Wow this time round it worked first time. Excellent! Thanks..

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krishsreedharan
By krishsreedharan (Dec 18, 2011)

Thanks very much for sharing this book ... it is a great guide in my preparation towards wildlife photography :)

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MAMDaveM
By MAMDaveM (Dec 18, 2011)

Widlife photography is not an area that I have much experience of, I found this e-book very interesting and it makes me want to do some wildlife photography. Thank you.

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Bezbozny
By Bezbozny (Dec 18, 2011)

Thank you very much! It was impossible for me to download the book last time since i was trying for almost 4 hours unsuccessfully.

Thank you very much!!!!

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maggiemole
By maggiemole (Dec 18, 2011)

An astonishingly beautiful and informative book. Usually you get one or the other! I hope I will be able buy a hard-back copy, I'm going to need it on my coffee table. Thank you so much for your generosity in making it available online.

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FPJ
By FPJ (Dec 18, 2011)

What a lovely and educational book. Thank you very much Uwe.

Kind regards,
Frank from Holland

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Uwe Skrzypczak
By Uwe Skrzypczak (Dec 18, 2011)

Many, many thanks to all for your nice messages here on dpreview and on my websites and even to all the donators. Now i have the base to found my own NGO next year to support my second home, the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem.

Thanks a lot and warm regards to all

Uwe

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Mister H
By Mister H (Dec 18, 2011)

Thank you for such a generous gesture - I look forward to reading your book over the Christmas break. I just need to save up for a trip to Africa now! :^)
Thanks again and have a very Merry Christmas.
Andrew

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Daryoosh Hoora
By Daryoosh Hoora (Dec 18, 2011)

Thank you so much.

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Takahashi
By Takahashi (Dec 18, 2011)

Thank you very much for this.

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Robert Rafai
By Robert Rafai (Dec 18, 2011)

Thank you very much and I wish you all happy Christmas!!!

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