Real cameras with telephoto lenses could have avoided this

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threw the lens
threw the lens Senior Member • Posts: 1,126
Re: Real cameras with telephoto lenses could have avoided this

All this talk of how fast bovines can run reminded me of crocodiles.

The myth is that crocodiles can outrun people, but it's not exactly true. They can peak at 11mph. Fastest humans peak at 28mph. The main problem is with four legs animals accelerate better. So I would prefer to get 20ft head start minimum on a croc even if I am feeling sprightly.

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threw the lens wrote:

All this talk of how fast bovines can run reminded me of crocodiles.

The myth is that crocodiles can outrun people, but it's not exactly true. They can peak at 11mph. Fastest humans peak at 28mph. The main problem is with four legs animals accelerate better. So I would prefer to get 20ft head start minimum on a croc even if I am feeling sprightly.

Since 40% of American adults are obese and peak at 8 mph the croc still has a good chance.

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markyboy81 Senior Member • Posts: 2,134
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threw the lens wrote:

All this talk of how fast bovines can run reminded me of crocodiles.

The myth is that crocodiles can outrun people, but it's not exactly true. They can peak at 11mph. Fastest humans peak at 28mph. The main problem is with four legs animals accelerate better. So I would prefer to get 20ft head start minimum on a croc even if I am feeling sprightly.

When you say fastest humans I think you mean human as only one person has got close to that speed (Bolt who I think can run 27mph flat out.) Also, most people couldn't run at 11mph for any length of time, it's faster than you might think!

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threw the lens Senior Member • Posts: 1,126
Re: Real cameras with telephoto lenses could have avoided this

markyboy81 wrote:

threw the lens wrote:

All this talk of how fast bovines can run reminded me of crocodiles.

The myth is that crocodiles can outrun people, but it's not exactly true. They can peak at 11mph. Fastest humans peak at 28mph. The main problem is with four legs animals accelerate better. So I would prefer to get 20ft head start minimum on a croc even if I am feeling sprightly.

When you say fastest humans I think you mean human as only one person has got close to that speed (Bolt who I think can run 27mph flat out.) Also, most people couldn't run at 11mph for any length of time, it's faster than you might think!

If you want to prove me wrong, we can organise a you v crocodile race and youtube it.

markyboy81 Senior Member • Posts: 2,134
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threw the lens wrote:

markyboy81 wrote:

threw the lens wrote:

All this talk of how fast bovines can run reminded me of crocodiles.

The myth is that crocodiles can outrun people, but it's not exactly true. They can peak at 11mph. Fastest humans peak at 28mph. The main problem is with four legs animals accelerate better. So I would prefer to get 20ft head start minimum on a croc even if I am feeling sprightly.

When you say fastest humans I think you mean human as only one person has got close to that speed (Bolt who I think can run 27mph flat out.) Also, most people couldn't run at 11mph for any length of time, it's faster than you might think!

If you want to prove me wrong, we can organise a you v crocodile race and youtube it.

I'm happy to provide any evidence of me running slower than a crocodile.

Do you know my personal best for the 100m? 75m.

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threw the lens wrote:

All this talk of how fast bovines can run reminded me of crocodiles.

The myth is that crocodiles can outrun people, but it's not exactly true. They can peak at 11mph. Fastest humans peak at 28mph. The main problem is with four legs animals accelerate better. So I would prefer to get 20ft head start minimum on a croc even if I am feeling sprightly.

it isn't a mythg but an accurate description of what happens in the real world.

That is where you (not Usain Bolt) is standing by a river (not on purpose made  track) and the croc jumps out of the water 2 or 3 metres away (that is 6' to 9' to you) .

That is how crocs hunt.

Small details but vital , in the true sense of the word.

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People looking to get a selfie and searching for likes suspend all common sense, me included

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NextShowForSure Contributing Member • Posts: 765
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araudan wrote:

LoneTree1 wrote:

So you wouldn't have to try to cozy up to a wild animal to get a photo with a phone.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-49101874

Common sense would have been even more effective.

Wouldn't buying a cheap long zoom compact as part of the planning process before travelling to an area full of unapproachable wild animals constitute common sense; so the OPs comment still stands as far as I can see.

JohnTh Forum Member • Posts: 54
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...because their (spiritual) lenses are so short-sighted?

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