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2015 Project 52 - Week 34 - August 23rd to August 29th
« on: August 21, 2015, 09:19:58 AM »

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  1. Doodle - Jack and the Bean Stalk


  2. Wintergon
  3. Tartlaghan - Balloons galore


  4. bandmandq
  5. Snapper - Tatanka!


  6. Ochotona - Acorn woodpeckers


  7. Suka
  8. Mariuccias
  9. Bish - Jet Provost

« Last Edit: August 31, 2015, 03:22:31 PM by Snapper »
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Tatanka!
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2015, 10:07:12 AM »
For those of you that follow WWF or whatever name it goes by these days (no, me neither!)...

I was asked by a friend to take some photos at a local wrestling event yesterday. What great fun it was!!
The adults and particularly children had a wonderful time cheering and booing their favourites and the baddies. They also couldn't wait to get autographs and pictures (a veritable sea of iPads surrounded the wrestlers at every break and interval).

Tatanka was visiting the island and was apparently quite well known in the US for his WWE exploits?

The light was very challenging for photography and I had to use ridiculously high ISO settings to get near the 1/1000 I really needed.

The photos I took are here if you want to take a peek: https://jerseysportshots.smugmug.com/CIWW-at-the-Merton

All I can say is that if you get a chance to photograph an event like this, go for it!  :)
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Re: Tatanka!
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2015, 11:13:30 AM »
For those of you that follow WWF or whatever name it goes by these days (no, me neither!)...

This shot is hilarious!  Looks like he just knocked that little kid on his butt.

Love it. 

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Re: 2015 Project 52 - Week 34 - August 23rd to August 29th
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2015, 01:27:47 PM »
Remember watching him as a kid on TV, he was pretty good. Never got a run at teh big matches, but a very good second tier wrestler.
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Re: 2015 Project 52 - Week 34 - August 23rd to August 29th
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2015, 01:43:06 PM »
acorn woodpeckers
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Re: Tatanka!
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2015, 03:24:42 PM »

Tatanka was visiting the island and was apparently quite well known in the US for his WWE exploits?

I don't follow that wrestling stuff at all but I sure do love the spin-off with his name!
Tatanka?!  (Tatonka being Indian for buffalo...)  He looks like he is built like one too.
Take your camera with you dammit. You can't take your next "best photo" if your camera is sitting at home in the bag, now can you?

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Re: Tatanka!
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2015, 04:08:49 PM »

Tatanka was visiting the island and was apparently quite well known in the US for his WWE exploits?

I don't follow that wrestling stuff at all but I sure do love the spin-off with his name!
Tatanka?!  (Tatonka being Indian for buffalo...)  He looks like he is built like one too.

he is a proper native american, not just a gimmick
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Re: Tatanka!
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2015, 04:27:43 PM »

Tatanka was visiting the island and was apparently quite well known in the US for his WWE exploits?

I don't follow that wrestling stuff at all but I sure do love the spin-off with his name!
Tatanka?!  (Tatonka being Indian for buffalo...)  He looks like he is built like one too.

he is a proper native american, not just a gimmick
I don't doubt it at all.  I'm not saying he is a gimmick either. But the spinoff is a gimmick (or it wouldn't be a spin off...) if one wants to get technical.
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Re: Tatanka!
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2015, 03:58:53 AM »

Tatanka was visiting the island and was apparently quite well known in the US for his WWE exploits?


I don't follow that wrestling stuff at all but I sure do love the spin-off with his name!
Tatanka?!  (Tatonka being Indian for buffalo...)  He looks like he is built like one too.


he is a proper native american, not just a gimmick

I don't doubt it at all.  I'm not saying he is a gimmick either. But the spinoff is a gimmick (or it wouldn't be a spin off...) if one wants to get technical.


Interesting! I Googled both 'Tatonka' and 'Tatonka' and there appears to be some confusion as to which is the correct spelling for buffalo.

http://www.storyofthebison.com/tatankaaboutbison.html
http://definithing.com/tatonka/

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=tatonka
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=tatanka

Either way, I have to say that he was a really nice guy but I wouldn't want him to fall on me!
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Re: 2015 Project 52 - Week 34 - August 23rd to August 29th
« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2015, 01:41:35 PM »
Did anyone else notice the expression on the lady's face that was behind him...and what she was staring at?  ;D
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Jack and the Bean Stalk
« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2015, 01:43:54 PM »
Ok, more like Gray Tree Frog on a 2 1/2 foot bean plant. So I took a little artistic license there...
(btw, that little guy was no bigger than my pinkie fingernail.)
« Last Edit: August 29, 2015, 02:58:00 PM by Snapper »
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Re: 2015 Project 52 - Week 34 - August 23rd to August 29th
« Reply #11 on: August 25, 2015, 04:00:23 PM »
Did anyone else notice the expression on the lady's face that was behind him...and what she was staring at?  ;D

Ha! Admiring "the buffalo's" hump.

p.s. cute little froglet.  You can tell it's tiny by the relative size of the hairs on the plant.

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Re: 2015 Project 52 - Week 34 - August 23rd to August 29th
« Reply #12 on: August 30, 2015, 06:53:38 AM »
Balloons galore
« Last Edit: August 30, 2015, 08:39:07 AM by Snapper »
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