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Kim Wolhuter - Your chance to ask questions

Unread postby DuQues » Fri Jan 05, 2007 4:03 pm

Kim Wolhuter has agreed to answer some questions from the forumites.

For those who do not know who Kim is:
Harry Wolhuter, Kim's grandfather, was the first game ranger in the Kruger, and logged 44 years as ranger. (From 1902 until 1946.) Memories of a game ranger, his book, tells the story of how he was attacked by a lion, and managed to get out of it alive by knifing down the lion while hanging from it's mouth. You can find that remarkable feat on Kim's website.
Kim grew up in Kruger, his father was head ranger, and met Richard Goss, a filmmaker. One thing led to another and now Kim is a filmmaker of reknown himself. To name but one title: Tjololo - Tracking an African Leopard. That should sound familiar.

Now for the questions. We'll collect them here, and bundle them to him. Before you post them, have a look here first, a lot of questions have been asked and answered there.
A little guide for questions can be the Nigel Dennis Q&A topic.
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Unread postby bert » Fri Jan 05, 2007 4:21 pm

And he has made a amazing film shown on National Geoph about a leopard in a private reserve.
One of the best film i have ever seen

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Unread postby DuQues » Fri Jan 05, 2007 4:42 pm

That´s Tjololo. Predators at War, about how five of Africa’s leading predators compete for territory and food during the brutal drought that affected the area in 2002/03 actually got 2 Emmy´s. Preview¨of that movie.
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Unread postby Jose » Fri Jan 05, 2007 5:15 pm

DuQues wrote:That´s Tjololo. <...>

Not necessarily. Can also be Beauty (Beauty and the Beasts). IIRC it's this documentary that holds some of the - if not the - most stunning footage of a leopard kill. Grabbing an impala in mid-air (full summersault by both of them).
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Unread postby Boulder » Fri Jan 05, 2007 5:32 pm

How do you find stock photographic libraries where one can upload for sale digital pics safely and be credited in your credit card and once this is done the high quality pic is sent to them? I want to explore this avenue and I know you will have good advice.

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Unread postby DuQues » Fri Jan 05, 2007 5:44 pm

Eh....

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We intend to collect questions first... Like the "Do you find you have to manually under expose by over a stop in digital in order not to over expose and wash out your pics?"

Not a chatting topic, but just like the one with Nigel Dennis. He'll answer by email, which we'll post.
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Unread postby Jose » Fri Jan 05, 2007 6:05 pm

Sorry. :?
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Unread postby Jay » Fri Jan 05, 2007 7:28 pm

ok, so seriously, does it take literally "hundreds" of takes/shots to get those "perfect" shots, or is it the pro's trying to make us rank amateurs feel better about the countless useless pics we take :?

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Unread postby Freda » Fri Jan 05, 2007 7:36 pm

I watched him make the film of Tjololo on the Africam website.
When did he last see or hear of Tjololo?

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Unread postby Boulder » Fri Jan 05, 2007 11:11 pm

bert wrote:And he has made a amazing film shown on National Geoph about a leopard in a private reserve.
One of the best film i have ever seen


The film and photography were filmed mainly I believe according to his book on the farm Charleston which was my 2nd home growing up...very nostalgic all this
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Unread postby Loams » Tue Jan 09, 2007 8:57 am

Hi Kim

Thank you for giving some of your time to us lunatics.
I am a big fan of your documentaries, and I think you tell a story very well, and you accurately reflect what happens in the wild.

I do have one question for you though. Don't you think it is dangerous to show your physical interaction with the Hyena's in Hyena Queen? Does that not give the wrong idea to a generally uninformed and naive audience? I realise that these things do happen when you are out there every day, but isn't it careless to show it to 1000's of people that might now think it is OK to get out of your car in KNP to stroke the cute Hyena?

Once again thank you and I hope to see many more of your documentaries in future!!!
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Unread postby Boulder » Tue Jan 09, 2007 5:25 pm

Loams I get your drift and (agree) but I dont want to comment as I did when I first joined the Forum and I saw similar pics coming out of Kalagadi and spoke my mind and ruffled all the official feathers and others as well....a Hyena bite can crush a cows pelvis and if I am correct has been measured at 1000lbs per square inch. My Alsation "Rommel" in the Airforce was a mean critter and his bite was measured at 180 lbs per square inch (18% that of a mangy Hyena....dont mess with those dudes as you rightly say...you will come second!!!)
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Unread postby DinkyBird » Tue Jan 09, 2007 7:19 pm

Please lets keep this topic for questions for Kim only.
DuQues wrote:Eh....

:?

We intend to collect questions first... Like the "Do you find you have to manually under expose by over a stop in digital in order not to over expose and wash out your pics?"

Not a chatting topic, but just like the one with Nigel Dennis. He'll answer by email, which we'll post.
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Unread postby bucky » Tue Jan 09, 2007 9:24 pm

Does being in the bush , and working with wildlife / doing photography become like a regular job to you after time (ie - boring) , or does it remain exiting with you looking forward to the next days work ?

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Unread postby NightOwl » Wed Jan 10, 2007 1:54 pm

Hi Kim.

Do you plan your daily game drives as either Video trips or Photography trips. Or do you always have both with you.

Which Lenses do you use most when in the bush? I would assume it's not the 600mm that we all dream of, since you go off road and can get much closer to the animals than most of us on tourist roads.

Do you use multiple camera bodies (Which) or just one?

Which flash system do you use for night time photography or do you use those massive lights that I saw in one of your films about the leopard?

Thanx


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