It’s amazing how a surprise event or comment can lead to a meeting of Twitter, or other social media friends. One minute you are sat at home checking out social media the next minute…. Well, let me go back to the beginning.
Just over a week ago I was chatting on Twitter with some of the anipal, and teddy communities. Both of these have a very strong presence on Twitter and it is an important place for them to congregate.
Bear and Human Tweetup
Olly Ted’s friends, I discovered are not only travelling around New Zealand and enjoying some of our country, (as well as its trains and railways), they were in Wellington and asked if I wanted to meet up.
Kevin’s sudden passing was the cause of much sadness in the Twitter community but thankfully the family of bears is being well cared for.
TweetUp in Wellington
The photographs of Theo and OllyTed were taken using Av mode (‘aperture priority’) but because it was indoors and there was electric light I had to rethink my portraits! Light that is OK for humans isn’t always camera friendly so I used a very high ISO to get lots of light. My ISO was actually 6400.
While chatting, I got to check out the bears’ own cameras which are new mirrorless models. These are great fun with all the quality of a high quality DSLR without the weight of technology DSLR’s. I was impressed!
Finally, an awesome picture that I didn’t take! This is me and the hug (including a feline friend)! All of these bears are travelling New Zealand and you can see images of the trip on @TourGuideTed‘s Twitter timeline.
It’s fabulous to have a picture of me because I am usually the one taking the picture. I guess it’s a problem photographers get used to.
- Did you know a host or collection of bears is known as a ‘hug‘?
Marjorie is a motorbike riding blogger and award winning cat photographer who believes that everyone can shoot and edit wonderful pictures they love regardless of the camera they use.
She is a Professional member of the Cat Writers Association, Kuykendall Image Award winner and published photographer at the Guardian newspaper.