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The photographic sherpa

We went out to the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center in Laurel, Maryland, not far from the District. It was pleasant walking around the extensive grounds, although the only birds we saw were some geese in their lake, ducks way off in the distance, and a kestrel and screech owl in the headquarters.

Tim is very good about lugging around my heavier gear, but he doesn’t ever carry this much at one time. I had been putting on shoes in the car when he got it all together. He also wanted me to bring my tripod, which I used but absolutely detest, so he got to carry it.

Opposing views, posted earlier:

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Zoltán Balogh03-Feb-2018 13:40
What a great photo of Tim and the Nikons. V
Pierre02-Feb-2018 13:54
Cette jolie photo m'a bien fait sourire surtout le titre associé à cette image! V
Liz Bickel01-Feb-2018 03:32
LOLOLOL You got one, too!!! I got to show my hubby that he's not the only "pack mule" to quote him. Guys like ours are keepers.
Julie Oldfield01-Feb-2018 02:26
That is great! V
Nirvan Hope29-Jan-2018 05:57
Oh my goodness! What a saint!
Gill Kopy29-Jan-2018 01:56
I had to show this to my husband - he needs some training :)
janescottcumming29-Jan-2018 00:36
That Tim, he's a good guy!
Mairéad28-Jan-2018 21:45
You've got him well trained!
exzim28-Jan-2018 21:11
Poor guy, I know how he feels.
Ton T.28-Jan-2018 18:37
He's a little too good for you!! Very nice image Helen V
joseantonio28-Jan-2018 18:16
Nice to have Tim around. Nice you see you, Tim.V
Ika Zinka Eferl28-Jan-2018 17:24
Superb image! And yes, lucky you! V
bill friedlander28-Jan-2018 17:14
Lovely shot of Nikonman. V
Tom Munson28-Jan-2018 17:06
Lucky you Hellen, to have an assistant. And great shot of Tim.
danad28-Jan-2018 16:07
How lucky you are to have a faithful sherpa ! He looks happy to do this job !
Nice portrait of Tim ! V.
Isabel Cutler28-Jan-2018 16:06
He's a saint. I got to feel guilty about making my "sherpa" carry my gear and switched to micro 43 stuff. It's still not all that lightweight when you take a couple of bodies and lenses, but it does weigh less. We were, by the way, just talking about visiting this area because there's a naval air museum there that Bill would like to see.
Jim Coffman28-Jan-2018 15:54
Wow, Tim is great to have along side of you!!
fotabug28-Jan-2018 15:46
hey, I need an assistant like that! Could I borrow him? LOL
Nick Paoni28-Jan-2018 15:46
You're lucky to have a dedicated assistant with a strong neck. With that gear you are ready for anything- happy shooting.
MarcViskens28-Jan-2018 15:45
How friendly to carry it all for you
Raymond28-Jan-2018 15:37
Love your gear Helen ... looks like the expensive kind!