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December 07, 2010

 
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Thai Royal Guard National Palace King's Birthday - Bangkok, Thailand - Daily Travel Photos
(Bangkok, Thailand)
f/8 || 1/800s || @200mm || ISO200 || Canon 5D || Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 Embed Code

A Thai Royal guard near the wall of the National Palace awaits the arrival of the King of Thailand.

I was forced into this new location across the street into a pack of sweaty Thais ravenously awaiting the King's arrival. When heads moved out of the way, I was able to snipe the occasional photo such as the one above but my prospects looked dim for a halfway decent shot of the parade or of the King.

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High Ranking Thai Royal Guard Officer Fuzzy Hat - Bangkok, Thailand - Daily Travel Photos
(Bangkok, Thailand)
f/4 || 1/320s || @200mm || ISO200 || Canon 5D || Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 Embed Code

A high ranking Royal Thai Guard officer.

Occasionally, when an interesting person came close enough, I was able to snipe photos from within the dense pack. Luckily, all the kind Thais surrounding me were very forgiving when I occasionally knocked them in the head with my large 70-200mm lens or when I dug an accidental elbow into their ribs. My assumption is that they were simply happy that my overweight body eclipsed the sun and provided shade against the brutal late-morning sun.

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