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Those Eyes


Those Eyes
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Copyright: Rick Price (Adanac) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-09-24
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon Eos 300D Digital Rebel, Canon 100-400/4.5-5.6L IS
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/80 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): 5 favs. and up - PART 3, BEST OF: Coyotes, Dingo's, & Wolves 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-03-23 4:35
Viewed: 4736
Favorites: 7 [view]
Points: 62
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This Grey Wolf approached to within 7 meters of me near Jasper, he was in a pack of five I have previously posted one of his pack howling, which will live with me always. This was my 22nd wedding anniversary so what a present it was.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-03-23 4:53]

Hi Rick,
What a beautiful wolf! It must have been a charming moment.. I liked the pose you captured, colors and lighting is very good. TFS
Selen

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-03-23 5:18]

Hi Rick

Oh well - it is 'green-with-envy' time again. Lovely shot- what else can I say - the BG is excellent - highlights the wolf.

James

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2007-03-23 6:44]

Mean look,nice portrait liked the composition&viewpoint.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-03-23 7:59]

Hi Rick,
oh he is giving you a fierce look, seven meters seems far ebough for him to check you out in confort.
Excellent sapture, the focus on the eyes is fabulous. Excellent sharp details and the eye contact is amazing.
TFS..Sky

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-03-23 8:05]

Hi Rick, i am unbelievably jealous, what a fantastic experience this must've been! You obviously kept your nerve to present such an emotive moment so well. Details, colours are great, but the expression on his face - priceless. One for my faves, thanks.

(congrats on 22 years by the way :o)

Paul

He's gorgeous, so intent looking. Beautiful capture, colours are wonderful, excellent sharpness. You have many Amazing photos! Wow :)

Ange

Hi Rick,
Amazing portrait of this wolf!
And even more amazing the close approach you were from the animal...great control of your emotions, no signs of moving pulse here.
Great DOF and the eye contact with the animal.
Congratulations and thanks for share it.
Best regards,
JM

Hello Rick
Excellent closupe.Perfect compo and lighting,
Great POV and BG,Welldone.

Good Luck
Fartash

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-03-23 11:32]

Hi Rick,

Not only those eyes - that face! He is beautiful and his coat is glorious. Wonderful close-up.

Jane

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3423 W: 173 N: 3309] (10940)
  • [2007-03-23 11:40]

Hello Rick,
What an experience to see the black wolf! And you were so close!! Terrific close-up portrait with focus on those wolfy eyes! Excellent sharpness and colour.
Many thanks and best wishes, Ulla

Hello Rick,
what a look, what a character! Beautifully intense, well composed, dynamic portrait. An amazing company that you seem to be part of. Thank you! With best regards,
Peter

Hi Rick,
Very nice portrait of this wolf!

Biswarup

Rick, these eyes are very cold, distant and menacing. Do human beings have reasons to be afraid of these dark wolves?
The picture is remarkably sharp.
Thanks for sharing it.
Ram

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-03-23 12:49]

Hi Rick.
What an excellent portrait of this amazing wolf. You managed to reflect the state of its "soul" perfectly and with great skillfulness. POV, sharpness and details of the wolf image, blurriness and colorfulness of the BG are wonderful too. Really great present for your. My congratulations on your anniversary and so terrific picture. TFS and best regards.
Alexei.

Hi Rick,
A wonderful image.
No nitpicking this time:)
Well done
TFS
Annick

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-03-23 14:54]

Hi Rick

Another impressive addition to your already amazing gallery!
You really are a blessed man in terms of animal contact :))
What a fantastic and piercing shot! Those eyes really look magnificent and give the impression they see right through you.
The colors and details are impeccable and the simple compositition just focuses all the attention on the view.
This post also made me look at the howling photo again and i finally decided that it belongs to my favorites.

Bravo and TFS
Horia

Hi Rick,
Very expressive capture!
TFS,
Serge

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-03-23 17:35]

Wow! I would not want to cross this animal -- though I suspect that our fear of him has more to do with the way his eyes are set in his head than any malice on his part.
Superb eye contact
TFS
silke

Gee, he is sure giving you the "eye" Rick. That is a tad close for a wolf pack. Were they licking their chops? It's a great capture. Nice color and sharpness. If you got a wolf for your anniversary...what did your wife get? : )

TFS
Evelynn

Cangratulations Rick . This is a beautiful Jasper wolf , and a joy to see . You can see why this dog species is often referred to as the most intelligent in the dog world . I hope you've checked out the Banff Jasper website , there are some great links to wolf sites . Thanks for sharing , Kevin .

Hi Rick,
An excellent shot on this Grey Wolf. Man those are some piercing eyes. Nice color and detail in this frame filling shot. I love to listen to them howl at night. Great shot!
Scott

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-03-23 23:40]

Hello Rick

You know it doesn't surprise me that you took this amazing shot ,what surprises me is that it took so long for you to post it.It leaves me in anticipation of more really wonderful shots.I love the colour of this grey wolf,it is different than the ones I have seen,excellent focus and composition.The look in the eyes and the positioning of the ears tell a story.This is one of my favourites.TFS

Rob

Hi Rick,
Nice portrait of this wolf. Good POV and eyes contact. He look not happy!
TFS
Eric

Wow! This is great shot of a differnt looking wolf, the other ones are usually black, gray, or white. This one lookes like the big bad wolf. Nicely captured. :)

And what a present! Wow! This is an amazing capture of a nice animal. This eye contact is very impressive and what to say about this POV and details... This is a close encounter :) TFS,
Claudine

Hi Rick,
Simply an awesome photo. What a moment to get such a shy animal from such a close distance in your view finder. The expression is really wonderful. What a present for your 22nd anniversary.
TFS,
Niek

Hi , incredible photo , Tfs.

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  • delic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 440 W: 6 N: 310] (898)
  • [2007-03-26 10:23]

A most impressive portrait with a captivating look, Rick. Echoing the call of the wild. Superb detail and color balance. One of the best on TN.
Best wishes,
Hakan

Hi Rick,
Wow that a wonderful shot! I really like the eye contact and the colors. Excellent DOF and great details. TFS ;o)
Stéph

wow, what a face, TFS Ori

Hi Rick
Your wolf portrait is outstanding! Those eyes could tell a thousand adventures I'm sure. Excellent sharpness, DOF, colour and lighting. He's a beautiful boy. Well done.
TFS Janice

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