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Grey Wolf (male): a portrait

Grey Wolf (male): a portrait
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Copyright: Luc Durocher (Luc) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-01-04
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon PowerShot S1 IS, canon tc-dc52b 1.6x
Exposure: f/4, 1/250 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Mammals of Canada, Canidae, BEST OF: Coyotes, Dingo's, & Wolves 1, Great Portraits [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-01-13 1:07
Viewed: 27665
Favorites: 5 [view]
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Grey Wolf (male): a portrait Canis lupus

Taken at the Ecomuseum, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Range and Habitat: Historically, wolves had the largest and most extensive range of all mammals, second only to humans. However, they have been extirpated from much of their former range, especially in the contiguous United States and much of western Europe.
Their former range in North America included Canada, the United States (except Hawaii), and Mexico in North America. Today, however, their range is limited to Canada, Alaska, and the northern states in the United States such as Minnesota, Maine, Michigan, Washington state, Wisconsin, Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, and a few other states. Many of the populations in the Lower 48 are fragmented and highly unstable, and many are wolves who have migrated from Canada. The most stable populations are in Alaska and Canada (except for the Canadian province of Newfoundland, where they became extinct in 1911). The Mexican subspecies that once ranged throughout the southwestern United States and Mexico is extinct in the wild. Captive breeding programs have reintroduced several small populations in the wild.
They inhabit a wide variety of habitats throughout their range, including grasslands, tundra, coniferous and deciduous forests, swamps, and deserts.
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I hope you like him.

carper, red45, milloup, isaperez, Fisher, marhowie, Callie, JeanMichel, gerhardt, Dav, olontur, andTiggerstoo has marked this note useful
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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2005-01-13 2:38]
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Very good shot Luc,
I like the composing shot, the pof is great and the dof is good. Self I had c ropp this one ome the right side a few cm for a more concentration on the head,but ofcoarse thats personal, farther, very good job

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-01-13 5:11]

Most feared animal in Middle Ages Europe. Beautiful. Great portrait Luc - I like soft fur, face and eyes.

He looks so cute and cuddly, but I'm sure you shouldn't make mistakes about that.. ;-))
Nice portrait with good colours, but you'd need to run sharpen to make the details really stand out ;-))

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2005-01-13 7:23]

Beautiful creature! Very proud.

Composition: *****
Sharpness: ****
Color: ****
DOF: ***
POV: ****

Perfect Luc, congratulations!
In my favorites.
Well done

Really nice pose and framing, just a bit soft on the focus, I think. -Jenn

BEAUTIFUL photo!It's perfect,congrats!

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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
  • [2005-01-13 16:51]

Excelent Shot, Luc. Just abit soft on the focus. A beautiful composition.


You've done a wonderful job with this Luc. A superb portrait! Love the soft light & the facial expression I see.. Well done my friend!!

Excellent shot, I like the blur effect in the contour and the softness of the skin that the shot DOF provides this time. You have capture this very well. Great level we are enjoying in TN lately.

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  • Callie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 95 N: 2610] (7555)
  • [2005-01-14 13:21]

Wwll luc, you are really producing excellent images, a joy to behold, thanks my frien they are all of animals that are novel to me. TFS
Maybe a slight crop on the right, but again, just my opinion, no nit

En voilà une qui m'a échappée, Luc! Cette photo est superbe. Fière attitude, regard enveloppant, fourrure superbe. Je le prendrais bien chez moi! Votre série de canidés, dont la très belle renarde récemment postée est composée de portraits très expressifs. Ce loup ne fait pas exception. Un favori!

Nice and soft look, great portrait, Luc, nice "dog" !

This is another splendid shot taken at the ecomuseum. You must make a travelogue of all your shots taken there. These animals has a special place in my heart. I have a timberwolf/Sheperd cross as a pet. Technical perfect, Luc. Well done. You deserve this cheques, really. :)

Cette photo est vraiment MAGNIFIQUE !!!
Elle dégage une certaine magie que je n'avais jamais vue juqu'à aujourd'hui sur une photo de loup.
Le loup est aussi superbe, j'en ai jamais vu un aussi expressif.
C'est vraiment du beau travail :)

Bonne continuation ;)

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