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Rests with wolves under the snow

Rests with wolves under the snow
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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: 2005-01-19
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon PowerShot S1 IS, canon tc-dc52b 1.6x
Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): 50 points or more - 50 puntos o más, Mammals of Canada, 5 favs. and up - PART 2, Birds and Animals in the Snow, Ecomuseum, BEST OF: Coyotes, Dingo's, & Wolves 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-02-26 3:39
Viewed: 49960
Favorites: 19 [view]
Points: 80
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
(Dances) Rests with wolves under the snow
Grey Wolf (male)
Canis Lupus

You can see this wolf here and here.
I was with my friend Serge Gagné when I took this photo at the Ecomuseum. They are my first 'under the snow' photos. I put another view as a worlshop.
This animal has a proud look. You should see him when he cavorts in his enclosure with his partner.

I hope you like him.

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sAner, dew77, carper, red45, thiagobr, marhowie, LordPotty, extramundi, willie, Signal-Womb, PDP, Alan_Kolnik, hummingbird24, gerhardt, TAZ, slrnovice2, Dave has marked this note useful
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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To Robbrown: probably the exotic character...Luc 1 02-28 15:52
To radz: TN become a wide site...Luc 1 02-28 14:54
To doubleg57: Tous les photographes sont des magiciens...Luc 1 02-27 01:08
To ninadev: Très justes observations...Luc 1 02-26 23:59
To ellis49: I know by experienceLuc 1 02-26 10:56
To extramundi: the snow is treated as a scrap...Luc 1 02-26 10:48
To sAner: you are right...Luc 1 02-26 03:55
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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-02-26 3:48]
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Hi there Luc. This is an outstanding photo. I really like the snowflakes coming down and it must have been difficult to focus because of the snow, was it? Nice sharp details and excellent pose and composition. TFS!

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-02-26 3:49]

Perfect pose and composition!I've also liked the other view

very good photo, Luc,
I like the atmosphere in the shot, the snow is falling, the details, the good composition, very good photo I like it

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-02-26 4:49]

He's great Luc. Great shot of this wolf in the snow, and it doesn't even affect him. I like your POV and his pose. Very well done.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-02-26 4:51]

Yes, one of most proud and beautiful animals. Still live in Poland. I love your POV, great scene, snow is very suitable for wolfs.
Remainds me Jack London's 'White Fang', TFS Luc!

Tu a fait une photo magnifique! C'est délicieux comme toujours! Je reve d'avoir le chien similaire! Mais c'est pas posssible - j'habite au septième etage!

Another superb job Luc..You don't know how much pleasure you bring into the world with shots like this..

Wonderful capture of a gorgeous creature.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-02-26 6:58]

De toute beauté Luc, le regard et les détails son parfait. Le cadrage est aussi excellent, j'aime bien la neige dans limage. Magnifique composition FÉLICITATIONS !

Very nice photo Luc.
It's snowing in Canada too, here has the winter started again, snowing all days in the last week, where is the spring?;-)
Very good pose, composition, colours and details.
Excellent work.

Great shot Luc perfectly captured, I would just push a bit the contrast. In my fav's
Well done.

A fine looking specimen indeed Luc.
It must be really hard to focus on these white critters.
They seem to come out really well though.You're a bit of a master at this.
The Ecomuseum must be an amazing place.Thank goodness for places like that.I'm sure they play a part in preserving many endangered species.Jolly good work.
Cheers, Steve.

Beautiful picture, Luc. Yesterday it snowed here, it is quite strange at 250 m. high place on the coast, but we are having northen winds this year. With a little snow everything collapses, we are not ready for it. I thougt about you, Greg, Gert... you would laugh if you saw our roads, schools... closed due to a little snow :DDD
This guy looks very happy under the snow. Regards, Felipe.

Luc, c'est comme la remarque que j'ai fait sur autre photo a quelqu'un cette semaine, "Ce n'est pas une photo, mais un portrait". Tres belle reussite.


The WS is a nice one, but here you have the right pose of your model and what a nice model it is. A superb capture on a good moment. I like the softness and "kindness" of this wolf, everything is very clear, really nice, Luc, really nice !

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  • willie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1023 W: 61 N: 648] (2083)
  • [2005-02-26 12:36]

It's a beauty Luc. Excellent shot. I'm amazed at how these animals can handle the cold and snow. Just think how we humans would handle those temperatures in our birthday suites.

Le loup est superbe sous cette neige. Impassible mais attentif. A mes yeux tu n'est pas un photographe mais plutot un magicien.

Amazing capture Luc this is going into my fav...very well done.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-02-26 16:09]

Beautiful shot Luc, I love the snow and this fine animal looking so calm in sitting it out. Very well done.

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  • honza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 533 W: 0 N: 720] (4197)
  • [2005-02-26 16:11]

Great shot Luc. This is very nice and realistic photo of noble animal. Perfect composition and sharpness.

On a beau dire.. c'est beau la neige .. J'aime bien la position du loup dans une légère diagonale dans le sens opposé de celui des branches en arrière plan.
Un peu de "softness" sur son oeil gauche, probablement dû à la difficulté de prendre le focus surtout avec un doubleur. Un P'tit coup de densité + sur le tour de son oeil gauche pour le rendre aussi foncé que celui de droite pourrait régler l'affaire... Superbe tout de même.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-02-26 18:08]

Luc, amazing shot. Excellent pov, sharpness and composition. The expression upon the face of the wolf is strong and beautiful.



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  • Toni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 403 W: 2 N: 316] (2034)
  • [2005-02-26 18:13]

Parfait. On pourrait presque le caliner.

I like the falling snowflakes and the subtle tones of the wolf's coat. Nice composition for a zoo shot.

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2005-02-28 13:58]
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Luc good composition,fine details,great POV.You bring out white snow details with perefect shot.

I am not surprised that this one is up over 50 points it has quality written all over, this park really does give some wonderful chances and you make the most of it even under these bad light conditions. TFS

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2005-03-01 4:43]

OOOO! This is a hero! Very impressive shot. Congratulations!

Nothing to add here - absolutely perfect!

There is an almost "sepia" quality to this scene which brings to mind a day gone by, when the wolf roamed free in great numbers, wild and proud. Magnificent photo and creature. I also enjoyed the former postings, especially the grey wolf. Your subjects seem to reflect the same compassion and respect that your skill with the camera gives them. This is one of your many bests. Thank you, Luc.

I can't believe I have missed this shot. It looks like my dog, seriously. Its a lovely specimen, a great pose and snowy look to boot. Very nice capture, Luc. I love this shot.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-03-09 11:47]

Très jolie photo avec une belle pose pour ce magnifique animal !
Very well done !

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  • gazo Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 72 W: 0 N: 13] (91)
  • [2005-03-17 22:35]

Cette photo est géniale. Avec la neige qui tombe c'est digne des plus belles photos de Loups.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-03-24 14:24]

This is one of my favorite photos. I just love the pose of the wolf, and the feel of the snow falling. There is something about the quality of this picture that gives me goosebumps.
Thanks for another outstanding capture, Luc. : )

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  • LBO Silver Star Critiquer [C: 18 W: 0 N: 3] (143)
  • [2005-05-09 11:21]

Bonjour Luc
Quelle photo impressionnante. On croirait y être!!! Encore une fois bravo.


Wolves are my favorite wild animal and this capture is stunning! Well worthy of being placed on a living room wall... Gorgeous!

Fantastic shot Luc, adorable. DOF, posture, the movement of the snow and the limited DOF afforded by the snow is fantastic. Exposure is spot on and what a lovely characteristic canine pose - I could almost rush up to pet him! This is a perfect wolf shot :)

This is not an image, this God's canvas !

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  • Dave Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
  • [2005-12-15 21:35]

Very beautiful Luc!
Totally excellent!
I'm ready to watch the movie "Dances with Wolves" again, but it's off to bed for me to get ready for another day at work tomorrow. Maybe I'll bring the movie to work with me incase we have a slow day...
Good evening and thanks,

amazing pic, collllllld, TFS Ori

The wolf looks so amazingly peaceful here! Wonderful catch! In the workshop the wolf looks (and poses) like a model!

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