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Copyright: Cathy Hampton (luvsdogs3) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 108 W: 0 N: 184] (586)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-01
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Olympus C-3040Z
Exposure: f/2.6, 1/80 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): BEST OF: Coyotes, Dingo's, & Wolves 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-08-17 19:57
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a Timber Wolf, or grey wolf, from a wolf rescue. The organization exists to rescue and nurture wolves and wolf-hybrids that have been abused or abandoned, and to educate the public against future poor treatment of these beautiful animals.

I named this photo for the expression of the wolf as well as a statement about the fate of these animals due to being misunderstood.

Wolves are the "bad guys" of fable, myth, and folklore. The "big bad wolf" fears portrayed in Little Red Riding Hood, Peter and the Wolf, and other tales have their roots in the experiences and stories of medieval Europe. These subtle but powerful negative attitudes and misconceptions about wolves have persisted through time, perpetuated by stories, films and word-of-mouth, even when few Americans will ever have the opportunity to encounter a wolf.

Little Red Riding Hood lied! No one has been killed by a wolf in the last 120 year.

Did you know…
…the Grey wolf, indigenous to California, was killed over 75 years ago.

There are no more packs of wolves anywhere in the lower 48 US states except in the four areas that they were just re-introduced - Great Lakes, Arizona, Rocky Mountains, and Yellow Stone.
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Hi Cathy,
A nice closeup portrait on this grey wolf. The colors are on the money, and detail is excellent. The dark backround makes this one more dramatic. A sad look in those super expressive eyes. They are superb animals. Nice Shot!

Hello Cathy,

A beautiful closeup of this wolf, and you have captured it very well.

Superb details, colors, lighting, and BG.

The eyes really make this shot, don't they?

Thank you for sharing this wonderful photo with us.

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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2005-08-17 22:02]

Hi Cathy,
Fantastic portrait!
Very sharp and detailed image, excellent composition.

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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2005-08-18 0:42]

Nice portrait of Timber Wolf Cathy.
I like the pov,sharpness,note,focus,colors and sad expression on his eyes.
I saw one near Hoover Dam in 2001 and they really are beautiful animals.TFS
CT of Chicago

Very striking and beautifully lit portrait of this lovely animal.

Lovely portrait Cathy,
Good detail and great light. Nicely exposed. Well composed. good framing, good colours & notes. Beautiful eye detail.
Well captured, thanks for posting.

Cathy, this is an excellent Picture. Great colours, sharpness excellent, a very nice composite. Well done.

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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 289 W: 0 N: 339] (1351)
  • [2005-08-18 5:20]

Nice portrait shot of the wolf Cathy, it look like he had his eyes lock on you. Excellent composition, lighting and details, great background too, very well captured, thanks for sharing

Hi Cathy

I love the lighting in this shot. Great POV. It has a very mystique mood. No nits here. Well done. Thanks.

Hi Cathy,

wonderful shot of the wolf. What a face, and this eyes. Exellent work. Well done.

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  • naki Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 382 W: 27 N: 5] (40)
  • [2005-08-18 8:53]

Hello Cathy,
Very nice, soft light on this portrait. Dark BG. fits well to the look of the wolf.
Good note too.
Well done.

Lovely shot Cathy!
The dark BG works great to show this beautiful animal well. Colours and lighting are very good. Details are nice though the whole seems to be a bit noisy. I like the POV very much, composition is good as well though I would like to see abit more space from below.
Overall, superb post with great note.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-08-18 10:35]

Hello Cathy!
Wonderful portrait.Lighting,black BG,clear eyes,POV,pose of wolf and composition are excellent.TFS...:-)

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-08-18 14:00]

I just love the look on this beautiful wolf, Cathy. He is indeed a gorgeous representative of a noble species. The details, light, and angle on this shot are fantastic. I hope this "ambassador" will help people appreciate the need for protection of these much maligned animals. Well done and TFS. : )

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-08-18 17:06]

Cathy, how impressive and beautiful this is.

Perfect dark background, perfect composition. In my opinion, one of your best shots.

Such a beautiful and excellent picture of the ancestor animal to all dogs. In Sweden many people hate the wolves. I cannot understand why. Of course if you have reindeer that got killed by wolves, I can understand they are not popular. But that is not the case in southern Sweden.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-08-19 15:54]
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Hello Cathy, handsome portrait of this Wolf. I like the gaze of his eye. I really like the black background too it gives the wolf a touch of menace which contrasts well with its innocent expression. There is a little overexposure on the muzzle and the fur on the neck and head looks a little flat - did you do much PP on this?

Very well done on this portrait.

Wow! What a scary look on her face, wouldn't want to be alone with her :)

Very good close-up, beautiful dark bg to enhance your model. Very good details in her hair.

Very well seen. Take care, Yan

superb Cathy stereotype, expression, quality... and the title of your photographs always stick with the subject...

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  • Dom Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 13 W: 4 N: 28] (94)
  • [2005-08-24 1:56]

WOW , what an intense look ! Congrats Cathy to have captured this moment !
Dom :)

Hi love this picture but I would not call that in innocent look but a very sexy one. Wolves are never innocent, I admire them totally, their organization and everyone knows who the boss is and lower their eyes when encountering the boss , they really have it together. I also am a number one dog fan. Thanks for sharing.

Hello Cathy

Very beautiful photo, and your note strikes a real chord with me.
My greatest passion are my beautiful tigers, who are now facing similar problems and heading for extinction in the wilds of India within the next 3 years if the authorities there do not get their head out of the sand.
It is the same everywhere.
All wildlife is threatened wherever man exists, and that is just about everywhere.
When the animals have all gone, mankind will soon follow.



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