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Lone Hunter

Lone Hunter
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Copyright: Evelynn Smith (Evelynn) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2025 W: 741 N: 3285] (14454)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-08
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 400D Digital Rebel XTi, Canon 300mm f2.8 + 1.4 extender, @ ISO 400
Exposure: f/4, 1/125 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): BEST OF: Foxes, Maned wolves, & Jackals 1, CeltickRanger's favorite Wolf photos [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-07-05 11:19
Viewed: 3555
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Both Rob (Arfer) and Rick (adanac) have posted images of wolves lately. I wonder if this is the same gray wolf that you posted from Yellowstone's Lamar Valley, Rick?? He was definitely a loner. We watched him challenge a large grizzly for a share of an elk carcass. I don't think wolves do well as lone challengers. He left hungry. Rob, you see how much more sinister the gray looks than your fluffy arctic wolves?

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To horia: Thanks for the critiqueEvelynn 1 07-07 08:23
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Hi, Evelynn...I wouldn't call this guy sinister...wary, yes...hungry, definitely, and there's is a threatening sense he has about him, but it's more about self-preservation, I think.

As you pointed out, he's a loner - and eventually, he may get lucky enough to find a pack that will accept him. I noticed you made eye-contact with him. My guess is that he was surprised to see you, wary of what you would do to him, and with all of that, he is still hungry.

Nice presentation, though. :)

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  • Dan Gold Star Critiquer [C: 113 W: 0 N: 2] (18)
  • [2008-07-05 11:47]

Hy Evelyn,

Very good photo, grat composition, tipical attitude of this predator. Real wildlife. Great job!
Congratulation, Dan

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-07-05 14:51]

Hi Evelynn

Wow - amazing shot - his pose and those glowing eyes really make the hairs on the back of my neck stand up. Excellent framing and detail too.


Wow... nice capture. Looks like the wolf must have been distant and that you cropped it from a small part of the original framing, but it is spectacular. Looks like you had to push the image processing which makes it look a little over sharpened on my monitor. I really like this picture, though.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-07-05 21:19]

Hello Evelynn

Wow I see what you mean.He looks like the Big Bad Wolf.The eyes are menacing.
What a lovely capture,the posture tells a story as he slinks in.
Very nicely composed in a natural setting.
Excellent pov.
Thanks for sharing and comparing.


Hi Evelynn,

Amazing capture of this loan Wolf, it really does have a certain look about it, just stunning, excellent composition, all the best,

Cheers Rick :)

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-07-06 4:08]

Hi Evelynn.
I like wolfs a lot but I have never seen them in wild. You are luckier. I am impressed with pictured specimen and captured scene a lot. Breathtaking glance, amazing gait, impressive scenery. Bravo. Well done and TFS.

hello Evelynn

WOW ! i just love the expression on the glance of the wolf on you,
fine POV, DOF and framing, i love your image, TFS


Hi Evelynn
Great shot of this wolf. Amazing eyes. He looks a little close for me with a look like that. Nice Job!! And thanks for your information on framing. I liked you work shop.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2008-07-07 4:15]
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Hi Evelynn

Nice to see you back here :) I hope you all ok :)
This is a terrific shot of this wild wolf!
I love the expression on its face and that fantastic look in its eyes! So well captured!
The colors everywhere here - on the wolf and the surroundings - are gorgeous and very natural while the composition is also great in my opinion.

Bravo and TFS

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2008-07-08 19:42]

Another great capture Evelynn,
Rosie and I were out at Yellowstone back in 2000 but never saw a wolf or bear.
You've captured them both nicely. Love the look on this guys face. I would hate to run into him in a dark alley. Well done!! TFS

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-07-09 4:19]

hello Evelynn,
This is an extraordinary picture, feels really like made in wildest nature and the glance of the wolf in our direction is really amazing. Great shot!
Best regards

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