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25 Comments | Report
twilight65
 
twilight65 April 28, 2013
wow beautiful! beautiful!beautiful!...
krenny PRO+
 
krenny April 28, 2013
Nice - Where do you find the wolves
animals
 
animals May 10, 2013
wow --a beautiful photo of this wolf
charlottemunford
 
charlottemunford June 16, 2013
you have really captured the ice cold eyes :)
ettacox
 
ettacox August 01, 2013
So beautiful! Luv the eyes! Looking right through u!
You have a stunning gallery! I'm on my phone so it's a little hard to comment on them all! ?
tammyswarek
 
tammyswarek September 25, 2013
Beautiful image!
garthurdavis
 
garthurdavis September 26, 2013
Super sharp shot with great DOF ! ! ! Very well captured ! ! ! FAVORITED & PEER RECOGNIZED ! ! !
nitti
 
nitti November 05, 2013
Superb!
WolfEyesPhotography PRO+
 
WolfEyesPhotography November 05, 2013
Thank you so very much!!!
jleiweke
 
jleiweke November 06, 2013
Congrats!
Arzhtatiana PRO
 
Arzhtatiana December 01, 2013
Wow! A great shot!
SheilaDraper
 
SheilaDraper December 14, 2013
Absolutely Amazing capture! Oh so beautiful creature :)
GJUNIORPHOTOGRAPHY PRO+
 
GJUNIORPHOTOGRAPHY January 14, 2014
congrats
p_eileenbaltz
 
p_eileenbaltz August 13, 2014
Captivating! Congratulations on being chosen a finalist.:) Good luck.
WyoGalPhotography
 
WyoGalPhotography August 13, 2014
I love everything about this photo - it's absolutely amazing and beautiful! Congrats on your finalist award and good luck in the contest!
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Storycatcher October 07, 2014
Power and grace.
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 November 17, 2014
Congratulations on your Award!
morriskleyman
 
morriskleyman December 02, 2014
Great capture! Voted image of the year!
richardtempleton
 
richardtempleton January 07, 2015
Absolutely beautiful!
texaaronpueschel PRO+
 
texaaronpueschel July 23, 2015
Great wildlife portrait.
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots September 12, 2015
Amazing capture! Congrats.
pennieshaw
 
pennieshaw September 12, 2015
congrats
tonischindler
 
tonischindler June 23, 2016
Awesome! !!
ChrisHPhotos
 
ChrisHPhotos July 15, 2016
Excellent focus and capture.
adavies PRO
 
adavies February 11, 2017
Awesome portrait of this guy...just beautiful! :)

Behind The Lens

Location
At the wolf reserve in South Salem, New York.
Time
This was taken in the early evening as the sun was setting.
Lighting
I was losing light but this came out nicely anyway. I was still able to get the light in the eye facing the sun. I was pleased with this as it is not easy with light blue eyes.
Equipment
I handheld my Canon EOS 20D and used my 75-300mm zoom lens. No flash and no tripod.
Inspiration
Lukas was my inspiration! This wolf is one of the most gorgeous animals I had ever seen. His piercing eyes add to the Wolf Lore. He was big and beautiful with gorgeous fur and piercing eyes. I wanted to get his face and not just the entire body. I love filling the frame with my subject, normally, but I liked the framing on this shot. You could tell he had just turned around to look.
Editing
No post-processing.
In my camera bag
Today I carry two SLR's, my Canon 70D and SL1. I have a variety of zoom lenses and a couple of S lenses for landscapes. I also have a Speedlight 580EX flash and several filters. I have a monopod and tripod but I rarely use them as I personally find them too cumbersome. I like to move around when shooting animals.
Feedback
If your animal is contained in an enclosure, they will usually go to the same places. Watch them and learn their ways. Keep the camera moving on them and capture that perfect moment when the animal looks at you or looks out to the world. You want to capture their essence and show that they're alive. Watch where your light is, obviously, and use that to your advantage when not using a flash. I love using a zoom lens to make animals appear as though they're out in the wild even if they're in a center, zoo or cage.

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