uwegibkes
uwegibkes

patrol gang



observed this wolf for quite a while, waiting for the sun to spend some warming light

observed this wolf for quite a while, waiting for the sun to spend some warming light
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20 Comments | Report
RonTear Platinum
 
RonTear August 15, 2017
Superbly observed, wild at heart. In perfect survival mode.Write a comment
uwegibkes
uwegibkes December 09, 2017
so very kind, thank you, Cheers Uwe
Neckbone
 
Neckbone August 15, 2017
Great shot!
uwegibkes
uwegibkes December 09, 2017
Thank you very much, Neckbone, cheers Uwe
charliepeepers
 
charliepeepers August 22, 2017
Unbelievable capture. Wow
uwegibkes
uwegibkes December 09, 2017
So happy that you like it, have a nice day, cheers Uwe
PSD9253
 
PSD9253 August 23, 2017
That is one great shot !
uwegibkes
uwegibkes December 09, 2017
Thank you 1Photoman, Regards Uwe
Roussou
 
Roussou August 25, 2017
Excellent capture
uwegibkes
uwegibkes December 09, 2017
Thank you so very much, Cheers Uwe
douglasgray PRO+
 
douglasgray September 21, 2017
Very impressive shot
uwegibkes
uwegibkes December 09, 2017
Makes me happy, thank you, Cheers Uwe
anthonybruz
 
anthonybruz October 02, 2017
So wild, so serious, so real/
uwegibkes
uwegibkes December 09, 2017
Thxs. so much!!! Regards Uwe
v_moreen
 
v_moreen October 20, 2017
Looks tired and angry :)
uwegibkes
uwegibkes December 09, 2017
indeed!! Thxs. for watching and commenting, Cheers Uwe
znikon
 
znikon December 11, 2017
So cool! Congrats!
uwegibkes
uwegibkes December 11, 2017
Thank you znikon, have a nice day! Uwe
MRueffer PRO+
 
MRueffer December 17, 2017
That is stunning!!
uwegibkes
uwegibkes December 17, 2017
happy that you like it Maureen, Regards Uwe
Byronfairphotography PRO+
 
Byronfairphotography December 20, 2017
Outstanding light. What a awesome photograph Stunning / Voted
uwegibkes
uwegibkes December 20, 2017
THANK YOU very much!! Have a great day, Uwe
deannefortnam PRO+
 
deannefortnam January 06, 2018
Brilliant image!
uwegibkes
uwegibkes June 01, 2018
Thank you so much, regards Uwe
Christine_Thibeault
 
Christine_Thibeault January 14, 2018
That is an amazing photo, may I ask where were you when you took this?
Alfredo_Jose
 
Alfredo_Jose January 22, 2018
Very professional, outstanding work!
uwegibkes
uwegibkes June 01, 2018
Thank you my friend, stay tuned, Uwe
michaeltillman Platinum
 
michaeltillman February 20, 2018
Itreally takes a very powerful lens to get this shot. Great image.
uwegibkes
uwegibkes June 01, 2018
Thank you Michaeltillman, so happy about my combo, Regards Uwe
nicolasmorris
 
nicolasmorris March 31, 2018
I really love the vibe of this image, perfect position for both you and the wolf. The lighting is outstanding.
uwegibkes
uwegibkes June 01, 2018
Thank you Nicolasmorris, happy that you like it, regards Uwe
TomasTar PRO+
 
TomasTar May 31, 2018
Awesome
uwegibkes
uwegibkes June 01, 2018
Thank you so Tomas, regards Uwe
markmanlangit
 
markmanlangit June 07, 2018
great capture!
uwegibkes
uwegibkes June 08, 2018
Thank you, have a great day, Uwe
sbmasterpieces PRO+
 
sbmasterpieces February 04, 2019
I think of it as a privilege and an honor to be able to capture images of wolves in the wild. This is beautiful!
travlndon
 
travlndon December 04, 2020
Love this as a nature or wildlife image, but not as a landscape.
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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken in a wildlife park in the southern part of Germany
Time
I remember quite well, that it was already quite cold in the very end of October last year. So we stood there since early morning and it took till later in the afternoon, to get that perspective right.
Lighting
As it was the first time for me, visiting that spot, but it was pretty soon clear, that we had to wait until afternoon, to get that warming light from the right side
Equipment
I used a Canon 1DX with a 400mm 2.8 prime lens on a tripod, no flash or anything else
Inspiration
I observed the wolves for quite a while and from time to time one wolf of the wolf pack, started his "Patrol Gang"
Editing
This image was processed 2 times with Camera Raw, one for the light, one for the shadows and than finalized in Lightroom
In my camera bag
I normally have two bodies with me, 1x Canon 1DX and 7D as well as a 400mm 2.8 and a 70-200 2.8 plus 2 teleconverter (1.4, 2.0)
Feedback
As all of my pictures are taken in Zoos or wildlife parks, I try to avoid any perspective with distracting elements, like fences, buildings etc.. Secondly I am looking for the best time and light of the day, of course limited by the opening hours :-). Once I found the perfect location for a scene, that I have in mind, I am waiting for something to happen. If this is not the case, I will get no photo at all. But if the animals are crossing the scene, I am looking for some light reflects in their eyes or something else interesting, that is what I am after. So I am spending quite some time to find the best locations for different animals and to wait for something to happen once I found a good location.

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