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davidsloan May 08
An impressive wildlife capture :>)
Nostroboy May 09
:D Thank you !

The dark predator

The face of a hunter.

The face of a hunter.
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Behind The Lens

I took this photo on a walk in Sainte Croix park wich is a wildlife sanctuary in north of France.
After lunch we had to rush not to miss the wolve's lunch time.
The sun was quite strong that day ! Not very convenient for photography but this black wolf took his meal to a shady place.
I clicked this shot with my Sony alpha 7S II and the Sigma 150-600mm f5.6-6.3.
I am training my wildlife photography in Sainte Croix park because the animals live in big spaces, some of them are even free. It is a great spot to photograph them like in the wild and watch them live. Especially the wolves are interesting to observe. The rules inside a pack are well respected and it is fun to guess who is the boss etc.. I wanted to take a shot that could have been taken in the wild and show how wild the wolves are.
I mostly had to crush the brights here because of the natural strong contrast I had because of the sunny day. I created a dark forest mood by bringing up the blacks and I desaturated the colors to give the shot a more greeny moody look.
In my camera bag
I have a Sony a7S II camera with a CANON 24-70mm f4, a SAMYANG 14mm f2.8, a SIGMA 150-600mm f5.6-6.3 and a CANON 50mm f1.8. I also have a M42 adapter and an Helios 44-2 58mm f2.8 lens made in USSR. An ND filter and a Pola filter.
Wildlife parks and safaris can be great places where to train your wildlife shooting. Mostly by trying to avoid humain constructions in the frame. When I train my wildlife shooting in parks I always try to get shots that could have been taken in the wild. And the task is not easy because of the fences and people gathering around. But the exercice is a good training to find the right angle.

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