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Challenge: Wildlife III (Advanced Editing V)
Collection: aminals
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Tamron AF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 LD for Canon
Location: NJ
Date: Jan 21, 2007
Date Uploaded: Jan 21, 2007

Taken at the Lakota Wolf Preserve in Columbia, NJ.

Shot at a pretty good distance, through a chain link fence.

I'm honored to place here in this challenge.. the entries were really amazing. Thank you for the great comments.

p.s. the pixelated background is not an applied blur, it's my stinky tamron's idea of bokeh

Statistics
Place: 54 out of 218
Avg (all users): 6.2582
Avg (commenters): 7.5882
Avg (participants): 6.1132
Avg (non-participants): 6.3696
Views since voting: 1538
Views during voting: 451
Votes: 244
Comments: 25
Favorites: 2 (view)


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02/01/2007 11:34:54 PM
This was one of the standout's for me in the challenge. I really like what you captured here. The wolf is amazing. I think it is funny you commented on the bokeh, that was the only thing that was out of place when I voted. I wasn't quite sure what it was. No biggie, still a great photo. I like the subdued clolrs and the nice contrast in the wolf. Excellent shot! Congrats on the high ranking.
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01/30/2007 08:46:41 AM
Skewsme, this got a very good score, but not as good as it deserved! I gave it a 9, only reason I didn't make it 10 because of the forest floor seemed too sharp. I really think this deserved a ribbon, it should be right up there with the fox. This is the most natural looking wildlife shot in the challenge.
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01/29/2007 09:17:31 PM
Really nice capture. You did an excellent job on this one. It almost looks like a painting that would be hanging on the wall of a hunting lodge. I gave it a 7.
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01/29/2007 04:35:09 PM
This is a fantastic shot with an eerie quality to it. Quality job.
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01/29/2007 07:02:11 AM
a very nice image indeed. the sense of menace is palpable. the colours here work really well. if the bottom left foreground were only slightly darker, that would help to bring the viewer's eye to the wolf with more power and directness.

well done.
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01/29/2007 06:55:27 AM
Preserve or not, you definitely captured the "wild" essence of this beast in my opinion. And what a gorgeous animal it is, too. Also kinda neat the way that branch curves to reflect the curve of the wolf's back and hindquarters.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/28/2007 10:07:58 PM
Though this is a bit soft in focus I still think it is special in its subject and its palette of winder color.
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01/28/2007 06:33:22 PM
This is a wonderful capture. Definitely looks very natural. The only problem is strange pixelating in background - looks like unevenly applied blur, maybe.
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01/27/2007 01:46:05 PM
Wow, fantastic capture, he looks so lethal! 10
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01/26/2007 08:29:38 AM
Fabulous pose, and quite intimidating! I am glad you didn't crop in too tight, and left plenty of the background to give context to the shot. I could imagine seeing this as an illustration in a wildlife book - good work!
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01/25/2007 08:13:50 PM
Yikes. That's a scary looking wolf. The forest floor looks a little over sharpened. It might help to mask that area on your sharpening layer. Anyway, I love this image, and the muted colors of the forest.
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01/25/2007 02:25:32 PM
Nice capture
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01/25/2007 09:03:15 AM
so much potential but the processing's murdered it
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01/25/2007 03:30:04 AM
Good angle and great eyes.
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01/24/2007 09:30:52 PM
A "9" from me.....
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01/24/2007 08:55:31 AM
WOW... awesome eyes! Tuff shot to get. Great job!
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01/24/2007 08:04:20 AM
a real hunter... great shot...
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01/23/2007 05:21:23 PM
Nice composition; I can't help but be drawn to those very intense eyes.
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01/23/2007 01:26:42 PM
WoW! can feel it's isolation. like the expression of it#s eys. - 8 -
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01/22/2007 04:49:32 PM
This is an amazing catch. He's really beautiful! 10
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01/22/2007 03:34:26 PM
Nice picture good color 9
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01/22/2007 12:21:38 PM
Gorgeous wolf! Where did you manage to take this? I saw one in the wild once in Alaska.
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01/22/2007 11:38:22 AM
nice shot, voting as though this was in its natural environment and not a zoo.
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01/22/2007 11:18:44 AM
great shot! 9
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01/22/2007 06:04:06 AM
Powerful, great timing, the look on it's face is just mean! 10
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