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Big Smile by Lupinicious Big Smile by Lupinicious
Here's the next photo of the yearlings (well, two out of three) at Wildpark Alte Fasanerie from the photo session on Tuesday evening.

This photo follows chronologically after the first photo - the two take a little timeout and just look pretty... well, one of them anyways :D
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Scherbensplitter Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ein wunderschönes Foto! Ich hoffe Du bist mir nicht böse, dass ich es mit meinen minderen Fähigkeiten als Referenz benutzt habe! :)
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Lupinicious Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012   Photographer
Mindere Fähigkeiten? Soll das ein Witz sein? Das ist eine super Arbeit, gefällt mir sehr gut! :)
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Scherbensplitter Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww! :aww: Das freut mich! Aber ich hatte ja auch eine super Vorlage! :dummy: Drück mir die Daumen für den Contest! :3
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Lupinicious Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012   Photographer
Mach ich! :)
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Scherbensplitter Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:dummy: :heart:
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Lupineleigh Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Lovely. Just lovely. Love the wolves and the background. Thank you for sharing! :D
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Lupinicious Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012   Photographer
My pleasure, and thank you!
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wolfen7 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
Very good photo, quality and beauty. =)
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Lupinicious Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012   Photographer
Thank you :)
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wolfen7 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
Sure =)
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Really gorgeous work. :aww:
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Wandering-Serenity Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks like he/she is smiling.
Cute.
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Varalidaine Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Lovely. I like how the wolf's eyes match the colour in the background
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KajininNoKonoha Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
Lol, he looks like :icontrollfaceplz: "U mad?"
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SweetVenom94 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
everythinh looks beautiful in this photo ^^ !
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dogboy09 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
I love that smile! :lol:
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GoldRushRunning Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Student Photographer
hee hee!
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RobinPaineWorks Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Student General Artist
trollface wolf XD :icontrollfaceplz:
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Icecube48936 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012   Digital Artist
wow this is amazing!! do you draw this or capture shots??? either way amazing!!
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Lupinicious Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012   Photographer
Hehe, if I could draw this, this would make things a lot easier :D
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Icecube48936 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012   Digital Artist
I bet you would be great at it! ;D
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Lupinicious Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012   Photographer
Haha, I have my doubts!
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woxys Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
you probably edited a lot, but I still like those colours! :aww: it looks to great together with their white fur :D
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Lupinicious Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012   Photographer
Heh, I know it looks heavily edited, but in fact I didn't edit as much as you might think. Just the usual RAW processing with a bit of masking, resizing and re-sharpening the result to bring back the sharpness of the original photo. :) Thanks :)
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woxys Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
well, comments like this always kick me to shoot to RAW too :giggle:
but my computer programs do not like RAW format, they do not work it it :XD:

have not you considered visiting the Czech republic? We have some photographer friendly ZOOs with many wolf species :D we have also Iberian wolves, which are amazing!
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Lupinicious Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012   Photographer
Yes, you should, absolutely! With JPEG, you are always stuck with what the camera processes for you, and only have 8 bits per color available to tweak the outcome. With RAW, you have (in my case) 14 bits per color, which means you can over- or underexpose the whole photo by 2 whole steps, which means you can even rescue overexposed photos. It's amazing what you can do with it. I think it would have been near impossible to get the above photo using JPEG, at least not without using filters and a complicated flashgun setup :-) You can do amazing things with the RAW data, which basically just brings out what's there (and what your eyes see, but the camera usually can't capture).

And yes, it sounds tempting :-) I'd love to visit some zoos in the Czech republic. Your photos are absolutely amazing and it shows how many great opportunities there are. The only thing is that it's sooo far away :-) Maybe if we can come up with a group of people to go, we might do it :D

Oh, and some parks here have Iberian Wolves too... I think Allwetterzoo Münster has a pack of them, and AFAIR there were good photography opportunites.
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woxys Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
thank you for tips, pal!
I need to try it once - maybe after I have money for new laptop and new programs :(

I am jealous that Germany has some black wolves, no local ZOO keeps them :( recently I fell in love with black animals, so :D
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Lupinicious Featured By Owner May 10, 2012   Photographer
You're very welcome :-) After all, there's a reason why RAW photos are also known as pseudo-HDR :D
You don't need fancy software for the processing. For selecting, viewing and rating of RAW photos, I use Canon Digital Photo Professional, which you should have gotten for free with your 500D. For post-processing, I bought Photoshop CS4 - it's pricy, but if you keep looking on eBay you can get really good deals once in a while. And you probably don't need CS4 - my camera was not supported by the CameraRAW plugin, so I had to upgrade to CS4.

Black wolves... yes, there are a number of places. Actually one of the nearby parks has some, but the enclosure is really photographer-unfriendly. It's always quite dark there, and the black color of the wolves doesn't make it easier :D
I should probably try a visit there again though.
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woxys Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
I once visited only Austrian park with black wolves - but the owners probably thought all visitors are idiots, so they used double fences :( there were some 4 metres between the first barrier for you and then fence for wolves :( so stupid.

But I found a place where you could go directly to the fence - but it was not the most favourite place of the wolves, so I got only few shots. But those animals were wonderful, living in incredibly good conditions :D
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WildberryPassion Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Student Photographer
I'd like to go ;D tough I'm pretty far away too... and would need to borrow some decent 100-400 lenses...
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Lupinicious Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012   Photographer
Haha, yes - that's a lot farther still :) If you can make it here, we can see :D
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WildberryPassion Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Student Photographer
Hmm, there's the UK Wolf Conservation Trust here in UK. They even have full day photography sessions, just like Wolf Park in Indiana ;)
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Lupinicious Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012   Photographer
Yes, I've been on their seminar (well, I think it was also their first ;-)) last year. It's not quite like in Wolf Park, since you can't go in with the wolves, and taking photos through the fence is something difficult because of double wire mesh. And for the amount of photographers, there are too few photography slots in the fence - and they are not placed well, so the photos are not really spectacular then.

I enjoyed it nevertheless. Well, maybe it's a bit pricy considering it's a regular visit without a lot of extras.
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