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Last Snow by Lupinicious Last Snow by Lupinicious
So that was the last snow this winter, I suppose!
Here is a detail of a photo taken yesterday at Tierpark Sababurg. (Full view, please, this one is rather large)

Why such a detail? While I initially wanted to upload the full frame, I found this crop to be more interesting, more original. I always enjoy the high detail on the wolves' faces, and reducing the size of the 18MP photos to 900 pixels, most of that detail is lost. So here you go, up close and personal :D

I still have a hard time choosing anything to upload - it's one of these times again where I think none of the photos is good enough... I pick a few photos one day and discard them again the very next day.
On top of this, deviantART has not been very attractive lately, with little feedback and a community in decline, as it seems - so that's not overly motivating either at the moment.

Anyways, hope you enjoy this.

EXIF data:
Camera: Canon EOS-1D X
Lens: EF400mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Exposure: 1/1000 sec; f/5,6; ISO 640
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:icondanuk86:
danUK86 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014   General Artist
beautiful depth and details :)
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XxIceSpiritOfSCxX Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
o m g i love wolves!!!
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:iconyonakahane:
YonakaHane Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So beautiful!!!!!!!!!
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:iconguard-of-the-citadel:
Guard-of-the-Citadel Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013   Photographer
Light flakes falling....simply beautiful!
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:iconfrozen-inferno:
Frozen-Inferno Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
Wow! Wonderful close-up.
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:iconriotgirlckb:
riotgirlckb Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
this is awesome a great shot I love it :D
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:iconkeirtanaka:
KeirTanaka Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
:salute:WHITE POWER:salute:
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:iconartie3d:
Artie3D Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Almost afraid to know what he is thinking!
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:iconaerith94:
aerith94 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
Stupendooo!:)
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:iconsilentsomnia:
SilentSomnia Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely shot! <3
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:iconsixfeetsouth:
sixfeetsouth Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Professional Artist
You stalked a wild wolf?
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:iconearleywine:
Earleywine Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Love it
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:iconjohn-peter:
John-Peter Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Epic! :clap:
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:iconpringle-man:
Pringle-man Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
It's gonna be awkward when it snows again :/
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:iconvelindro:
velindro Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Professional Photographer
Amazing Shot
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:iconokaminojo:
okaminojo Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Student Photographer
I love the wolf's expression, mixed with the snow fall it looks so beautifully and majestic(like a unicorn) the golden eyes stand out so well!
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:iconwolves09492:
wolves09492 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
love ir
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:iconraindroponacloud:
raindroponacloud Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
Awesome, wolf looks a little chilly XD
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:icondayanagerber:
DayanaGerber Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I think your photo is very cool! Wolfs are mystical creatures for me and I think you really brought that out
The face so close and you look into the unreadable eyes...wonderful
and I love snow!:D
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:iconsanjeewan:
Sanjeewan Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome click
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:iconfenrismau:
FenrisMau Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Amazing expression in this photo.
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:iconzyrantx:
Zyrantx Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
agreed
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:iconaleclipze:
Aleclipze Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful! :)
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:iconcouleur-chocolat:
couleur-chocolat Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Such a beauty ! I love wolves' smiles. They look so majestic, it's easy to get how they marked humans imagination. It's such a sad thing all that mostly remains of it is a potent fear, though. Looking at your photos, it's impossible to think that way. All you see is...Beauty. Love. Kinda magic :-)
Thanks for sharing !
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:iconartistic-bliss:
Artistic-Bliss Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful.
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:iconjamestmattingly:
jamestmattingly Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Student Writer
:0
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:iconverran99:
verran99 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
omw! sooo beautiful!
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:iconxxlouveblanchexx:
XxLouveBlanchexX Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
Beautiful !!
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:icononekhd:
onekhd Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
beautiful
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:iconfreeflightwolf:
FreeFlightWolf Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Student Writer
Absolutely stunning! Your decision to crop it this way was spot on, it definitely paid off. And none of that self doubt, your photos are utterly amazing.
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:iconallerlei:
Allerlei Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I know what you mean, I receive less comments and faves too, but your work is so inspiring and beautiful, that I hope you'll keep uploading! :)
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Lupinicious Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013   Photographer
Everyone seems to get less out of deviantART lately. I hope dA staff will eventually look down on us from their ivory tower and realize there's something going wrong. Maybe one day... ;-)

In any case, thank you very much, Allerlei. Your words are highly appreciated :hug:
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woxys Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
yup, I understand... if you get "used" to get certain number of faves, you simply do feel strange and uncertain about posting work when you get much less. You definiely feel like saving your "best stuff for some better time", right?

But there is a thing I absolutely do not understand - I used to have like 50-100 faves in first 15 minutes and I definitely had many views in first 15 minutes after posting. Now, even if I post some quite good photo of a nice animal, I sometime get like 5 faves and 10 views (!!!) in first five minutes. It is strange. I do not feel like my photos got so much worse. I do not understand it :(
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:iconlupinicious:
Lupinicious Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013   Photographer
Actually I feel like my best stuff isn't good enough anymore? anyways, it's vice versa for me: I still get 100-200 favs within the first 2 hours, and that used to catapult the submission in the popular 8 hours, and then the favs kept picking up. Now, it usually gets stuck there and gets no further attention beyond my watchers... I get less views now than favs back then... so for me, I mainly blame the new algorithm, not so much the community itself probably. :shrug:

I honestly wonder who benefits from the new way this is handled? somebody has to, right? or not...? I still see a lot of artwork that stays on top...
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:iconallerlei:
Allerlei Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:hug:
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DracoLucis Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
Looks great!
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:iconechosixwolf:
EchoSixWolf Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
Please continue to upload. This photo is amazing! I agree that the crop is original, and since its a close-up of the face now in my opinion you can possibly see some of his/her personality. Love it!
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Ravens-Eye-Studio Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I completely understand about the lack of feedback. And, yes, it does seem like this is a 'community in decline'. I don't get nearly as many comments on my work as I used to 3-4 years ago. And, when I submit something for a DD, no one listens. At least, 3-4 years ago, I would get some kind of note that said 'yes' or 'no' to the deviation I had suggested. I also don't see as many comments on the work by others that really should have more attention. It's sad.

But, I wanted to say that I greatly enjoyed this picture. I love the detail. Being able to see each hair, each snowflake, each whisker, is a delight to me. So, I think you for your attention to detail and the thought behind the cropping and posting of this picture. Well done!
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Lupinicious Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013   Photographer
Guess you'd love the full version then, which is twice the size and even sharper :-)
I think some of it has to do with the decisions dA has made about the development of this platform. The rating algorithm for popular deviations has a huge impact on whether a particular deviation is recognized by the community or not, and in my opinion they have totally wrecked it. They clearly wanted to make it unpredictable, and they succeeded... but it makes no sense anymore either, whatsoever. Most of my watchers seem to have left dA by now too - it's hard to explain why my last upload only got 2102 *views* within three weeks while I have well over 6000 watchers by now. dA just doesn't produce any significant exposure anymore, so any other social platform would probably be a better choice by now. I'm not sure if the 24 month membership I bought were a good investment :D

Ah well. Right now everyone I talk to seems to be unhappy about deviantART. Funny that deviantART doesn't seem to take notice at all. Probably shows how much they have detached from the community?
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:iconmaximwolf:
MaximWolf Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Student General Artist
Such beautiful eyes
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:iconparanoya-art:
paranoya-art Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
Daaaw... so sharp so... gorgeus.
I think I'll steal it for a wallpaper for a while ;)
I love it
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Grimm-Lupe Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's gorgeous, so don't worry about your photos being "good enough".

And I find this kind of ironic, we are getting a heavy snowfall as we speak. :)
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:iconlupinicious:
Lupinicious Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013   Photographer
Thank you :)
It's melting over here, it's supposed to get significantly warmer the next few days... looks like winter might be over now :-)
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:iconakira-white-wolf:
Akira-White-Wolf Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ich liebe deine Fotos und ich freue mich mal wieder ein neues hochgeladen zu sehen! Details in Gesichtern sind toll, man kann super gut die Fellstruktur und den Verlauf erkennen. Besonders gefallen mir an solchen Aufnahmen die Augen, weil ich persönlich gerade diese immer sehr wichtig finde. Hier kann wunderbar die Augenfarbe ausmachen, aber auch die Reflektionen und das Spiel von Licht und Schatten in den Augen ist wunderschön!
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:iconpsychedeliczen:
psychedeliczen Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Great shot! :)
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:icontengger-wolf:
Tengger-Wolf Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
schon wieder gefavt. ich liebe einfach deine fotos. und schnee kommt sicher noch im April ;)
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:iconravenith:
Ravenith Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
That is beautiful :D

I can relate to what you've written. I also have that time where none of my photos are good enough and so on. It sucks :c
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dashpixel Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
very nice work! c:
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:iconnamidawolf:
NamidaWolf Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Professional Writer
Beautiful (:
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