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Season's End by Lupinicious Season's End by Lupinicious
Here's another one I had sitting around on my harddisk for three weeks now.
The title is "Season's End" because as you can see, the wolves are (were) starting to shed their winter fur.

Although I thought the photo was kinda nice I didn't upload it right away since I thought the saturation of its colors was a little over the top and it looks a bit like a studio shot :D
In fact, given the right light, the 400mm f/2.8 produces really strong colors. I tried desaturating it some but it didn't look quite right and I think it deserves the full vibrance / dynamics.

It was a beautiful evening sun. Since then, we only had a lot of overcast skies and rain :-(
This weekend was particularly nasty so far. Thus, I am now submitting the leftovers *g*
Today's nice and sunny though!

Taken at Wildpark Neuhaus minutes after:
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justcallmesly Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
I love the eyes
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maska13 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
Oooo so beautiful!
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MDJ3420 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Student Photographer
DUDE! Those eyes scared the heck out of me. I didnt notice them at first, but when I did, i jumped! Good pic
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1-90 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I like it.
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theSilverJackaL Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
Did you make the eyes that bright? They look too good to be real!
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hawkeye1 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012
Beautiful shot
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Marvelous. :)
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WildberryPassion Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Student Photographer
Wow, how do you edit the RAW files to retain so much details in highlights? My camera would have overexposed the grass at least 2x ;) Supposedly, we don't see the difference between 16 and 8 bit files, but yours are so vivid and have so broad tonal range... peachy! :)
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Lupinicious Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012   Photographer
Thanks :-) Well, I had the chance to test the Canon 7D a bit a couple of weeks ago and I was surprised how bad the photos came out. Part of it was certainly due to the very different handling of the cam, but I think there is still a remarkable technological gap between the "small" pro lineup and the flagships of Canon's cameras, especially keeping in mind that the technology of the cam I use is over 5 years old now. I think a lot has to do with the lenses too - and still, I would call the grass overexposed already :-) That's one of many reasons why I originally didn't want to upload this photo. And it's funny to see that the dA crowd agrees that it's not a strong photo judging by the favs *g*
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xDoglate Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very amazing! Look at those piercing, yellow eyes!
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