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Lamar Canyon Pack

Lamar Canyon Pack
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Copyright: Rick Price (Adanac) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-01-21
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 5d Mark II, Canon EF 600mm f4.0L IS USM
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2011-01-29 18:14
Viewed: 3744
Points: 14
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Hi Everyone,
I just got back from eight wonderful days in Yellowstone and I wish to share a few images. This is a very heavy crop of an image taken from approximately one kilometre. The reason I decided to post it is I have never gotten an image of a whole pack at once. Watching these wolves was pure pleasure, they were very excited to be all together as was indicated by all the tail wagging and nuzzling going on. They are having a relatively easy winter with the snow being deep and the prey having trouble moving through it. They had an Elk kill to the right about two kilometres away. I WOULD LIKE TO DEDICATE THIS IMAGE TO MY NEW SISTER, JACKIE. SHE LOVES WOLVES AND JUST LOST HER K9 FRIEND, TULIP A BEAUTIFUL SOUL OF A GREAT PYRENEES WHO WENT TO BE WITH ROD.

Please NO points, a comment would be appreciated but not necessary.

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Hi Rick,
Fine, have it your way, no points. This is still pretty darn good for a kilometre away. You are so lucky to have travelled to Yellowstone. I know that you have been there a few times. I believe that all the wolves that are in Yellowstone are actually decendents of a pack that came from Hinton, I would have to check the date though. Good stuff.

Where's the like button:-)

Hi Rick
An excellent portrait of this pack of wild Canadian wolves in Yellowstone. They sure have their work cut out as they trudge through the heavy snow. Keep up the great work and nice dedication to Jackie, sorry to hear about Tulip.
***** (5 stars)
TFS Janice ; )

Hallo Rick
The thumbnail does not do justice to this image, and one have to open it to appreciate it to the best. I am sorry but I cannot let this image pass without a well deserved smiley, so call me stubborn if you wish. It is so wonderful to look at these wolves going about, doing their thing in the snow. Nature is really wonderful as in this instance the wolves survive in the cold and in the snow and at some other places, it gets so hot and humid the animals that live in that environment survive there too. A beautiful dedication to your new sister Jackie. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2011-01-29 21:31]

Hi Rick.
Pictured scene is really pictorial. I mean surroundings and group of wolves. I also like them so much but I have never met them in a wild. Details of the entire scene is excellent. Your super lens works great (in your hands). Kind regards and TFS.

Lovely dedication with breathtaking beauty indeed Rick! I hope you do not mind me mention the fact that your white balance is once again incorrect in this image, so with a simple click of your mouse in the Auto Color Correction (Photoshop) the issue can be resolved without much complications! Good point of view indeed! Yellowstone, seems a magnificent place to visit. It may be a heavy crop but the detail seems quite pleasant indeed.
George Veltchev

hello Rick

beautiful dedication to your sister Jackie
mes pensées sont avec elle for the lost of here dog,
you assisted of a dreamy (for every wildlife
photographer i think) scenery of this group of wolves,



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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2011-01-30 8:57]

Hello Rick,
This must have been very exciting to see in person. I have heard about the different packs of wolves living in Yellowstone, but to actually get a chance to view an entire group would really be the thrill of a lifetime.
Excellent composition and clarity in this shot. Exen though you had to shoot at some distance, you still managed to get a great look at the whole family in their natural habitat.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2011-01-30 17:48]

Hi Rick
Nice capture.Never had a chance of seeing them but a few year ago while walking in the bush with my dog I could here them all the way it seem that they were walking not to far from us and following the same way,I had to admit that it was quite impressive.The strenght of an image is to remind you something or to make you discovert something new with this presentation you had reach both for me.
TFS Michel

amazing natural wild life scene Rick!
TFS Nasos

Hello Rick,
You were lucky to capture the wolves from a long distance. It is a documentary image with this numerous family of wolves in hard winter condition.

You, my friend, are a mine... RICH IN GEMS OF INESTIMABLE VALUE.
Thank you for showing such kindness...
The best of the best regards,

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