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The Timber wolf is a very social animal who mates for life. The strongest male of a pack is usually the leader. All members of the pack care for the young which helps unite the pack. An average of 7 pups are born to each female in April-June. Hunters by night, they feed primarily on large mammals by chasing down their victims and will back track with prey to waiting pack members. Even though they kill only to survive, studies show that wolves play a key role in drastically decreasing the number of ungulates, sometimes beyond the rate of replacement, in any given area. The wolf’s only important predator is man. Interestingly enough, during the snowy winter months Timber wolves tend to follow the trail made by the leader to conserve energy.

Photo taken in Park Omega near Montebello, Quebec (Canada) with a Canon EOS 40D, a 70-200mm f2.8 lens and a 1.4t.c.

Image cropped and processed in AP.
Unperturbed Timber wolf


   


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mammals, wolves, special effects, timberwolves

Comments

  • Gary Fairhead
    Gary Fairheadover 4 years ago

    Very nice details/textures and pose. The eye color is subtle yet stands out against the rest of the image ( partial desaturation ?) Lovely image Francine!

  • Thank you so very much Gary. I did find the wolf’s pose rather interesting, I felt that it set the mood in this photo. There is some desaturation as part of the filter that I used in this photo, along with adding definition to lines in a very subtle way. This filter was helpful in making the eye stand out. Great observation Garry. And thank you very much for such lovely compliments.

    Francine

    – DigitallyStill

  • KatsEye
    KatsEyeover 4 years ago

    Amazing capture. Just love it.

  • Thank you so very muc KatsEye, I’m glad you love it. ;-)

    Francine

    – DigitallyStill

  • Rick  Friedle
    Rick Friedleover 4 years ago

    Great capture!

  • Thanks again Rick. You are very kind.

    Francine

    – DigitallyStill

  • Tiffany Rach
    Tiffany Rachover 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture!

  • Hi Tiffany, How very nice of you to take the time and leave me such a lovely compliment! Thanks very much.

    Francine

    – DigitallyStill

  • Beve Brown-Clark
    Beve Brown-Clarkover 4 years ago

    A beautiful capture…excellent details and outstanding grey tones!!

  • Thanks very much Beve, for such lovely compliments. ;-) I’m so glad you like it.

    Francine
    DigitallyStill

    – DigitallyStill

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeover 4 years ago

    Such a gorgeous capture. I love the composition and the tonality of this.

  • I’m so glad to hear that Bunny. This photo really struck me as “different” and Adobe Photoshop is the perfect tool to add “just a little something” to it. ;-) Many thanks!

    Francine

    – DigitallyStill

  • Ruth Lambert
    Ruth Lambertover 4 years ago

    Great shot!!! Nicely done!!

  • Thank you so very much Ruth! Truly appreciated.

    Francine

    – DigitallyStill

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