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Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day
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Copyright: Rob Fry (Kingarfer) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 254 W: 0 N: 520] (2405)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-12-21
Categories: Nature
Camera: Nikon D70s Digital SLR, AF Nikkor 70-300 ED, 62 mm Uv Filter
Exposure: f/8, 1/320 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): 5 or more favorites, Friday theme 2008/02/15 "Valentine", Wolves [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-02-14 16:08
Viewed: 4815
Favorites: 9 [view]
Points: 90
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Wolves looking at each other Adoringly.
Two Arctic wolves share the evening setting sun.
This bond truly resembles what we call LOVE.

Yellow Eyes
Joan L. Van Vels

We've roamed the wild country
My beautiful yellow eyes,
Side by side we've hunted
Shadows dancing on northern skies.

There have been times of plenty
We were content and serene,
Peacefully sleeping
Dangers few and far between.

We've also known much hunger
Ribs protruding from each side,
Mournfully we howled
When our starving cubs had died.

And then there was our first winter
Romping thru the glistening snow,
Tasting each crystal snowflake
Falling gently to and fro.

Ah my dear, sweet yellow eyes
I've known no greater love,
Without you, I am nothing
Our wild souls are one.

And now you lay there dying
Steel jaws upon your frame,
Life's blood slowly seeping
I whimper your sweet name.

Helpless, I watch you struggle
Chest heaving with labored breath,
Steel jaws clenching tighter
Winds whisper the song of death.

The blood has now stopped flowing
I know the time is near,
And you will forever leave me
My love, my life, my dear.

And now my world is silent
Your struggles now have ceased,
I lay my head upon you
And know you are at peace.

Perhaps your soul has lifted
To skies where eagles soar,
And there you'll greet your brothers
To run with them forever more.

And someday I shall find you
In the heaven's so far above,
And when our wild soul's unite
There'll be no greater love.
Not the sharpest image,but I liked the tender moment.
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Hello Rob,
Fantastic shot, very romantic!good composition and pov, excellent sharrpness and depth of field, nice colors and light.Great pose.

I there...........
Fantastic scene....I can feel the love in the air....
This pic should be one of those love cards, you know ?
Congratulations the composition is very good, the contrast between the colors is magic...
I love it!!!!!!
TFS, grettings from Brazil

Oh,that is so romantic:)
Rob,I wonder how where you able to take this awasome shot? Where were you located?
You caught the moment,that`s for sure.
Thank you,

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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2008-02-14 17:52]

Hi Rob,
A beautiful photo. Well seen and captured, with excellent lighting and details. Into my favorites it goes ! TFS Julie

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
  • [2008-02-14 17:59]

YES, very adorable!
It's a very touching image Rob. So cute to see and well captured

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  • timtim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 934 W: 105 N: 608] (10187)
  • [2008-02-14 18:36]

great shot nice POV and exposure
Perfect for Valentine's Day!

Hi Rob - What a beautiful moment to catch and catch so well! (No wonder the feedbacks started flooding in already.) Very touching to look at this wild couple showing each other their affection. No technical remarks, for me it is perfect. Thank you, also for the fine poem in your note! - Cordelia :))

Same back at ya!

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  • Jong Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 428 W: 0 N: 273] (3168)
  • [2008-02-14 19:31]

you are very lucky, Rob, to capture such a great moment. nice exposure/pov and details. good job

Hi Rob,
Beautiful capture of this two wolfes for the theme, Lovely catch and well presented and composed picture with great colors and sharp picture very well done.

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  • eosnut Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 647 W: 285 N: 2085] (13374)
  • [2008-02-15 0:24]

Hello Rob,
This is a beautiful image, the wolf gets 'bad press' most of the time. but this picture paints a thousand words. Animals have feelings and respect for one another too.
Well seen, and very well captured.

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  • Fons Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1165 W: 2 N: 215] (16615)
  • [2008-02-15 0:38]

nice picture...love love hangs in air

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  • lavan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 710 W: 2 N: 153] (4208)
  • [2008-02-15 0:41]

nice couple
excellent love

Hi Rob
first i congratulate you to capture one of the species which is on the extint and most endangored.
you have done a great job. everything is perfect, composition, lighting, detail of snow.
great work.

Manuj mehta

Lovely romantic shot ... that's pure love!
TFS it
ili :o)

Hi Rob,
A splendid poetic moment between two beautiful Wolves!
Very touching.
Bravo for that great capture!

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
  • [2008-02-15 6:06]

The perfect posting from the wildlife guy! They make a superb couple! Very fine composition and details here and you have managed the whites brilliantly.

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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2008-02-15 7:27]

They really show up in that white snow.
Its a wonderful capture.

Beautiful shot... Great capture of these two gorgeous models. Well done!


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  • Tinky Silver Note Writer [C: 8 W: 2 N: 14] (415)
  • [2008-02-15 9:04]

Great photo.... just looking at both of them I can feel the emotion!

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  • tibig Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 657 W: 26 N: 681] (7565)
  • [2008-02-15 10:09]

I like the warmth that radiates from that picture taken in the cold! A perfect contribution to the theme, avoiding the commonplace.

Hi Rob - a fantastic image that captures a moment stunningly well. Who says that animals can't convey emotion.....
Great shot. Regards, Paul.

Excellent capture. Good Portrait.

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  • kojak Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 161 W: 0 N: 72] (666)
  • [2008-02-15 17:21]

Only one word, Rob: astonishing!

great natural shot rob. and thanks for the beautiful note.

Hello Rob,

Original, romantic, excellent shot! Great contribution for the theme!
Congratulations! TFS


:) I'll be back on saturday with the green faces.

Hello Rob,
The situation is well captured, and the cutie factor is sky high!
A fine composition, the mood is well conveyed and fits the theme very well...
Valentine's Day in Animal Kingdom!
Pablo -

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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2008-02-16 5:19]

Hello Rob,

Happy Valentine's Day to you too.

An awesome moment from the nature has been captured in this lovely shot. Fine composition and excellent luminosity. Well done my friend.

Thanks for sharing this image.

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  • RSK Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 589 N: 1943] (14753)
  • [2008-02-16 11:19]

Greetings Rob,just a delight to view,perfect colors & composition.


Lovely photo
Great mood

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  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2008-02-16 22:57]

wow, what a lovely capture !
Great entry to the theme !!!

ps.I'll be back with points

Hello Rob!
Very sweet image and nice momment!
Perfect for Valentine's Day!
Best regards!

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  • juyona Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2585 W: 1 N: 425] (10173)
  • [2008-02-17 5:36]

Hola amigo Rob,
excelente captura y buen nivel...
sensacional trabajo,

Hello Rob

This is an all round absolutely stunning posting. The capture is sharp with a really adorable POV and I love the notes too.

TFS and for joining in the theme

sorry for the delayed visit there are so many postings this week its taking me a while to visit everyone.

KInd regards Helen

gorgeous lovey dovey couple.. not sure if they are alphas.. coul be brother and sister or brother and brother.. i wonder if their behaviour are the same as the grey wolf who only mate for life.. :)

anyway a nice catch of them, Rob. well done.

regards, terry

Hi Rob
Nice, cute, lovely contribution to the theme.You were there at the right moment. The composition is perfect and the control of the white well mastered.

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2008-02-19 18:40]

Hi Rob,
What a lovely scene for the Valentine's Day! I like to see their two heads making an heart. Excellent rendered of colors, particularly, on the snow and fur. Very nicely done! Annie

Hi Rob..great shot...perfect moment nicely composed.


Hi Rob, thx for the wishes! I hope you had a great one too :)
And those wolves are so cute! What a perfect timing for the capture.
Very sharp image and natural colours.

Cheers :)

Hi Rob.
Very nice photo,good capture ,pov and nice note.
Best Regards

* Piotr *

salut ca va bien
wow tres belle photo

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  • Loup Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 100 W: 0 N: 73] (1327)
  • [2008-05-27 12:19]

Hi Rob,
Wowww! Amazing shot!
Wolfe make fasination on me tild I'm a young girl...
It's magics to have this desired effect!
Bravo !

Hi Rob,
Oh for sure you gotta come back and continue posting, these wildlife shots of yours are just amazing...what beautiful animals, I love this!

How and when did you catch this shot, it's terrific!

There are times when very cental placement of subject works, and this is one of them; their surroundings of white really emphasises the bleak emptiness in which they're suriviving, and underlines the warmth between the two.

Beautifully done

Hi Rob

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