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04-23-2011, 05:31 PM
I went on a walk today with some wolves... they were on long chain leads, which was a disappointment... I got some photographs, so will post some. I had to post this one though... its me giving a wolf a big old scratch... Paul

04-23-2011, 07:24 PM
Very cool Paul! Lucky You!
I look forward to seeing the other photos


04-23-2011, 07:40 PM
Oh wow Paul. Jealous!!! Where was this place?

04-23-2011, 10:16 PM
How NEAT Paul and drool at the idea of you getting to go there and enjoy it esp with getting shots of them to boot.

look forward to more pictures.


Kathrin G.
04-24-2011, 04:18 AM
Lucky you :envy: ..........:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: You got a great wife to give you such fab presents :clap:

I looked it up when you mentioned it first time round. Guess the chains are needed as a safety feature .... and a sign of the times we live in now as well.
Hope you dont mind if I share the link to the website :o

Walking with Wolves (http://ukwct.org.uk/)

Looking forward to seeing a painting of wolves of you in not so far away future :thumbsup: ..... or are you still hooked on feathers :evil: :lol:

04-24-2011, 04:29 AM

04-24-2011, 04:32 AM
some fur texture...

04-24-2011, 04:35 AM
Please feel free to use any of my personal images as reference material, Paul
Naughty, dont mention the wife, we are parting company....

Kathrin G.
04-24-2011, 05:16 AM
Naughty, dont mention the wife, we are parting company....

:o :o :o sorry :o :o :o

Kathrin G.
04-24-2011, 05:18 AM
love those photos .... wow :clap: :clap: :clap:
Now I am really looking forward to seeing what you do with them :clap: :thumbsup: :clap:

04-24-2011, 06:50 AM
Paul that last photo is a stunner, many thanks for allowing others to use it, I have saved it:)

Did you think they are in a good environment - good standards of animal welfare etc?

I think wolves have the most beautiful fur of all, challenging to portray certainly, I've only done one, and I have to say I loved every minute of it.

Have you ever painted one?

04-24-2011, 07:00 AM
I am well jealous!! Those shots are fantastic and I bet it was an awesome experience!

04-24-2011, 07:46 AM
Beautiful photos Paul, must have been quite an experience. Awesome stare on the bottom one. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day. Pat

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04-24-2011, 07:55 AM
http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff134/hunterpaul/IMG_1508.jpg this unfortunately a little blurred.

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04-24-2011, 08:00 AM
As I said feel free to use these photographs in your art work, if you sell the resulting art work, good on ya... but please dont use the photos directly to make profit... not that anybody would, or could... Paul

04-24-2011, 10:48 AM
wonderful shots Paul and have saved a few Thank you so much for sharing them with us


04-24-2011, 10:57 AM
Wow! Lucky you!:envy: :envy: Love wolves, and thanks so much for sharing these and their use as ref. Have saved many!:)

04-24-2011, 11:23 AM
I can visit a few times during this summer, so If anybody want anythin g in particular I will post when Im going and do my best to capture it. Paul

Kathrin G.
04-24-2011, 11:50 AM
Now thats an offer :clap: :clap: :clap: Gonna take you up on that :thumbsup:

04-24-2011, 04:03 PM
Hi Paul
Love these photo shots of Wolves. Can I paint this one and if yes do you have a bigger pixal version.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Apr-2011/82849-Wolf032.jpg (http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Uploader/upload_image_save2.php#)
Also I've almost finished the idiots guide to photo shop dark images. I've taken step by step photos of my computer to help it more understandable.

Painting fun

04-24-2011, 04:46 PM
gary of course you can paint it.... I took the pics on my dslr cannon.... How do I get a larger pixel pic to you? I dont have a clue, but am eager to learn... or I can send a disc... Paul

04-24-2011, 07:41 PM
Hi Paul

I sent my email to your private message board.
I'm no expert, do you have photo shop?
Open your large image in photo shop click on file click on Save for Web, a box will come up with the files size in normal format and jpeg click OK save and send the jpeg to my email (do you know how?).

I'm thinking of combining the two images of the one I like face over the one of him walking into the water. With snow and cold breathe from his nose area.

If this don't work, don't worry i'll paint from the one I've got.

Thanks mate

Calamity Blue
04-24-2011, 07:46 PM
Beautiful photos! Thank you for posting!

04-24-2011, 08:30 PM
Don't use "save for web" - that exists for saving small files and dictating what quality they need to be saved at (such as saving low-res images for posting online so that no one else may copy/print them)

You can simply select and send the file itself in JPG, it will probably have a gibberish file name as cameras tend to do. If you shot in RAW you will need to re-save it as JPG first.

To save a large size JPG simply go to Save As and select JPG, to keep high resolution quality, a setting of 10-12 will be enough not to lose any data in saving. (JPG is a lossy format - save it too low quality, and you'll never get those pixels back again)

Then if it's a large file, you can email to each other, or use www.yousendit.com (http://www.yousendit.com) to email a large file, simply type in the recipient's email address (often high-res images from DSLRs are larger than 3-4megabytes which means they can't get to many email inboxes). If Yousendit asks you to sign up - choose "Yousendit Lite", it's FREE. Don't click any of the paid options it tries to upsell to you. It is a free service :)

And - wonderful photographs, thank you for sharing these, especially as references!!! Must have been an amazing walk, even despite the leashes. Wolves are so beautiful. :)

04-25-2011, 12:10 AM
Fan-flippin-tastic! And so generous to share!

I do need a subject to create something for a local juried show, your timing is impeccable...hmmm... ;-)

04-25-2011, 06:55 AM
Love them all mate. Take as many opportunities to get over there as you can. And good on you for sharing them so freely. They are fab!

04-25-2011, 07:47 AM
Paul - very cool! It's so awesome that you had a chance to meet the wild side :) I have a chance to work with wolves occasionally and it's always a very special treat! What a super opportunity and I'm sure it will benefit you in many ways. Thanks for sharing your photos too.

Do you happen to know what variety or subspecies of wolf these were? I ask because they have a different look to them than the ones in the Rocky Mountains of North America. I'm not too familiar with the wolves of Europe :wink2:


04-25-2011, 08:57 AM
Wow what a fantastic experience Paul, it's so humbling to walk with technically wild animals isn't it. I've been on a hawk walk before, it was awesome and will shortly be doing a falconry course. Such a shame they had to be on leads though. Excellent photos thanks for sharing. I love the dark furred one. :cat:

04-25-2011, 12:56 PM
Thank you for sharing your photos. There are some good ones to choose from. Would love to hear how you were able to spend time with them.


04-25-2011, 01:58 PM

Thanks for sharing your experience at the UKWCT, that must have been a great experience to interact up close.
I have always been very interested in Wolves and was able to work with a biologist in studying wolves in Washington State for a short period.

Those photos are amazing.


04-25-2011, 03:06 PM
Paul, thank you so much for the use of your photos, that is very generous. I hope I can do them justice one day :-)

04-25-2011, 03:22 PM
as youve been so nice, here are some more pics... Paul

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04-25-2011, 03:25 PM
sorry for the fence, but he was the most handsme wolf there, and the wildest, so we couldnt get close...

04-25-2011, 03:27 PM
bonny lad again, fence there though... sorry

04-25-2011, 05:50 PM
wow great photos :)

John Palmer Fine Art
04-25-2011, 06:17 PM
Wow, terrific photographs, they look harmless enough......don't they?

04-25-2011, 10:01 PM
Thank you, Paul.. these are all wonderful.. though in the first photo that one looks like he'd as soon nip at you!! That's nice of you to post these.

04-25-2011, 11:26 PM
Great photos and thank you for your generosity in sharing them! May just have to take you up on it!

04-25-2011, 11:58 PM
Stunning shots Paul, and thanks so much for sharing! Must have been an amazing experience...what type of camera did you use? I've been thinking about buying an slr camera and wanted to know what other people use, especially for wildlife.:)

04-26-2011, 08:24 AM
Oh what beautiful animals!