Wolf Reserve (Part 1)

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  1. Antarctican

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    On Sunday, Airic, Chiller and I went up to the Haliburton Forest to visit the wolf reserve there. Apparently it's the only wolf reserve in Canada. It's 15 acres of fenced forest area with a glassed in observation post. The pack of wolves roams through the area, and is fed once a week.

    Chiller, awesome dude that he is, let me try out his new 170-500 lens!!!!!!! That was one of the highpoints of the day. (How I'm ever going to be satisfied with my 17-200 is the matter of much debate. But I digress). It was tough to handhold steady that big lens, so some of the shots taken with it were a little soft.

    Here's a selection of some of the MANY shots I took:

    1. The Alpha male
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    6. (I think this fella was admiring the Red Hood on my jacket....)
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    Thanks for looking! I'll post more as I get time to go through all the shots.
     
  2. Alex_B

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    LOVELY animals :) :)

    Hm, did you use a tripod? or did you not go all the way up to 500 ... on a crop sensor i guess that is.
     
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    Wow I love everyone of these. Good work hand holding that beast. Wolves are by far my favorite animals.
     
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    I started out using a tripod, but the observation area wasn't set up very well for using one, so I stopped using it very early. All of the shots with Chiller's lens were handheld, although I could see I was 'wobbling' and tried to rest it against the glass whenever possible. It's much heavier than my 17-200 lens! But man can you ever get a better closeup with it! I was just thrilled to little bits that he let me use it. What a guy, eh? (Although after I refused to give it back and he had to wrestle it out of my hands, I think he reconsidered whether he'd ever let me use it again.)
     
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    oh, that was from behind glass?


    next time, just run! and make sure you are faster ;)
     
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    Sounds like you had a good time. The three of you should come out to Alberta :D
     
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    great shots, 3 & 6 are winners

    not sure why but I have the Due South theme tune running through my mind
     
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    your lucky to have such a reserve nearby (ish).... these are gorgeous wolves... 5&6 are my favs, good job :thumbup:
     
  9. Antarctican

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    I'm seriously thinking of going, but it's a little close time-wise with my trip to Germany for my cousin's wedding.
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Just fly west to Germany (over the Pacific)...then it's on your way :p
     
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    Diefenbaker!!!! I'd forgotten all about him! He may have retired up here when the series ended!
     
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    These are all so very lovely I can't choose a favorite! I had no idea these were from behind glass, nicely done!
     

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