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Lakota

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This is Lakota from the Rocky Mountain Wildlife Foundation in Guffey, CO. He is a pure-bred timber wolf.

I made basic adjustments and added a vignette in Adobe Camera Raw. I added a curves adjustment layer in Photoshop.

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My, What Big Teeth You Have!

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This is Cherokee, a pure-bred timber wolf, at the Rocky Mountain Wildlife Foundation in Guffey, CO. Isn’t she cute? Those who have met Cherokee know she is very sweet and loves to give kisses. I just happened to be pointing my camera at her when she made this face in a split second.

I made basic adjustments in Adobe Camera Raw. In Photoshop I made a duplicate of the base layer and converted it to black and white. I used a mask to bring in her eyes from the layer below. I also used the hue/saturation tool to remove the blue cast in her eyes that was a result of her being in the shade.

On the Prowl

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This is my buddy Apache. He’s a pure-bred timber wolf and the alpha male of the pack at the Rocky Mountain Wildlife Foundation in Guffey, CO. He likes horses, deer and belly rubs.

I made basic adjustments in Adobe Camera Raw. I Photoshop I brightened his eyes with the dodge tool and darkened some bright areas with the burn tool. I also added a curves adjustment layer and cropped.

CRUNCH!!!

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This is Cherokee from the Rocky Mountain Wildlife Foundation in Guffey, CO enjoying a little snack. And yes, that is a horse leg she is chewing on.

I made basic adjustments in Adobe Camera Raw. In Photoshop I used the Spot Healing Brush to remove some unwanted artifacts and added more color to her eyes with the sponge tool. I removed the blue tone that resulted from her being in the shade with a hue/saturation adjustment layer. I also added a curves adjustent layer.

Ladyhawke

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This is Ladyhawke from the Rocky Mountain Wildlife Foundation. She was the matriarch of the pack and died a couple of years ago.

I started with basic adjustments in Adobe Camera Raw. I used the Spot Healing Brush to remove specks from her fur then the dodge and sponge tools to brighten her eyes. With a combination of the Quick Mask Mode and the Magic Wand I selected the left side of the picture, which contained a chain link fence. I cut out the area and refined the edge of her fur with the Color Range tool. I moved a duplicate copy of the original photo to the left so the tree filled in the area that was cut out. I removed any distinguishing marks on the tree with the Spot Healing Brush, added a curves adjustment layer and cropped.

Merlina

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This is Merlina at the Rocky Mountain Wildlife Foundation in Guffey, CO. I have not seen here in a long time because lately when we go out there with a large group, she usually hides in her house. The first time I visited the sanctuary with my photography group, she paced back and forth and watched us the entire time we were there.

I made basic adjustments in Adobe Camera Raw. In Photoshop I used the Spot Healing Brush to remove some unwanted items. I added a black & white adjustment layer and worked with the mask to reveal the color of her eyes.

Facebook Black & White Challenge – Day 2

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I’ve been nominated to accept the Facebook B&W Photo Challenge, and this is my entry for day 2.

This is Cherokee from the Rocky Mountain Wildlife Foundation in Guffey. I visited the wolves today with Denver members of my photography group, and we had a great time.

I made basic adjustments in Adobe Camera Raw. In Photoshop I duplicated the background layer and blurred it, then selected the upper right corner of the original layer with the Quick Selection Tool and cut it out to elimate the fence that was in the background. I used the burn tool to reduce the highlight areas and used the dodge tool to brighten her eyes. I added black & white and curves adjustment layers.

Lakota

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This is Lakota from the Rocky Mountain Wildlife Foundation in Guffey, Colorado, and this photo was taken on my very first trip there. He and his two sibling timber wolves share the same pen, and they’re a lot of fun to visit. Lakota likes to give kisses.

I made basic and curves adjustments in Adobe Camera Raw. In Photoshop I used the Spot Healing Brush to get rid of unwanted spots and toned down some of the highlights with the burn tool. I added a hue/saturation adjustment layer and removed greens, cyans, blues and magentas. I also added a curves adjustment layer.