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Winter is coming by Wincey Winter is coming by Wincey
Bernie | Timberwolf | 5 years old | January 2012 | Zoo Hannover
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Can't help thinking about winter these days. Grey and cold outsite, dark in the morning and some kind of winter blues on my mind. Futhermore, I got a notice from the zoo that my annual ticket runs out. So I need to make the decision again: New one or none? This is a cruel fight every year. On the one hand I really love the wolves in Hanover. They are so strong, so proud and you can take photos of them without a fence, if you like to. On the other hand I don't think the zoo really knows what they are doing. Three wolves died in the last years and in my opinion, two of them could live if the zoo would have acted more reponsibly. So, a hard decision. Maybe my bank account can help me.

To the picture: The composition is not that normal, some may think its not good, because there is so much space and the wolf is just on one side with his ears cutted off. But I like it the way it is and I like the colours. And the strong, determined look in Bernie's eyes :aww:

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Feel free to use it for manipulations, roleplays or other things - as long as it is for private use. Commercial use is not allowed, that includes (point)comissions here on dA. Nevertheless, I would be glad if you work with my picture. A credit and a link back to my profile would be nice and fair. Thank you!
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warhorsegirl Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Was just looking over my past deviations and came across this : warhorsegirl.deviantart.com/ar…

Still to this day I marvel at the ability your image has to provoke thoughts. Thank you for your stock.
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Wincey Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for using it! :)
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warhorsegirl Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome,it realy should be me thanking you ^.^
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Otter231 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
:dance: Awww! I love this image! Thank you for capturing it :D
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Wincey Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks you :)
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Charlie-Lang Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
He's got a LOT of grey for a 5 year old, is that normal for wolves? I never see dogs with so much grey at such a young age.
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Wincey Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I think that's normal for Timberwolves. Some "loose" their colour earlier, some later. But you can't compare it to dogs, in that case they are completely different.
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Charlie-Lang Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Why though? They're of the same stock, technically. Is that a trait that just got bred out over the generations?
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Wincey Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah, technically, but I fear it's not that easy. Look at Chihuahuas... what do they really have in common with a wolf? I think through breeding we lost a lot of wolfish things in our dogs.
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Charlie-Lang Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
They have genes in common. Phenotypical traits is one thing, but when you get down to the base DNA, a chihuahua could (theoretically) impregnate a wolf, and have viable offspring. That's still a fairly close relationship. And usually the wolfish things are gone so we can get along better with dogs. I'm not going to speak for chihuahuas because I hate them haha, yappy, snappy little pests, but for a /REAL/ dog, you can still see these traits in every day life. Of course they are not a wolf - but a border collie, for instance, retains the hunting instinct of the wolf, short of the kill. All dogs retain pack loyalty. Dogs will roll in shit, and mud, and dead things, which was a ploy used by wolves to cover their scent. EVERYTHING a dog does, traces back to the wolf, and wolfish traits. Really it's just a tame wolf that looks different (sometimes markedly). A domestic wolf, if you like.

I love wolves, and I'd love to have a wolfdog, but I can still easily see the trait in normal dogs.
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Wincey Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You're right - they have a lot in common, but the main thing changed. Dogs are meant to live with man, wolves are wild are fear us. And as this behaviour changed for thousands of years, I guess the most phenotype things did, too :)

Most people would like to have a wolfdog (me, too ;)). But I don't thing I would be able to handle one :(
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saberclaw1x Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
that's an spectacular photo.
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Wincey Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :)
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AokitianWolf Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student General Artist
Beautiful shot!
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Wincey Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :)
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AokitianWolf Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Student General Artist
You're very welcome :D
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Fellmekke Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
Used: [link] :la:
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Wincey Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :hug:
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Fellmekke Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
No problem.
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WheneverInDoubt Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Used here [link] thank you for the inspiring stock!
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Wincey Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, Thank you so much for using it! :)
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WheneverInDoubt Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your welcome, I'm sorry it turned out horribly xD.
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NikalaTheUnicorn Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Thank u for letting me use it
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RReclaimer Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello amazing stock , just wondering if i could use this in a assignment for uni? We have to make movie titles for a fake film, the video will be uploaded to vemio. I'll leave a credit and link to your DA profile. oh and woo Game of thrones! :]
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Wincey Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes of course, use it if you like too :)
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Moodlight14 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
Whoa! great capture! :)
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Wincey Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :)
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Moodlight14 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
You're welcome! :)
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ravanara Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
Awesome, what camera did you use?
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Wincey Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I used a Nikon D7000 :)
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ravanara Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
oh Thanks! :)
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IsabellaToivok Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
Excellent!
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Wincey Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :)
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spookykitty123 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Student General Artist
excellent photo! The wolf is beautiful and woooooo! Game of Thrones!
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Wincey Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :)
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IndigoClaire Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:)
Love wolves. :)
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Wincey Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Me, too. Wonderful creatures :)
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IndigoClaire Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks. :)
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kittat Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
oh,again a picture of Wincey! hello, how are you? do you remember me? Well, i remeber me XD
oh, nice photo!
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ArcticIceWolf Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Bernies Auge sieht ja fast rot aus oO
Und ja, ich kann diesen inneren Kampf verstehen...
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Wincey Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Ja, sie sind sehr kräftig orange. Das ist nicht nachgefärbt oder so, die sind wirklich so stark gefärbt :)
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ArcticIceWolf Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow....
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artworkbyLINA Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
Cool and nice wolf*O*
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Wincey Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :)
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SandraWhite Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist
Nice photo!
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Wincey Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :)
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