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    If this wolf can be hired for photographic purposes, surely it shouldn't be too hard to establish the wolf's movements around the time the photo was taken, as money must have changed hands?

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    What I don't like are the words "probably" and "likely" when it comes to the judgment. Doesn't sound beyond a reasonable doubt.

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    Threads merged.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Q.G. View Post
    But why did they come up with such an objection? They needed something to latch on to, and i think they found it in the "that looks to good to be true" thing.
    When you take a picture and spread it across the international media, it gets seen by all sorts. Some of those sorts include fans of wolf photography, whether wild or captive. If the wolf is distinctive, that drastically raises the odds of recognition.

    I've only seen one of the comparison pictures, and have to admit to being unfamiliar with how distinct wolf faces are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy K View Post
    Photograph 'too perfect' says panel:

    http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news...oto010.html#cr
    Just to note, it is not the panel who says it is too perfect:
    "Many independent observers thought the shot just too perfect..."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Shiu View Post
    Just to note, it is not the panel who says it is too perfect:
    "Many independent observers thought the shot just too perfect..."
    And they set things in motion.

    Anyway. Hard to tell either way.
    Interesting thing to ponder though. What can you do when your shots are deemed to be too good to be true?

    As far as my photos are concerned, of academic interest only, of course.

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    The stunt wolf has just signed with Simon Cowell.
    "One of the painful things about our time is that those who feel certainty are stupid,
    and those with any imagination and understanding are filled with doubt and indecision"

    -Bertrand Russell

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    Those damned trained animals. They are everywhere!!!

    http://www.michaelnicknichols.com/ga...cameratraps/4/
    Technological society has succeeded in multiplying the opportunities for pleasure, but it has great difficulty in generating joy. Pope Paul VI

    So, I think the "greats" were true to their visions, once their visions no longer sucked. Ralph Barker 12/2004

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    I think that trained animals in wildlife photography will be what doping is in sports.

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    I have some misgivings about the number of WPOTY pictures that were taken remotely (i.e. triggered by infrared sensor, with the photographer still in bed somewhere else).
    No patience, no stealth - just find an animal track and leave a camera there for a couple of months.

    Then you have the under 16 age group with $multi-thousand truck-loads of Image Stabilised, zillion mega frames-per-second, 600mm/f4 gear, in $multi-thousand destinations (South Georgia, anyone?)
    Realising you can't compete, you back to film and a folder..... so there are some positive things that come out of it :o)

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