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Dancing Elk


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Given 2011-08-10
~adrienne-paynter said; "This beautiful capture could not have better lighting, and the composition and colours are magnificent. Everything that should stand out stands out. The photographer created an amazing atmosphere with this shot."

=GraphiteColours said; "This is one of those amazing, intimate shots where you feel like you can just step straight into the picture. The lighting in particular is just amazing: it almost seems as if nature has cast a spotlight on the "dancing" elk!"

Sweden 13 by ~lonelywolf2 ( Featured by Anoya )
LashelleValentine Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Professional Photographer
This beautiful piece has been featured here [link] :) Please fave this feature so that more people will be able to see your wonderful art. Thank you :heart:
jussta Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hi, your art was featured in The best of galleries 1 at :iconthatoneperfectshot: :)
lonelywolf2 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
Dziękuje :)
Shadow-Okami Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
Holy... this is a picture O.O It seems so...unreal. It's like nature captured in one of its most beauteous moments.
FaunGrae Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd just like to let everyone know that this is indeed what Europeans call an Elk.

Moose = European Elk.

And this is a wonderful shot!
murkky Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012
JulienKraakman Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Very nice!!!
ArcticIceWolf Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
what a great lighting! Love moose!
Trikxty Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
That's a moose. :p Love the lighting and everything though; awesome picture.
Jo-san Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful iconic piece!
SnowPhotography Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Gorgeous! Love the lighting! Everything looks so crisp, clean, magical and yet untouched. The prancing step the moose is taking just makes it all the better :heart:
Amazing shot!
Goodka8 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Piękne ujęcie:)
Dauntless-Gothika Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Amazing shot. Just to point it out cause you seem to have confused it as an elk, it is a moose lol. Once again, great job!
Anoya Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011   Photographer

I'd like to let you know that your deviation has been featured in the APN Daily Deviations - August 2011 News article! :hug:
TallulahPrewett Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Very nice photo, congratulations !
GraphiteColours Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi! You've been featured here: [link]
lonelywolf2 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011
thanks :)
GraphiteColours Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
Kesheik Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow... This is so beautiful! I just love the atmosphere. It's like a fantasy scene but in real life!
DarkOkamineko Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is like, the perfect shot. Well done! :clap:
KlaEvansPhotography Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Im sorry. its a beautiful picture but isnt that a Moose not an elk?

But as I said its a Beautiful picture!
Sajurkaaa Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011
ThereseOfTheNorth Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011
It is an european moose which would transfer to "elg" in norwegian (similar in swedish, šlg?) which could easily be miss translated to "elk". Scandinavian moose is pretty much the same as american only smaller.
bhaktimarie Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011
Fantastic shot... the light... the motes of dust... makes me want to go to the forest and just sit there.
Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow, gorgeous photo! This is so surreal it almost seems like it could be a painting.
ThePasteEater Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Student Writer
I knew I had seen this picture before.
Beautiful song to a beautiful picture.
Aquarior Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:icontwilightclapplz: Nice observation!
fallenfromthemoon Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I love how the sunlight has formed a stroke around him. Makes me feel nostalgic. <3
Aellostriker2 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
looks like a digital painting when in thumbnail :heart:
pagan-poetess Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Professional Writer
the way the light falls make it seem like a faerie tale.... absolutely beautiful!! :heart:
rajacic Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aw... wonderful..
CelestialCalista Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It looks like paradise. Nature is awesome.
Ekko-River Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011   General Artist
Wow! this is really an awesome picture <3
VariableShade Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011
Gorgeous shot! The lighting is fantastic, and the backdrop of those incredibly straight tress sets it all off perfectly. :) Faved!
On a side note, as someone else mentioned, I do believe that that is a moose and not an elk. I live in Alaska, and I've seen my fair share. ;)
Great work!
VariableShade Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011
Scratch that, I'm so sorry! I realized that moose are referred to as elk in Sweden... Apologies. :doh: :surrender:
And "tress" should be "trees." :-/
LittleBunnyElite Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Professional Photographer
makes me thing.... if moose are called elk; what are the elk called? o.O
NyahKitty Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
"Moose Vs. Tree"

... Moose wins. :D
HawkSmith44 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is so amazing!!! i really wish i could use this as a background for a drawing of mine! please reply to this, i WOULD link back and give credit
Esgalachoir Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011
Where ever that is, I want to be there.
canvas-of-flesh Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
The pollen or cotton seed, or whatever is drifting around, makes this photo look even more magical.
pUmpkinhead666 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Never seen a moose look this epic.
isdira Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woow this is so captivating!! It looks almost like a painting:) great shot! :clap:
Neme303 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awww it's a moose-ling! :iconadorableplz:
micai Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
This is undoubtedly a moose :) Regardless, this photograph is absolutely stunning. The colors are splendid and the composition is nearly flawless. :heart:

One question, though; specially regarding the moose, how much (if at all) did you spot-enhance the values of the photo? I'm surprised at how amazingly dark her body is compared her outline. By the angle of the sun, lack of shadows behind her(the moose), and the (comparative) lack of strong highlights on the foreground tree leaves, I'd almost think that she was photomanipulated in. I understand post-photo editing, but I think sometimes it can be overdone, and I was thrown off because the scene looked fake, before I really looked at it. I would love to see the original photograph if you have it on file! :)

Don't get my wrong, the capture is very powerful and I would love to have been in that field, just to experience the moment you've represented. Beautiful shot! :+fav:
Romylyn Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011
Stunning animal..and stunning picture
7purpletangerines Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011
what a beautiful photograph
Al-Muhajir Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
so magically impressive!
loucheena Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011
Wild and free in nature indeed. Wow!
Nanu-Inuko Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011
I am Pretty sure that is a Moose, its too bulky at the neck to be an Elk . But Otherwise it is a Very well done photograph. Better than the most I have seen.
BackwardsSnappy Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011
Interesting. c:
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