That fractured shiny thing is cool, but I like the wolf best of the lot. There's something I find consistently appealing about contrasting a sunlit object against a cloudlessly dark (as rendered by infrared) sky.
Thanks keirin! I like that look too (as well as using a red filter with b&w film) and I shoot it when I can. This is not one of those times, the dark background here being a dark window in an alcove. The sun in Arizona is so intense that when metering sunlit subjects as mid-tones, normal shadows go absolutely black. Here's another picture with a lighter background so you can see what was really back there. (I hope it doesn't spoil the illusion of the picture.)
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