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Copyright: Rick Price (Adanac) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-06-07
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 5d Mark II, Canon EF 600mm f4.0L IS USM
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite Coyote photos [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-05-11 0:49
Viewed: 3525
Points: 24
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This coyote pup that we visited along with it's siblings last year in Waterton is from a den that has been used at least four years in a row. In a little over 24 hours we are headed to Waterton and beyond on 48 days holidays, so we'll definitely will be checking if there is a new litter this year. The pink strip behind the pup is a patch of flowers called Prairie Smoke.

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Very interesting composition

Best Regards,


Hi Rick,
What a lovely shot! he looks so cute! nice sharpness details, great eye contact, lovely natural colours and surrounding, lovely image,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice day,
Best Regards,

Hello Rick,
love this image presented here from you. The scene is truly charming and special. Lovely background and curious coyote has been captured in this frame almost flawlessly. Almost! As often before I sense an incorrect white balance here once again. What I mean by that is the obvious fact that some color tones has been dominating above others. So, in order to check the correctness of my observation, please do the following in Photoshop. It should be quite simple exercise. Go to Curves and click on Auto Curves. Then go to Image/Apply Image. The Channel have to be on RGB/Blending to Multiply an opacity to 55%, then click OK. Now we need to increase the brightness to +10, and decrease the contrast to -30. The final thing we can do here is to improve the white balance further by moving the slider towards Cyan ... lets say -15 and that's all Rick. I hope that you will approve my suggestions and Workshop! Have a nice day!
George Veltchev

Hello Rick

I have done some similar (but from far) photo
of a Red Fox Puppy and one day i would love to
the same with a coyote puppy, you have great
chance Rick to see this and photograph

Fine POV and framing, curious and beautiful
eye-contact, excellent focus sharpness details, TFS


Hi Rick,
Well my friend, what a lovely image of this young Coyote, very strong picture indeed in this wonderful setting, impressive sharpness and great detail, fabulous natural colours that is so in keeping,

I have reservations about workshops, yes indeed a novice can learn a great deal from these options, but for a experienced and well seasoned Photographer like yourself, well that's up for debate?,

Anyway our good friend and colleague George, is always up for lending a hand in this regard, has improved on "some" images in the past, but in my opinion he has fallen short with this one of yours today, and i say this with conviction that Georges workshop has taken the All the warmth away and natural colour!!!. and left you with no atmosphere and very cold image indeed, I much prefer your picture as seen and presented by yourself,

Nevertheless let Photography win the day,
Best Regards Rick,


Beautiful shot in soft light Rick,

I envy you for have a 48 day holiday and the chance to see these


beautiful and cute, TFS Ori

I love this one. Soft colours throughout and framed well. A keeper Rich. TFS Trevor

Hello Rick
Another beautiful photo with excellent composition and good sharpness. The vegetation in the BG is fantastic.

Hi Rick,
Awesome photo with great sharpness and a lovely blink in the eye. I see you are having a tough time with somebody who was not present at time you took this photo but knows exactly what the color temperature was at that moment. Since I was not standing next to you I have no right to judge on the white balance. If I do remember correctly, I did see such light when I visited Waterton so it is more then likely correct. The again, how do you approach the color temperature, do you use the meetering of the camera or do you use your human eyes. Both can be used and both will produce a different result. The camera will not change over time while the recording of the human eyes will change rather quickly. It so calls adjust to a daylight setting.
Anyway, all credits for the most amazing catch.

Hello Rick,
Beautiful photo of this cute coyote in natural warm colours. Good sharpness, fine details and an impressive eye contact. Well done!

Hi Rick,
This little guy is so cute. I love its big eyes. You caught this one some great light and the green grass / wildflower surroundings can't be beaten. Have a wonderful time in Waterton, I am so so jealous.

Hello Rick
What a beautiful look ! this Fox baby is superb and well captured, his fur is sharp,
i love the eye contact, the wonderful colors and also the environment of grass and flowers, congratulations for this great shot
Have a good night

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-07-03 4:01]

Hello rick,
this is indeed a lovely view. The cute cub and the pretty flowers in the background gives a powerful nature presentation. such a treasure to see the beauty in lively combinations.
excellent piece of work.


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