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Coyote Pup

Coyote Pup
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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: 2007-08-04
Camera: Canon EOS 300D DIGITAL, Canon 100-400/4.5-5.6L IS
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/800 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Wolves & Coyotes [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-12-19 3:38
Viewed: 3862
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is one of four coyote pup I had the pleasure to watch grow up this summer. This young man still had to grow into his ears a bit. The coyote is one of the most adaptable animals around, they have been able to live in urban areas even with in New York city, also mountains and forests and then as you can see in the plains. I watched a documentary once that sais the more humans would try to eliminate them the bigger the litters they would have, thus trying to ensure thier presence. I believe they are starting to be seen for the benefits they are, for rodent control and scavenging of dead animals rather than a chicken stealing varment.

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beautiful portrait, great light, TFS Ori

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-12-19 4:27]

Awww! What a cute little Cub.
You are very lucky to see all this wildlife!
Very sharp with great details and clarity.
Gorgeous golden lighting and colours
Perfect low-down POV.
Well done Rick.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-12-19 7:28]

Hi Rick. Nice portrait of this "Coyote" Exelent sharpness and well framed. I like the pose looking to You Rick.

Ha! Hey Rick...I had cats for rodent control, but every year I would lose at least one cat and have to get another. Guess what got the cat?:_) You...'Twas the coyotes... We have dozens of them on our property for many years and they stole cats on a regular basis..as well as my closest neighbors sheep...I still see them as fascinating creatures, but never really as almost cute and cuddly as your picture. Very gentle one this was...

In Washington State they are listed in the guide as a year around pest as you allude to. Farmers, ranchers and the like are allowed to shoot them if they are 1> On their ranch.....2> Disturbing their cattle or sheep....It is supposed to be against the law to shoot them for any other reason....but that was the 3rd largest state with the least population of people and only 1 Fish and Game warden...so you can guess the rest...
Good story and very compassionate notes... It gives me pause to think..

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2007-12-19 8:09]

Hi Rick, you live in a wonderful universe, with wild animals as principal characters. What a beauty this little pup, I love his big ears. The light is soft, I love the coat vanishing in the herbs. Great portrait. Thank you,


Hi Rick,
Super coyote portrait.
Excellent POV/pose, color, lighting and focus details.
Well done

Hello Rick,
Wonderful portrait of this cute puppy
great colors and details.. Well composed and superb
sharpness.. Well done


Hello Rick,
Very nice photo, i love the look in his face. good compositin and pov,

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-12-19 10:08]

Hi Rick,

Oh, he is sooooooo cute. What a beautiful face. Lovely shot with nice natural colors and good details. I love the way he looks amongst the tall reeds.


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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-12-19 12:13]

What a marvellous capture!! How cute this pup of coyote! I love his sight and big ears!
I also love to hear they try to ensure their presence that way. Magnificent focus with great sharpness and details and excellent DOF, framing and composition.
Congratulations and thank you very much for sharing, Rick.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-12-19 13:16]

Hi Rick. What a cute one this is. You have captured him with fine detail and natural looking colours. great low POV from you. with good use of the light. well done TFS,

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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-12-19 14:33]

Hi Rick, my heart melts at this shot, what a beautiful creature with those huge ears. You have caught a beautiful pose with nice warm light and set in a nice natural environment. Perfect focus on the eyes with very good detail and clear sharpness. Wonderful depth of colour throughout. I would love to see one. Delightful.

hello Rick

nice eye contact you had with this coyote pup,
the colours are nice, the details excellent
and i like the vertical framing of the image



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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-12-19 19:27]

Hello Rick

This is beautiful,the lighting and setting are fab.
Just marking post for now.


This is lovely Rick. Is he from the same litter you posted images of? I love how his color tones with the surrounding grasses. It is a wonderful pose and great eyes.

Evelynn ; )

Hi dear Rick ,
very nice shot as always.great details and nice sharapness.
light is nice too.
thanks for sharing


Hi Rick,
This is charming:-)
Very good one indeed. Nice chicken thief portrait...
Well done

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-12-20 13:33]

Hi Rick,
Outstanding pose and really beautiful colours!!
TFS, Josť M.

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  • lizzie Gold Star Critiquer [C: 207 W: 0 N: 605] (2855)
  • [2007-12-20 19:52]


Lovely picture, I like the expression of this little coyote. Nice composition also, and very good details in the fur.


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-12-21 4:39]

Hello Rick,
Great portrait of a Coyote as a young man!Superb lighting and fine sharpness. I like the composition among the dried grass.
Well done and thanks for sharing this one,

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-12-23 6:13]

Hello Rick ! Very nice portrait of that yong Coyote ! The light is perfect, the details are great and the background is fantastic ! Thanks, have a wonderful Christmas time !


hi rick!
what a beaty!
sharp and with fine exposure
very good!

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