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Come Meet Our Cousins

Come Meet Our Cousins
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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: 2005-01-24
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 300D DIGITAL, Canon 100-400/4.5-5.6L IS
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-02-24 6:25
Viewed: 4016
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Thank you so much for the kind words you all gave to Lucy and I on yesterdays post, it was very much appreciated.
Todays posting of this coyote howling has a little story with which I would like to share. I was out at my beloved Cypress Hills for a hike and had taken the dogs along. This does not usually help when trying to capture wildlife shots, but they need to have a run too. Well they were running around exploring, when ahead on the trail I saw two coyotes headed in our direction, so I quickly called my dogs back and put them on their leads. One coyoye went off into the trees but the other kept coming and only went around us at the last minute. Well when my dogs finally noticed what I was photographing they began to bark. I thought that would be the end of the photos but instead the coyote sat and howled, what luck. He howled several times trying to get his mate to come and see their relatives. We were honored by his presences for 15 minutes then he tired of us and left into the trees.

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-02-24 6:30]

Hi Rick

Excellent pose/POV - I can almost feel my spine tingling! Great detail - well seen and captured.


Happy to hear that you are OK to deal with normal things. Surrising result i might say as the coyotes didnt piss off after barking. Maybe this courage keep them alive in LA and other western mega cities full of people and dogs.

Hello Rick,

You are a lucky feller (-: Two dogs in your vicinity and then still shooting a beautiful howling coyote. Chapeau. The POV, DOF and BG are oké. Natural colors. Have a nice day and TFS BOB

Great shot of this howling canid, I'm starting to like these animals even more. What luck to have captured one howling. Very nice capture Rick. TFS a piece of nature. :)

Hi Rick,
I would be so impressed seeing this scenery for real... This is an incredible moment to live. I'm amazed by this picture so can you imagine how it could be if I was there for real? Beautiful, congratulations!

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-02-24 7:52]

Congratulations on getting 10,000 points Rick!!!
This is a splendid image of a classic howling Coyote!
What a great note. It must have been an amazing experience!
Excellent composition and POV.
Great lighting.
Very well done Rick.
Good to see you back.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-02-24 7:58]

Hi Rick. A spot of look with this one then it was a good job you had taken the dogs. You have captured a great pose of the howling Coyote. good detail and natural looking colours. well done TFS

hello Rick

what a wonderful shot, a lovely image, the POV and framing
are excellent, i love the action happening on your image,
thanks for sharing your history i laughed when i read :
« He howled several times trying to get
his mate to come and see their relatives. »

TFS Rick for your image and for the story


That is so cool and you are indeed very lucky to get so close as to get good images of the wild ones.....I have had no such luck. while moose seem to be invading Spokane, the coyote stays out on the refuge and grassy plains...I can hear them every morning...even as in a few minutes ago...but they stay far from the city limits...only a few hundred years away..

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-02-24 8:36]

Hi Rick,

I enjoyed your notes as much as the picture. If I get a dog again I'll ask you how to train him. He seemed to forget his name when we called him. I never left him outside alone because of these coyotes. A wonderful capture of this one howling and a great title. A perfect setting for him.


Bonjour Rick
Très belle prise, belles couleurs, netteté et attitude originale du sujet. Bravo
Amicalement Robi

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-02-24 17:58]

Hola Rick!
Nice to see Your photos again. This one has a beautiful colors, excellent sharpness, and great pose of this "Coyote" Your note about the foto in very interesting. We have a lot of wild amimals like this one, but I only one photo, and not too good as this one.
Take good care about You, and say hi to Your lovly wife Lucy.
Your friend

great capture! TFS Ori

Hello Rick,

Very nice composition. Very good sharpness. Great natural colours.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-02-26 3:37]
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Hello Rick,
I just wonder what would have happened if you'd let your dogs loose!! (WHat kind of dogs do you have?) You were certainly lucky to get this great capture while holding on to your dogs! Very fine and well-timed shot, great details and I like the colours in this composition.
Many thanks, Ulla

Hello Rick,
A beautiful animal and the moment is well captured!
Nice background story, and I wonder what might have happened if all animals (read: dogs) were free to do as they like...
A well composed presentation, with attractive colours!
Pablo -


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-02-26 10:14]

Hi Rick.
Wonderful story and fine trophy. I like expressive picture, attractive pose of the animal and timing. I hear his voice. I feel its state and mood. Very impressive surroundings which is suitable for your charming character perfectly. Bravo and TFS.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-02-27 4:16]

Great moment Rick! Very well captured with a beautiful composition and a great technique. Very well done again! Thanks!


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