coyote 2

Jana Foster 2/2/2012 4:15:20 PM

Beautiful animal! It seems to have it's eyes focused on something (maybe lunch?)
Curious, what lens did you use? Were you far away"? You did a great job of getting eye level. Can't wait to see more yellowstone:)
jana #1440864

Alexander Decoster 2/2/2012 11:44:31 PM

Hello Jana,
Thanks, happy you like it.
Animals is my thing you knowthat so I had some really close encounters with coyotes. When all others started takings shots ,I just anticipated where it would be going and went waiting for him to show up, walking towards me. The eye level is because I am really deep in the snow. This picture was taken with my 300mm /2.8 lens. This is really my best lens , but it need to buy, or exchange it maybe for a top zoom lens. Once the animal gets closer, which it did ( as near a maybe 4 meters), I can't do much with it, or shoot eye close ups. Or change camera with another zoom, which I did. But I loved the adrenaline!
Alex #9962362

Jana Foster 2/3/2012 5:33:03 AM

Hi Alex,
Yes the prime lens are the best in my opinion but you do give up that flexibility.Beauty shot. Our zoo photographer does safaris and he is big on knowing animal behavior and anticipating what they are going to do next to get the best shot. It definately worked for you and the snow is just gorgeous!
jana #9962781

Josie Detmers 2/3/2012 5:39:30 PM

Great capture of this coyote, Alexander!! I also think they are a beautiful animal!! We visited Yellowstone in September. It must be lovely in the Winter!! #9963813

Alexander Decoster 2/3/2012 10:23:52 PM

Dear Josie,
Thank you for your comments.
Indeed winter in Yelowstone is very special,and very few people around.
Alex #9964152

Lyn Darlington 2/5/2012 2:43:42 AM

What a great capture! I think the way you captured the eyes is fantastic! #9965936

Alexander Decoster 2/5/2012 6:08:50 AM

Thanks Lyn

Keith L. Clayton 2/12/2012 8:03:25 AM

Fantastic capture!! #9978776

Alexander Decoster 2/12/2012 9:00:25 AM

Thanks Keith. #9978849

Lyn Darlington 3/25/2012 8:02:35 PM

Congrats on a fantastic finalist! #10055011

Alexander Decoster 3/25/2012 9:40:25 PM

Thank you Lyn #10055580

Liz blahh 3/25/2012 11:40:28 PM

Congratulations on your awesome finalist! #10055830

Alexander Decoster 3/26/2012 1:02:48 AM

Thank you Liz #10055951

Merna L. Nobile 3/26/2012 3:27:19 PM

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Congratulations! Merna


Alexander Decoster 3/26/2012 9:48:06 PM

Thank you Merna #10059953

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Yellowstone Park.

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 1.33, ExposureTime: 1/2000 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 2000, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 600.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II

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