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Southern Coyote



Sedona, AZ

Sedona, AZ
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3 Comments | Report
photosue50
 
photosue50 September 23, 2015
Beautiful
JSlayter
JSlayter September 27, 2015
Thank you :)
p_eileenbaltz PRO
 
p_eileenbaltz September 24, 2015
Really beautiful image! Excellent work.:)
Garrytaiga
 
Garrytaiga June 15, 2016
Awesome

Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was shot in the back country of Sedona, Arizona.
Time
It was just after the golden hour. In fact I was hunting for some landscapes during the golden hour when this guy ran past.
Lighting
It was a very dreary day, just after quite a rain storm and the skies were still very cloudy providing me with a very diffused light. It was also late in the day so the sun itself was in a very good position.
Equipment
This image was shot with a Nikon D800 Camera with a Nikon 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 lens. I had to quickly rush to get my camera set up for this because I was actually using my ultra-wide up until the coyote ran past. I ran over to my camera bag and grabbed my lens and did a swap as quickly as I could. I am sure glad I did :)
Inspiration
Taking this photo was mainly to document the wildlife in Sedona while I vacationed for a couple days there. I was working on landscape work because that is my specialty in photography however when a opportunity like this arrives, you have to take it.
Editing
I did a small amount of post-processing in this image. It was shot in RAW allowing me to have the liberty of changing white balance which I adjusted slightly. I also bumped up some sharpening to try to get the fur a little bit sharper and I also added a small amount of vibrance to the image.
In my camera bag
In my Bag I normally have my trust Nikon D800 camera, a Nikon 14-24mm F2.8, Tamron 24-70mm F2.8, Nikon 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 as well as a Nikon SB-910 Flash. I also carry around some cleaning cloths, a circular polarizer for my 24-70 and my 70-300. And lastly, I always need some extra batteries and sd cards, you will never know when you will need a quick change or replacement.
Feedback
Get outside, be patient and try to stay calm and quiet. In Sedona specifically Coyotes are quite common and I was just lucky enough to have spotted him running past however in other regions of the world they can be harder to find. Do some research into the species you'd like to capture to identify when they are most active, what they eat, where they live and what their common habits are. It will work wonders with trying to get any wildlife, including birds.

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