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Copyright: Varahram Hemmati (vhemmati) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 66 W: 0 N: 63] (407)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-03-04
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 350D / Digital Rebel XT, Canon 100-400L 4.5-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): BEST OF: Coyotes, Dingo's, & Wolves 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-05-11 0:08
Viewed: 4124
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Shot of a Coyote taken in a snowy day at the Omega Park located close to Montebello, Quebec, Canada. Here is more on the specie from Wikipedia:

The coyote (Canis latrans, meaning "barking dog") also prairie wolf) is a member of the Canidae (dog) family and a close relative of the Gray Wolf. There are 19 recognized subspecies of coyotes (Voigt and Berg, 1999). Coyotes are native to North America and are found from Alaska to Panama. European explorers first encountered these canines during their travels in the American Southwest. They may occasionally assemble in small packs, but generally hunt alone. Coyotes live an average of 6 to 10 years. The word "coyote" was borrowed from Mexican Spanish, which itself borrowed the term from the Nahuatl (Aztec) word coyōtl.

The coyote looks very similar to the endangered red wolf in profile. They have similar size, color and head shape.

Despite being extensively hunted, the coyote is one of the few medium-to-large-sized animals that has enlarged its range since human encroachment began (another is the raccoon). It originally ranged primarily in the western half of North America, but it has adapted readily to the changes caused by human occupation and, since the early 19th century, has been steadily extending its range. Sightings now commonly occur in California, Oregon, New England, and eastern Canada. Coyotes have moved into most of the areas of North America formerly occupied by wolves, and are often observed foraging in suburban trashcans.


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fantastic expression on the coyote. i think there's a slight color cast. nice snow good DOF

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-05-11 1:37]

Hello Varahram,
A classic winter scene with a great POV of this coyote.
He seems well fed and bold.
Good light and exposure on this snowy scene.
TFS. ; )

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-05-11 8:00]

Hi Varahram,

an excellent shot, the coyote seems intrigued by your presence - lovely eye contact. Composition is great and the exposure of the snow is spot on - great work.

tfs,

Paul

beautiful pic, TFS Ori

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  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2007-05-11 12:41]

great composition and perfect expo of the coyote
Really like it

Hello Varahram
Wonderful shot of this Coyote while snowing,
Great BG,sharpness and sourronding ,
Fantastic colors, Welldone. TFS

Regards
Fartash

This is a fantastic shot Varahram. The subject is nicely placed in the frame. Accurate exposure, sharpness and great natural color make this a winning shot.

TFS
Evelynn : )

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-05-12 6:18]

Hi Varahram,
Composition, the pose of this beautiful coyote, the lighting and ofcourse the snow flakes are very good. Well done and TFS
Selen

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