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Almost Grown

Almost Grown
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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: 2007-10-26
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 20D, Canon 100-400/4.5-5.6L IS
Exposure: f/11, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-10-26 16:56
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Favorites: 4 [view]
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
First let me thank you for all your kindness in sending prayers and well wishes to my wife.
Lucy is still in hospital, so I haven't much time for all my friends here, I will pop back when I get a minute, but with work and the hospital I'm busy. See you all soon and thanks again.

Today while at work I saw one of the coyote pups that I have watched grow up this summer and was glad to see he was still around. The hunters and farmers haven't found him yet, with all our truck traffic they are quite relaxed around our vehicles and this guy approached within 4 meters of my truck, so after the photos I scared him off. I sure hope he survives the winter.

bobair, Luis52, jaycee, Juyona, horia, fartash, Alex99, MMM, Jamesp, Tamrock, SunToucher, CeltickRanger, pvb, Debz, SelenE has marked this note useful
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Hi Rick,
I sure do hope he does well with the coming winter and that your Lucy gets well soon too.This shot is beautiful and there is nothing in the way you presented it or the other techno mumbo-jumbo that needs to be improved,it is wonderful as it is.Thank you so much for giving us this view of Mr Coyote. Bob

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-10-26 18:26]

Hi Rick.- I hope that Your wife Lucy get well pretty soon. Very nice and fine photo of this Coyote. Great work. Luis52.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-10-26 18:52]

Hi Rick,

I'm so sorry to hear your wife is still in the hospital. I hope she is doing well and will be home with you soon. Beautiful coyote with those gorgeous eyes and nice coat. Hope we get to see him again.


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  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2007-10-26 23:15]

Hi Rick
most beautifull! the extreme sharpness of the whole coyote (great dof) combined with an almost neutral surrounding is amazing.
very nice light and great eyes
really GREAT

I can imagine the stress you are feeling. I am glad that you have your photography to help ground you and bring you some peace. The coyote pups were so healthy looking and this one grew up to be a real beauty. I love how his soft color tones with the grasses. It is just a beautiful photograph. A+ : )

I'll be sending good thoughts your way.

Evelynn : )

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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2007-10-27 0:31]

Hello Rick,
What a fantastic shot, great DOF

great pic, TFS Ori

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-10-27 2:11]

Hola Rick,
preciosa captura,
tonos y agradable pov,
me gusta este trabajo,

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-10-27 2:52]

Hi Rick

Soory i've missed you previous post and therefore the note regarding your wife's condition...Please accept my apologizes and my honest best wishes for her and you, too!

I'm glad though that you are still in touch with your passion - photography, even in these hard times. I can only imagine how great it is to meet this fellow again after seeing him as a pup and watching him grow up all summer.
The shot itself is terrific, with impressive details and showing this amazing "concentrated" pose from the coyote. You did excellent to capture that look in his eyes!
Spot-on exposure and nice softly saturated autumn colors.

Bravo, TFS and again best wishes!

Hello Rick
Excellent shot of this beautiful Coyote,
Great composition,DOF and exposure,Welldone.

Good Luck

Hello Rick,
How are you doing?
Hope your wife is okay (reading your note)...
Really a superb image; what a strong image from that amazing animal!


I sure hope he survives the winter too.
What a beautiful animal, and you captured him well.
I also hope Lucy is up and feeling better soon.


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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2007-10-27 5:04]

Bonjour Rick,

Une très belle prise bravo pour les détails et le regard du spécimen.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-10-27 5:14]

Hi Rick and Bravo.
What a nice true wild nature shot. Its quality is simply amazing. Superb framing, amazing moment and expression of the animal face, great DOF and nice scenery. perfect done. My congratulations.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-10-27 5:48]

Hello my friend.
Aggain I hope your wife get well very very soon.That is a perfect image ,very sharp whit wonderful details in the fur.Excellent POV and lovely colors.I had a chance at a close subjet to but it did not came out as good as your presentation.
TFS Michel

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-10-27 6:27]

Hi Rick

Great detail and POV here. I am always amazed at the ease with which you seem to take these ainimal shots.

My best wishes to your wife - look after yourself too!

Best wishes


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-10-27 6:32]

Hello Rick,
Great natural colours and uotstanding sharpness in this photo. Fantastic POV, composition and DOF.

hi rick!
you capture this beaty very
well with good sharpness and
a very fine exposure!
good work!

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  • lise Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 169 W: 48 N: 548] (2877)
  • [2007-10-27 7:06]

Hi Rick,
This is a beautiful coyote! Great sharpness and wonderful natural colours.
Very well done.

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-10-27 12:22]

Hi Rick
Looking forward to hearing that Lucy is doing better!
superb capture -- this is a tough little survivor, as are the two of you!
superb composition!

I'm glad you took the time for us on TN with so much on your plate . I hope your wife gets well soon , and you take care as well . This shot is great . I wish I could get this close to the Coyotes around our place , but they are very shy .

Hi Rick,
I am sorry to read that your wife is in the hospital. I do hope all is well and that a speedy recovery is there.
Your photo is a beauty. The detials you captured in his coat and the catchlight in the eyes are amazing. He looks really healty looking at his wet nose and shiny coat. I really like the fact that his coat has the same color as the grass giving him the perfect camoflage to hide in. My only remark is that I would have like to see a bit more space on the bottom of the photo.

hello Rick

what a beautiful photo, WOW !, i like the pov of the image
and the way the coyotte is framed on the image,
the sharpness and details are excellent and i like
the expression and galnce of his eyes

i wish health to your wife Rick,
and wish you to comeback us soon



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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-10-28 23:39]

Hello Rick,
I hope your wife is recuperating.
You must be so tired and stressed.
This image of the coyote is very relaxing.
I love the soft colors and the neutral tones in this shot.
The coyote is beautiful, and the details are amazing...
So crisp and soft at the same time.
I love it.
Best wishes for your wife's quick recovery.
TFS. ; )

AH! AMAzing, détails superbes, jeu de couleurs monochromnes fantastique.

What a superb, excellent, amazing capture Rick! I like those animals so much but I never had the chance to see one from so close. I hope that things will get better for Lucy and you soon. Thanks,

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  • pvb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
  • [2007-11-09 11:19]

Hi Rick,

Great capture of this coyote and you were very lucky to see him so close. Very good sharpness and focus.
the colour of his pelt gives him a good camouflage with his surroundings.
Sorry to here your wife is in the hospital and I hope that she gets well soon.
TFS Paula

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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-11-13 5:03]

Hi Rick, I really do envy you Canadians for the diversity of wildlife you have there. So many interesting mammels and my favourite, wolfs and Coyotes. This is a superb shot, so crisp and sharp with great detail on this beautiful young Coyote. I love the pov showing slight profile on the face showing those wonderful eyes, which are fixed on something out of frame. Perfect focus with good light and perfect exposure. Excellent.

Hi Rick
Fantastic capture of this beautiful Coyote. Lots of very sharp detail. Great color. Very well done!

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-11-18 23:25]

Hi Rick,
It's a beautiful animal... I liked the color tones, lighting, and composition a lot.
Best wishes,

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-11-30 19:01]

Hello Rick

This is super.How I missed this gem is beyond me...well really I understand how,I have been swamped trying to reply to critiques ,and the only real way to catch up is not to post,and that is hard for me.LOL.
This coyote is beautiful.the focus is tack sharp.
The illumination is wonderful,and the colours are well saturated.
You can clearly see how the coyote's colouration helps her hide in this grass.
Wonderful POV and DOF.
Great capture.


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