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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: 2009-06-04
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 40D, Canon 100-400/4.5-5.6L IS
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite Coyote photos, Full of tenderness / Pleine de tendresse [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-08-05 19:18
Viewed: 3836
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi All,
Please bare with me, I am not very good with expressing myself, but I need to try. We all here share a love for nature, I hope my own passion for our natural world comes through in my images. With that being said some times we capture an image that is possibly more personal and others won't tune into your feels in the image. First I am a soft touch for baby animals, secondly I feel Coyotes are very much maligned unjustly. This image was captured when I arrived to see the Coyote den in the bison paddock at Waterton. I posted an image of the six pups a few days ago. Well when I arrived this morning Mom was just leaving possibly because she heard me coming. All six pups started to follow her but one by one they turned and went back to the den. This image tugs at my heart because the little guy was so determined to follow Mom. When she reached the top of the ridge she looked back then disappeared over the ridge, The little pup went to the top of the ridge then turned and ran as fast as he could back to the den. I will put that image in the workshop. So this image is very personal to me, but I hope you too will enjoy it. Thanks for stopping in, I will be away for six days again as we are headed out to the Cypress Hills to do what we love, taking in our Natural World.

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Hi Rick,

I haven't been active for some time on TN but this image is special to me too; having shared the experience of this coyote family with you at Waterton. I LOVE these two images also. Thanks for sharing them. I remember them well when you shared them with us the day you took them! I'm so happy to see them again.

It's a wonderful shot with mom in the sunlight on the ridge. Those babies grew so much just in the few days we were there. He looks so little. It's a great post (workshop also!) Thanks.

Evelynn : ) (and Jerry too!)

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-08-05 21:43]

Hello Rick
Wonderful scene with beautiful colors and excellent details

Hi Rick
I'm listening to Sunshine on my Shoulders by John Denver and it just goes so well with this portrait of your Coyote. Love the composition and the way the Coyote is on the ridge with the treed hill in the background. The little one in the foreground adds a bit of innocents to your image. Coyotes have a special roll in nature and they deserve a place on this earth too.
TFS and have fun in the Cypress Hills.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-08-05 21:54]

Hello Rick,
Wonderful shot of a Coyote mother: she looks so majestic as she stands and waits for her cub on the ridge and the WS image of the cub is great!
The lighting and how she contrasts with the Bg in a great composition is just how a wildlife shot should be.
Thanks my friend,

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2009-08-06 0:22]

Hola Rick,
preciosa panorámica y encuadre,
espléndidos detalles y composición.
saludos amigo.

Hi Rick,

A great image with "go back" title. Your images reflect a lot of nature's life environment.

TFS & regards


A lovely shot, Rick
And you've expressed yourself very beautifully, my friend...

Hello Rick
I love also this image very much ( and the one in workshop too) very great and touching scene with the mother coyote on the top of the ridge in the sunlight and the little one trying to join her
thanks for sharing this beautiful shot

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2009-08-06 14:44]

Hola Rick.
I really this photo and the note You wirte here Rick. Coyotes are a beautiful wild animals but just a few people like them, and for some reason ranchers dot like them. Coyotes are the most adaptable animals here, not manner how hard is to live in our enviromnet they can still living.
Ps- There is a photo for You in My gallery.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-08-06 16:22]

Hi Rick,

I know just how you feel! In every family of Quails there seems to be one slowpoke. I can't tell you how many times I have worried about the pokey when the family starts to leave and it looks like he will be left behind. I am always glued to the spot watching to see he will be okay. So I certainly appreciate both of these pictures and your notes. I love the way Mom is watching after her pup. Reminds me of the way we watched our children in the playgrounds. The pup looks so tiny - I've only seen mature coyotes here. He is beautiful - I love the workshop. A superb shot that surely evokes emotion. And you expressed yourself very well.


You have a dedication to you on here somewhere Rick....and this kind of image is why! but you already knew that my good friend.....fall is coming and we have many surprises in store for the world eh?

hello Rick

it is here on TN that i really start to loves Coyotes
as wild animals, before TN it was only wolfs, but now
with TN i think i love much more Coyotes that wolfs,

i have never had chance to photograph Coyotes (neither wolfs),
i rememeber you had eagles photo with the title :
« My Vision of Eagles », well Rick i have never
had chance to photograph coyotes but this photo
it is « My Vision of Coyotes », i love that it is
a environmental shot the Coyote (and family)
beeing in their environment habitat,

very fine POV, DOF and framing, fine focus with
excellent sharpness and details, beautiful luminosity,
i also love WS's photo, TFS


hello Rick
exceptional scene, your thought and her concretisation, also the WS, very good photo and text
TFS and regards

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