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Wylie E. Coyote

Wylie E. Coyote
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Copyright: Mike Basil (mbasil) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 148 N: 745] (3320)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-12
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D50, Nikkor 18-200mm 1:3.5-4.5 VR, Tiffen circular Polarizer
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-05-15 20:08
Viewed: 3697
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Lamar Valley is one amazing place. And I was also very lucky. As I drove up the road I saw a few cars stopped to watch this young guy. But they were driving up from Cooke City and I was driving down toward it. So I drove on slowly tracking this guy for about 10 minutes. Great for photos, but I really appreciate the view the kids got watching this guy jump around and hunt varmints under the ground. Unfortunately I never saw him catch one. But it was entertaining and even sute to watch.

This is shot at 200mm, but I cropped to about half the frame. I tried harder on the exposure, Howard -- dark critters on white snow are tough.

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Great Mike...I hear from our friend Rick who is camped out there that snows are still pretty deep. It was a rough year. Very fine capture on a day when it is almost impossible to keep the contrast right..I use a D5-0 and have the same problems..not that my eye is bad or the settings...just something in Nikons older models I guess...but you have overcome it well!

Hello Mike. Beautiful shot in walking mode in snow covered ground. Thanks for sharing and best regards. Jusni

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  • viv Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 292 W: 3 N: 653] (3317)
  • [2008-05-16 0:56]

Hi Mike,
Great shot of this coyote the snow gives it an extra special effect.

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2008-05-16 3:37]

Hi Mike,
And I thought Wylie E Coyote was a fictional character :-) Nice image of this Coyote going about his business, good clarity on the coat but unfortunately that's led to a few hot highlights but as you say in your note, it's almost an impossible situation.

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