Pond Crossing

Posted by drewkleine on Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:39 am

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Ive watched from a distance the past month, a pack of coyotes use a  frozen pond in a remote area as a short cut to their bedding area after hunting.  I waited for a day with good light and laid in a sheet blind on the ice in the dark before sunrise. Along one came

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by Eia on Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:13 am
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Beautiful. The intensity in the eyes is fantastic.

by SantaFeJoe on Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:51 am
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Your hard work paid off for you. Nice balance of warm and cool colors. The intensity of his stare is great. Your description of the setup makes me feel the chill and determination you felt.

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by Debapratim Saha on Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:44 am
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Well worth the research and wait,congrats on this stunning image!!
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by Ron Day on Sun Feb 23, 2020 1:25 pm
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I love the intense eye contact, the gorgeous sidelight, and the wonderful low perspective. First class image all the way, Drew. Congrats.

by Carol Clarke on Sun Feb 23, 2020 4:15 pm
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Your patience, observation and planning paid off, Drew. I love the eye level view, the head on perspective, the sweet detail, lovely colours and light.

A beautiful image. Well done!

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by david fletcher on Mon Feb 24, 2020 2:05 pm
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Brilliant image! Cracking shot in all aspects Drew
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by sraja on Tue Feb 25, 2020 3:54 am
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Nice capture. This gets you into the scene. - :)

by Cynthia Crawford on Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:44 am
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Perfect light and a really wonderful intent look on this trotter. Congratulations on your well-deserved EP.
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by drewkleine on Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:54 am
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Thank you all for the kind words and for the EP

by owlseye on Sun Mar 01, 2020 10:09 am
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This is a fantastic image... I love all of the elements that support the shot. The coyote has a lovely unsuspecting gaze, the background isolates the animal beautifully, and the icy substrate tells a story about the time of year.


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