Coyote Chorus

Posted by SantaFeJoe on Tue May 13, 2014 7:05 pm

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I was going through some transparencies today and was reminded why digital has enhanced our abilities to capture a scene nowadays. This image was taken just before sunset with a slow (probably 100 ISO) film and a large aperture (f4) focusing  where the most howling was going on. Image taken at Bosque del Apache. Today I would use an ISO over 1000 and an aperature of at least f11 on a scene like this to get more DOF in the low light. At times, all six coyotes were howling, but this is one of the better shots. Oh, to be able to do it over nowadays!
Nikon F5, Nikon 500f4@f4, other data unknown. Scanned from transparency on flatbed scanner and adjusted in LR.
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by Mike in O on Tue May 13, 2014 8:23 pm
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That is a very neat shot

by Nate Chappell on Tue May 13, 2014 10:00 pm
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Neat to get all these guys howling Joe. I wish the first ones were the ones in focus, as is one possibility would be to crop/clone out the front two.
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by Neilyb on Wed May 14, 2014 4:04 am
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A whole load of coyotes, wonderful to see them like this. I think I would prefer it like this than at f11, the 2 oof coyotes give some depth.

by Carol Clarke on Wed May 14, 2014 4:17 pm
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What an amazing sight! Yes to wanting to be able to do this again with modern technology - but this is a great shot Joe!
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by Ron Day on Wed May 14, 2014 5:34 pm
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I like this as is - it's unique and original with beautiful lighting.

by Cindy Marple on Wed May 14, 2014 9:17 pm
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Such a cool scene. Interesting observations about digital vs film- good illustration of how much more we can do now. I still like this though, love the light and colors and the arrangement of the animals.
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by Matthew Pugh on Thu May 15, 2014 1:36 am
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A smashing shot to be enjoyed - technology has it good and bad points, but I still think some of the magic of photography is lost with todays instant screen darkrooms

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