Challenge: Animals In Black And White (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM
Location: Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park, CO
Date: Feb 13, 2012
Galleries: Animals, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Feb 19, 2012
|A study in black & white. A wary coyote in Moraine Park in Rocky Mountain National Park. 02/13/12. Note the eyes and ears checking three different directions. We have very robust coyotes because there are no wolves. (yet)
Oh, and I should have mentioned the fur standing up on the back of the neck. There was no wind. He was showing anger/fear/alarm.
Photographer's notes: Canon 5D, Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM, f/5.6, 1/8000s, ISO 400. Ironically, because I had the ISO set to 400, the shutter speed hit the camera's limit. The camera's sensor would normally attempt to make that snow 12% gray.... which would underexpose the bright, white snow and cause some details on the shady side of the coyote to be blocked up shadows. Just lucky that the camera hit that 1/8000s constraint.... allowing detail in the shadows and the snow looks naturally white to me. The ISO 400 was a mistake (I had been shooting in the shade just a minute before). It was a fortuitous mistake.
[Feb. 20th, 2012 08:56:53 AM]
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