Coyote taken while driving from work, with a 70-200mm plus 2X TC!!!

Discussion in 'Other Animals' started by thrdprophet, Jul 19, 2007.

  1. thrdprophet

    thrdprophet

    684
    May 13, 2007
    Modesto, CA
    Don't know how I manage to take this picture with out crashing into a ditch or cars in the opposite direction but it came out. Not the greatest shot but given the fact I was driving... I should not have been taking pictures especially w/a 70-200+2X TC. Also you don't see coyotes in a farm by a Nuclear plant in Livermore on HWY 84 much... (my first coyote I seen in that area) and I been commuting back and fourth from Modesto to San Jose for almost 7 years now.

    Coyote.
     
  2. senna

    senna

    Jan 6, 2007
    San Jose Ca.
    A drive by. Not bad, And that is some commute.
     
  3. well done under the circumstances
     
  4. Slingher

    Slingher

    978
    Jun 30, 2007
    Titusville FL
    Coyote and then mountain lion

    Nice capture, I am glad you didn't rear end a mercedes or something.:eek:

    The 1st time I saw and photographed a coyote was also the day I saw and photographed a mountain lion. I used to live in San Jose and would go to Alum Rock Park all the time with my camera. On the way in I saw a coyote by the creek and I stopped and got a few shots. Then I met up with a friend and we hiked up the south rim trail and saw a mountain lion. It was a film camera, a Nikon N4004 w/ a cheap 100-300 lens. I had no idea how to operate it and left it in automatic all the time. I was only able to snap off two shots, the second with the built in flash. I don't have any pics of the coyote on digital format but I did have the mountain lion negative scanned. Here is a picture.
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    and here is a link to the story of my intense encounter. It happened January 31, 2001.
    http://users.frii.com/mytymyk/lions/attackex.htm
     
  5. thrdprophet

    thrdprophet

    684
    May 13, 2007
    Modesto, CA
    That is a nice shot of that Mountain Lion, I know Alum Rock real well and you don't see much of those cats up there. I use to ride my bike around that area all the time when I lived in San Jose.
     
  6. Wow, great capture under the circumstances. I once saw a coyote in the city here, crossing a 2-lane state highway between a subdivision and a woodsy area....I was nowhere near fast enough to snap a shot though.
     
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