Coyote on the causeway in low light – Nikon D810, f6.3, 1/200, ISO 400, Nikkor 500mm VR with 1.4x TC, natural light, not baited or called in
Low light, a slow shutter speed, panning and a Coyote in motion all combined to create this Coyote blur image. I knew when I saw the Coyote running in low light along the causeway to Antelope Island State Park that most of the frames I took were going to be poor quality but that I also might get lucky and create a pleasing blur, one where at least the eye of the Coyote was sharp. Out of the thirty-four images I took this was the only one I found appealing.
Most of the Coyote is sharp but its legs are blurry because of motion and the ground beneath its feet is also blurry because I was panning my lens to track the Coyote as it ran along the shoreline of the Great Salt Lake three days ago.
I know this Coyote blur isn’t everyone’s cup of tea but I know I like it.
Happy Thanksgiving to all! I have a lot to be thankful for.
Life is good.
P.S. The Coyotes on the island have gotten their thick winter coats, I hope to photograph more of them soon.