This coyote has been roaming through the park in the early hours… but last weekend he came through again “late in the day” — that is about 8:30AM! I was driving back in from an errand and only had my Canon SD950 with me, which isn’t zooming as quickly as it used to in its younger days.
The coyote stayed in the shadows and thus you can hardly see him in the original image. If it wasn’t for our cool photography software, I would have had to just delete this image. But, I ran it through the HDR Stretch in Topaz Adjust, which brought him out of the shadows. Then when I brought it back to Aperture, I adjusted the hues to get it back its natural colors.
When I cropped it, I decided to leave a lot of space between us and the coyote… to help give the feel of him sneaking past us. When I tried a crop to show his mangy self off, it lost some of that wild coyote feel.
You should see the bunnies scrambling whenever the coyote comes strutting through.