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The pounce

Coyote mousing at Fermilab. Batavia, Illinois.


To answer some of the questions below, yes I photoshopped this. It is one coyote shot in rapid fire. I took five shots and merged them. The background is a snow covered hill in shadow. I had to make adjustments to each of the five photos to match the brightness and saturation. I was using spot metering and the jumping coyote must have went in and out of the center point drastically affecting the exposure. But I got them fairly close. I "healed" the borders and cloned out some plants in the background to get rid of a repeating look. Also, the horizon (or my camera) was on an angle so I had to rotate the images and then crop to rectangles to make one continuous, level line.

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Taken on January 3, 2010