Coyote Pup Mousing

By | August 28, 2020

I photographed this Coyote pup mousing in an area freshly mowed at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. I have been watching four Coyote pups since early summer in this area. All but one pup seems to have left.

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Coyote Pup Mousing
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How I Got The Shot – Coyote Pup Mousing

An area near the Sandtown parking seems to be the Coyotes favorite place to hunt. The Johnson grass has been high, and it has been difficult for me to photograph the pup. The Refuge mowed a section of this field and I got a quick photo on August 20 (One Of Four Coyote Pups). A few days later large boulders were hauled to this field, and I thought this would be the end of me seeing this Coyote pup.

On August 25th I saw the Coyote Pup still in the area. I parked on the road with my camera and lens resting on a bean bag draped over the open window of my pickup and began photographing the pup. It came close to my pickup several times.

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Fujifilm X-T3
  • Lens: Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS II USM (attached with a Fringer EF-FX Pro)

Technical:

  • Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
  • Date and Time Taken: August 20, 2020 (06:55:02 A.M.)
  • Aperture Priority
  • Aperture: f5.6
  • Shutter speed: 1/680, 1/950 sec. and 1/320 sec. on third photo (as determined by the camera)
  • ISO: 2000
  • White Balance: Auto
  • Metering Mode: Multi
  • Back-button Focus
  • Single Point Focus
  • Exposure Compensation: 0 EV
  • Focal Length: 400 mm
  • Processed With Luminar 4