Coyote Slinking By

By | May 6, 2020

I have seen this Coyote several times when I first enter the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. It seems to want to cross the auto tour road near the same area and in the mornings. When it sees me, it will go around my pickup from a distance. Yesterday morning it got brave enough to slink in front of my vehicle and I got a closeup photo.

This is a skinny Coyote compared to the others I have photographed at this refuge. I’m thinking the main reason is that it’s a young Coyote.

Coyote Slinking By
Coyote Slinking By

Here are a few photos of the other Coyotes:

  1. Coyote Searching For Meal At Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
  2. Coyote At Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
  3. Glance From A Coyote

How I Got The Shot – Coyote

When I saw the Coyote in the distance, I parked where I thought it would cross the road. I waited a long time because when it saw me it sat down. I just waited it out, and it paid off because I got this photo. I was also lucky because no one else drove by.

I was using a Fujifilm X-T3 camera with a Canon EF 500 mm f/4L IS USM lens. I had this setup resting on a bean bag draped over the open window of my pickup.

Camera Settings

  • AV Mode
  • Back-button focus
  • Aperture f5.6
  • ISO 2500
  • Shutter speed – 1/220 sec.
  • Auto White Balance
  • Single Point, Continuous Auto Focus
  • Exposure Bias – +0.33 EV
  • Multi Metering
  • Focal Length – 500 mm