Friday, May 6, 2011

Camera-Critters #161

I crossed two things off my life-list within 24 hours. A life-list is also known as a "bucket list". It's a list of all the things you'd like to do before you're gone. Anyway, I crossed two things off within 24 hours and I was super excited about it. The first thing was seeing and photographing a double rainbow, which I did Thursday evening. It wasn't a "perfect" double rainbow, but it was, in fact, a double rainbow, and I did, in fact, photograph it. Yay Me!

The second thing came Friday morning when I had taken the day off work for a "Misty Day", and I went out to try out my brand new macro filters I had purchased. Let me just say that the macro filters are AWESOME. I was beyond giddy while using them, and I can foresee my being giddy for a very long time while using these filters.

Anyway, while I was taking macro photos of water drops clinging to the grass, I caught something out of the corner of my eye. When I realized what was running past me, I frantically started unscrewing the macro filter off my lens so I could get a photograph and cross another thing off my list, because...

I finally photographed a coyote in the wild
(c) Misty DawnS

These photographs are not good photographs,
but that's a result of the fact that I was out doing another type of photography
and this caught me completely by surprise.
Besides, it was like he was wearing magic Reebok shoes, cuz I unscrewed that filter
as fast I possibly could, but he was running like lightning!
However, I DID photograph a coyote! Even if they aren't great pics.
(c) Misty DawnS


18 comments:

Cozyflier

How Exciting! That would have me on top of the world :-) Congrats...

Kay L. Davies

And a most elusive camera critter Wile E. Coyote is, too, Misty. Wow for getting the filter off in time!
Congratulations also on the double rainbow. They're hard to find, almost as elusive as your 4-footed friend in the magic Reeboks.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Roni

Oh girl! I know the feeling.:) You did it! I know firsthand how hard it is when you are hyperventilating and trying to switch lenses fast enough. What a moment! I'm so proud of you. Only thing I wish, is that I could have been there photographing you photographing the coyote! lol Have a great weekend! Hope you get lots of fishin' in.:)

ladyfi

A coyote! What a marvellous experience!

And congrats on your two great moments of photography.

One

Hi! I have experienced the same.
We had double rainbows when we shifter to this house 3 years ago. The photos I took were not clear though.

And I wish those macro lens are easily detachable.

Dianne

these are great shots!!
I love that he caught him moving

HOOTIN' ANNI

Once when we lived in Tucson and I was out walking early in the morning....a coyote followed me part way home. I was amazed [and a bit scared it would attack 'cause there were stories on the news of coyotes killing babies at the time]

Excellent long distance photos.


Pelicans, poop, pictures, potty training and puns

That is my link for today. Hope you have a great weekend, and if you celebrate mother's day...enjoy!!!

Dave

Wow, quick thinking and well captured.

VioletSky

coyotes have a way of catching you completely by surprise. good for you!

Shelley Munro

How cool! We saw several when we last visited the US but we didn't manage a photo.

Gary

At least you got so to show. I just got smudges!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Frank

A magical encounter shared thanks to your nimble fingers.

eileeninmd

Congrats on your coyote sighting, Misty! And I am sure the double rainbow was beautiful too. Happy Mothers Days and have a great weekend!

Powell River Books

When we lived near Los Angeles, coyotes would come behind our house and howl. We had to keep our kitties indoors or else they became a midnight snack. - Margy

AL

Wooohoo that was so cool! When will I gonna shoot a running coyote? Haha, I will someday! Nice shot!

Becca

I think your photos are great! I love getting photos of animals out in the wild :)

Dimple

Congratulations on both your achievements!

Willard

They are hard to photograph and it is a thrill to get any type of photograph of them. I got my best shots in Cades Cove and Shenandoah National Park. I am going to write a post about them in the near future.

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