Icy Dawn by Jay Ryser

Taken at Crown Hill Park 12-29-08. The other morning when I was out chasing coyotes I caught the coyote out on the ice. The impressive part was the sun coming up, coloring the sky orange with the gentle blue of the ice. The coyote was too quick and vanished before I could that shot set up, but it did inspire me to return the next morning to see if I could capture the scene again.

Crown Hill Park
Lakewood, CO
Sony Alpha1000
Sigma 24-70 f/2.8
Giottos Tripod, Acratech Ballhead

ISO100, 52mm, f/11, 0.3sec

I’m primarily a nature photographer, usually wildlife, and I have lots of access to wildlife in Colorado. My main goal is to capture some of the individual personality of each of the animals I photograph – to document not just a fox, for instance, but to show something of that specific fox, something unique about that individual animal.

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  • Jonathan Bartlett
    Jonathan Bartlettabout 6 years ago

    wow. Absolutely stunning shot.
    Nice work Jay!

  • Thanks Jonathan

    – Jay Ryser

  • Kasey Cline
    Kasey Clineabout 6 years ago

    AWESOME Jay…So this is what I miss when I am fast asleep in dream land?? I so should get up and capture one of these!!! Maybe I will go to Crown hill…HAHAHA!!!
    Love the colors and the depth…A brilliant shot. Glad you went back. How was the fox AM with Gary?

  • We had a good time – a decent fox day too.

    – Jay Ryser

  • Deborah  Benoit
    Deborah Benoitabout 6 years ago

    Awesome and beautiful Jay!!

  • Thanks Deb

    – Jay Ryser

  • Marvin Collins
    Marvin Collinsabout 6 years ago

    Wow!! Great colors Jay, excellent image!!

  • Thanks Marvin

    – Jay Ryser

  • main1
    main1about 6 years ago

    Beautiful shot Jay : ))

  • Thanks Marleia

    – Jay Ryser

  • Jonicool
    Jonicoolabout 6 years ago

    Fabulous work!

  • Thanks Joni

    – Jay Ryser

  • Katagram
    Katagramabout 6 years ago

    Nice capture Jay…we do live in a pretty area, yes?

  • We live in God’s Country

    – Jay Ryser

  • EvaMcDermott
    EvaMcDermottabout 6 years ago

    Stunning color and light Jay!

  • Thanks Eva

    – Jay Ryser

  • Raquel O'Neill
    Raquel O'Neillabout 6 years ago

    stunning capture Jay

  • Thanks Raquel

    – Jay Ryser

  • Jody Johnson
    Jody Johnsonabout 6 years ago

    beautiful Jay….getting up early, staying up late, dressing in layers, all works doesn’t it!? Great shot…

  • It’s the only way to live!!

    – Jay Ryser

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