Wow! What a picture! How the beep did you manage to capture that one?
Hi RPT, Not sure if you mean my "Wild Dog" or Northstar's "Wild Red Haired Snake Killing" Dog.
But mine was shot in Northern South Africa, near the Sand River & Mala Mala, pack of wild dogs had come into the area hunting, we followed them for a couple hours, in this shot we decided to sit on the Road hoping for the Dogs to come out of the Bush, eventually they did, but because they were running down the Road, and I dislike Images that have Roads in them, I used the 400f/2.8 II @ f/2.8 to try & blow out the Road & background, Focused on the Eye that was in the best light with centre point spot, AI Servo, shot @ 12fps, 36 frames, a couple turned out Ok.
This Dog slowed to an amble, which is unusual for these guys, they're mostly loaded up on Starbucks and jumping all over the place. Once they put their minds to Hunting it's almost impossible to follow them through the bush, you need to try and determine when/where they will break out of the bush & try to get in front of them, in all the sightings I've had I've only ever seen one actual Kill, a group of 18 Dogs chased & pulled down a Large Male Spotted Hyena, took about 2 minutes from initial chase to the Hyena in pieces (Wild Dogs unlike Leopards/Lions etc which throttle first, basically shred their Kills), I was so shocked I forgot to take Images until it was all over.
In the attached shot, the left Image shows the issue, poor background, vehicles, cluttered.
So I decided to wait to get the front Dog over the Rise with just the Road Rise as a background, right Image.
Then the Centre Image was as the Dog moved into FF and I could Focus better on the Animals left eye.