Tuesday, July 26, 2011

A Few Fox Pictures

I've spent a bit of time in my Fox hide recently, but without much success. I did, however, manage this shot last Wednesday evening:


I returned again to the site to try my luck again on Saturday evening, only to see, to my horror, that the whole area had been mown, presumably by the local council. Thankfully, they didn't damage or take my hide or trail camera (which captured the whole incident!), but rather mowed round them. This has now left the hide (which is actually a small, one-man tent) rather isolated and exposed in the far corner of the field:


Thinking my Fox-photography time may now be limited (the field is probably going to be 'developed' at some point), I returned at dawn the following two mornings to see what I could see. In the half-light of Sunday's dawn, I was amazed to arrive and see five or six Foxes wandering around the now-mown meadow. In contrast, there were no Foxes to be seen at all first thing on Monday.
Anyway, the following pictures were all taken on Sunday and Monday mornings.
This Fox appproached with prey - a bird, I think - in its mouth:






Having a poo:





This Fox trotted past so close that I could barely fit it into the frame:


I've decided to leave the hide in place for now, and risk letting it be removed. It's the first chance I've had to photograph Foxes, so I don't want to let it pass without getting a few decent shots!

9 comments:

  1. Fabulous series of shots, many really quite intimate in their feel. Great work.

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  2. Congrats Jeremy.... very nice shots of this fox,
    thanks for sharing.
    Greetings, joop

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  3. Congrats on your beautiful set of fox portraits..I especially love the one wherehe looks like he is ready to pounce on his prey...great bokeh, nicely done!!

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  4. Excellent results Jeremy. They certainly brightened up my afternoon.

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  5. Wow , That little one is just beautiful.Wonderful capture of him . Love the color.

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  6. Fantastic images really enjoyed seeing them, super captures.

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  7. Those are wonderfull shot's. What would it be if you had success ;)

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