Bedded Down

Posted by Ron Day on Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:31 pm

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I noticed this young fox bedding down at this location at dawn, after a night's hunt. Thereafter, I moved my blind into position in an effort to catch the fox bedded down. Normally, like most of you, I don't care for blades off grass covering parts of my subject, but in this situation the blades of grass define this fox’s bedding site, and they are an intended and important part of the image. Hope you understand and agree. Please click on the image to view it full size. Thank you.
Nikon FX, Nikkor 200-400mm, f/4 @ 1/100, ISO 1000, Blind.

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by SantaFeJoe on Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:22 pm
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Love this one, Ron! There is a soft, dreamy quality to the image that is soothing. Don’t mind the grass at all.

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by Mako_Elite on Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:30 pm
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Lovely shot Ron! I am with you 100% with the grass in front. Many times like in this case it adds to overall feel.. Sometimes I intensionally frame the subject surrounded with grass including in front, giving it nice soft feel.


by Carol Clarke on Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:07 am
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The grasses are perfect to frame this pretty fox resting after its night time hunting activities. They help to illustrate the secretive nature of these fascinating animals and add a lot to the image. Beautifully done, Ron!

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by leigha on Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:56 am
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What a lovely setting, Ron. Love the grassy environment.

by david fletcher on Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:48 am
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Another fabulous Fox image Ron. You never, ever disappoint with your fox shots. Always stunning, loaded with intensity, great light and interest. (PS, it wouldn't look right without the grasses).... The head and eyes are clear and are cleverly balanced by a growing sapling on the foxes right.

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by bobmcrae on Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:39 pm
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What a wonderful photograph. I like the habitat and love the fox's beautiful eyes looking through it. Nice work!

by Cynthia Crawford on Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:02 am
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The setting is perfect for the context-wouldn't have it any other way. The fox's look is priceless-as always, you find the utmost beauty in these lovable animals. Gorgeous shot!
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by Ron Day on Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:51 pm
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Thanks everyone for your input and nice comments – greatly appreciated. And thanks to NatureScapes for the EP, it is an honor.

by kiran on Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:39 pm
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Ron, Beautiful colors, eye contact and angle. Congrats on EP !
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by Swissblad on Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:28 pm
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What a lovely shot, Ron - congrats on a fine image and capture.
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by Axel Hildebrandt on Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:15 pm
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Great inclusion of the habitat and I like the intense look.
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by Karl Egressy on Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:13 pm
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The natural surrounding just make it even nicer. Love the youngish looking face and eye contact. Great image, Ron.

by Denismalenfant on Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:32 pm
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Hi Ron,

Very good one, like it a lot. The grass it’s not a problem for me. Fabulus picture. Congrats

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