fbpixel

Spring Vixen V


Posted by david fletcher on Thu May 12, 2022 2:35 pm

All times are UTC - 5 hours

Reply to topic  
 First unread post  | 10 posts | 
Image
From the first session, processed today.  Tight framing... She was on a mission and no time to pull back on the zoom.  

Link to high rez HERE

Nikon D800 and 70-200. F2.8.  1/640 F4  ISO 160 at 190mm FL.  

Thanks for looking and hope all safe.  

Hopefully soon, she may bring the kits/cubs in.  What will be interesting is how I expect the behaviour to change as her needs change over the next few months, so it will be an interesting experience from a biology point of view.
Make your life spectacular!

User avatar
Posted by:
david fletcher
Moderator
Location: UK
Member #:00525
Posts: 29211
Joined: 24 Sep 2004
Connect with me:
Flickr

   

by Mary Brun on Thu May 12, 2022 4:02 pm
User avatar
Mary Brun
Forum Contributor
Posts: 3145
Joined: 06 Dec 2008
Location: Italy
Superlative images David, I'm very curious and I look forward to follow this foxes behavior.
Mary

Mary Brun photography - "Trees are the support of the sky, if we cut them down, the firmament will fall over us" - Indios legend 


 
 

by Carol Clarke on Thu May 12, 2022 4:15 pm
User avatar
Carol Clarke
Chief Forum Administrator
Posts: 68637
Joined: 22 Aug 2003
Location: Lincolnshire, UK. In tune with Nature.
Member #:00067
She's definitely on a mission, Dave! Have snack, will travel. What a great chance you're having to study your vixen - and getting some lovely images.

Carol.
Carol Clarke
Chief Forum Administrator.


"When the power of love is greater than the love of power,
the world will know peace"....Jimi Hendrix.

NSN0067
 

by Axel Hildebrandt on Thu May 12, 2022 5:39 pm
User avatar
Axel Hildebrandt
Forum Contributor
Posts: 18225
Joined: 28 Nov 2005
Location: Coopersburg, PA
Great facial expression, fingers crossed that you will see the kits.
Axel Hildebrandt
 

by david fletcher on Fri May 13, 2022 2:10 am
User avatar
david fletcher
Moderator
Posts: 29211
Joined: 24 Sep 2004
Location: UK
Member #:00525
Thank you Mary, Carol and Axel.  Appreciated.
Make your life spectacular!


Last edited by david fletcher on Sun May 22, 2022 1:05 pm, edited 1 time in total.
 

by Clive on Fri May 13, 2022 3:29 am
User avatar
Clive
Lifetime Member
Posts: 3793
Joined: 27 Mar 2005
Location: Norfolk, UK ----- Land of the Iceni !
Member #:00674
Those eyes are just mesmerising and the tight framing adds to the tension.
Clive
NSN 0674
"Dodging and burning are steps to take care of mistakes God made in establishing tonal relationships".
Ansel Adams
 

by Cynthia Crawford on Fri May 13, 2022 9:05 am
User avatar
Cynthia Crawford
Moderator
Posts: 18328
Joined: 10 Jun 2006
Location: Vermont
Member #:00733
Intense! She certainly is foraging. Almost looks like chicken in her mouth-I hope she is not being fed by someone in the neighborhood, or raiding garbage.
Cynthia (Cindy) Crawford-Moderator, Photo & Digital Art
web site: http://www.creaturekinships.net
"If I Keep a Green Bough in My Heart, the Singing Bird Will Come"  Chinese Proverb
 

by david fletcher on Fri May 13, 2022 12:52 pm
User avatar
david fletcher
Moderator
Posts: 29211
Joined: 24 Sep 2004
Location: UK
Member #:00525
Thanks Clive and Cindy. Cindy, there aren't signs of Foxes raiding garbage in my neighbourhood, but am sure people are doing handouts.

(her behaviour intrigues me for a couple of reasons. 1. I've seen her bring in food to hide in my garden several times now... times vary. 2. She seems to like curling up for a snooze in the evening here, indicating its seen by her as a safe place).. That, or a place to get away from the hustle and bustle of bringing up her kits.
Make your life spectacular!
 

by ADKShooter on Sat May 14, 2022 12:20 pm
ADKShooter
Forum Contributor
Posts: 2755
Joined: 05 Aug 2020
Location: Gloversville, NY
Member #:02167
Great to be able to observe this through the eyes of the mother Fox. I'm sure you'll get great documentary as well as artistic images as the brood progresses. Well done.
 

by david fletcher on Sat May 14, 2022 2:28 pm
User avatar
david fletcher
Moderator
Posts: 29211
Joined: 24 Sep 2004
Location: UK
Member #:00525
Thank you Warren. She's currently having a snooze in my back yard. Will be interesting period of observation. (been quite a rare opportunity, so its an opportunity thats pleasant and one I don't want to contaminate if that's not too late)... translates to I can't undo her familiarity to humans but hope to enjoy what is available without crossing any more barriers...
Make your life spectacular!
 

Display posts from previous:  Sort by:  
10 posts | 

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group