Saturday, 11 February 2012

After the fox

This morning I was in two minds as to what to do. Take advantage of the fantastic light and head for the coast? Or have a more conservative outing into my local wildlife reserve? Eventually I decided on the latter - and I'm so glad I did.

The light was stunning, and the weather bracing. Initially there was not much around. Until I turned a corner and spotted two young foxes on the reed-bed. I took a couple of record shots through the trees and then set about stealthily moving to a better position with an uncluttered view.

The nearer of the two foxes saw me and meandered off. The second fox seemed more relaxed. It spotted me as well - but allowed me to get to a better vantage, take a series of shots and then pop a tele-converter onto the lens to take a few more.


Finally it bored of being the centre of attention and it too wandered off - but not before glancing back and giving me the best shot of the series. Probably the best extended wildlife encounter in my local park!


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