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This fox snuck up on me, while I was taken pictures of something else. I had gotten a late start this morning, and didn’t think I would see any foxes that day. So, when I had my camera pointing towards a big beehive up in a tree, this fox walked up on the log. A big surprise for me when I lowered my camera, but I managed to get two good shots before he continued his morning walk.
f/8, 1/250 sec, ISO 400, focal length 300 mm. Minor crop done in Photoshop Elements.
Nikon D80, with a Nikon 70-300 mm lens.
Picture taken in the Greenbelt area in Wheat Ridge, January 31, 2009

2684 views, 46 favorites, June 24, 2014

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animal, colorado, fox, greenbelt, light, morning, red, ridge, sun, wheat

Comments

  • Jonathan Bartlett
    Jonathan Bartlettover 5 years ago

    You stole my title! Lol, just kidding.
    Great shot.
    This is Gary’s dream type shot!
    He’ll be jealous when he see’s this!

  • Bradley Nichol
    Bradley Nicholover 5 years ago

    Nicely done !

  • Bradley Nichol
    Bradley Nicholover 5 years ago

    A for the effort too:

  • Thank you, Bradley! What a wonderful surprise! I just entered this one.

    – Eivor Kuchta

  • Eivor Kuchta
    Eivor Kuchtaover 5 years ago

    Thank you, Jonathan! I just changed the title, don’t want to be a thief. Fox hunt could work, since I was out “hunting” foxes with my camera, and the fox probably out hunting for food.
    This was like a dream for me, too. I couldn’t believe the pose I got, and the morning light came right on him.

  • Mistur
    Misturover 5 years ago

    Great capture!

  • Thank you, Mistur!

    – Eivor Kuchta

  • Neil Bygrave (NATURELENS)
    Neil Bygrave (...over 5 years ago

    Superb image, great comp, light and interest you captured that ‘fox curiosity/alertness’while on the lookout for a meal

  • Thank you!

    – Eivor Kuchta

  • Curtiss Simpson
    Curtiss Simpsonover 5 years ago

    A beauty and sometimes those great shots comes unexpectedly a fine example here !

  • Thank you, Curtiss! I try to have the camera ready when I walk around like this, checking the change of the light while the sun is rising, and so on.

    – Eivor Kuchta

  • CatharineAmato
    CatharineAmatoover 5 years ago

    What a beautiful capture!

  • Thank you, Catharine!

    – Eivor Kuchta

  • Jan Landers
    Jan Landersover 5 years ago

    stunning shot, my friend!!! he is so beautiful, and you are blessed to have him stop by for a moment…wow….

  • Thank you, Jan!

    – Eivor Kuchta

  • ThatOwl
    ThatOwlover 5 years ago

    What a wonderful surprise for you! Congrats on being in the right place at the right time & for taking advantage of it. Well done! He’s beautiful.

  • Thank you, Lela!

    – Eivor Kuchta

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