Back at the fox location today – I got there very early in my quest for fox kits. Eivor was there, too, with a handful of other photographers. And as Eiver mentioned, the weather was great (assuming you like gray, overcast skies – which I do), making for some rich color.
And guess who wasn’t there . . . if you guessed fox kits, you’d be right. So this looks like it’ll be my second fox-kit-free year. The fox den had become such a popular location that it was swamped not just with photographers, who usually keep a respectful distance, but all sorts of people. People with crying babies, loud-talkers who walked right up to the den entrance, folks with dogs off-leash. The poor momma fox was reported to be so stressed out that they moved the den.
I’m still kicking myself for going after coyotes last weekend end instead of fox kits.
I think this is the beta male – he was out looking for food, so I followed him for while in hopes he would bring food to the new den, but he just lead me in circles (deliberately, I suspect).
Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes)
Wheat Ridge, CO
Sigma 300mm f/2.8
Giottos tripod, Acratech ballhead, Wimberley Sidekick
ISO400, 1/200sec, f/2.8, +1/3EV