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Back at the fox hole looking for kits (because I’m getting fox kits this year, dammit).

We had a long, soaking rain yesterday and last night in Denver, and a little more light rain this morning. Foxes don’t seem to like the rain, so I wasn’t expecting to see anything this morning, but I’m not about to miss a chance for fox kits, so out I went.

I ran into a photographer friend again, and we waited for a couple of hours before the male made a brief appearance. No kits, but better than nothing.

He is a handsome little guy. If I was a fox, this is the fox I’d want to be.

Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes)
City Park, Wheat Ridge, CO
Sony a700
Sigma 300/f/2.8
Jobu gimbal, Giottos tripod

ISO 640, 1/500, f/2.8, +2/3EV

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snow, winter, wildlife, mammal, predator, colorado, carnivore, omnivore, canid, rocky mountains, red fox, vulpes vulpes, no people, alpha male

I’m primarily a nature photographer, usually wildlife, and I have lots of access to wildlife in Colorado. My main goal is to capture some of the individual personality of each of the animals I photograph – to document not just a fox, for instance, but to show something of that specific fox, something unique about that individual animal.

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Comments

  • Daniel Rosselló
    Daniel Rossellóover 4 years ago

    SUPERB!! Lovely expression!!

  • Thanks

    – Jay Ryser

  • Themis
    Themisover 4 years ago

    :-) and if I was a vixen, I wouldn’t mind if this one asked me for a date. Brilliant, and ‘focus’ is a good description: not only is he a very handsome Mr Fox, but the focus of his gaze is very intense (and you captured that brilliantly) Even if the fox kits don’t turn up (or don’t turn up so handsome), the wait was worth it – you can write a book on this family :-)

  • You know, an ebook may be in the works, just waiting for fox kits

    – Jay Ryser

  • Priska Wettstein
    Priska Wettsteinover 4 years ago

    Wonderful capture, the focus just right, excellent picture composition.

  • Thanks

    – Jay Ryser

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...over 4 years ago

    Marvelous shot with great DOF and detail, great work Jay!

  • I appreciate it

    – Jay Ryser

  • Marvin Collins
    Marvin Collinsover 4 years ago

    You really captured his intent gaze well Jay, beautiful image!!

  • Thanks Marvin

    – Jay Ryser

  • Ken McElroy
    Ken McElroyover 4 years ago


    Crystal clear – sharp and intense – superb portrait, Jay.

  • Thanks Ken

    – Jay Ryser

  • Ralph de Zilva
    Ralph de Zilvaover 4 years ago

    Stunning shot and great focus on the eyes Jay.

  • I keep the focus point on the eyes – and they have such gorgeous and expressive eyes

    – Jay Ryser

  • Tracey  Dryka
    Tracey Drykaover 4 years ago

    Great photo!! The young ones are so cute!! It is neat watching the transition from young, as they change so fast!

  • Thanks Tracey. This is the adult male and new father – still waiting for the kits

    – Jay Ryser

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 4 years ago

    Beautiful – - – love those intense eyes!!!!

  • They do have expressive eyes

    – Jay Ryser

  • byronbackyard
    byronbackyardover 4 years ago

    So beautiful!

  • Thanks Byron

    – Jay Ryser

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