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Photo taken June 23/09, Grills Rd. , Belleville, ON
Nikon d300 f 6.3 AP ISO-200 , 70-300mmlens
This is my first fox image!

The Red Fox -Family Canidae, Vulpes vulpes is a small dog like mammal, agile, intelligent, and boasts a lustrous fur coat. They are shy, secretive and have a somewhat nervous disposition. Their eyesight and hearing is acute which aids them while hunting for food. They seek out rodents, young rabbits, eggs, squirrels , berries, insects and some plant food.
Predators include wolves, coyotes,dogs,bobcat, lynx, likely cougars , bears and eagles can but seldom bother them.
Red foxes are one of Canada’s most widespread mammals found in all provinces and territories.

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Comments

  • Chris Clark
    Chris Clarkabout 5 years ago

    beautiful and fantastic capture Lynda. Congratulations on a very fine wildlife capture as they are definitely not easy to do.

  • thank you Chris, i’ve been trying to photograph a fox for over a yr ! no it isn’t easy, lol, thanks so much for the lovely comment

    – Lynda McDonald

  • Judi Taylor
    Judi Taylorabout 5 years ago

    Gorgeous! This is so beautiful and you captured him perfectly! I would have been so excited … WOW!

  • thank you Judi, i was a tad excited since i’ve tried for so long to get one

    – Lynda McDonald

  • HEATHSE
    HEATHSEabout 5 years ago

    Well done Lynda! An instant fave. I love all kinds of foxes even our grubby urban kind, but they look best where they’re supposed to be..in the wild.

  • thank you Sandra

    – Lynda McDonald

  • rodsfotos
    rodsfotosabout 5 years ago

    Well if this is your first photo of a fox you caertainly have started on a high Lynda, a great pose and so very well captured,
    Regards, Rod.

  • thanks Rod, i was pretty excited to finally get a few photos

    – Lynda McDonald

  • Renee Dawson
    Renee Dawsonabout 5 years ago

    Mom………………THIS IS FABULOUS. I love the detail, composition, lighting. Awesome photo! xo

  • thanks Dear, so glad u luvs it !

    – Lynda McDonald

  • Jennifer Potter
    Jennifer Potterabout 5 years ago

    Gorgeous Lynda!!! So very well done. Congrats on capturing this beautiful animal. Foxes are quick little things. : )

  • thank you Jennifer, and quick as a whip they are !

    – Lynda McDonald

  • lefty1
    lefty1about 5 years ago

    Problem now is how do you top your first, when your first is a 10? excellent capture!

  • thank you John, a comment to cherish

    – Lynda McDonald

  • Sandy Stewart
    Sandy Stewartabout 5 years ago

    What a fabulously taken first Fox shot Lynda! So nicely composed and exposed, with just the right amount of dof! It might be hard to top this one! : )

  • thank you Sandy

    – Lynda McDonald

  • Beve Brown-Clark
    Beve Brown-Clarkabout 5 years ago

    Wow…I have to say the d300 produces some of the best color I have seen in a long time!! Fabulous capture!!

  • thank you Beve

    – Lynda McDonald

  • ilpo laurila
    ilpo laurilaabout 5 years ago

    Fantastic shot Lynda,.

  • thank you ilpo!

    – Lynda McDonald

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