Alone but not Lonely, Fox photo by Donna Ridgway by Donna Ridgway

Alone but not Lonely, Fox photo by Donna Ridgway by 

Evening fell and this little fox sat on the hill surveying his world. You can see he’s alone, but he’s not lonely for he’s interested in the world around him. I loved the way my camera interpreted this low light scene.

I love this photo because I’m a “loner” myself. Nothing makes me happier than just being by myself in the natural world. Seeing this little fox, sitting there as content as he could be, reminds me of myself!

This is the first time, I’ve taken a photo of an animal, from the back, where the photo had so much feeling.

Photo taken with a Nikon D300, Sigma 170-500 mm lens. Shot Raw, south of Vaughn, Montana, across the Sun River. As Is. Hand Held.
ISO 400
Shutter Speed 1/250

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Enjoying what Montana has to offer, greatly influences my work. Rodeos, horses, mountains, all of this plays a part in what I create. I lived here in Montana, taking care of cattle and horses on the ranch until I retired a few years ago.

I now spend my time recreating in Montana, and creating photos and paintings from what I see here in this state.

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  • GiselaSchneider
    GiselaSchneiderover 3 years ago

  • Robert Abraham
    Robert Abrahamover 3 years ago

  • Thank you Robert!

    – Donna Ridgway

  • amontanaview
    amontanaviewover 3 years ago

    I love this. It makes me smile, makes me laugh, makes me happy. I find myself sitting their beside him looking at anything that moves down in that draw. Great lighting, too.

  • You just described perfectly how it felt to be sitting there watching this little guy! :) Thank you Merle!

    – Donna Ridgway

  • Evita
    Evitaover 3 years ago

    Beautiful work… Congratulations on your feature !!!
    Nature In Its Entirety-NOTHING MAN MADE- FEATURES January 18th 2012

    This work is eligible to enter in our Featured Work January 2012 Challenge
    Good Luck

  • wow! Thank you! I’m honored to have a feature in your group!

    – Donna Ridgway

  • ivDAnu
    ivDAnuover 3 years ago

    Beautiful creatures, great photo!

  • Thank you so much. I enjoyed finding this little guy and it was so nice of him to pose for me like this! :)

    – Donna Ridgway

  • marens
    marensover 3 years ago

    fabulous capture Donna – congrats on your feature!!!

  • Thank you Marens, I’m so glad you enjoyed seeing this little guy. :)

    – Donna Ridgway

  • KatMagic Photography
    KatMagic Photo...over 3 years ago

    Wow, Donna, I think you and your camera did a fabulous job of capturing this little fox surveying his world…the colors and clarity are just lovely and the scene really speaks to the viewer..

  • Thank you so much for your kind words about my photo. It felt like a magic moment for sure when we found this scene. :)

    – Donna Ridgway

  • Lynn Starner
    Lynn Starnerover 3 years ago

    wonderful capture!

  • Thank you so much Lynn!

    – Donna Ridgway

  • vampvamp
    vampvampover 3 years ago

  • wow! Thank you so much. This means a lot to me to have this little guy featured in your group! :)

    – Donna Ridgway

  • Kay Kempton Raade
    Kay Kempton Raadeover 3 years ago

    Oh, he’s a classic!! Great shot.

  • Thank you Kay, it was so much fun to find this shot. :)

    – Donna Ridgway

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