Sunday, May 09, 2010

Red Fox kits (cute warning!)


Acting on a tip (thanks Steph!) about a Red Fox den, I've made several visits to track them down and finally lucked out this morning. The den is under a shed, which doesn't make for a great background, but I'm banking on the cute factor of the kits to help carry the photos!

These were photographed out of the window of my new mini van (first shots taken from it) with my lens resting on a "Blubb" beanbag. All shot with a Canon EOS 1Ds mark III and 500mm f/4 IS lens; the tightly framed shots were using teleconvertors. In the bright morning light I was able to stop down the aperture to achieve enough depth of field so both animals were in focus and still have a fast enough shutter speed for sharpness. You can bet I'll be making many more visits to try to get similar images with a better background!

17 comments:

  1. Great shots! There IS a definite cuteness factor there.

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  2. Anonymous9:11 PM

    OMG sooo cute!! And those eyes! Incredible.

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  3. Anonymous9:22 PM

    My heart just melted! So incredibly cute.

    mel d.

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  4. Adorable Ethan. Foxes are something that have seemingly always avoided my lens. You've done great here!

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  5. So cute! I like hearing the details of your photography experience, too--thank you!

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  6. Anonymous10:11 PM

    Very cute. Nice pics.

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  7. Thanks for all of the kind words!
    Drew, I ran an ad in the local paper asking for tips on wildlife photo opps (offering a print for good leads) and that's how I found out about the den. Though a common species, I too had little luck with foxes until now. The odds are much increased with many sets of eyes on the watch for them!
    cheers,
    Ethan

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  8. That's a brilliant idea! I'm going to have to keep that in mind...

    Drew

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  9. they are realy touched my heart they are realy best pics

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  10. Lovelly those cuty! Great shots ;)

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  11. Thank you for your wonderful efforts

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  12. Thank you so much for this beautiful Article

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  13. Cheryl Major6:56 AM

    Oh they are so cute--don't worry about the background, all I saw was the eyes and the cuddling.

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  14. Yep - cute wins huge points! They are all great, but that second shot is totally awesome!

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  15. Hi Ethan these pictures are too cute!! Great shots!! Looks like they were posing for you!! We're heading for Iceland on Sunday - Just picked up the D90 and a few new lenses - Can't wait!!

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  16. so cute...i like it§

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  17. Anonymous1:14 PM

    Really well done, and I like the commentary.

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