Sunday, June 05, 2016

A Curious Fox Cub

Fox Cub The Fox Cubs
A bit of a long rant here. I spotted mama fox with a dead rodent in her mouth on my way to the old tree earlier in the week. She was gone before I could get a photo, so I decided to check out the fox hole and that's when I managed to take the second photo in this post, with my 6D. I don't yet have a zoom lens that works with the full-frame Canon, and my old Canon 550 was with a friend (thanks Charl), who was cleaning the sensor for me, so I had to go home, dig up my retired Canon 300, a battery charger and a working CF-card before going back the following evening for another photo of the fox family. This time it was during the golden hour, and mama fox stood up on a grassy hill, but of course, the camera was still in the bag so that photo never happened, but I did get one (1), good photo of one of the cubs with the old 300 and that is the first photo in this post. I have been back here twice since with the Canon 550 and a zoom lens, but on both occasions the foxes have been in hiding!

7 comments:

Sharon Anck said...

That little kit is sooooo cute!

RedPat said...

You were lucky to get these pics! What a cutie that is!

William Kendall said...

Great captures! As long as they don't approach you and show some wariness, they're fine.

bill burke said...

What a great photo you captured! It was waiting for you :)

Jack said...

What is the best camera? The one you have with you.

Bob Crowe said...

But you achieved something rare.

I got a 6D this year as a second body. It's terrific in low light.

Stuart said...

What a great story and what great shots. With my luck, the fox would have been long gone by the time I returned. You must have good camera karma.