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Copyright: john thurlbourn (jthurlbourn) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 26] (137)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-04-24
Categories: Mammals
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-10-25 4:02
Viewed: 3754
Points: 16
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I have many foxes visit my garden, unlike town foxes they are very timid and only visit after dark. I have fitted a 500watt tungsten light up in the garden and photograph them useing only this lighting.
I put out eggs and peanuts which they love.
In this photograph is Hony as you can see she has just had cubs. She has been comming to my garden for about a year now. I have seen and photographed her with White Tip her mate. In July she also came to the garden with her 5 cubs.
It is a joy to see these lovely animals every day. I have managed to photgraph 17 of the 22 foxes that have visited the garden.
As you can see there is a lot of grain in the photo this is due to the fact I have to shot at ISO 3200 to enable me to get a shutter a speed of 60th sec at f5.6 using my 70 to 300mm zoon lens at between 200mm and 300mm the photos are taken though bouble glazed patio doors so I'm happy with them.
When friends call round of an evening instead of watching repeats on tv we watch the foxes and see something new every time you can't beat it.

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Excellent shot! Really best than TV.
Is it possible to visit your garden??


Wildlife no more, lol... Much better than the usual fox images from England: a dozen guys with red coats and five times as many beagles and hounds chasing some scarred to death foxy... Excellent image, John!

Hello John, really nice capture of the lovely fox. I think that these are just great wild creatures and we must understand the reasons for them entering into public areas. The lighting worked out really well here, well done and very interesting note.


Well captured John.
Reminds me of watching foxes from my dormitory window at boarding school in Kent.
She has definitely spotted you too.

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2006-10-25 7:54]

Hi John,

A great shot of this fox,although picture is a bit small (you are allowed to upload until 800 pix),its a well captured shot with nice colors and details,well done,


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  • Glint Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 36 W: 0 N: 51] (315)
  • [2006-10-25 21:10]
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hello John,
nice capture of this mumsie. I was interested to read your note about your lighting arrangements. We have woodmice visiting our bird table at night and I would love to capture them without using flash.
well done and keep posting

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2006-10-26 14:19]

Hi John,

What a beautiful shot of this lovely Fox, excellent composition and a lovely pose by the fox with great eye contact, your lighting works really well as the colours are perfect and it looks much better than a Flash, I look forward to seeing some shotd of her Cubs.

Welcome to TN
Hilary :o)

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-10-26 14:31]

This is a great shot, I would LOVE to have a visitor like this to my garden

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