Posts from the ‘Fox’ Category

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I went into Yellowstone Park this last weekend (the 16th/17th), with a great friend of mine, Rob Daugherty, http://www.robswildlife.com/ . We started out just wanting to get images of anything we could, because sometimes finding something in the Park is a little hard to do at times. But what we got was all about the “DOGS”. When I say the DOGS, I mean Coyotes, Fox and yes even Wolves.  We hardly seen anything else to Photograph in the park, but that in it’s self is not unusual.

The wolf that we seen was an outsider from the park wolves. It had a collar for sure, but the wolf guy, Rick, did not know who this wolf was, because he did not have that wolf’s collar frequency. This wolf as you can tell from this image is a female and was wondering all alone without a pack and really looked confuse at to where she was going.

The Coyotes that we encountered, were some of the most cooperative coyotes that I have encountered in a long time. It seemed that when they seen us, it was a cue for them to start acting like coyotes. We seen this coyote out in the field mousing in a way that was so comical. If only he had a cape, he would have been a little faster at getting he’s meal.

I think the Red Fox that we encountered were having a feeding frenzy in about the same way the Coyotes were having. They were also having this a posing ambition too, the same as the Coyotes. It was so much fun and exciting to be able to see the fox out in numbers as they were. It gave Rob and I a really great chance to be able to get different composition and different lighting situations.

All in all, going into the Park this last weekend was the best, especially because I could share it with my friend, Rob. It seems that every time Rob and I get together and do some serious photography, it always turns out to be so much fun and I think in my opinion, it turns out better photographs. I believe the reason why, is because we are having all this fun and not worried about getting the setting and the lighting right or not trying to out do each other and it shows in both our images that we produce. Thanks Rob!!! … for the Fun.

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“THE FOX”

Focal Length: 800, F/Stop: 6.3, Exposure Time: 1/8,000, Time of Image: Sunday, January 23, 2011 11:06 AM

As I went to Yellowstone this last weekend I decided to see if I could capture images of the one animal that has been eluding me for some time now. I have lived here in Montana all my life with the exception of the last 13 years in Alaska and this animal is in both Montana and Alaska ….. The animal that I am talking about is the “FOX”. I know there is going to be photographers out there that has the fox in their repertoire and good for them, but I don’t till now.

Focal Length: 800, F/Stop: 6.3, Exposure Time: 1/8,000, Time of Image: Sunday, January 23, 2011 11:06 AM

This day started out like it was going to be a nice sunny day and I was also going to see what other wildlife I could get images of, but I really was targeting the “FOX” ….. Before I got to the Park, I kept thinking that the “FOX” was going to stay out of reach for me or at some length that I could not get any decent image of.

Focal Length: 800, F/Stop: 6.3, Exposure Time: 1/8,000, Time of Image: Sunday, January 23, 2011 11:07 AM

I first started seeing the coyotes as I normally do and then the Buffalo, and then I started seeing the Elk, which I was taking images of all and as I was clicking away,I was feeling like once again the “FOX” was going to escape me once more……..THEN when I was driving along lamar valley road, just before the ranger station and the buffalo corrals I spotted him about 30 yards away. Now I have another problem …. like I said the weather started out sunny but as I was driving along ……. the weather changed to blowing snow and cloudy ….see my problem yet …. thats right wind and blowing snow …… and when you try to focus in on the subject in these conditions with small lenses, it’s hard enough…. but when you take these conditions and add on top a 400mm lens, plus a 2x extender …. then you have real problems …. So I hope you like what I did and I know that it’s soft on focus, but with the conditions …… I think you’ll like them.