Saturday, February 21, 2009

Camera Critters #46

Camera Critters by Misty Dawn, go here to see who's participating.

I have a little wooded are in the area behind my house. I live in a city but am lucky to have this open field with a lot of animals. I even have gotten photos of deer. This is a first, I have seen a Red Fox behind the house but always ghosting through the woods. I had my camera on my dresser and was able to get several photos as the fox passed behind the house. I kept shooting whenever I saw him and these are the best through the trees.
I think you can tell it is a RED Fox from this shot. It was a thrilling capture for me.
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39 comments:

Nikki-ann said...

I saw a fox cross the road in front of me when I was on my way to work last week. I live in the countryside, but I find it's still quite a rarity to see them... I've certainly never been able to catch one with my camera!

Twisted Fencepost said...

I don't get to see them often. And never when a camrea is handy. I can hear them or catch their sillouette and eyes gleaming at night.
This was definitely a great catch!

Salty said...

Nice! I have yet to capture and image of a fox, came close on a gray this past autumn but didn't have enough light.

Sara G said...

We had a little red fox in the vacant lot next to our home. But I didn't have my camera handy the two times I seen it. I would love to capture a red fox photo!!
Great photo's for you to get.
Take care and have a great weekend.

Adrienne in Ohio said...

That is great! We had a red fox visiting our suburban yard for a few months. Sadly she had mange and eventually died. (Well, I assume she died. The last time I saw her, the infection was pretty bad and her flank was nearly bald. That was right before the big snow we got in November.--She's not been by since.)
I'm glad you had your camera handy. They are such beautiful creatures!

Reader Wil said...

Lucky you! Foxes are such beautiful creatures. My dragon must have been related to the dinosaurus.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

It is so neat to have the animals wander near your house.
Blessings,Ruth

Shellmo said...

How exciting to have seen this fox!!

ChrisC and JonJ said...

That is so neat!I would love to see one of those in our yard!

Anna said...

That's so neat! It's a good thing he's red so he shows up behind the trees.

Teena in Toronto said...

Nice catch!

I played too :)

Your EG Tour Guide said...

The fox must be hungry to come so close. We had a mother fox roaming our neighbourhood last summer looking for food to feed her young. Too bad I never had my camera with me when I saw her.

Babooshka said...

I never realised you lived in a city Youa really do ahve a little oasis a wildlife then. Foxes have become quite urban creatures now in the UK. Guess what this is another creature we don't have here.

Rose said...

I bet that was thrilling to get a picture of it...I can count on one hand the number of times I have seen a fox. Well, at least on both hands, but probably one. They are so pretty.

Willard said...

Good series. I have no good shots of foxes, although I do have some decent video.

I also thought your series on the geese was outstanding.

Rhea said...

Very nice photo catch! I've never seen a red fox before...and he blends into the background well. very cool.

Noner said...

Oh, I'm so jealous! All I ever see are squirrels and a possum occasionally.

I played CC twice today at Rattitude and My Ordinary Things

Janie said...

Very cool! Foxes are wary critters, so it's amazing you have one living so close to home.

Ken Conger Photography said...

Always exciting when something like a fox comes within close proximity. Also enjoyed your goose series. Blue Skies.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh Tom.... Hope you enjoy him from a distance!!!!!

We have new computers--and have spent most of today getting them all set up. It will probably take another day or two. BUT-they are WONDERFUL--and faster than lightning.

Have a great Sunday.

Betsy

Robert V. Sobczak said...

Good shot: funny how a fox and deer, despite the city all around, still find a home there.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Nice pictures. I have seen four fox in the wild and it is always a thrilling site. One in western Oklahoma at a job site we were on. Several of us saw it running across a field. Two on the Arkansas River running trails here in Tulsa and one two years ago the Wichita National Wildlife Refuge in southern OK. I love the sight of them.

By the way, thanks for ID'ing the birds on my camera critters post today. I looked at some pictures on the net and I believe you are right.

Misty Dawn said...

How AWESOME!!! The other day, on my way to work, I saw one standing in the yard, right in front of a house, just watching traffic - like it was looking both ways before crossing the street... I was so disappointed I didn't have my camera I felt like crying!

Carletta said...

What a catch FG!
Seems he was playing peek-a-boo with you.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Excellent capture ... I have yet to get a good shot of one of these..... we have many around these parts... and they will visit the gardens looking for food. The femails here will be about to give birth soon.... it would be great if I could get pictures of the babies. My friend 'Big Peter' makes a call that the foxes seem to like as he can and dose get them to come towards him.
All the best to you

Tom

Lilli & Nevada said...

Great capture. Now i have to tell you about the red fox i had. My uncle the sheep rancher was not pleased with a momma fox that kept attacking his sheep, so the hunt was on and unfortunately the fox was killed, with the discovery of her babies. I believe there were 3. Well knowing how much of an animal lover i was he called me and asked if i wanted one of the babies and of course i had to say Yes. Well i raised that fox for several months. Well let me tell ya, fox doo doo's reek really bad, i was never able to train it to use a kitty box. so it stayed in the bathroom a lot, with newspaper on the floor.For Mother's Day hubby bought me 5 brand new sandals, we left for town and on our return to home all 5 sandals were chewed to pieces. Well after that it went into a cage and shortley released in the wild after uncle found a place to take it too, to adjust it to wild life. Nope i don't think i would ever want another one.

Pietro said...

Great satisfaction for you indeed in these photographs of the red fox. They are really beautiful and unusual pictures!

Luke Wiley said...

A great shot of this rare animal!

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Oh wow Tom!! I would love to have one of these in my back yard!! :)

Swarna said...

That's a nice capture. Hope he visits again - any threats?

George said...

These are great captures, Tom. I have yet to catch a picture of a fox -- maybe someday.

Heart of Rachel said...

I've never seen a wild fox before. It's great that you spotted one and captured photos of it.

Gattina said...

What a wonderful occasion ! We also have a little wood behind our house and there is a fox family living in there, I have seen once a little one, but of course had not my camera in my hands.

Dianne said...

what a lucky photo!

Gayle said...

We had a red fox that was a daily visitor until all the chickens were gone. Now she lost interest.

storyteller said...

Kewl capture of the elusive red fox ... and I enjoyed the geese photos too!
Hugs and blessings,

Jo Castillo said...

Wow! What a catch for sure. You have some amazing animal/critter photos. This is great. The geese below is great, too. And sweet flowers above.

My friend Sue arrived so I will be scarce this week, but will be thinking about you!

Tipper said...

An amazing capture-the red fox it so pretty.

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