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Red Fox: A Spring Vixen


It’s hard to beat a fox on snow!

In late March, I had the privilege of spending three mornings photographing a friendly little Vixen. Her winter coat was beautiful! Others told me about a stunning male hanging around, but I never saw him. I would have loved to capture a few interaction shots between the male and female, but I was plenty happy with what I did get! Most of the images were captured with either a Nikon D4 or D800 and a Nikon 200-400mm lens. I relied heavily on the histogram on the back of the camera for determining exposure. Most were taken with an EV of 0 to -2/3.  Sometimes, I can get “text heavy” on my feature posts, but this time, I just want to feature the images.  Hope you enjoy them! MJ


















I’ve been back to the area on numerous occasions since these images were taken, but only saw her from a distance.


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Comments (7)

  1. Oscar

    Amazing images of the vixen, Mike. What a great opportunity! Thanks for sharing them with us.

  2. Very nice series of images Mike. Looks like you had a great time watching and photographing this beautiful animal

  3. Your photos are amazing. I don’t mind your comments at all, they help tell the story of what was happening. Please continue with your hard work.

  4. Oh my gosh Mike the poses and light are superb! What a thrill these morning must have been.

  5. These are beautiful….Just wondering…I’m coming out the end of June for the Wildflowers..Will you be doing a post on locations for them? I usually head right for Mountain Shadow Rd. Thanks Jean

  6. Jean,
    I looked back at a couple of years in Lightroom. I see some Balsom Root flowers on May 21. I’ll try to make a quick loop around to Kelly soon. They usually appear south of town a little earlier. In the fall, I did a foliage report. I might be able to do something similar for Wildflowers. Most of the first wave seems to kick in around Memorial Day and looks great for a couple of weeks. Each year is different, of course!

  7. Thanks…I have been out there the first of July the last two years and it seemed like I had missed peak for the flowers. This year we are coming in the middle of June…Keeping my fingers crossed. Love you blog…Jean

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