**Weekly Wildlife Thread Oct 27**
That's a pretty cool scene to witness! I never think of foxes as predatory, as they always look so cute and tiny and fluffy - and I'd think the deer could probably give him a welt or two for trying that meal! To have two species together in your yard at once is very cool.-- hide signature --
Thanks for the kind words. In living here in Westfield N.J. over thirty years, I've only seen a fox twice, each time as a solitary fleeting occurance. So to then see one clearly thinking he had enough wolf blood in him to even think about a Bambi steak dinner was a real surprise.
While my shots that evening, handheld at 1/4 sec and ISO 3200 are technically some of my worst, from the viewpoint of capturing the event, I prize them among the best.
After doing a full circlue of the doe, the fox obviously decided that venison wasn't quite on the menu that night, so he took a break before ambling away. Here he is taking that break in another shaky handheld 1/4 second shot:
Last year this one had a small group of young quail very frightened as they huddled under a barberry bush until he finally gave up and left. It may be the same one, but don't see a band on it's leg.
My second outing with Minolta 200mm/2.8 and my renewed A77 after a major repair. Still trying to learn how to squeeze the best out of this lens, but so far so good.
Here's a bunch of feeding behavor taken with Canon 60D, 70-200 f2.8 IS II, 2X TC
You guys are all wonderful shooters and nature lovers. Gil for inviting me over to your thread many years ago and I like that you accept non-Sony equipment here.
Some mornings when I wake up, I feel just like that guy..if they live as long as a domesticate cat, he is ancient. Hope he passed his genes on.
Nice feeding shots … trying to get herons and egrets catching fish is one of my favorite shots to try to capture.
I also like the brave turkey vulture, and the last one was fascinatingly gross!
Nice set Sam, the finches are extra nice. Could you ID your birds, we have a world wide group and many of your areas common birds are unknown to other parts of the world. Mike