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Foraging

Posted by
B. Thomas (Arlington, Texas, United States) on 27 May 2012 in Animal & Insect.

Fox series
Even though we give the foxes a little food most nights when they come to the edge of the yard and wait patiently, we also often see them foraging out in the field in the tall grass at dusk or dawn.

After daddy fox has been to the yard for a drink and a snack, he turns for a look back to be sure I'm not bringing him more food before he heads out to hunt.

NIKON D5000 1/250 second F/5.0 ISO 400 225 mm (35mm equiv.)

Goldenpleasure from Bakel, Netherlands

Very beautiful and handsome series of these foxes, and even a picture of his feast yesterday ...

27 May 2012 6:40am

Bruce from Tacoma, United States

Very interesting series. Great photography.

27 May 2012 6:48am

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

It must bee so nice to watch this cute foxies ! A very nice shot !

27 May 2012 8:26am

tataray from france, France

Belle série et parait tellement doux !..))

27 May 2012 9:02am

amir from mashhad, Iran

nice!!!!!!!!!!!

27 May 2012 10:33am

Tim from Ft. Worth, United States

awesome shot... and series!! what a cool creature. a bit of the wilds of nature right in your backyard!!

27 May 2012 10:53am

arvin from sari, Iran

Good sense
Very nice
Look lovely

27 May 2012 11:07am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

These are some of the most lovely fox-portraits I've seen. Excellent photography but so natural, too. Super.

27 May 2012 11:33am

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Looks like he enjoyed his snack. Maybe he turned around to say thank you.
Wonderful capture!

27 May 2012 12:24pm

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

His pose tells the story, and the eye contact makes it intimate.

27 May 2012 1:54pm

Oiva from Turku, Finland

A nice story of the life of foxes, a great picture!:))Haleja.

27 May 2012 5:52pm

yo from Ile de France, France

Il a bien mangé ! Il se lèche les babines !

27 May 2012 7:34pm

Anneka from Bray, Ireland

Super. He looks like he is licking his lips:-)

27 May 2012 7:57pm

Universe from Tehran, Iran

Nice capture & framing !!!

27 May 2012 8:19pm

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Besides the survival phase because of the fires and heat ..how good is it to nourish the foxes..is there danger to them getting accustomed...

27 May 2012 9:38pm

@StarCosmosBleu: We were worried about them getting too accustomed to "free food" but have talked to some wildlife people who say as long as we are not feeding them too much it's OK. They still hunt, and they still have to catch food that they can take back to their young in the den. Their survival does not depend on the food we give them, but it did help them through the bad dryness and heat last summer.

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Very interesting series of this beautiful fox !!! well done Barbara ...

27 May 2012 9:48pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

Sweet shot, him looking back at you longingly and smacking his lips. Thank you he says.

27 May 2012 10:39pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Great timing and capture! Beautiful colored fox in a natural setting.

27 May 2012 11:12pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

This is a wonderful capture. I like a lot the pose of the animal as well as the light.

28 May 2012 6:11am

Goldenpleasure from Bakel, Netherlands

This fox is not only gray, but also very smart. good shot.

28 May 2012 12:54pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

I like the little bit of tongue she's showing us as he turns to look at you. I went to your portfolio to show all your foxes to Mike ... pout ... they're not there, but by going day to day, I found them. ;D

28 May 2012 3:25pm

@Judy aka L@dybug: Oops, sorry. I didn't mean to make you pout. LOL I just put the ones I like the most in the portfolio, instead of all 1,148 (so far) of them. I keep them all in a folder on my computer, so I can find them pretty quick if I need to for some reason.

Wendy from Canterbury, New Zealand

Lovely.

31 May 2012 9:45pm

NIKON D5000
1/250 second
F/5.0
ISO 400
225 mm (35mm equiv.)