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Fox Trot

Posted by
B. Thomas (Arlington, Texas, United States) on 7 October 2012 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Last summer during the drought and heat wave here in Texas, a family of gray foxes began to come into our yard to drink out of the water pan we kept for birds and squirrels. They were very thin and hungry so we helped them out through the summer with some food and water. Now, over a year later, they are thriving, and come by from time to time for a snack and a treat. They LOVE grapes, and we love watching them hunt in the field behind our house.

Needless to say, we've not had any problems with rodents.

NIKON D5000 1/125 second F/9.5 ISO 800 165 mm (35mm equiv.)

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

They have beautiful fur coats! I'm thinking.....collars!
And I like how you timed your shot with each fox in a different position...something like a "domino-effect".

7 Oct 2012 5:27am

yalda from Iran, Iran

lovely Fox
what Specular eyes!!

7 Oct 2012 6:15am

anne fleurent from Bois-le-Roi, France

beautiful animals !!! ...and story ..I like it very much

7 Oct 2012 6:24am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Wow a superb capture, such lovely creatures

7 Oct 2012 8:10am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Fantastic meeting Barbara. Your are lucking

7 Oct 2012 10:05am

VISU...ELLE PHOTOGRAPHY from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Fantastic meeting Barbara. Your are lucking

7 Oct 2012 10:06am

Ol from Nice Bushes, Germany

what a lovely catch... :)

7 Oct 2012 10:50am

Akbar&Armaghan from gorgan, Iran

lovely shot

7 Oct 2012 12:12pm

Donna from Port Matilda, United States

They look sleek and healthy. The wild grapes here are called fox grapes. I wonder if that's how they got there name?

7 Oct 2012 12:56pm

@Donna: That's interesting. I wonder too.

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Ah the lovely foxes are back! Yesterday as I sat at my computer, a lovely red fox walked up my driveway. By the time I got my camera, it had disappeared.

7 Oct 2012 2:58pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

What an incredible photo !

7 Oct 2012 5:00pm

franz from Baden, Austria

oh yes, they look healthy and well-fed! how nice for you to be able to keep track of them. it must be like old friends coming back to visit ...

7 Oct 2012 5:24pm

franz from Baden, Austria

brilliant composition, too, with the three foxes lined up into this pyramid shape almost ... ;-))

7 Oct 2012 5:25pm

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

Das ist wirklich ein besonderer Besuch. Schön, daß ihr diesen Tieren geholfen habt. Als Dank haben sie sich so schön präsentiert.

7 Oct 2012 5:40pm

Jean-Luc T. from Juignac, France

Une très belle image de ces renards qui s'apprivoisent... un peu!

7 Oct 2012 7:15pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

so beautiful!!!

7 Oct 2012 8:32pm

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

A beautiful trio ... and a great capture!

7 Oct 2012 8:53pm

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Great capture, Barbara. I love how you got each one doing something different. Did you know that grapes are toxic to dogs? I hope that is not true for foxes.

7 Oct 2012 11:11pm

@Julie L. Brown: Thanks. I liked how they formed a triangle. Several people have mentioned that about grapes and dogs to us, but we read that they liked grapes before we ever thought to feed them grapes. They will do anything for grapes, and will almost catch them in the air if we toss them. They really love green or red grapes and get so happy when we give them a few.

Philnz from Thames, New Zealand

Must be very special, to have them visit you, great photo.

7 Oct 2012 11:16pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

terrific capture. very nice detail

8 Oct 2012 2:25am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

What a unique experience this seems and a lovely image. I, too, am puzzled about the grapes.

8 Oct 2012 8:09am

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

3 in one feed/spot..gee you sure are a lucky gal..i get to see one every 2-3 years and it goes by fast...lovely capture

8 Oct 2012 11:49pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

They are beautiful animals. I like the benefit of rodent control.

9 Oct 2012 3:40am

Focales from Rhône-Alpes, France

I have seen this serie and deposit this comment Barbara :

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France
Fantastic meeting Barbara. Your are lucking

A pleasure to see again.

24 Apr 2013 5:22am

1/125 second
ISO 800
165 mm (35mm equiv.)