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Skywatcher
20-05-2010, 04:48 PM
We live next to a field that has a radio mast in it - on the far side of the mast there is a den and if we are lucky at this time of year the vixen comes out to show off her cubs

they were playing for about 1/2 an hour this afternoon so I managed a few pics - raining this afternoon so the light was really really poor and they were a long long way away - so apologies that the pics are blurry and dull but it was just lovely to see them playing with mum

Fox family (http://www.flickr.com/photos/48304094@N08/sets/72157623977094635/show/)

uscwest
20-05-2010, 04:56 PM
Re: Fox family

Great pics Chris. Almost as if mom could tell you were taking pictures of her and the babies.

arkvilla
20-05-2010, 05:04 PM
Re: Fox family

The vixen had her eye on you Chris.. looking after her babies and watching the funny man with a camera http://yoursmiles.org/msmile/fun/m0192.gif (http://yoursmiles.org/m-fun.php?page=3)

Sandra

Skywatcher
20-05-2010, 05:35 PM
Re: Fox family

......and then the sun came out

Taking the shots with just a sliver of evening sun makes a huge difference to the quality of the pics I think you'll agree

I could watch this family all day long
Fox in Sunshine (http://www.flickr.com/photos/48304094@N08/sets/72157623977384483/show/)

Britchick
20-05-2010, 05:49 PM
wow! how far away were you?

josh.p.
20-05-2010, 06:20 PM
Those are fantastic shots Chris :yes: You really need to make your own site to show off your photography! They'd be great on canvasses.

Skywatcher
20-05-2010, 06:50 PM
They were about 100m away Brit - that lens just brings things within the range of 'worth having a crack' even at 100mm they were tiny orange dots - can't really tell how good focus is until you get back in to the PC.

It was just amazing watching the cubs roll and play

lozzy
20-05-2010, 07:16 PM
What lovely shots,
I really miss looking out our back window and seeing the foxes playing.
We have seen 1 fox cross our garden and heard one crying in the last week but not the same as seeing them every day.

Dawn
21-05-2010, 07:00 AM
We have a fox den in our garden. :thumbsup:

Skywatcher
21-05-2010, 07:07 AM
It was an amazing day yesterday , watched the fox cubs playing with the kids then at 9 the Badger came snuzzling around and it was really still very light then - incredible that you can press your nose up agaist the glass and be about an inch away from a supposedly shy nocturnal animal - and as we looked out and the twilight we saw about 3-4 bats flying around - it was a wild afternoon :)

Skywatcher
21-05-2010, 07:07 AM
We have a fox den in our garden. :thumbsup:

:mental:

wow how cool - any cubs?

Tink
21-05-2010, 10:15 AM
Thank you for sharing the vixen and her cubs with us, Skywatcher. :hug2: I love to see animals in the wild too. :yes:

It's so neat that you have them so close to your home. :yes:

Skywatcher
21-05-2010, 10:32 AM
We are so lucky

in the garden we have had

Foxes
Badgers
Fieldmice
Rats
Bats
Hadgehogs
Rabbits
32 different species of birds

innumerable insects

We are very very lucky - not even a big garden

uscwest
21-05-2010, 11:20 AM
Mama Fox looks like she is quite a good size Chris, as do the cubs.