Sometimes you have really successful days…Yesterday was one of those. It was a fox day!
For the first time in a year, I went to my hare paradise. I saw very few hares. I think that all the rain we had last year’s killed a lot of them. I did not see any of my old friends…I am really sad about this. They were no hares but they was a fox and what a fox. I stayed with that vixen for more than half an hours. At the moment the meadow is a dandelion sea . It was incredible. I took the pictures with the 500mm and the 2 time converter. (I like that new 2 time converter).
In the evening, I went to another fox den to see if they were any cubs.
While waiting to see if they was any fox cub. I did photograph other species….A gang of rabbit
In that meadow, sheep were everywhere…
And suddenly at long last four fox cub came out of a den…I “just” need to photograph them now. it will not be easy
This morning, I went with some seeds at one of my feeding stations and came across another fox! It is easy to see them at the moment. I took this picture with my 500mm….I am lucky with foxes. I have to process all the pictures that I took in my woodland Hide. I had another fox there too. it came and took some peanuts that I placed on the ground,but it always was standing behind some of my perch….
Snow, glorious snow. At last some great weather.For me every time snow come down,it`s like Christmas .
The difficulty is to find out where to go. As you want to score on those special days.At the moment,I have four feeding stations going . One in a reed bed, one in woodland, one in open countryside and one more “Raptor” hide. That was the hide that was flooded. This morning I decide to go to the Raptor hide. I had a road kill with me. I arrive in my hide and after setting everything up I waited three hours….No Raptor in sight but my favorite mammal appeared. A magnificent red fox….I was lucky to see and photograph that special mammal. To photograph a fox is one thing but to photograph a fox in the snow is always very special. I have done it hundred time but it always thrill me to do it….In the afternoon I went to my woodland hide for another four hours…..
Yesterday, I was back at the rut. I came across one of my customer. So, I was not on my own this time.
We were VERY lucky. We came across a stag fight. Not just any stags, but massive stags. It was incredible. The sound and the atmosphere were magical. I felt really privilege to have been witness to such a grand spectacle…