It seems we still have four fox cubs

A couple of daytime photos to begin this entry, both taken at Seven Sisters Country Park on what was another sunny day. The heronry is still active, and at least one of these is a juvenile. The shot was taken from about half a mile away, so it's about the best I can do.

This one was from much closer, but the subject is much smaller. It's a pied wagtail and was doing its best to compete with swallows and swifts by catching flies over the water. This shot is it about to land on a pole to take a well-earned breather. It's fledgling was calling from a tree on the bank.

The final photo is from tonight, of fox cubs fighting. I've included it in the video as well (because I'm lazy and only processed one photo of them today). The video itself, which follows, confirms that we still do have four fox cubs. The first sequence is a complete blur of foxes (watch for a few seconds and you'll see what I mean). Later on, in the calmer sequences all four cubs appear together.

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Camera note: heron and wagtail taken with the Canon 7D and EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L USM IS lens. The foxes were taken with the EF70-300mm 4.5-5.6 DO IS.

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  1. derWandersmann June 4, 2013 at 1:06 am #

    Funny vid, Words!
    I reckon that 400mm has some uses, eh? I was checking over the latest issue of Outdoor Photography in the library today and they pointed out that wildlife photography requires long lenses, the longer, the better. The herons are pretty good, for all that your lens wasn't long enough, and the pied wagtail is just fine.
    I didn't know they did that ærial chase bit.

  2. gdare June 4, 2013 at 4:06 am #

    Nice photo of herons :up:
    So, Canada Geese returned to Vancouver? :whistle:

    Video stopped unexpectedly after 10 seconds or so and I couldn't start it again. We'll see later 🙂

    Edit: it worked after second attempt :up: