Lots of Foxes!!! (photos and video)

A fox heavy post tonight, and when you see the video you'll understand why. The young cubs are developing individual personalities. There's Pretty, a little fox (the smallest of the the three). Pretty is adventurous, but also prone to hiding!

Then there's fox #2, or 'Red', who has the darkest coat. Mid-size, and generally fairly bold, but clearly not the boss-fox of the trio. Here's Red grooming.

The largest (and palest) of the three cubs is a bit of a bully, always chasing the other cubs away and launching into somewhat unprovoked attacks. You'll see more of Bully's antics on the video.

The final photo is Pretty, fending off one of Bully's attacks!

Now the video… there are a lot of foxes in this one.

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Camera note: First photo taken with the Canon 7D and EF 24-105 F4L IS USM lens. The rest were taken with the EF70-300mm 4.5-5.6 DO IS lens.

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7 Comments

  1. derWandersmann June 3, 2013 at 1:06 am #

    Words, I think you're right … there are only three. There must have been come accident, unless she's found another garden.

  2. gdare June 3, 2013 at 3:06 am #

    Pretty really deserves its name :yes:

    Btw, what is the ISO level you used in night photographs? I guess you use manual settings on your camera :left:

  3. serola June 4, 2013 at 7:06 am #

    Cool shots as usual 😎 And cute cubs :love:

  4. Words June 4, 2013 at 8:06 pm #

    dW, since I posted this we've seen the fourth cub on the trail cam, so all is normal, all is good!

  5. Words June 4, 2013 at 9:06 pm #

    Sami, thanks!

  6. Words June 4, 2013 at 9:06 pm #

    Darko, she is a pretty little thing.

    At night I use a number of different set-ups, all pre-selected on the custom options on the camera dial. I've made three settings (all manual) at 100 ISO, f/7.1, 1/100s, 200 ISO, f/7.1, 1/80s, 400 ISO, f/7.1, 1/100s. They all use single shot focusing, with the centre point. White balance is set to 'flash', but I can always alter that in Lightroom afterwards. I can still alter the settings on the fly, but switching the dial gives me one of the three pre-sets instantly so it's great for working in the dark.

  7. gdare June 5, 2013 at 1:06 am #

    Thanks :up: