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Sunday Summary

Another irregular catch-up post, partly because most days I’ve simply been photographing our fox during his nightly visits (and most of those photographs are pretty much indistinguishable from each other). There are some occasional other subjects and this Sunday Summary pulls some of them together (themelessly) 😉 Oh, there is some worthwhile fox action at the, so do keep reading.

sunset

This is a sunset taken from our garden. The i-360 is just visible in the centre, peeping over the horizon.

sunrise

This was taken a few days later and is just after sunrise, looking across the South Downs

The only bird in this set is this rather fine buzzard, photographed over Falmer Village last week.

Buzzard over Falmer Village

Buzzard over Falmer Village

As well as foxes, the garden is frequented by badgers. They’ve been rather more elusive lately, but I did grab a few images of one towards the end of the week.

Badger

Badger

Badger

Badger

This third shot utilizes various Photoshop filters, but was taken the same night as the others.

Badger through a fine art filter

Badger through a fine art filter

Now to the fox… a couple of photos first, but them some cool video…

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Fox prowling

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Camera avoidance 😉

And now for the video… I’ve caught similar clips once or twice in the past, but this one is easily the best yet.

Camera note: daytime photos taken with the Canon 7D Mark II and EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens. Badgers and foxes were taken with the EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM and the EF70-300mm 4.5-5.6 DO IS lenses

When Foxes Meet

More foxes, I’m afraid. Well, no I’m not. The photos are from the past week and show two different adults. The video is from the trail cam and has two encounters between two foxes. First adults, and then juveniles. The final sequence shows a badger, but I’ve since noticed that there’s a fox lurking in the top right corner!

Anyway, photos first…

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Nicked-ear fox… not the more frequent of the two adult vistors

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Nicked-ear peering between the shrubs

Plus two or three photos of the regular adult male. As ever he continues to maintain a healthy 9-10 metre distance, but I have managed a few more photos of him doing something other than eating! He does now appear almost immediately I go out there (as long as I stick to his rules).

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Fox under the apple tree

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Coming down the garden steps

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Walking across the grass

Finally, the video…

Camera note: all photos taken with the Canon 7D Mark II and EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM lens. Video from a Bushnell Trophy HD trail camera.

A Fairly Random Update

I’ve been very neglectful of the blog lately, but I have been getting some decent photos. I’v also completely re-vamped my computer gear which was complaining loudly (literally the fans were screaming) at processing so many images. I now have a totally silent machine (no fans at all) from the excellent people at Quiet PC. Built to my specification, ordered on a Saturday and delivered on the following Friday. It is wonderfully quick and makes no noise at all. I love it! It’s taken a couple of days to set it up with all my idiosyncracies, but it’s now more or less as I like it.

Anyway, it will mean I can get on with the real business of sorting out photos, some of which are featured below.

Nicked ear vixen

This is the nicked-ear vixen, the bolder of the two regular foxes.

fox

This is the more cautious of the pair… the male fox sitting by a shrub

kestrel

This is a male kestrel at Sheepcote Valley, Brighton

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The vixen again… very relaxed

foxes

A rare shot of the two foxes together (just about).

shrew

Ok, this one looks a little out of place. It was taken on a path at work. It’s an unfortunate shrew covered in greedy greenbottles.

badger

I can’t forget the badgers… they are still coming too.

The final shot in this batch is a sunset seen along the walkway at Brighton Marina.

Brighton Marina at Sunset

Brighton Marina at Sunset

Camera note: all fox and badger photos taken with the Canon 7D Mark II and EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM lens. Kestrel and shrew were taken with the EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens. The sunset was taken with the EF70-300mm 4.5-5.6 DO IS.