The 3000th Fox of the Day

I started the Fox of the Day series back in 2005 as a way of keeping track of some of the photos of foxes that were visiting the garden. Today I posted picture number 3000. It’s been quite a journey and I’ve learnt a lot about cameras and a lot about foxes and wildlife on the way.

I’ve maintained an archive of every shot called the Complete Fox of the Day Collection. Back at the beginning I was using a little point and shoot camera. Today I have a DSLR (my third) and an array of lenses. Some of the earliest photos are still among my favourites.

This is the very first image in the series.

First fox of the day

The very first Fox of the Day

By 2006 I’d progressed to using a Canon Powershot and was getting shots like this.

13 July 2006 Fox of the Day

Fox of the Day for 13th July 2006

By 2007 I was on to my first DSLR.

Fox of the Day January 2007

Fox of the Day January 2007

Inevitably there are a few breaks in the series, but I’ve been surprisingly consistent. I generally take a short break at Christmas/New Year, and occasionally forget to post; but mostly I’ve maintained a photo a day for the past 8 years or so.

Here’s another early one, of three little fox cubs from 2006.

Three cubs from 2006

Three cubs from 2006

The series includes foxes in the garden, fox cubs, foxes with mange, wild foxes out in the fields, foxes with prey, foxes on roof tops, foxes in trees and various other combinations such as foxes with hedgehogs and foxes with badgers.

Tonight’s image was taken earlier this evening and comes into the fairly conventional category. A fox in the garden, standing by a wall slightly above me. I have lots of similar shots of various foxes in this pose.

Fox of the Day 3000

Fox of the Day Number 3,000

The next major milestone is the 10th anniversary in mid-2015! That should allow you enough time to check all the previous photos! If you start here and click the button to the furthest right above the picture you’ll get a slide show of every image. It might take a while to get through them though!

Camera note: tonight’s photo taken with the Canon 7D and EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L USM IS lens.

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2 Comments

  1. Andy November 22, 2013 at 1:03 am #

    Congratulations, AND I have enjoyed them all !

  2. Words November 23, 2013 at 9:04 am #

    Thanks Andy! At the start I didn’t quite imagine it would go on so long, but now I can’t imagine it stopping.