Photographing Foxes | Wildlife Photography
by Bessie Young
Most people don't know this, and some photographers don't want to admit it, but every photographer has a 'photo bucket list'. Yes, I said it... a bucket list. A list of images that you are dying to get at some point in your life. It may be an image that has been taken a thousand times, but you haven't taken it. You haven't been able to put your own special twist on the subject. For me, getting a picture of a fox is something that has always been on my bucket list.
Yes, they are super hard to find and typically come out at night. I have always wondered if I would be lucky enough to check this one off of my Photography Bucket List, and come Christmas Eve 2016 I can finally say that it is checked off!!!!
I am so beyond excited to share these images with you guys. One day I was out for a run and saw a fox in the field. I was beyond ecstatic, but of course, I did not have my camera with me. After all I was trying to get a work out in :) Well, the work out became a session of staring into the field, watching a fox run around and then eventually lay down to sunbath. Ever since then, whenever I pass the field, I stare hoping to see the fox again. This Christmas Eve, I saw him again and this time I was prepared. I decided to have a stakeout. I sat in a chair, camera on a tripod, in freezing cold weather, with a nice cup of hot tea and a down jacket.... just waiting.... hoping.... and praying that I may get the chance to get a picture of the little guy. Then, he came out! Then another one! Seeing two was almost too much!
Finally, after about 1.5 hours, I got a handful of fantastic images! I am thrilled to have these pictures in my portfolio. I am still perfecting my wildlife photography and learning so much along the way.
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Wishing you nothing but fantastic adventures!
Hey Photogs! Curious what gear I used? Check it out here:
LG G3 Smart Phone