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Some Wild Foxes

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LiquidOnyx
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Some Wild Foxes

Postby LiquidOnyx » Thu Mar 28, 2013 12:11 pm

I've been watching our local urban foxes since 2009, but of the dozens of foxes I know, there are two that will always be my favorites; Donna and Big Dog. These two have been together since at least 2010 and are by far the friendliest foxes I've ever met. While I don't really agree with trying to tame wild foxes, these two have been like this since the day I met them, (probably thanks to being regularly fed by people who live in the area.)

Most of these were taken in 2011. I was more focused on another family last year, so haven't seen much of them recently. I haven't actually seen Donna at all in the last year, so no idea if she's still around. I do know that Big Dog and two of their adult offspring are still in the area, though.

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My favorite ever shot of Donna.

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Heavily pregnant last Spring. She gave birth about a week after these were taken;
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While Donna mostly ignores me and gets on with doing her thing, Big Dog is a lot more in-your-face, quite literally!

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As you can see, has no fear of me what-so-ever.

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He's particularly obsessed with my shoes, and loves playing with the laces!

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Standing on my legs to get a better look at the camera. He just loves sticking his nose into the lens.

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These were taken this winter. He looks so much fatter in his winter coat!
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I'll post some photos of some of the other foxes I watch later.
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Re: Some Wild Foxes

Postby sarajeku » Thu Mar 28, 2013 1:01 pm

Adorable! I love the second picture! :mrgreen:
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Re: Some Wild Foxes

Postby Alynn » Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:56 pm

Oh my goodness, I've seen your work on dA and have the picture of Donna sniffing your shoe favorited.
That is just too cool.
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Re: Some Wild Foxes

Postby LiquidOnyx » Fri Mar 29, 2013 2:42 pm

Thank you both!
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Re: Some Wild Foxes

Postby Juska » Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:47 pm

Wonderful photos. Some of them look a little too over-saturated, though, or maybe the midtones are too dark.

It's great that you have friendly wildlife that trust you. The best thing a photographer could ask for :)
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Re: Some Wild Foxes

Postby LiquidOnyx » Sat Mar 30, 2013 9:31 am

Juska wrote:Wonderful photos. Some of them look a little too over-saturated, though, or maybe the midtones are too dark.

It's great that you have friendly wildlife that trust you. The best thing a photographer could ask for :)


Thank you!
I personally like quite a high saturation, so I sometimes edit it that way in Photoshop.

And yes, friendly wildlife is a lot easier to photograph! The other foxes I know involve a lot of crawling around in bushes and mud to get nice shots. :lol:
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Re: Some Wild Foxes

Postby sarajeku » Sat Mar 30, 2013 10:03 am

LiquidOnyx wrote:I personally like quite a high saturation, so I sometimes edit it that way in Photoshop.


I'm the same way! I love to abuse saturation and vibrancy in photoshop. :lol:
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Re: Some Wild Foxes

Postby DeweysMom » Tue Aug 19, 2014 3:13 pm

Fabulous photos!!! Would LOVE to have the opportunity to get this close to the ones that live in my area, but the best I can do is get them with the trail cam!
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