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I grabbed a few shots of the Vixen last night

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Not perfect photos as she just wouldn’t stay still for long enough last night, but still thought I’d share them

As the last time, it was very dark so high ISO and low shutter speed made it very difficult to photograph her.

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Vixen - D7100, AF-S 300mm f/2.8 @ f/2.8, ISO3200, 1/20sec - {Flickr Link}
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A different Fox came, is it finally the missing Male?

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It’s not a simple answer! I don’t know. He only showed up for a fraction of a second before running off. The one thing that really identified the Male was that his tail was very short and busy. As he didn’t come into the shot fully, I can’t make out his tail. He has quite a thick coat which the Male certainly did.

However, as you can see from the photos, they are 2 different Foxes, the 2nd photo is the Vixen. These two shots were only 30 seconds apart too, so they were together, which is unusual for Foxes.

It’s too big to be one of the young, so I can only hope this is finally proof that the Male is around and well.

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Another shot of the Vixen from Saturday Night

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Here is the 2nd photo I managed on Saturday night. I cropped in tight due to the fact that she was slightly too close for me to fit her into the frame.

As I type this she is currently darting around the garden, not quite sure why as she usually just eats the food and runs away. I look forward to getting more photos soon.

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Vixen - D7100, AF-S 300mm f/2.8 @ f/2.8, ISO3200, 1/15sec - {Flickr Link}

Always find it hard to turn down a good Moon

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When the Moon is shining through the Living Room window and the skies are clear, I struggle to turn down the opportunity to shoot the Moon. Tonight, I was going to get some Moon and Cloud shots, but it’s so windy that by the time I grabbed the Camera and Tripod, the clouds had blown away, so settled for a close up. It was full a couple of days ago, so is currently Waning Gibbous at 98%.

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Waning Gibbous - D7100, AF-S 300mm f/2.8 with TC17EII @ 500mm, f/8, ISO100, 1/80sec - {Flickr Link}

The Vixen in Full Colour

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After putting the food out last night, I left the garden flood lights on and used my Land Rover as a hide. I wasn’t sure if she’d come with the lights on, but after waiting for about half an hour she showed up.

Even with the lights on, it’s very dark for a camera which meant a very high ISO of 3200. Even so, the shutter speed was only 1/20 second which means she had to be very still at the time of the photograph.

This is the best one I managed to get which I’m pretty happy with. It’s a bit “noisy” due to the high ISO, but still good enough.

I have the option of setting up a remote flash to light the scene, but I’m not a fan of this as I’m sure she won’t appreciate it. It worked for the Mouse shot a few weeks ago but pretty sure it would scare the Fox away and the last thing I want to do is spook her enough that she stops coming.

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Vixen - D7100, AF-S 300mm f/2.8 @ f/2.8, ISO3200, 1/20sec - {Flickr Link}

The Vixen Feeding in the Garden

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Got some great captures of the Vixen eating in the garden last night, here is one of them.

Still no sign of the Male and it’s been a couple of weeks now. It could just be that this isn’t his patch now that the Vixen is leaving the Den and he’s off wandering other areas, of course, it could be worse than that, but I’ll stay positive that he’s still around.

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