⇐   March 21st, 2021   ⇒ 

Copyright 2021 Michael Anttila

For "bird watching month" I tried to go down to the river at least once a day to look for interesting water birds. On a particularly rainy day I almost didn't bother, but decided at the last minute to give it a try anyway. I'm glad I did, because on the way down the back stairs I observed this fox wandering through the backyard! Luckily for me, it was curious and turned around to see what I was up to as it was heading over to the neighbours' property.

This is the first time I've ever managed to get a photo of a wild fox. I wonder if this is the same mangy fox that was rescued and rehabilitated last year. If so, it is looking much healthier now!

Technical Details: This photo was taken with my 5D Mark II + Tamron 150-600mm at 600mm, ISO 1600, f/6.3 for 1/50th of a second. I'm trying to develop the habit of always having my camera configured in a general way for the environment that I'm in. I am really glad it worked out in this case. I only had a second or two to bring my camera up to my face and snap this photo... and it is just at the extreme limit of what this camera+lens can accomplish at ISO 1600. I'm glad I had it configured in case I saw any birds in the forest... if I had configured it for the river, I would have had it at ISO 800 and f/8, and would have completely missed this shot.

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