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Grassy encounter


Grassy encounter
Photo Information
Copyright: Matt Booth (Prises2vues) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 22 W: 1 N: 51] (312)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-08-08
Categories: Mammals
Camera: 5D Canon, Canon 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/320 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-08-09 23:58
Viewed: 3439
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
After observing this fox going about it's business in a grassy clearing for some time, I decided to find a good spot to get a little closer. I sat in the long grass near the base of a tree, and he worked his way towards me. At this point he was about five metres away. When he eventually noticed me, he stopped, had a good look, and then went off in the other direction. I only had the time to get this one shot, as I didn't want to frighten him with the sound of the camera, and focusing through the grass was a bit of a technical nightmare, but all in all it was quite a special moment. As if that wasn't enough, my 9 year old daughter (already a keen naturalist) was with me to share the experience.


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Salut Sandrine ou Matt,
Voilà une jolie photo "volée", pleine d'émotion. Le regard du renard affiche une certaine méfiance... Pas facile de faire la mise au point, mais le résultat est excellent. Belle composition également. J'imagine la joie de votre fille d'avoir vécu cette rencontre. Amicalement,
Catherine

Hi Matt,
Nice shot. Foxes are more shy in France than in the countries around because of the heavy hunting pressure (not to mention poaching). 5m approach is a feat here.
Same tone for the fox and the grass: nice!
TFS
JM

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