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Red Fox

PWP Week of July 26 2020

Happy August 1.  Happy long weekend to my Canadian friends.  And a good friend is celebrating a birthday.  Birthday wishes coming your way.

This week’s collection is mixture of images.  There was no travelling, spent some time in Studio 13.  Practicing with my Lensbaby Composer.  Our flowers are starting to bloom so I have lots to practice on.   I’ve included a few barrel racing and rodeo ones taken the weekend of July 18.  The one of the steer wrestle did quite well on Instagram. My assistant the Trail Camera caught an encounter between the resident fox and our visiting raccoon.

I’m thinking of creating a “Western Images” page of rodeo, barrel racing, western accessories and horses.  And a “Treasures and Keepsake” page.  I’ve included a few of these shots in this week’s collection.

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PWP Week of July 12 2020

This week marks the half way point of July.  Summer is going by really fast.  Most days the weather doesn’t realize it’s summer.  Nights and mornings are pretty cool.  The Boy and I went on a rode trip and broadened our horizons and add new content. Found some more wall murals in a small town.  These are pretty old but I think they are still wonderful. My assistant the trail camera took some wonderful shots of three whitetail does.  I’ve included quite a few of them as there are so beautiful.  Such big eyes. The first rodeo since Convid9 appeared happened this weekend.  I went and photographed some of the slack Saturday AM.  It was a night rodeo so that makes it a no go for me. I’ve included a few from the day.  Nice horses.  Good riders.   Hope you enjoy this weeks collection.

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PWP Week of June 28 2020

This week was a week of celebration.  July 1st  for my Canadian friends and July 4th for my American friends.  Hope all had a good time.  I spent July 1st home with my family. The only fireworks was the discussion on what to have for supper!  We had warm/hot weather and thunderstorms this week.  The shots of the clouds are straight out of the camera.  No magic editing.  The clouds looked fierce but we only had minimum wind and 3/10th of rain.  My assistant the trail camera caught a whitetail doe and her fawn and two of the bucks that spend time in our area. The Boy and I went on a road trip one day.  Saw some cattle and a moose on a hill that someone had built .  Looks pretty realistic. One evening when we were out and about, there were turkey vultures flying over head.  That does give a person a funny feeling!  On one of our hot days The Boy and I spent time in Studio 13 experimenting with different props and backgrounds.  I had a good time, felt good getting the creative parts of the brain working.  The Boy had a good nap!

All in all it was a good week. Hope to see you next week.

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Fox Family

I am very fortunate to live where I live.  So many photo opportunities.  There is a family of closes living very close to the farmstead.  I imagine they are related to the ones that have live close for a number of years.  I think I read once that the female will return to where she was born to raise her young.  For what ever reason, I am so glad they are close.  Watching the Kitts play is like having a basket of puppies.  These photos were taken with a Browning Trail Camera.  It has been set up by the den long before the Kitts arrived.  They just think it is part of the scenery.  There are five Kitts in total.  They don’t seem to play outside together all the time.  This may be a survival mode.  I read (yes I do a lot of reading) that out of six only two or three will live to September.  Yes Mother Nature can be cruel.  I hope you enjoy watching them as much as I do.

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Survival of the Fittest

I am truly grateful to be living where I live.  There are so many photography opportunities.  At the present there is a family of foxes living close by again.  I am able to have a trail camera close to them and am getting some amazing photos.  The kits have just begun to come out of the den.  Below are a few for now.  Look forward to more!  Click on the thumbnail photo and then arrow thru the collection.

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April on Instagram

Here are some of my April posts on Instagram.  Check back often as I have more lined up to post.  Follow me on Instagram and see them there first.  A like is always appreciated.


Back for another year

For several years, we have had a Red Fox move in under the steel bins across the road from our home.  It appears once again we have one in residence.  As the Red Fox has a life span of about 5 years, I am assuming the one we have now and maybe last year, is an off spring of the original one we saw.  This shots were captured with my Browning Trail camera.  Hopefully I will be able to show you some of this years kits.

 

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Red Fox 2015

For the fourth year in a row, we have had a Red Fox make her den underneath one of the steel bins located across from our home.  We see her off and on; and she and our dog have a race once in awhile.  She always wins.  Once before I was able to photography three little ones.  This year she only had one and I caught it outside one day.  Have a look at the cutie!

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Fox in the Redfox Valley

This morning when the boys and I went for our walk,  there was a fox in the field west of the buildings.   The boys didn’t see her so I was able to get photos.  She was a long way away and I had to crop these shots to show you.  She has made her home under the bins close to us and I’m hoping she will again this year.  Two years ago I was able to take some really good shoots of her pups.

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