This is just a short blog to kick off with to see how the site works. I’ve been photographing our garden foxes since 2005, and in the middle of that year I started publishing a ‘fox of the day‘ photo. The very earliest images were taken on a 3.2 megapixel point and shoot camera (the Olympus C370). Here’s the very first image in the series:
I graduated from that camera up through a Canon S2 (5MP) bridge camera, and then various DSLRs from the EOS 400D to the 1DXII I use today. This is another taken with the C370, which had the great advantage of allowing me incredibly close.
Over the years my editing and technique changed a lot, being somewhat supercharged once I joined Foto-Buzz, but for me it has always been about documenting the garden foxes and I’ve been privileged to see climbing foxes (rooftops and trees), foxes with prey (pigeons, rabbits) and some great family interactions.
This is a short video of a treetop fox (if it works). If it doesn’t here’s the direct link
More recently I’ve explored using off-camera flash, which is really enjoyable, though it restricts my movement as I can’t follow the foxes around the garden. Photographically it adds challenge and interest.
There are over 5000 photos in the series now, with a few badgers thrown (they temporarily took over the garden, but the foxes re-asserted themselves)
The full collection is on-line and updated periodically. It now has over 5400 photos (I take a short break at Christmas/New Year). The very latest photo is this one of the three current regulars.
Just to note, all the images have been inserted via off-site URLs as I can’t currently upload to the new Foto-Buzz. And we could do with a save/edit option!Published in Member Blogs
It’s so annoying the blog is still playing up after testing. I know Simon is working on it so we will get it resolved. It’ll be spot on when it’s done. Not sure why you can’t upload though… will investigate.
Andrew, I’ll drop you an email as I think I know some of the basic problem with permissions.
I think it was through one of your videos that I learned foxes climbed trees! Interesting to see how you have changed your way of photographing these wonderful creatures and what a marvellous record to have 5400 images. Thanks, as always, for sharing
Mary, you can probably multiply that number of pictures by at least x20 (possibly a great deal more) given my inability to delete photos, and I’m being conservative there. I must try and count one day, but I suspect it’s a scarily large number.
Oh dear. Might take a while then, and a bottle of something to get you through 😀