I wasn't expecting this...


RobL

Link Posted 12/02/2021 - 15:40
Usual walk down to the paper shop so I took my K1 + 150-450mm in the hope of catching the kingfisher again, but an egret was there instead. But better still as the mud was frozen I walked back along the river path and spotted this chap sunning himself on the opposite bank at 10.00 in the morning; he spotted me at the same time so I just had time for a couple of hasty shots before he sauntered off. So glad that just for once I had the right kit ready and waiting!

And here is the egret, although I managed some better shots last year in the same place:

K10D

Link Posted 12/02/2021 - 15:47
Both good captures. The subtle reflection of the egret is excellent and makes the image so much better.

Best regards

OldTaffy

Link Posted 12/02/2021 - 15:49
You say it was a hasty shot. It's damned good and very sharp. The fox looks in prime condition - there must be plenty of food about!
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LennyBloke

Link Posted 12/02/2021 - 16:38
K10D wrote:
Both good captures. The subtle reflection of the egret is excellent and makes the image so much better.

Best regards

Just what I was thinking - a very productive walk
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davidwozhere

Link Posted 13/02/2021 - 00:59
Good thing you had your camera as missing these super shots would have been annoying.
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Mike-P

Link Posted 13/02/2021 - 10:04
RobL wrote:
Usual walk down to the paper shop so I took my K1 + 150-450mm in the hope of catching the kingfisher again, but an egret was there instead. But better still as the mud was frozen I walked back along the river path and spotted this chap sunning himself on the opposite bank at 10.00 in the morning; he spotted me at the same time so I just had time for a couple of hasty shots before he sauntered off.

The way this page is displayed on my laptop all I saw was the text and no pictures so as I read it I was imagining some bloke sat on the side of a frozen lake with his sunglasses on reading a paper or something

Very jealous, have managed to get a lot of decent Kingfisher and Egret shots in my time but never a fox.
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RobL

Link Posted 13/02/2021 - 17:14
Thanks all, sorry to disappoint Mike-P! I felt a bit bad because when I first saw him he was curled up having a nap, but as soon as I brought the camera up he was awake. Visiting that spot before I assumed the flattened grass was human behaviour! I have seen the occasional fox around but always at a distance and in poor light. Luckily for me the camera settings were ready in TAV mode from the egret shots.

cardiffgareth

Link Posted 16/02/2021 - 14:24
Great portrait with the fox! Staring right at the camera there
Gareth
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Sry

Link Posted 17/02/2021 - 22:02
Both very nice, well captured.
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