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Curious Fox by Thomas-Koidhis Curious Fox by Thomas-Koidhis
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MOAR pixels + Curves layer for some contrast + Name change as the 'Friend' claim is a bit generous for a single meeting =P


Seeerious...please full view. 1200 px tall for all yas - This thing and the Canon 400 5.6L in general are SHARP and should be enjoyed at the best possible resolution.




A bit of a story behind this one. I sort of followed this fox, from a distance. I crouch-walked down a big hill left over from a landslide years ago, just enough to keep it in sight. For a second I had the illusion that I was being sneaky, but a fox can hear a friggen pin drop from a mile away so it knew I was there the whole time. The fox crossed on front of me, below, and I just walked to the bottom and then spotted it sitting on its haunches staring at the ground...All kinda..sad-like. Sad Fox by Thomas-Koidhis Really, it was hunting a rodent beneath the snow.

I sat nearby and just watched. When it was finished (after a 5 or so foot leap into the air to pounce...Owned by Thomas-Koidhis)...It walked down the hill in my direction. Taking a hint from NG photographer Klaus Nigge, I spoke to it in a quiet voice to make it fully aware of my presence, so I didn't spook the animal too much.

When it noticed me, the fox seemed very curious. It kept cocking its head to the side, seemingly wondering what I was about. I kept on speaking to , and it kept coming closer to me. It got pretty close... less than 10 meters.

From my standpoint we had a really stimulating exchange. It meant something to me, and I'm happy it felt comfortable or curious enough to approach me so closely and grace me with these photos. One thing I didn't notice while I was photographing it -the hair on this fox's lower back is gone - I figure that is just a loss of its winter coat but I'm interested if anyone can tell me anything different that may have caused that.


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Noirerora Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013   Photographer
:)
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Thomas-Koidhis Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014
^_^
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JaneEden Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I love all the photos of this beautiful fox, and really enjoyed reading about your wonderful adventure shared by a fox. You are a remarkable photographer, :icongiantlovehug: Jane
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Thomas-Koidhis Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014
Hey. This is embarrassing, I don't know how I went two years without noticing this comment. Thank you so much and as awfully tardy as I am, it means a lot!
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ArcticIceWolf Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
so cute! You´re a great photographer!
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Thomas-Koidhis Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
Wow I really appreciate that :) Thank you.
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ArcticIceWolf Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
welcome!
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purplekyloe Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Student General Artist
Hello! I've featured your beautiful deviation here: [link] :D
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Thomas-Koidhis Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
So much appreciated! I'm sooo sorry for not being around for like almost 2 months. I go on these breaks sometimes >.<
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purplekyloe Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Student General Artist
haha it's no problem at all! It was my pleasure :aww:
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