S-Pett wrote:Jim, this is the image I mentioned in my email. I was photographing a family of foxes a few years ago and I saw a great shot of the mom so I turned my back on the kits and focused on the mom. A few minutes later I heard something behind me and when I turned to look, there were three kits rummaging through my backpack. One of them took off with my cup of coffee...little s**t! The kit took the cup to the den entrance, "attacked" it, and dragged it into the den. I love this picture because it shows how small fox kits are...not a whole lot taller than a large coffee cup. I tried to sell this to Bruegger's but never heard back.
Sean, that's a hilarious shot! (Contest winner for sure!) I'll bet the little guy was up all night after that slug o' java.
The kits out back are just as funny - they pretty much tear up anything around, and when eight or nine of them get going, honestly, I don't know how mom keeps a handle on all of them.
Speaking of Mom, I'm going to try to get some shots of her coming home with dinner. The perfect 20-foot face-to-face encounter - and her carrying dinner to the kits - I was so surprised I missed the shot. Some photographer, huh? : ( But she's giving me lots of opportunities. Perhaps she'll get used to me and the camera being around and maybe I'll get some good shots. Just tried the SLR for the first time today and the shutter noise did not seem to bother them too much - from about 30-40 yards - 250mm lens. (The photo above was the P&S, 360mm equivalent.)