Coming back from the farm the other day I decided to take a look at the bushes at the side of the railway to see what was about. The camera was in the van and I just took the binoculars. Ten yards off the road down a small path towards the railway, and only about twenty yards away, was a fox staring me out.

I moved slowly back to the van to get the camera, in the forlorn hope that it would still be there when I got back, took the converter off and went to have a look. It hadn’t moved at all! The light was great and a shadow behind the fox helped to really lift it from the background. It really is difficult to go anywhere without the longer lens. On this occasion I was fortunate, every other fox encounter I’ve had has seen them nervously retreat pretty quickly, especially when only a short distance away.

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