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Too late?
Posted By: Tom Lusk, 01-04-2008, 09:04 AM

Is it too late to change my wildlife photo entry?

I called this fellow up to within 5 feet of my blind this morning. What a beauty!



This is full frame. Some of the shots were actually too close for focussing with my 300.
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01-04-2008, 01:18 PM   #16
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Great Shot and it would have gotten my vote.

A fox is a beautiful animal. People rarely get good photographs. The snow just makes it so much better.

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100% crop for db



My calling was good enough that he ignored the noisy shutter on my K100, I guess.

JC- I use a predator call- looks almost identical to a duck call, although you "play" it differently. I use the back of my hand for close in work, but this fox was approx. 400 yards away when I spotted him and the call carries that distance easily. The predator call can imitate a screaming rabbit very well. Once a fox or coyote locks on the sound, they are oblivious to everything else.

Chris- I actually spotted the fox out on the river and snuck into my blind beside the house before calling. Total time in the cold less than 10 minutes. Besides, whenever I get TOO cold, I just think of some of your models and the shivers magically disappear.

Salty- it hasn't gotten below -25 here yet, so I haven't needed to get out the real cold weather clothes. I used to ice-fish in the open in -40 temperatures with 40mph+ winds. That's cold! (I know, that's also crazy. I have a portable shack now.) Getting soft...
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Great shots Tom...

I really like the Crop... that fox sure does look intent...

That call you use sounds pretty neat... It definatley paid off to get this little fella!!

Thanks for sharin.. Kim
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WOW!!! Fantastic shot - and love the detail in the crop!! I think I'll just remove my picture from the contest!!

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Fantastic shot Tom! Your wildlife shots are amazing and make me wish I had the patience to try a blind.
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Tom,

I cannot believe that you're vacillating again...

You clearly stated in this post "I think I like summer better..." :
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/post-your-photos/17591-i-think-i-like-summer-better.html

You complained about not having the nice BG color in winter - well what about the clarity and excellent subject colors in this beautiful fox photo!!!??? It would've been lost in the colors of summer... I rest my case....

This is a real keeper Tom - no question there!

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Marc
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What more to say??

Well since all the superlatives have been used I had to refer to my Thesaurus. Here's what's left,
Meritorious Def (Websters) 15th century: deserving of honour or esteem. Attachment 7309

A great image and cool how you attract them to to get a shot that close.


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I use a predator call- looks almost identical to a duck call, although you "play" it differently. I use the back of my hand for close in work, but this fox was approx. 400 yards away when I spotted him and the call carries that distance easily. The predator call can imitate a screaming rabbit very well. Once a fox or coyote locks on the sound, they are oblivious to everything else.
Thanks for the info. Being a city boi it never enters my mind how such things can be done. Although I am aware of duck callers and sound reproduction for bird trapping I never knew there existed predator callers.

Thanks for the lesson. I'll add that to the doghouse lesson.
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great shot !
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