When Things Work Out

Phocal

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I went snowshoeing today to find Hares to photograph but didn't see a single bunny, saw a lot of tracks. You can't always be successful in finding what you are looking to photograph.

Or can you?

So on the way home I still had a little daylight and decided to drop by and visit the foxes. My first time to visit them I saw the father of Gorgeous who I named King. On that first visit I only saw him a few seconds and got one terrible photograph, so I was happy to see him again. The sun was low and below the tree line but there where a few spots where it streamed through gaps. I mention this because when I saw King I sat on the ground, which caused him to walk towards me as I was hoping it would. When he got close he jumped around a few times like Gorgeous did but unlike his daughter (who I am sure was trying to get me to play) he seemed to be trying to get me to move. I stayed still so he walked by within 3 feet of me and as I turned around I noticed the sun beam across the trail. As he walked towards it I was screaming in my head "STOP" and he must have heard me because he did. I got lucky because he turned and looked at me for a few seconds when he stopped and I was just able to get the focus point moved and fire off this shot before he started back towards me.

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King by Phocal Art, on Flickr

This shot makes me love this little 300mm even more, it really is just an amazing lens. I highly recommend clicking over to Flickr so you can zoom in on the photo.
 

Phocal

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Wow, what a gorgeous shot! Thanks, Ronnie.
Thanks. Really wish I had the 150/2 with me. Normally I bring it with me when I visit the Foxes, but I was coming from someplace else and didn't have it with. Seems like every time I bring it they don't get close and when I don't have it they walk right up to me.
 

mrjoemorgan

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Beautiful shot. I was meant to come to Alaska via anchorage for 2 weeks last July but had to cancel due to the fires. Hoping to come this year or next
 
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