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Photo Essay: Loudoun Hunt West (November 7, 2010)

This photo essay is posted at KLM Images.

Closeup vs context

Profile for the camera

We were lucky enough to view three different foxes at this meet.  The third resulted in unusable photos but the first produced a long stream of (zoomed in) closeups and the second one, in almost the same spot, produced more distant shots.

Everyone likes a good closeup of a fox, of course.  With a big zoom lens you can often capture fox or rabbit shots like these, when you’re lucky and the stars align, and it’s a great day when that happens.  But that’s a hunting success (captured!) more than a photographic success; almost any shot of a fox or rabbit during a hunt would qualify as success, regardless of quality.

In the second shot, the fox was much further away and out of very effective reach of my lens.  This series of shots aren’t very good fox photos but they are much more interesting hunting photos. Read the rest of this entry »


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