When Eyes Meet in the wild

Every so often you experience a meeting with an animal and this happened to me with the Red Fox one year. It was the summer when i came across the fox moving past my wildlife hide. So every morning i would walk the back way to my hide and it was as i came to the barn, i slowed down and the Fox just came across my path. I made a noise like a mouse and it stopped and looked straight at me.

It then went from sight and i peered through the bushes and it looked back at me through the undergrowth, the feeling when it looked into my eye was amazing. Then 2 days later i laid in wait for it and it came out 10 feet from me

I was in my 3d leaf suit when it came out really close to me and our eyes met again the feeling of excitement was priceless.

Then a week later i waited where i saw coming out and going back in the same place. I sat and waited for over 2 hours and was drifting off when something caught my eye moving in the bushes. The little Cub came out and spotted me and moved its head like a Puppy does when it was trying to work out what i was. This was the first time i had ever seen a Fox Cub.

I will never forget the feeling when me and the Red Fox family exchange Glances

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I am 63 years old and and since a boy have had an interest in wildlife and in particular birds. I help my Dad with the rearing of young finches and other birds. I had many small birds as pets and as i got older and joined the Military i purchsed my first Camera, and fold out Kodak. Over a 22 year period i enjoyed many countries outside the uk and observed many species of birds. When i left the military in 2000, i bought my first digital camera a Canon 450D with a Tamron 70-300 and started my journey on capturing images of birds and animals. I quickly learned that there was a lot more to getting a good image of a bird, so i started to research the best settings for my camera in order to capture a better image. Over a 12 month period i realised that needed to invest in a better camera and lens and after research bought a Canon 50D and a 100-400 Lens. It was 2013 when i really got to grips with the setup and came across a lovely Short Eared Owl. From that meeting i started to concentrate on Owls as they fasinated me. From Canon to Olympus i recently jumped ship again to Sony. The variety of birds i have captured over a 10 year period is vast and at present i have a wildlife hide in lancashire where most of my images are captured.

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