Often I’m sitting at work, slugging my way through the analysis of some antenna installation or other, when someone calls me to come photograph wildlife on the empty field next to our office building. In this case it was a fox passing through.
I followed it as it made it’s way across the opening at a pretty good pace. It’s worth noting it blended in very well, and were it not moving I would have likely not even noticed.
All of a sudden it stops, and acts as if something is out there (food).
I sat there for a number of minutes, camera poised, shutter half depressed to lock in focus and engage the vibration reduction, and waited for it to make its leap.
Unfortunately when it did leap I moved the camera to follow it, and the picture below is what I got. But, the next picture was clear, and it shows the fox in mid-leap.
Click on any of the photos to go to the SmugMug album and see the mid-leap photo.
Why, there is even a YouTube slideshow of the album pictures, set to music and everything.