Taken 28-Jan-15


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Keywords:Animal, Island Beach State Park, Mammals, black, cold, dusk, fox, fur, orange, pink, red fox, sky, snow, stalking, walking, white, wildlife, winter
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Dimensions4997 x 3326
Original file size4.36 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken28-Jan-15 17:05
Date modified3-Feb-15 10:54
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeNIKON CORPORATION
Camera modelNIKON D4S
Focal length500 mm
Focal length (35mm)500 mm
Max lens aperturef/4
Exposure1/500 at f/5.6
FlashNot fired
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Aperture priority
ISO speedISO 1800
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Stalking at Dusk

Stalking at Dusk

The quality of light on this particular evening just after the sun set was some of the best I've seen in a long time. I figured after the sun dipped below the horizon that the shoot with this Red Fox would be over but I was completely wrong. The sky opposite the setting sun turned this lovely soft pink hue that you see in the background. The ocean was also in the background which adds the wonderful fade to blue in this photo. The best part was even after sunset there was still direction to the light which is what helped to light up this fox's face so nicely. The deep snow in this particular spot didn't hurt either. My goal on this trip was to get a photo of the Red Fox in the snow and this is certainly one of my favorite images from the day. Taken in southern New Jersey.