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Saturday, 22 March 2014

Focus


A rather drab day, and although I am a bit embarrassed at the quality of these photographs, of what I think are a sparrow and a blackbird. I just thought it was quite interesting to show what is almost the same shot, but with a different focus. Do you have a preference, and why? Slightly reminds me of Hitchcock's The Birds.


And while I am posting about the wildlife I can see from my bedroom window, I thought you might like to see this rather scrawny fox. I only just had time to grab my camera and get this picture, before Fantastic Mr Fox disappeared. I like the way he did seem to be looking right at me!


And then I could not believe my eyes when I looked
 in the other direction, I saw this other rather plumper fox.


11 comments:

  1. To see a fox in the wild would be a thrill of a lifetime!!
    And yes, Hitchcock's "The Birds"

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  2. Great photos! Sometimes the simple things in life make the most interesting photographs.

    Sean

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  3. I do like black and white photos that show "etchings" of objects against the sky. We actually had a fox come on our street when we were living in the foothills....scary!

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  4. Beautiful bird photos. I love the way you shifted the focus. Cool. How delightful to see two foxes -- one scruffy and one well-groomed.

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  5. I like both your bird photos. Very artsy. That first fox tugged at my heartstrings. I've only seen one fox in the wild while I was on an early morning run. Here's Mine

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  6. Great shots! You can see fox from your windows? I'd be afraid to go outside!

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    1. Foxes are really common where I live, though you don't tend to see them very much in the day time. But at night it is hard to go very far, without seeing one.

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  7. Like them both as well as the foxes, we have a local one who comes through our garden on his travel each night. Last saturday night there was a right commotion as Merli my cat was asleep I think on the bench and the fox must have disturbed him, I heard a awful barky schreech and look out the window to see the fox scarpering and Merli all puff up, think he must have scratch the fox the way it barked, I never got down stairs so quick to get the cat in, although it seems he may have had the upper hand.
    Clare xx

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  8. Bravo to you for experimenting with photos! I like the second. With the background blurred, it seems more creepy.

    Both fox photos are great. My husband and I saw a fox years ago in the distance during a walk at a local park.

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  9. Intriguing manipulation of focus♪ Cool shots form your window! http://lauriekazmierczak.com/flower-shower/

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  10. It's amazing what you can do with photos now. I like number one as it really gives the appearance that the bird is right there in front of you, almost jumping out of the computer monitor....

    I know foxes get a bad press but I rather like them. They're very rare where we live (I don't think seagulls and foxes mix well) so it must be lovely to see them close up xx

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