I *DID HOPE* to get a fox photo while on PEI ...

After dinner and dropping the family back at our cabin, Ken and I went to photograph the sunset. With no clouds, the setting wasn't as pretty as it had been in the morning, so we set off down the road for a different location. And then we saw a car stopped on the road ... In this provincial-park setting, that signals a fox sighting...and there were TWO! After our first visit in 2011 we'd learned they were quite used to people, so I hopped out *hoping to get* a nice close-up. I'm here to tell you God answers prayers!!! I knew one was coming right up to me, and I couldn't look away from my eyepiece to see how close! I kept shooting, and when I enlarged this RAW image, I can be seen clearly in his eyes! I thought I was happy with that chipmunk photo!!! This was more than I ever dreamed of hoping for!

...and if that wasn't enough, I have many more nice ones (and then I thought to shoot some video)! We got the sunset, and on the way back, we encountered four together!!! Oh what a night!!! (I may not come up for air for weeks!!!)
What an absolutely stunning shot.
posted July 13th, 2018  
Wow! awesome capture, Louise! Congratulations! fav fav fav!
posted July 13th, 2018  
Love this capture! Fav
posted July 13th, 2018  
Awww look at him. How dear.
posted July 13th, 2018  
OMG how exciting! Fancy the foxes coming up to you! I love this image of what looks like a young fox. Wow simply stunning! Fav!
posted July 13th, 2018  
Stellar shot
posted July 13th, 2018  
Stunning and exciting.
posted July 13th, 2018  
Super!
posted July 13th, 2018  
Great picture and a very good story with it... :)
posted July 13th, 2018  
He looks so clean and healthy. I have seen a few around here and they looked sort of disheveled. A beautiful fav.
posted July 13th, 2018  
Totally magic shot Louise. Can't say I'm a fan of foxes, but I'm a big fan of this superb close-up. Amazing.
posted July 13th, 2018  
Fantastic! Looks so sleek and lovely, not like our scraggy garden foxes.
posted July 13th, 2018  
Such a magnificent capture of this stunning animal! I cannot tear my eyes away from it. You are truly blessed to have had this experience, FAV!
posted July 13th, 2018  
So beautiful, Louise! An incredible close up too! You have a way with wildlife that's for sure. Can you imagine if you went to Africa?!? You would have a lion curled up in your lap! Fav!
posted July 13th, 2018  
What a wonderful experience. And such a lovely shot!
:)
posted July 13th, 2018  
It's a fabulous image and it sounds like an amazing experience too!
posted July 13th, 2018  
Cool encounter!
posted July 13th, 2018  
this is the most beautiful capture of a fox.... I LOVE IT !!!
posted July 13th, 2018  
I think I would be afraid to get out as there have been several attacks by rabied wolfes in Maine.
posted July 13th, 2018  
Wow, marvelous shot, just love his face, fav
posted July 13th, 2018  
well, of course he came right up to you! Awesome shot!
posted July 13th, 2018  
Well, how cool is that!!!!! Lucky you. I love PEI, spent several weeks there a few years ago.
posted July 13th, 2018  
This is terrific!
posted July 13th, 2018  
Lovely shot :)
posted July 13th, 2018  
What exciting. A most beautiful capture of this beautiful animal. Fav. We have them too and in the nature area`s to many they say.
posted July 13th, 2018  
Wow. Your excitement comes through your commentary! What a wonderful shot you got and what a wonderful day you clearly had! Well done Louise!
posted July 13th, 2018  
Wow, sounds like a dream. You were so privileged and you ahot the moment too. Brilliant
posted July 13th, 2018  
Wow a fab image fav
posted July 13th, 2018  
What an amazing shot. A wildlife photographer's dream! Congratulations.
posted July 13th, 2018  
wow looks like he walked right up to you! INSTANT FAV
posted July 14th, 2018  
@koalagardens Actually, he did! This is full frame/no cropping! @sunshinepix It WAS this photographers dream photo! I was overwhelmed with delight! Thanks! @shepherdmanswife doesn't happen "often"! Thanks so much! @jamibann I suppose the excitement comes across, While it would seem I should have said "my feet won't touch the ground for a month", I also meant that I've got so many pictures to go through from this past month, I won't come up for air, either! @pyrrhula Oh they really are beautiful, aren't they?! None that I've ever seen in zoos are as pretty as these out in the *wild* (and they aren't all that wild, are they?!) @merrelyn @kchuk @Dawn Oh thank you ladies for sharing in my excitement!!! @sailingmusic How envious I am of you that you were in PEI for so long! It's so different from Nova Scotia, and only a short distance away! @elkereturns Haha... I didn't even have anything to feed him, though he does look hopeful, doesn't he? @joannakate Oh those faces give me happy heartaches, too! @joansmor If they were rabid, you KNOW they'd put a quarantine on everyone going into the park! They do ask people not to feed them, but two children from Quebec were on the ground feeding them bread! @4rky @inthecloud5 @mastermek @ulla Thank you all so much for giving me this moment of excitement and sharing it with me! @gardenfolk I could hardly wait to share this with you... and I didn't even go on safari! https://365project.org/Weezilou/365/2014-01-22 @ludwigsdiana "Blessed" describes the moment perfectly! I was overjoyed! @boxplayer @allie912 We came upon 4, and later, down the road, a pair of them... They were all gorgeous! @golftragic Thanks for liking the photo, Marnie! It often happens that we might not like the subject, but admire the photography! I appreciate and understand your comment! @madeinnl @amyk @ethelperry @seattlite Thank you all for complimenting that handsome fox! @pamknowler It seems well-known that the foxes, like their close relatives, dogs, have learned to equate the tourists with a hand-out! They don't want to be touched, but they're less skittish than the feral cat that's lived in our back yard for years! (She still holds a grudge about being neutered!) @louannwarren @paintdipper Thank you both so much! My grandson saw this and wants to take him home! @lynnz @leananiemand Wow, Thank You both! The time and the place came together perfectly!
posted July 14th, 2018  
this is absolutely wonderful Louise - I think foxes are gorgeous - unfortunately here they are an introduced species and are one of the reasons some of our small natives are becoming vulnerable
posted July 14th, 2018  
Foxy! Great shot!
posted July 14th, 2018  
Glad we can agree to differ Louise. I've had to pick up the remains of too many chooks, turkies and lambs killed by foxes to even consider them as cute. In fact they're considered vermin here and there's a bounty on them. Another lovely feral animal brought here by English settlers. They kill for fun, not for food.
posted July 14th, 2018  
Oh, and they carry sarcoptic mites which get on to dogs. Still love the photo though, superb.
posted July 14th, 2018  
Excellent shot Louise, you are very lucky indeed. :) FAv
posted July 14th, 2018  
AWESOME shot ❤️
posted July 14th, 2018  
@annied I would agree that moving animals to new lands has more-often-than-not upset the balance of nature! Do you suppose *at last* people are slowly learning? Thanks for the compliment! @pplutz @atchoo Thank you so much, ladies! I'm delighted I could share this with so many this weekend! @novab It certainly WAS a moment! I think it's my favourite thing about going to PEI! @golftragic I'd already left the note for Annie when I see you two are in full agreement and I completely understand! I've recently learned that their closest relatives are dogs, but kill an animals because they were "playing with it" is often more cat-like...and you know I love my cats, but I understand! (If you could get them to focus on the too-many rabbits that were also introduced!)
posted July 14th, 2018  
This is wonderful.
posted July 14th, 2018  
@Weezilou Definitely!!! Stupid Poms, they brought blackberries here too and they quickly became another major problem in our different climate.
posted July 15th, 2018  
What a handsome fellow!
posted July 15th, 2018  
This should be framed!
posted July 16th, 2018  
Adorable!
posted July 16th, 2018  
Oh wow, how beautiful!
posted July 17th, 2018  
Phenomenal! Oh he is so precious! Hope you frame this one. Huge Fav!
posted July 18th, 2018  
Congratulations Louise! This fabulous photo is on the TT this morning!
posted July 20th, 2018  
@louannwarren Thank you Lou Ann for letting me know! Such a beautiful array of photos this week!
posted July 20th, 2018  
Congratulations Louise! How fabulous we are both on the TT this week! I love your image!
posted July 20th, 2018  
@pamknowler Your beautiful zebra was high up the list! Congratulations to you as well!
posted July 20th, 2018  
Congratulations on this amazing photo making it to the Top Twenty! Very well deserving!
posted July 20th, 2018  
No. 7 on the PP! Whoo whoo!
posted July 21st, 2018  
@skipt07 Thank you Skip! I loved your pales leaves that were on the list as well! I thought it was a lovely group of photos and nice to be included in the lot!
posted July 21st, 2018  
@allie912 Thank you so much for all that enthusiasm! (We're looking forward to "all your friends from Virginia" to arrive in town next month!)
posted July 21st, 2018  
Congrats on the TT Page Louise! Well deserved!
posted July 22nd, 2018  
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