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Tips and tricks

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... In May 2011 when I was sitting in front of a foxhole, I had an idea that how nice it could be to get the cubs into the habit of visiting the nearby glassed bird hide and photograph them there.The cubs rarely draw back to the burrow because it was full of fleas, so they rather sheltered under the nearby bushes. ...
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Photo: © Tamás Imre

Canon EO S-1D X, EF400mm f/2.8L IS USM 1/800 sec f/3.5 ISO 1600
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... Then the meat disappeared by every morning! I thought that wild boars had ate it up as I often saw their traces in front of the hide or perhaps stray dogs found the free food.I was pondering what to do, whether I should finish the action and give it up, but I’m not a man of this stamp. ...
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... I kept placing out the meat regularly but I always ensured to put only a little, so their natural hunting instinct could remain the same.The butchers blamed me jokingly saying that I took away the fine bites from the pensioners as I often bought up the giblets of chicken in smaller or larger portions every week.. ...
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... Towards the end of the second month the ice had broken and the fruit of my hard work had ripened.One of my photographer friend who was sitting in the hide rang me up and said that the foxes appeared late in the afternoon and comfortably ate the lure meat up! Four of them at the same time! From that time on I sat in the hide almost every day and wait for them. ...
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Photo: © János Szekeres

NIKO N D3, 300.0 mm f/2.8 1/80 sec f/7.1 ISO 2500
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... They listened with interest and familiarized themselves with my voice.I decided at the beginning that I would not want them to tame and feed from my hands. ...
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... I wanted to take pictures in the morning light as well, so I put out the meat a bit earlier every day and I achieved that they came out in the morning too.This action required a lot of time and regularity from me. ...
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... Text and pictures: János Szekeres . ...
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