A Family Adventure


Tyson, Emilie & Isaac

5AM visitor

May 16, 2011
Emilie Phillips

Saturday morning, Tyson got up at 5AM to go to a rock climbing class. My plan had been to roll over and go back to sleep, but Tyson said “Come look, quick!” pointing out the window. I missed it there, but at one of the corner windows we spotted the gray fox again. Since it did not immediately run off, I snuck downstairs to grab my camera. The camera had the telephoto zoom lens on it which aught to have taken a nice zoomed in shot, except that lens does not go to a very wide aperature. The camera could not auto focus. I tried manual focus, but I could not make anything of the dark lumps in the view either. The fox started walking off, but I made a quick run for my other lens that does go to a lower f-stop. Unfortunately, by the time I finished the lens swap, the fox had wandered off behind the trees in the yard. Gumbling I headed back to bed. I had not quite made it back to bed when Tyson spotted the fox coming back towards the house. It apparently was going after some of the moldy bread I had thrown out the night before. This time I had my camera ready. This is what I got. For predawn twilight, I would say my camera did a great job. I doubt any of our point and shoots would have gotten a picture.