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Beautiful Fox

Beautiful Fox
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Copyright: The dude who loves frogs (AnimalExplorer) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1010 W: 6 N: 334] (1997)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D200, NIKKOR 200-400mm 1:4G AF-S VR
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Pentaxfriend's favorites 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-05-13 9:29
Viewed: 4209
Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Red Fox
Vulpes vulpes

Enjoying the early morning as I go out with my friend looking for foxes on the San juan islands, we were rewarded with the presence of kit foxes shortly after we embarked on our quest. It was a very memmorable two days exploring. Watching them in the wild is quite the experience as one observes the daily life lessons they endure from pouncing on imagined food, wrestling with their sibblings and waiting for mom to bring home the catch of the day. In this momment that I captured the kit is at a peaceful curious state as he watches the strange looking animal that is staring back at him through a gigantic glass eye. this was for me the ideal momment to capture as I feel it is a personal connection between both animal and photographer.

nglen, cirano, PaulH, siggi, oldferret, tuslaw, Art_R, Pentaxfriend, Luis52, Adanac, bartove has marked this note useful
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  • Arjun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
  • [2010-05-13 10:02]

truly an outstanding picture. the eye contact and the other details are incredible

Lucky you again, Pau! Very, simple charming and lovely capture. Great dept of field, colors and moderate sharpness! Fantastic job again!
George Veltchev

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-05-13 10:17]

Hello Paul
Wonderful portrait! Excellent work!
Thanks for sharing

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2010-05-13 11:21]

Hi Paul. The name you have given to this picture sums it up. Not only is this a first class picture in all way its such a beautiful animal. Good use of the light which has given such warm colours. It stands out from its BG so well TFS .

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2010-05-13 11:56]

This is excellent photo with wonderful focusing and great sharp details.Very nice colors and perfect composition.TFS.

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2010-05-13 12:31]

Hi Paul,
well it seems your planning really paid off here mate. Right place at the right time, and not by accident. The Dof here is just spot on, perfectly isolating the little cub from it's surroundings and yet keeping him almost entirely in focus. The intense eye contact is mesmerising, a wonderful image i could look at for ages.

Great portrait of this fox.Good colors and good clarity.

Hello Paul,
Wonderful capture with great eye contact, excellent details and good sharpness. Well done!

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-05-13 13:36]

Hello Paul.
This really is a lovely animal and you have captured all the tonal details of his coat, as well as the details of his features very well.
Best regards Siggi

Hi Paul,

A stunning shot of a fox cub, everything is spot on, focus, colours, pose, POV and eye contact. Thanks for such a beautiful shot and you patience in getting it.
One to add to my favorites

Regards Bill

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2010-05-13 19:59]

A super shot Paul,
I love to see quality photos of foxes since they are so beautiful yet extremely elusive in my area of Ohio. A perfectly composed image filled with fine detail and gorgeous natural colors. I really like the way he is surrounded by OOF foreground and BG as well. He stands out nicely and is such a cute little pup at that. Well done!!

Hi Paul! Outstanding photo! Excelent low POV, fantastic eye-contact, very good focus!!! Beautifull, natural colours and excellent sharpness!!!
Thanks for sharing!

Hello Friend,

I just can say it loud "WOW", awesome picture, or is it a painting, classic image, hats off to you, the fox is directly talking to you, lovely one can never better this image. Perfect!!


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  • briGG Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 195 W: 2 N: 344] (1823)
  • [2010-05-13 23:53]

Hello Paul,

Bravo, all in the eye! Excellent portrait!



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  • Art_R Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 20 N: 839] (3892)
  • [2010-05-14 5:31]

HI Paul , great shot of this beautiful animal , I agree with your note , this direct eye contact makes a connection with the image , I believe looking at this image , into these eyes , that the word 'Captivating' is appropriate , they grab attention and hold it , the image also has great details , and natural color , as well as a perfect depth of field. certainly one to be proud of here...

Hi Paul,

Excellent shot
Perfect eye contact
Colors, DOF, sharpnes, details, pose and BG are Superb

TFS Thijs

I love the DOF and the way it gives the flowers a glowing look to the image. The fox looks like he's basking in the sun. Very nice look. TFS Trevor

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2010-05-16 9:43]

I love, I love, I love this shot, Paul.
I don't know how you get the animals to pose in such close and intimate... poses.
You ARE an animal whisperer. : )
And an AMAZING photographer/artist.
TFS this absolutely beautiful vision.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2010-05-19 7:54]

Hola Paul.
An artist behind the camera. The photo equipment counts, but the photographer's talent means everything.
Beautiful Paul

Saludos a la familia.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2010-05-21 17:48]

Hi Paul,
Extremely outstanding image here, beautiful subject and superb camera skills , what else can we ask for Paul.
Great work.

An excellent capture of this real, cute beauty while looking at your lens with curious glance:).
Wonderful and effective low POV with impressive details.

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