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Copyright: Karan Little (hester) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-02-23
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 40D, Canon 100 - 400 L IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Animals of the BWC [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-02-24 9:01
Viewed: 5013
Points: 58
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This was taken at the British Wildlife Centre in Surrey. This is a place where they do rehabilitation and conservation of british wildlife. They have breeding programs for some of the declining british species such as otters, red squirrels and water voles. They also have animals that can no longer live in the wild (usually because they were orphaned and hand reared by humans). The animals are in enclosures but these have underground burrows and plenty of trees and bushes. This means that the animals appear only when they want to - you can never tell what you will see.

Most people hadn't spotted this fox as he was curled up in a ball asleep. I waited patiently until he woke and looked up.

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hello Karan

very beautiful shot with a great eye contact of the fox with you,
excellent luminosity of the image, excellent sharpness & details

when you write in your notes :
« I waited patiently until he woke and looked up »

it is with photographing birds and wild animals
that i learned patience, taking your time and waiting
it payed yopu to get a wonderful image, TFS



Great image of the fox,
A fox is very mysterious looking to me,
But you have captured him well,


Hello Karan,
Delighted to see a beautiful posting from you this monday morning here in NZ!
Captured well with a expression from it's face!
very good sharpness, beautiful colouration and details to view also a good informative notes
many thanks

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-02-24 9:14]
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Hi Karen. Well worth the wait. This is a very good close up of the Fox. great detail and natural loooking colours. he has his eyes on you. well done TFs.

PS Is that a new 100 400 lens .

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  • Karin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 418 W: 5 N: 268] (2089)
  • [2008-02-24 9:19]

Hi Karan,
Beautiful red color and sharpness of the furr. Good composition. I wondered about the look in his eyes, but it must be this just awaken look, he s not there yet...

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-02-24 9:23]

Hi Karan,

What a beautiful Fox and what amazing eyes! I love the way he is still curled up from sleeping. Wonderful natural colors and marvelous details. The setting is perfect. I love the way he is looking at you.


They are beautiful animals! I like this intense eye contact and beautiful composition. What a beauty! Thanks,
PS I have noticed that you have the same equipment now :)

Hello Karan,

A wonderful and lovely capture of this fox with nice details, superb composition, framing. I liked its strong looking and eyes friend!
TFS and regards,


Bonjour Karan
Très belle prise, superbes couleurs, netteté, cadrage, belle attitude de ce très beau sujet. Bravo
Amicalement Robi

Hello Karan,
Special look...ow was asleep:-)
Beautiful animal you photographed here.

Hi Karan, fascinating fox in great pose with splendid details, superb colors and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hi Karan,

Beautiful shot with superb sharpness and fine details
lovely compo, colors and eyecontact

TFS Thijs

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  • kjpweb Gold Star Critiquer [C: 326 W: 86 N: 1084] (4788)
  • [2008-02-24 12:59]

Wonderful shot. Very rich color, great detail and a good expression. Very well done! Cheers, Klaus

very beautiful shot.great sharpness and detail.wonderful colors.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2008-02-24 13:53]

Hi Karan,
Quite collaborative fox that offered you a really good pose. Perfect, natural colours and an excellent composition.
TFS, José M.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-02-24 13:57]

Hola Karan,
gran pov y atenta mirada,
preciosos colores y nitidez...
bella escena.
saludos amiga

Excelente encuadre e iluminación. La mirada es realmente sorprendente.
Un abrazo y que tengas una buena semana Karan :

Josep Ignasi Tejedor

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-02-24 15:45]

Hi Karan

Lovely pose - looks like my dog when she has just woken up! Excellent detail and colour too.


Hi Karan,
What an impressive stare!
It's so good the pose and expression you managed to get here.
Found very appealing the contrast between the itense colour of its fur and the greens of the grasses behind.
Congratulations and thanks for share it.
My best regards,

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-02-24 23:23]

Hi Karan,
Wonderful shot of this Fox and a fabulous eye contact - your patience paid off certainly. The glare is so scary. Nice colours and details. Excellent POV and composition. Kudos.

Hello Karan,

Beautiful picture of this fox. Very good sharpness. Wonderful colours. Very expressive look.

Hi Karan,
gorgeous portrait of this Fox.
The colours are very nice.
Superb eye-contact and composition.
Great clarity.
I think it could be a bit sharper so I did a workshop... I hope you don't mind!


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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-02-25 9:11]

Hi Karan,
I liked the expression you have captured on his face. Very nice composition, colors and sharpness. TFS

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-02-25 9:39]

Hi Karan.
I love this charming fox, irresistible glance and love this skillfully taken image. Bravo. All is superb at this outstanding by subject and quality picture.

emotionally very appealing charming portrait - so well balanced in its composition that it is looking like a perfect sculpture. And at the same time so lively and intensely in contact with the viewer. A wonderful image, taken with care and great patience. Thank you!
My best regards,

Hello Karan

This picture really takes the high score in cutenes. Just take a look at those eyes and yoou want to give him a big hug. Wonderful details all over the fox. Nice and natural colours and perfect composition. If this is the standard of the 40D I will look forward to save enough money to get my hands on one of these. Great job you did here - even when it is in a wildlife centre:-0).


Hi Karan
Nice shot superb color

Hello Karan,
Foxy fellow!
Well... that's not funny but those intense eyes hypnotize me, hehehe...
Excellent details and he really knows how to pose to look his best!
Pablo -

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2008-02-28 16:12]

You're so good at photographing animals, you have the patience and the meticulosity. This is a beautiful picture, Karan, with much to tell and what a look this fox is giving you. We see all its animality and wildness, I love it. Perfect beautiful colours and lighting, thanks a lot,


Very nice congratulations

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