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Fox Cub

Fox Cub
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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: 2008-05-24
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 40D, Canon 100 - 400 L IS USM
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): BEST OF: Foxes, Maned wolves, & Jackals 1, CeltickRanger's favorite Fox photos, Alex99 favorite shots [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-05-25 8:39
Viewed: 5732
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 72
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is one of the new fox cubs at the British Wildlife Centre. The 11 year old vixen produced 3 cubs (which was suprising as everyone assumed that she was too old to produce cubs).

They are in a large den dug by the foxes and this has lots of ground and tree cover. The little cubs have jut ventured out of the den but they are being hidden in the greenery.

The lovely staff at the centre let a few photographers stay after closing time when they put food down on the ground for the adult foxes. They thought we might see the adult foxes taking food to the youngster - as you can see we got an even better view when one of the cubs ventured out into the open area. He was only out for a few minutes but I was delighted.

They hope to release the cubs into the wild when they are older.

I will post another view as a workshop

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Hi Karan
What a cute face my friend! Lovely... You captured this fox in an excellent way with superb clarity and wonderful DOF! TFS my friend.


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  • ilvao Silver Note Writer [C: 4 W: 0 N: 20] (98)
  • [2008-05-25 8:44]

Hi there Karan,

it's so sharp
very great quality and i like its deep glance focus on ???
all the best

Hello Karan,

A wonderful close-up of this cute fox cub. Excellent sharpness. The eye is so beautiful. Excellent light and colours.

Salut Karan

C'est un portrait parfait, qui respecte bien l'expression de ce renard. On ressent bien la lueur de du chasseur dans son regard, c'est adorable.
Merci pour cette si belle image ...JP

Hello Karan,
Excellent portrait. All parameters are okay.
Very good photography!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-05-25 9:50]

Hello Karan,
Superb concentration in the eyes and ears. You managed it very well. Sharpness, details and clear colours are excellent. Beautiful POV and DOF.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-05-25 9:51]

Hi Karan,

A wonderful portrait of this fox cub. I love that eye!!! Beautiful colors and sharp details showing off his face and features perfectly. The workshop shows us how small he is. A beautiful shot of a beautiful animal.


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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-05-25 9:51]

Hi Karan,
Very nice capture of this focs.Details are amazing.POV,sharpness,expression on face,BG and lighting are also perfect.
Thanks for posting.

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  • rdfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 372 W: 0 N: 719] (3295)
  • [2008-05-25 10:40]

Bonjour Karan
Excellent profil, netteté et couleurs, trčs beau sujet, amicalement Robi

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2008-05-25 11:18]

Hi Karan

Great close up shot of the cute Fox Cub.
I like your composition with the tight crop on the head, and its a superb pose, I love the concentration on the cubs face.
Excellent details and a good DOF, with lovely light and colours too.


A lovley portrait, Karan.You've captured very fine details here, the POV you've chosen being very effective.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-05-25 12:38]

Hi Karen. You were so lucky to stayed behind after closing time and to get this fine close up of the fox cub. You have captured amazing detail and colour. good use of the light in the eye. so very well done TFS.

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2008-05-25 12:54]

marvelous one Karan,
great heat, I know this is difficult an you di do a fantastic job here, fantastic details and good photojob, have a nice evening.
gr. jaap

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2008-05-25 13:34]

hi Karan,
superbe portrait, son oeil jaillit de l'image. Bon choix du cadrage serré, netteté impeccable.


Precioso y simpático retrato de gran realismo. Gran fidelidad en el color y acertada iluminación.
Que tengas una buena semana Karan: J. Ignasi

Hi Karan,
Just stopped by for a quick look, very glad I did :)
Excellent portrait, a great pleasure to view your work.
As always,

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  • darwin Gold Star Critiquer [C: 259 W: 0 N: 403] (1401)
  • [2008-05-25 18:04]

Hi Karan
Wonderful portrait with crystal clear detail
and nice DOF
Superb sharpness with lovely color and light
tfs jon

Hi Karan,
Beautiful portrait. Excellent lighting complimented by your composition and spot on focus. TFS, Regards

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-05-25 21:15]

Hello Karan

This is about as close to perfection as one can get.
Exceptional sharpness and focus.
The expression you have captured is wonderful.
Excellent handling of the light,the colour is natural and well saturated.
Masterfully done.


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-05-26 1:28]

hello Karan,
Very expressive shot of this fox cub. Excellentely photographed. Good idea to show just the head and this amzing glance..wonderful background too.
Thanks and best regards

Hi Karan, splendid porrait of lovely Fox with superb sharpness, perfect focus and great details, very well done, have a good week, ciao Silvio

Hello Karan,
Very good portrait of the fox cub!
good lighting with excellent sharpness, nice colour and details
many thanks for the sharing

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-05-26 13:43]
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A lovely intimate portrait of this cuuuute little Fox cub :-)
He looks very transfixed on what I'm guessing is some food.
Excellent sharpness and impeccable clarity.
Great composition and side-on POV.
The DOF is superb!

Very well done!


Hi Karan,

Very good picture of this cute Fox cub. Nice composition, good colours and sharp details.



hello Karn

WOW ! very beautiful portrait shot of this Fox cub, i love his head's pose
that is on hunting action (eye pointing on a prey), fine POV and DOF,
i love the vertical framing of the image, beautiful luminosity
of the image with great sharpness and details, TFS

smileys tomorrow

Hello Karan,
great close up, fantastic sharpness and depth of field, excellent clarity and wonderful details in the fur, beautiful colors and good light. well done.

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-05-27 5:24]

Hi Karan,
i saw two wild fox cubs playing in a field on Friday night, it was a first for me and amazing to watch them jumping around on each other!
You have created a beautiful portrait here though. Perfect DOF and details...and those eyes...wow!
very well done.

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  • clint Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 39 W: 0 N: 237] (1371)
  • [2008-05-27 15:21]

outstanding capture, im realy glad you got the shot.
it was great to meet you and maybe we,ll meet again next time im down there.
all the very best, clint

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-05-27 20:00]

Bravo, Karan.
Fantastic portrait of the best and charming fox. All is great. Particularly the combination of crisp sharp and superbly detailed image of the fox and amazing smooth nicely coloured BG. Cropping is hold and nice. Bravo once more.

how could I miss this great close up, TFS Ori

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2008-05-29 0:40]

Hi Karan,
This is magnificent, what a pretty PoV that you managed to get the cub's portrait. This was quite a lucky thing facilitated by the centre authorities.I thought as much that the scene had to be an evening composition and then the notes confirmed. I like this one especially since it is unusual to find a fox capture in natural environment with flash used.I love the way you got that outstretched head from the left right in the middle and that details of the eye.Simply marvellous....into my favourites

Very well done.

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2008-05-29 12:08]

What a marvellous portrait, Karen!! It's so amazing and beautiful! Perfect in all aspects. I love it!
Thank you very much for sharing.

P :)

Hi Karan,
What a very, very beautiful close up of the intens look of this fox. It looks as if it is about ready to jump in its prey. The details and DOF in this photo are amazing.

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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2008-06-22 23:14]

Hi Karan.

Wonderful close-up of fox cub, great point of view, composition, shapness and details.


Hello Karan! I see you have fantastic shots at your album! I could give points all day!
This is an amazing profil photo! Great sharpness and colours, very nice cropping and dof too.

Beautiful shot!
Well done!

Great shot! The way you have captured a closeup of the alert fox is very eye-catching. Thanks for sharing.

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