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Artic Fox: a cute animal III

Artic Fox: a cute animal III
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Copyright: Luc Durocher (Luc) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-01-04
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon PowerShot S1 IS, canon tc-dc52b 1.6x
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Ecomuseum [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-06-01 0:16
Viewed: 5319
Points: 38
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Artic Fox: a cute animal III
(Alopex lagopus)

His name is Tipper.
I photographed him at Ecomuseum in the West of the Island of Montreal last winter.
He is an adorable animal.

Length: Up to 3 ft.
Height: Up to 12 in.
Weight: 5-11 lb.
Gestation: 50-63 days

Physical Characteristics: The arctic fox goes through two color phases: white and blue. During the winter the arctic fox is white with black at the tip of its tail; it's a grayish brown in the summer. The blue Arctic fox is a dark blue during the winter; in the summer it is brown. The fox has short ears and long fur, which helps preserve body heat. Although they have small ears they have excellent hearing. Their feet are big and hairy (which helps them to move quickly across the snow). These small creatures can jump 2 ft!
Habitat / Daily life / Hunting and Feeding: The arctic fox lives in polar regions. They live in small groups made up of one adult male and the rest females and young. The fox is territorial and its territories are usually 2100-18000 acres long. Territories are established by the amount of food available. Arctic foxes are carnivores and eat marine animals, lemmings, rodents, birds and carrion. Sometimes the Arctic fox will follow polar bears and feed on the leftovers.
Reproduction and Young: After a period of 50-63 days up to 25 pups are born. Only about half generally survive. Breeding is once a year in late winter. The father of the family stays and guards the den or he goes out hunting to bring back food to the young.
Status: The arctic fox is suffering from rabies as well as other fox species. Hunters trap arctic foxes, but the arctic fox is still hanging in there.

Thank you for looking.
I hope you like Tipper as much as me.

coasties, Janice, Paulosousa, marhowie, red45, DebiBier, Violetteddy, ellis49, dew77, liquidsunshine, PDP, naki, deud, christophe has marked this note useful
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Great portrait Luc, very nice details and good exposure.
Well done.

Joli portrait de ce renard blanc.
Bravo ! j'aime beaucoup.

Luc, he is a beautiful fox. I like the POV. How did you manage to get so close to him. Very good details. Awesome work. Thanks

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-06-01 5:45]

As soon as I saw this fox, I knew it must be yours Luc. Beautiful Tupper. So soft and white with stunning black eyes and nose, Well shown Luc, I do like him.

Excellent profile portrait my friend! Perfect exposure with a great POV...Very well done!!

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-06-01 7:57]

Luc, too sweet :-) You are master of cute, furry animals' portraits. Clear and white, with excellent face, this is another great photo from this serie.

Perfeita foto!
lindos detalhes.

Lovely portrait. Details and exposure are excellent. It's so beautiful. I love it a lot.

Great picture, Luc.
It's nice to have a good archives, dig more my friend.
Well composed, good exposure, nice colours and good details.
Very well done.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-06-01 10:27]

Hello Luc!
Wonderful artistic portrait.Raming and composition are perfect.TFS...:-)

Lovely shot Luc!
Superb POV and composition - a bit unusuall but works really well.
Perfect exposure and details.
I like it very much.
Well done!

Great portrait Luc,
You've got the exposure spot on. The details are superb and nice and sharp.
Very cute capture, Thanks for posting

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-06-01 15:12]

Yep, he's certainly very cute. Very nice close up Luc. Very good composition, BG and exposure, well done.

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  • naki Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 382 W: 27 N: 5] (40)
  • [2005-06-01 15:58]

He's really cute Luc. I wish to see the blue phase. Very good shot with good composition and details.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-06-02 18:36]

Hello Luc,

This is supercute! The details are perfect and you exposed this white animal really well. Its a great portrait! Well done and TFS!


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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2005-06-03 6:14]

unbelivable cuteness! like a toy! super close-up shot, evidenciating his lovely face. bravo

Composition: 5/5
Sharpness: 5/5
Color: 5/5
DOF: 5/5
POV: 5/5
In a friendly way Christophe

Trs jolie prise de vue de ce beau renard blanc, Luc. Je trouve que son regard et sa posture lui donne un air de tristesse.
Bien vu

Tres beau renard! Son pelage d'un blan si pure a lair si doux. Et que dire de son expression! Excellente photo.

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