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Artic Fox: A Cute Animal V

Artic Fox: A Cute Animal V
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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: 2005-10-28
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon PowerShot S2 IS
Exposure: f/4, 1/60 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): BEST OF: Foxes, Maned wolves, & Jackals 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-12-09 3:20
Viewed: 7149
Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Artic Fox: a cute animal V

Artic Fox (male: autumn color phase)
Alopex lagopus

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As you can notice it, it is the fifth time that I post a picture of this charming animal. Probably not the last time. This photo, which dates of last October, was taken at Ecomuseum through the wire netting of his enclosure.
Every time, it is the same scenario:
At first he walks up and down, then he becomes used bit by bit to my presence. It is practically impossible to photograph him while he is in movement because of the metal grating. I thus have to wait that Sir lay down as on the photo. If I do not make abrupt movements he can stay so for a long time, the time of some pictures. This time, I was rather fortunate, there was nobody with us (the fox and I). I was able to try various settings.
I like this charming animal.
Did not say to him this, he does not smell good, my human being's nose is not used to its smell. The red fox has a similar smell too.

Thanks for looking. A large mercy also to all those who help me to improve my work, most of the time without suspecting it. We progress because of the generosity of the active an even inactive members of TN and by our thirst for perfection.
Good weekend!

dew77, Janice, wallhalla15, red45, taba, scottevers7, gerhardt, fiyo, Dave, ellis49, Mousehill, reina, extramundi, coasties, moemf, chocolate29 has marked this note useful
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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To CGagnier: lésiner sur la profondeur...Luc 1 12-14 22:02
To gerhardt: request...Luc 2 12-10 02:17
To marjan: by courtesy...Luc 1 12-09 03:42
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Luc, this photo is terific. All your fox photos are good and extreemly quality, but I like thisone becouse in her eye I see you .

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-12-09 3:32]

He is beautiful, Luc. : )
And your thirst for perfection, aided by your patience, brings us closer and closer to this magnificent animal of the Arctic. Thank you for sharing this treasure with us. : )

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-12-09 3:34]

Hello Luc!
Magnificent,artistic capture.POV,details,framing,eye contact,lighting and composition are excellent.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-12-09 4:35]

A VERY cute animal Luc! I love this fellow and I remember him from way back. I can see you waiting ever so patiently for him to settle down. He is still a bit wary of you but he began to trust you, and you have this superb photo to prove it. Very well shown my friend...
Have a good weekend...

Good morning my friend. What a beautiful fox. Another excellent fox portrait! I like it very much too! Excellent sharpness, details and POV. Bravo! Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend, Luc.

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  • taba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 466 W: 124 N: 312] (1847)
  • [2005-12-09 6:58]

Hi Luc
Fantastic photo!.
Everithing here is very good specially the POV you got with this composition.
Great work.

Hi Luc,
A beautiful high key composition. Great color and detail. I like the way you have filled the entire frame with this portrait. Fine art in IMO....

This is a MASTERPIECE! Love this Luc. It has something special. The crop and the pose is fantastic. Would you mind if I download it to put on my mobile phone? Please... :)

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2005-12-09 8:28]

Hello Luc,
This is a beautiful shot and lovely composition.Sharpness, colors, light, composition, everything is excellent.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-12-09 8:39]

Luc, amazing POV! Something like macro shot of this beautifull animal. Your white and red foxes are superb. Lovely eyes - only one nit - bars of cage reflected in its eyes. But this is not your fault but world's. Great picture!

BTW - Excellent new photo in your intro :-)

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  • Dave Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
  • [2005-12-09 9:28]

Great job Luc!
How wonderful when our patience pays off with a remarkable shot. The eyes show it all here. It looks like he made a decision, "There is something special about this photographer, so I'll give him something very special..." And, what a wonderful pose you got for all of us to enjoy!
Thank you Luc!
Best Regards,

Hi Luc,
wonderful, hairs hairs hairs and wonderful impressing eyes. Excellent shot, I like it so much, bye
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hi Luc,
this is a very beautiful picture with great POV.
The exposure are spot on. Well composed and nice colours.
It's stunning ,maybe your best.
Excellent work, my young Brother and Friend.

Great image Luc! I like how the frame is filled with his fur and the eyes are placed inside the frame; great composition. The exposure is spot on despite the difficult white fur. Great quality image!

Hi Luc,
Friday Night Party night.
Only time to see this post deserves a big smiley.
TFS. Have a great weekend.

Très belle composition et bonne mesure de la lumière compte tenu de la couleur de sujet. As-tu fait une correction d'exposition de la lecture de ton posemètre?
Ce que j'aime surtout,c'est la disposition en diagonale de la tête et le cadrage serré autour de quelqques éléments seulement. Très beau! Merci!

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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2005-12-09 17:01]

Hi Luc,
Very cute face!
Perfect exposure, good details,
nice frame.
Well done and thank you!

Beautiful fox art Luc, I like everything about this image. Well done. :)

Beautiful shot, excellent crop.
Again, a wondeful image, incredible but cute factor increases.
TFS, have a nice week end.

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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2005-12-09 23:02]

Hi Luc.
Excellent photo, very nice composition.

Snow white, and just in time for Christmas!
Very dramatic and very well exposed.
Very well done, Thank You my friend.

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  • klemmg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 302 W: 40 N: 484] (1719)
  • [2005-12-10 18:15]

EXCELLENT capture, what a pose and composition, this has heaps of visual impact !!! Exposure was not easy to get right and it is perfect. Straight to my favourites!

Hi Luc

Just back from an extended weekend. Have lots of unpacking to do. Sneaking this in inbetween. Nice work. Love the composition. Great POV. TFS.

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2005-12-12 5:01]

wow! what a beauty! brilliant eyes! great focus. congratulations. and thanks for sharing it.

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  • moemf Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 105 W: 0 N: 160] (703)
  • [2005-12-13 9:13]

Hi Luc.

Great moment. he looks so snug in his white coat. Well captured. Great POV!!

Thanks for sharing your work with us.


This is a beautifull one. The quality and details is extremely good. Very well done.

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