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Red Fox Series (twentieth)

Red Fox Series (twentieth)
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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: 2006-03-30
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon PowerShot S2 IS, Canon 12x zoom 36-432mm equivalent
Exposure: f/4, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-05-04 23:29
Viewed: 6113
Points: 32
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Red Fox Series (twentieth)

Red Foxes (Breast Feeding)
Vulpes vulpes

* Info on Red Fox *

Taken earlier this Spring.

My English is very bad. I have no words to describe it even in French. For the first time I will leave somebody like ManYee, Janice, Loot, or no matter who who wants to try himself to describe it. Good luck ;-)

Photo quotes:

As far as I am concerned, taking photographs is a means of understanding which cannot be separated from other means of visual expression. It is a way of shouting, of freeing oneself, not of proving or asserting one's own originality. It is a way of life. -Henri Cartier-Bresson

We often hear of “camera angles” (that is, those made by a guy who throws himself flat on his stomach to obtain a cetain effect or style), but the only legitimate angles that exist are those of the geometry of the composition. -Henri Cartier-Bresson, "American Photo", September/October 1997, page: 76

I hope that we don't ever see the day when ready-made photo system, which guarantees good photographic compostions in advance, go on the market. -Henri Cartier-Bresson, "American Photo", September/October 1997, page: 76

If the photographer succeeds in reflecting the exterior as well as interior world, his subject appear as “in real life.” In order to achieve this, the photographer must respect the mood, become integrated into the environment, avoid all the tricks that destroy human truth, and also make the subject of the photo forget the camera and the person using it. Complicated equipment and lights get in the way of naïve, unposed subjects. What is more fleeting than the expression on a face? -Henri Cartier-Bresson, on subject. "American Photo", September/October 1997, page: 76

Photography is nothing--it's life that interests me. -Henri Cartier-Bresson

There is no closed figure in nature. Every shape participates with another. No one thing is independent of another, and one thing rhymes with another, and light gives them shape. -Henri Cartier-Bresson

"They . . . asked me:
"'How do you make your pictures?' I was puzzled . . .
"I said, 'I don't know, it's not important.' -Henri Cartier-Bresson

Thank you for looking.

elefantino, manyee, microversed, Janice, wkshelton, scottevers7, wgreis, jeanpaul, Athila, coasties, aido, izler has marked this note useful
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To aido: I agree...Luc 1 05-15 00:01
To scottevers7: Blessed...Luc 2 05-06 18:02
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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2006-05-05 0:48]
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Hi Luc
How sad. The moment you suggested for some help I have to be the one to go and drop you. Within a couple of minutes I'll be leaving for Pretoria (±700 km trip) so, I do not have time to do a proper critique and there will be no TN activities this weekend.
However, I have to say, 'GREAT MOMENT'. I really would have loved to let my thoughts run on this one, but I will have to resist the temptation and leave it up to ManYee, Janice, Howard, and (as you said) who wants to try himself to describe it.
Very well done my friend and TFS.

Hi Luc, nice photo of your traditional model, this one with her yungs. Nice word about photography. I hope you rescued your disc.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-05-05 5:28]

Now, how many are feeding here Luc? Mama has her hands full, and the attention she gives to the outside world, but not you, while feeding her little ones is good. She knows you're here, and yet she was trusting you while she feeds them. It's makes me content to know that it's not you she's looking out for.
SUPERBE mon ami,
Kia ora

Quoting you quoting Henri Cartier-Bresson"
Photography is nothing--it's life that interests me!

Hi Luc, excellent work, Great POV, DOF, BG, colors, Sharpness, framing, just excllent, TFS Kyle

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  • Bac Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 93 W: 3 N: 33] (486)
  • [2006-05-05 15:23]

Good shot, i think it was not easy to take it. TFS.

Hi Luc,
A photogrph that shows the essence of what nature is all about. Your whole series on this mother and her babies has been amazing to say the least. You have been very blessed to watch this first hand. Thanks for the great photos, and sharing them with us.

Hi Luc,
you are an excelent photografer because captured wonderful and professional images with a prosumer camera. Begans with a S1 IS and now with a very good S2 IS. This is an example! Composition, brightness and contrast ok. Note very, very good too!

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-05-07 4:09]

Bonsoir, Luc.
To quote your quote of Henri Cartier-Bresson: "If the photographer succeeds in reflecting the exterior as well as interior world, his subject appear as “in real life.”
Once again, you have succeeded in your photograph in reflecting real life in all its intensity. We can see that the pups have their heads completely in their mother's bosom, to the point where they cannot see anything else around them. In our heart we know that they are sucking with everything they have got, oblivious to the world outside. They don't have to worry, because they have nourishment and security in the realm that their mother has created for them. Lucy, the quintessential mother, stands there, offering her body for her pups' sustenance and protection, again, her eyes trained to the horizon, forever vigilant. Transcending the supposedly wide gap of species between fox and human, I feel the bond of motherhood with Lucy. Thank you for this symbolic image of motherly love.

Bonjour Luc
Quelle belle image Luc de cette renarde avec son petit. Les couleurs sont naturels et les détails de toutes beautés
Félicitations encore une fois et merci....JP

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2006-05-10 20:37]

Excellente photo Luc, c'est une image intense qui parle d'elle même. Bravo et merci.


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  • Athila Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 239 N: 493] (1982)
  • [2006-05-10 21:05]

Una mass!

Mon espagnol fait pitié contrairement à ta photo. Tu sais que tu pourrais pratiquement faire un documentaire avec ta série. Comme d'habitude, la technique est sans reproche. Mais plus important encore, les moments saisis sont très descriptifs sur le début de leur petite vie.

Bravo belle présentation.


Hi Luc

Lovely moment you have captured here. Mum looks very alert searching for any trouble that may happen while her young one feeds. She is obvously a very protective and caring mother. Nice work. Thanks.

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  • zeca Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 373 W: 14 N: 539] (2887)
  • [2006-05-14 12:33]

Excelent capture, Luc! I´ve seen one of this when I was walking with my son in the Mount Royal Park last october and I was surprised to see it inside the city. I didn´t have the opportunity to shot it, so is very nice to see yours. Wonderful sharp details and colours! Well done, Luc!

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-05-14 16:31]
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Hi Luc,
I think this must be one of those experiences that stays with you for a lifetime. Another great shot here, a perfect moment in time recorded and kindly shared. Beautiful work, all of these shots.
Best regards,

One of my favourite animals and a great shot too. I like the details and the background looks nice. Very well done.

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2006-07-21 9:41]

hi luc
when i see your "Red Fox Series" i decide to capture fox photo again but i need better camera i know. colours, POV, DOF, BG, focus, sharpness and details are great
thanks for sharing

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