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Winter Fur

Winter Fur
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Copyright: Rick Price (Adanac) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-01-23
Camera: Canon 5d Mark II, Canon EF 600mm f4.0L IS USM
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/1600 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite Fox photos, Pretty - Perfect - Picture [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-02-22 7:27
Viewed: 3638
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

Red fox captured in the Lamar Valley of Yellowstone National Park wearing his winter coat of thick fur.

Red foxes live around the world in many diverse habitats including forests, grasslands, mountains, and deserts. They also adapt well to human environments such as farms, suburban areas, and even large communities. The red fox's resourcefulness has earned it a legendary reputation for intelligence and cunning.

Red foxes are solitary hunters who feed on rodents, rabbits, birds, and other small game—but their diet can be as flexible as their home habitat. Foxes will eat fruit and vegetables, fish, frogs, and even worms. If living among humans, foxes will opportunistically dine on garbage and pet food.

Like a cat's, the fox's thick tail aids its balance, but it has other uses as well. A fox uses its tail (or "brush") as a warm cover in cold weather and as a signal flag to communicate with other foxes.

Foxes also signal each other by making scent posts—urinating on trees or rocks to announce their presence.

In winter, foxes meet to mate. The vixen (female) typically gives birth to a litter of 2 to 12 pups. At birth, red foxes are actually brown or gray. A new red coat usually grows in by the end of the first month, but some red foxes are golden, reddish-brown, silver, or even black. Both parents care for their young through the summer before they are able to strike out on their own in the fall.
from NationalGeographic

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  • Great 
  • chudy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 130 W: 0 N: 176] (899)
  • [2011-02-22 7:39]

Hi Rick !
Beautiful photo of the fox in the winter robe, great colours, the sharpness and the composition.
I am greeting

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2011-02-22 7:47]

Hello Rick,
What a great capture of this beautiful Fox with a lovely bushy tail!
I like its pose and details are very sharp. Lovely natural colours too!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

hello Rick
this is a very good sharpness pose of this BEAUTY fox
great details and beautiful colours
greeting lou

Hello my dear friend Rick !
Nice to hear from you again !!!
As always your pic here is so beautiful and so perfect!This charming red fox is absolutely lovely.
Thank for sharing Rick, and also thanks for the interesting note.
Take care !
Warms regards from your friend,

  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2011-02-22 8:55]

Hi Rick, this is lovely my friend, a real beautiful moment you caught, a brief moment of contact captured forever. The harsh shooting conditions seem quite challenging but you did well anyway, with great details and DOF, exposing perfectly too. The little patch of grass helps add some context to the scene too-well done. No points as requested...

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2011-02-22 9:20]

Hi Rick.
You managed to picture a sweet fox. Eye-contact is really stunning as well as wonderful details of the fox image and colours despite the poor light conditions. Best regards and TFS.

  • matatur Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1054 W: 245 N: 1626] (5312)
  • [2011-02-22 9:32]

A beautiful and timely capture which conveys the mood of winter rather good Rick, perfect focus and good colour reproduction. THat all encompassing winter whiteness nicely isolates the fox and focuses all attention on it. A wonderful job indeed! (Okay, no points, but the scene deserves at least two!)

Bonjour Rick,
Très belle et émouvante publication valorisant le sujet dans une très belle attitude.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hallo Rick,
what a fantastic capture of the Red Fox taken from an excellent POV with an intense eye contact, very good sharpness and splendid natural colours, very nice composition with a marvellous winter atmosphere
Best regards

Hello Rick,
Beautiful winter shot of this fox captured from perfect POV with great sharp details. Natural colours, composition and eye contact make from this image a special one. Well done!

  • Great 
  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2011-02-22 11:04]

Hi Rick,
Perfect photo of beautiful Fox,very good moment captured and excellent the eye's contact.
Regards Jiri.

Hallo Rick
I love foxes and this one is amazing. You captured its beauty and fine features so beautifully. I just love the direct eye contact, the thickness of the fur and the lovely bushy tail. This is a definite PPP in my personal opinion. - Pretty, perfect, picture. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-02-22 13:07]

Hello Rick.
Very nice exposure of this cute fox, the details stands out in this excellent capture.DOF and clarity are outstanding. Very well done.Best regards Siggi

Hi Rick,
I'm not sure why no points, but I will honor your request.

This is really a beautiful capture with spot on exposure and superb details. I am glad to see that you kept the white balance real and didn't adjust it to daytime. Morning light has this wonderful blue tone and too many people don't know this and will make each photo into a daylight exposure.


  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6475 W: 89 N: 15609] (65297)
  • [2011-02-22 13:33]

Hi Rick,no points beacause isn't possible to give you 10 .This pic is fantastic,a very professional work and a very beautiful red fox,you were lucky to meet this beauty and a great photographer to take it at the best.Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano

Adorabally BEAUTIFUL...
You carry a great lense... Canon EF 600mm f4.0L IS USM...
I suppose you could reach Mercury with it.
Regards from the reservation,

  • Great 
  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2011-02-22 14:23]

Hello Rick,
What a beautiful photo of the fox in the snows,great sharpness,colors and wonderful composition with contact eyes.TFS.

Hi Rick,

Lovely pov and eye contact
Amazong sharp details
Superb colors and composition

TFS Thijs

hello Rick

Sunday night at French CBC (Radio-Canada) a
documentary it was on Yellowstone National Park
with the animals living their, and you came in
my mind, a beautiful close-up photo of the Red fox,
fine POV and framing with leaving a good free space,
excellent focus sharpness and details,
beautiful glance of the fox, TFS


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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2752 W: 280 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2011-02-22 19:00]

Hello Rick,
This is one of my favorite animals, although it is very elusive in my area and seldom seen out in the open.
An awesome shot of this beautifully furred Red Fox. We don't see many with big white tips like this one has. It seems to have posed perfectly for you, allowing us to get a great view of it's gorgeous coat. Excellent detail and just the right exposure. Well done!!

wonderful scene and photo Rick!
TFS Nasos

Hi Rick - a splendid pic of the fox. Sharpness is great and so is the composition. TFS

I like your composition and expression you have captrued here.

I did a WS to bring out the fox colors a bit more.




Hello Rick,
It is a beautiful fox.
Good timming.
Very good picture.

Hello Rick,
What an beautiful animal surrounded by the soft winter snow and that makes it stand out. Really beautiful and thanks for sharing.

You are going to miss this one this spring rick. I am so sorry for your troubles...but your talents are rich and robust and can withstand just about anything comes your way.

A wonderful and classic picture showing not only the environment but the inner nature of the beast. Very nice sir..and a blessed Easter to you and dear Lucy!

  • Art_R Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 20 N: 839] (3892)
  • [2011-04-23 20:58]

Hi RIck , lovely image of this red fox , the eye contact is great , I think the snowy background simplifies this image perfectly , nice work. TFS & regards

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