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eye to eye
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Copyright: Carole Francois (grimmel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 71 W: 0 N: 91] (415)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-31
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-08-08 8:01
Viewed: 7129
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
an around 4-5 month old male red fox growing up in our wildlife care center.took this shot on a late sunny afternoon.

The Red Fox is most commonly a rusty red, with white underbelly, black ear tips and legs, and a bushy tail with a distinctive white tip. The "red" tone can vary from crimson to golden, and in fact can be brindled or agouti, with bands of red, brown, black and white on each individual hair when seen close up.

The fox's eyes are gold to yellow and have distinctive vertically slit pupils, similar to those of a feline. Their eyesight is also as sharp as that of a feline, and combined with their extreme agility for a canid, the Red Fox has been referred to as "the cat-like canid". Its long bushy tail with distinctive white tip provides balance for large jumps and complex movement. Its strong legs allow it to reach speeds of 45 miles per hour, a great benefit to catching prey or avoiding predators.


vanderschelden, kjpweb, Alex99, hansh, pirate, ramthakur, haraprasan, rousettus, smitha, SelenE, NellyD, SchwebagMike, marhowie, wingle has marked this note useful
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Hello Carole,
Impressive image. Excellent POV...and DOF; the latter displaying the beautiful eyes very well.
Very good sharpness and details.
Only nit is the ear...
Nevertheless an outstanding image...

Hello Carole,

He/she stands strike in a pose this way and you to bite. Well action shot, good BG and POV. Naturel colours and just what Annick said:the left ear. Regards and TFS Bob

Very nice capture - great detail. Agree with Annick on the ear.
Cheers, Klaus

joli joli
superbe portrait il a des yeux magnifiques

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  • hansh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 1 N: 741] (2762)
  • [2007-08-08 11:07]

Very nice and impressive picture, it looks to me almost as a live event to experience this and be able to make such a picture.
Very well done and TFS.
Gr. Hans

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  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2007-08-08 13:03]

Hi great eye contact, perfect sharpness spot on and great light
I did not know you cut away the tips of the ear in your wildcare center ;-)

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-08-09 0:27]

Hi Carole.
Superb portrait of this amazing fellow. You are right. Eye-contact impresses. I like perfect sharpness and details of the image and nice colour reproduction. Only, I think, cropping at the top is strong a bit. However, very expressive portrait work. My best wishes and TFS.

Thanks for looking at my lizard picture and writing your critique on it, Carole.

This is a fantastic close-up capture of the Red Fox. Amazing focus on the eyes with a terrific expression in them.
Thanks for sharing the image and best regards.


nice sharpness,nice light.
don't like the compo specially.
but nice eye to eye.

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  • jojo Gold Star Critiquer [C: 168 W: 0 N: 8] (176)
  • [2007-08-09 12:25]

Bonsoir Carole
Il est splendide , il a des yeux magnifiques
beaux détails et excellent netteté
PS Merci pour ta gentille visite


Hi Carole)
Impressive shot.
Eye-contact is excellent
wonderful colours and sharpness

Hi Carole,
Great portre with excellent details, eyes contact, DOF. also BG colors very nice. good notes. thanks. best wishes

Hi Carole,
A beautiful capture of this red bad fox. Very nice details with Excellent DOF and POV. And the focus on eyes looks great. Only problem is the ear of the fox is a bit cut. Always try to keep the whole subject in frame. Excellent capture. Very well done. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hello Carole,
Very arresting look. Beautiful capture and you have used a good POV. Good lighting and great sharpness. I wish the ear was not cropped. But still it's a beauty.:)

Bonjour Carole,
C'est un portrait magnifique d'un animal que j'adore. J'aime beaucoup le jeu de l'ombre et de la lumière, les superbes détails et cette proximité. Mes félicitations!

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-08-13 0:44]

Hi Carole,
Lovely capture of this sweet little fox. Light, focus, colors, pose and eye contact are very good. Well done and TFS
Best wishes,

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-08-15 12:21]

Hi Carole

Great eye contact and lovely details in that red fur. Lovely POV



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  • NellyD Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 237 W: 0 N: 445] (1783)
  • [2007-08-15 14:43]

Hi Carole,

That's a very impressive portrait, I like the eye contact very much. Excellent colours, light, sharpness and details.
Thanks for sharing!

Greetings, Nel

Ciao Carole,
Des Vue ass een jo eischter vun engem Hond gewinnt, natiirlech net an freier Weldbahn geschoss ;-)
Eng flott Foto, perfekt fokusseiert an schein Faarwen ... just vlaicht uewen zevill ofgeschnidden an riets zevill Schied (well wann am Geheg, kann ech jo kriddeleg sin).
Bescht Greiss, Mike

Hi Carole,
Obviously very good, and I don't need to state the obvious ;)
F/5.6 works very well here, to isolate just the face in your frame.
Very sharp & detailed, excellent color & exposure..Very nice closeup eye contact too :)
Great post!

Hi Carole,
Gorgeous capture! sharp focus with excellent details, exposure well managed, good POV and composition. Love them eyes!

Nice shot! The eye contact looks great.

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