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Red Fox Series (nineteenth)


Red Fox Series (nineteenth)
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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: 2006-04-05
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon PowerShot S2 IS, Canon 12x zoom 36-432mm equivalent
Exposure: f/4, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-05-02 20:27
Viewed: 5810
Points: 46
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Red Fox Series (nineteenth)

Red Foxes (Lucy with a Kid: Protection and Security)
Vulpes vulpes

* Info on Red Fox *

Taken earlier this Spring.

Here are some quotes from Henri Cartier Bresson (HCB) which I emailed to Loot:

Above all, I craved to seize the whole essence, in the confines of one single photograph, of some situation that was in the process of unrolling itself before my eyes.

Actually, I'm not all that interested in the subject of photography. Once the picture is in the box, I'm not all that interested in what happens next. Hunters, after all, aren't cooks.

During the work, you have to be sure that you haven't left any holes, that you've captured everything, because afterwards it will be too late.

He made me suddenly realize that photographs could reach eternity through the moment.

In photography, the smallest thing can be a great subject. The little, human detail can become a Leitmotiv.

Memory is very important, the memory of each photo taken, flowing at the same speed as the event. During the work, you have to be sure that you haven't left any holes, that you've captured everything, because afterwards it will be too late.

Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again.

The creative act lasts but a brief moment, a lightning instant of give-and-take, just long enough for you to level the camera and to trap the fleeting prey in your little box.

The most difficult thing for me is a portrait. You have to try and put your camera between the skin of a person and his shirt.

The photograph itself doesn't interest me. I want only to capture a minute part of reality.

Think about the photo before and after, never during. The secret is to take your time. You mustn't go too fast. The subject must forget about you. Then, however, you must be very quick.

To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event. To photograph is to hold one's breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It's at that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy.

To take photographs means to recognize - simultaneously and within a fraction of a second - both the fact itself and the rigorous organization of visually perceived forms that give it meaning. It is putting one's head, one's eye and one's heart on the same axis.

We photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing, and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth can make them come back again. We cannot develop and print a memory.


Thank you for looking.

Athila, marhowie, Janice, Deon01, manyee, christophe, Violetteddy, wkshelton, wallhalla15, loot, dew77, cecilia, jeanpaul, coasties, martou, gerhardt has marked this note useful
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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To gerhardt: Red FoxesLuc 2 06-13 07:23
To loot: usefull critiques...Luc 4 05-14 14:25
To manyee: God is a female... I think...Luc 1 05-03 05:53
To christophe: Loups! Oups!...Luc 1 05-03 05:45
To marhowie: For the Joy...Luc 1 05-03 05:40
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  • gjoess Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 151 W: 0 N: 62] (738)
  • [2006-05-02 20:35]
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Excellent fox shot... POV and DOF perfect as usual.. You bring my foxes to shame

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  • Athila Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 239 N: 493] (1982)
  • [2006-05-02 20:49]

Salut Luc!

Coudon leur as-tu loué une partie de ton terrain pour les avoir ainsi disponible en tout temps ??? ;o)

En tout cas, tu as une très belle collection.
Bien exposée, sharp focus, et l'ambiance familiale est toujours un gage de succès.

Bravo, belle réussite.

Hello Luc.
Thank you for letting us enjoy your shots and especially your series of red foxes pictures.
This one still have the same flavor that the previous ones have had.
Great composition with superb colors and details.
TFS!!!!
Regards
JC

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  • Scott Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 225 W: 0 N: 356] (1752)
  • [2006-05-02 22:12]

Well captured, and thank you for the Quote ... so true ......

A wonder seires of photos of this

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  • Deon01 Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 18 W: 1 N: 27] (159)
  • [2006-05-03 0:48]
  • [2]

Bonjour Luc,
Quelle superbe photo très touchante ; wowwwwww, tout simplement MA-GNI-FIQUE !
Composition, détails, couleurs et lumière sont au rendez-vous et parfaitement gérés. It's perfect !
Congratulations et Merci du partage !
Fred.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-05-03 0:49]

The Lady is Red is looking prettier each day, especially as she shows her love and concern for her little ones.
"I've never seen you looking so lovely as you did tonight, I've never seen you shine so bright..."
Merci, MF,
Janice

Bonsoir Luc.
Another touching photo.
The little one, looking for security, comes to rub against mom, seeking physical contact and protection and warmth.
Lucy, the quintessential mother, offers to shield her young, but her eyes are trained to the horizon, looking out for danger.
Very well done, Luc, and I like your quote very much.
Well said. TFS. : )

Salut Luc

Sympa ta serie de cliché sur les loups, sur ta photo rien à redire, j'aime bien le coté protecteur de la mere, un grand moment d'emotion que tu as capturé

Amicalment Christophe

Hi Luc - Thanx for the reading material :)

I like this passage..

To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event. To photograph is to hold one's breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It's at that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy.

PS - Well done at capturing that fleeting reality..

So beautiful! Light, colors and these 2 foxes created the warmth and gentleness of this image really well. Love it so much.

Hi Luc, Excellent work, Great details, POV, Bg and colors, Great work, TFS Kyle

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  • liziafa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 399 W: 0 N: 346] (1231)
  • [2006-05-03 10:01]
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Hi Luc,
Very nice photo. Excellent colours BG, POV, DOF. Just perfrct :)
TFS Malgosia

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2006-05-03 15:56]
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Hi Luc
When reading through the critiques and responses from fellow members I once more became aware how truly honoured and privileged I am to be part of this company of esteemed people at TN and the companionship inculcated by this site.
Your abstruse observations and communiqués, revealing the depth of your spirit through interalia this series of Lucy & the kids. The warmth as projected by Janice, the insightfulness of ManYee, the helpfulness and greatness of Howard, the notable attributes of Alain & Jorge, etc. and so the list goes on. I am proud to know you people, even though it might just be through this electronic medium of the internet. You are a great bunch of people.
Luc, your serial of Lucy & co must surely be one of the longest running successful series on the site. And every time you come with a fresh angle, or a renewed vision, or a totally unexpected POV, and you have invoked so many diverse feelings, opinions, pleasures with this series. It surely is a praiseworthy feat.
Well done my friend and TFS.
Sincere regards.
Loot
PS. Of course the photo is great encompassing many of the qualities as mentioned above.

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  • DOBIS Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 126 W: 16 N: 170] (632)
  • [2006-05-03 16:12]

Hi Luc,
All of your fox pictures are beautiful, and the capturing of a moment is fabulous... I have no problem to spend a long time with your posts.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-05-03 16:19]

Hello Luc!
Very cute scane.I liked POV,details,sharpness and composition a lot.TFS...:-)

Excellent image,lovely colours...my husband and I found two cubs yesterday as well, they are very cute indeed...
Great shot!

Bonsoir Luc
C'est une magnifique Scène que cette renarde avec son renardeau,les couleurs et les détails ainsi que la composition tout est parfait comme presque toutes tes photos
Merci et bravo,passe un bon weekend....JP

Je suis a court de sourire a demain.

Hello my friend,
another beautifully detailed capture of this fine animal. Nicely composed and with very good POV/DoF. I love your Red Fox series very much! Another great note too, very well done. Thank you Luc.
Gr.
Heinz

Sorry my friend - I`m late :-(

Hi Luc

Another lovely shot. A tender loving moment, but Mum is still on the llok out for any dangers that may present themselves. Excellent work. Thanks.

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  • Dave Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
  • [2006-05-18 10:40]

So excellent in soooooooo many ways!
Thanks!
Dave

bonjour Luc,
Je suis vraiment content de découvrir une impressionnante gallerie du Québec, vous avez fait plusieurs belles rencontres, une bien belle photo pour un bien bel animal, une belle lumière générale, j'espère avoir la chance d'en observé moi aussi un jour, très belle note,
bravo Martin

I have said this a thousand times, even to you once or twice my friend.

"Nature never lets down those who really love her."

This series is proof again that if you care you will be rewarded with the beauty and splendour that is creation. I have looked at all 21 in your series, Luc. And I am trying hard to get our own jackal and fox in the wild. I know I will be rewarded soon. :)

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  • Callie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 95 N: 2610] (7555)
  • [2006-06-10 12:30]

My dear friend Luc
So Lady in Red has a litter of her own?
She, and baby, is absolutely adorable. Your photograph portrays the essence of this vixen, alert and watchful, with the contrite? puppie at her feet. He is SO unsure, she is in control. A beautiful scene, well rendered.
You are often in my thoughts - have a look at Oiseaux - JM has twisted my arm, but he and a very nice lady is doing the work, so I often have a quick look at what you have.
I became Grandpa in May, so a new cycle in life has started.
Miss, you, and all the friend here on TN,
Take care
Callie

on se sent toujours prévillègié de vivre ces moments de partage et d'intimité avec la nature.
bravo

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