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Portrait of a Fox

Portrait of a Fox
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Copyright: Karan Little (hester) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08-19
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Kodak EasyShare Z740
Exposure: f/3.6, 1/750 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Animals of the BWC [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-08-19 13:44
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I finally managed to get over to the British Wildlife Centre in Surrey. I had a lovely day and spent a happy few hours watching the foxes and otters. The highlight of the day was watching a stoat carrying her babies from one nesting place to another. The foxes were beautiful. I hope to post some more pictures in the next few days.

Some Red Fox facts from the BBC website:
The red fox is the most widespread wild carnivore in the world. It is found in Europe, North America, Asia, Australia and the Arctic. Red foxes can adapt to a variety of habitats. In Britain, they live in woodland, open countryside and urban areas.
The red fox is a member of the dog family, as are wolves, coyotes and jackals. A red fox usually has reddish-brown fur but sometimes its coat is black or silver. Its bushy red tail is tipped with white fur and is known as a brush.

These carnivorous mammals will eat almost anything. Their diet depends on where they live. Foxes from the countryside eat rabbits, hares, field voles and berries, while those in the city will scavenge from bird tables and dustbins. Foxes will also eat beetles, earthworms, birds' eggs and fallen fruit.
They breed in late winter or early spring. A fox’s den is called an earth, and the female (vixen) will find a suitable spot in an old animal burrow or under a garden shed for her cubs to be born. A litter of 4-8 cubs is born in March. The newborn cubs weigh about 100 grams each, have chocolate-brown fur, are blind and deaf and can't walk. Their mother must stay with them to keep them warm and to wash and groom them, so the male fox (dog) brings food back for her to eat.

When a fox cub is about four weeks old its blue eyes change to amber and its coat starts to turn red. It stays with its family group for about six months before it becomes fully independent.

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2006-08-19 14:43]

great shot Karan.
a marveloud catch, one I try it, the fox was so fast, he was away before I look into my lens, good capture and fine pov, good job.
gr. jaap

Hello Karen!
i like the foxes a lot. They are so beautiful mammals. This red one is looks great here. pov, sharpness are nice. It seems that he didn't disturbed and he is resting there.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-08-19 15:50]

Hello Karan,
excellent shot and a lovely composition. The lighting is wonderful and brings out the colors very nicely. Sharpness and POV are great.

A very nice picture, the fox is looking out into the landscape, not paying attention to you. Excellent sharpness. Thanks, Paul

Hi Karan, Excellent profile shot, I'm not 100% sure but I think this may be the female called Honey. Looks like you had some nice sunshine which has really brought out the red colour of her fur. A minor nit would be the grass stem in front of her face but easily removed using the clone and healing brushes. Glad you had a nice visit and I look forward to seeing some more soon.



Beautiful study of the fox. I would have carefully cloned out the grass stem across his face however. In fact I have.

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  • graz Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 21 W: 0 N: 26] (216)
  • [2006-08-19 16:24]

lovely shot of a beautiful animal.nice colours and sharp image.Tfs.

Beuatifull picture of such nice animal!!

nice picture!!! I am really fond of foxes too. Will post some picts later one.
Do they live in captivity in that Wildlife centre?

Hi Karan,
Just time for a quick visit.
Nice capture. Enjoy the rest of the weekend.


Great capture! This fox is so beautiful. Very sharp. TFS.


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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-08-20 7:30]

Hi Karan
Great fox portrait. Great colours, sharpnes, etails, light DOF and POV. Also good note.
Well done Karan


Hello Karan,
Cute guy and very well captured!
Foxy portrait indeed... Great textures and impressive details in the fur coat!
Good natural colours in spite the grass is dry and brown...
Pablo -

Bonjour Karan
C'est une excellent prise de vue avec ce beau portrait de ce renardeau! Composition très belle avec de belles couleurs, et très beaux détails. Merci pour le partage .
Au revoir et Bravo....JP

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2006-08-22 8:40]

Bonjour Karen, great capture of fox with a splendid lighting and excellent details also. It's a brainy fox!! Well done, Didier.

Hello Karan,
I saw a fox for the first time last week, I never thought it was so small. It looks like a small dog.
I like this portrait because it seems to be thinking. I wonder what it is thinking about. You captured and framed it nicely! I like the texture and details of its fur.
Thanks a lot!

Hi Karan,
Nice portrait of this fox.
Very sharp.

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