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fox (vulpes vulpes)

fox (vulpes vulpes)
Photo Information
Copyright: clint newsham (clint) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 39 W: 0 N: 237] (1371)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-01-01
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Konica Minolta Maxxum 5D, Vivitar Series 1 100-400 1:4.5-6.5
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/80 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Animals of the BWC [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-01-18 17:54
Viewed: 5893
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 16
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Geographic Range
Red foxes are native to the Nearctic, Palearctic, Oriental, and Ethiopian regions, and have been introduced to areas with the Australian region. Red foxes are found throughout Canada, Alaska, almost all of the contiguous United States, all of Europe and Britain, and almost all of Asia, including Japan. There are also several populations in North Africa. They are the most widely distributed wild carnivores in the world. Red foxes were introduced into Australia in the nineteenth century.

Territory Size
5 to 12 km^2

Red foxes are solitary animals and do not form packs like wolves. During some parts of the year adjacent ranges may overlap somewhat, but parts may be regularly defended. In other words, Vulpes vulpes is at least partly territorial. Ranges are occupied by an adult male and one or two adult females with their associated young. Individuals and family groups have main earthen dens and often other emergency burrows in the home range. Dens of other animals, such as rabbits or marmots, are often taken over by foxes. Larger dens may be dug and used during the winter and during birth and rearing of the young. The same den is often used over a number of generations. Pathways throughout the home range connect the main den with other resting sites, favored hunting grounds and food storage areas. Red foxes are terrestrial and either nocturnal or crepuscular. Top speed is about 48 km/h and obstacles as high as 2 m can be lept. In the autumn following birth, the pups of the litter will disperse to their own territories. Dispersal can be to areas as nearby as 10 km and as far away as almost 400 km. Animals remain in the same home range for life.

first of all let me say this is a shot of a captive fox taken at the British wildlife centre (all information can be found on their website).
shot through mesh wire with the fox about 40 meters from where i was standing.
a bit of ps work.
hope you are all well, catch up with you all soon

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This is a nicely posed subject and has good color saturation. I'm not sure about some of the post processing work. I don't think the vignetting is as effective here as on your insect photos where the background is more uniform. I think you used the burn tool and it isn't as easly as other techniques in applying it evenly. Although I don't feel that the composition needs cropping I tried a crop in a workshop just to see how it would look without so much vignetting. There is kind of overall dullness to this image on my monitor, for which I cannot account. Your work is always so precise that I am sure I am looking at this in a very amateur way.

Thanks for sharing

Evelynn : )

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2007-01-18 20:37]

A beautiful photo of this very handsome Red Fox. I love the colors, sharpness and details, and catch light in the eye! It is a favorite of mine!

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2007-01-19 5:32]

Excellente prise,le regard du renard est éclatant et la composition parfaite.
Félicitation et merci!

tres jolie photo aux couleurs claires et bons détails
bravo merci du partage

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  • gelor Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 124 W: 3 N: 12] (523)
  • [2007-01-19 10:58]

Bonjour Clint,
Superbe vue de cet animal ! Excellent restitué du pelage et très bonne lumière. Beau travail ! Merci.

Hi Clint,

WoW what a lovely shot of this beautiful fox
excellent compo, colours, pose, sharpness, POV and DOF
i love the eye contact very much

TFS Thijs

Hello Clint,
A serious little fellow gives this fine pose!
Great details in the well groomed fur coat, and excellent portrait qualities...
A well composed presentation!
Pablo -

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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-10-29 2:52]

Beautiful shot Clint. Perfect pose and composition and very professional in its rendering. The sharpness and details on the Fox are wonderful and colour and light perfect. Obviously perfect focus and exposure. It must be one of the most stunning and charming shots I have ever seen of a Red fox. Excellent work, excellent all round.

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