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Red Fox


Red Fox
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Copyright: Heinz Koloska (wallhalla15) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1767 W: 58 N: 3350] (13829)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-11-19
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Fujifilm Finepix S7000, Fujifilm 1,5 X Tele Conversions Lens
Exposure: f/4.9, 1/294 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2005-11-20 4:38
Viewed: 16835
Points: 52
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello my friends,

I saw this red Fox yesterday in a tree,in the Arnsberger Forrest. I didn´t know that foxes are very good climbers. I did a workshop, where you can see that this guy is really sitting in a tree. Yesterday it was very cold but sunny, the light was very good to take pictures.

I like this unusual moment, and I hope you like it too. Have a nice Day and a great week.

Heinz

Red Fox - Vulpes vulpes

Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Canidae
Genus: Vulpes

Characteristics
The red fox has orangish-red fur on its back, sides and head. It has white fur under its neck and on its chest. It has a long bushy tail tipped in white, pointed black ears and black legs and feet.

Range
The red fox can be found in most of the United States and Canada, except for the far north in Canada and Alaska and much of the western U.S. and Hawaii. The red fox can also be found in Europe and Asia and it has been introduced to Australia

Habitat
The red fox makes its home in wooded areas, prairies and farmland.

Diet
The red fox eats a wide variety of foods. It is an omnivore and its diet includes fruits, berries and grasses. It also eats birds and small mammals like squirrels, rabbits and mice. A large part of the red fox's diet is made up invertebrates like crickets, caterpillars, grasshoppers, beetles and crayfish. The red fox will continue to hunt even when it is full. It stores extra food under leaves, snow or dirt.

Life Cycle
The red fox mates from January through March. The female will make one or more dens right after mating. The extra dens are used if the original den is disturbed. A little less than two months after mating, the female gives birth to a litter of between one and ten kits. The male brings the female food while she is caring for the kits. The kits start playing outside the den when they are about a month old. The mother begins feeding her kits regurgitated food, but eventually she will bring them live prey to "play" with and eat. Playing with live prey helps the young kits develop the skills they will need for hunting. The kits leave their mother when they are about seven months old.

Behavior
The red fox is mostly nocturnal, although it will sometimes venture out in the day. The red fox, unlike other mammals, hears low-frequency sounds very well. It can hear small animals digging underground and will frequently dig in the dirt or snow to catch prey. The fox stalks its prey, much like a cat. It gets as close as it can and then pounces and chases its prey.

Except for breeding females, the fox doesn't usually use a den. Sometimes it will sleep in the open, wrapping its bushy tail around its nose to stay warm. When it does use a den, it will usually find an abandoned rabbit or marmot den instead of making its own den.

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Outstanding photo, Heinz ! And I know the original you have looks much better than here on screen, Im sure ! Love foxes! TFS, Radu

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-11-20 6:09]

Un superbe éclairage et de bon détails.

Félicitations et merci pour l'envoie!

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2005-11-20 6:21]

Hi Heinz,
good capture, interesting portrait of fox. Unusual place (tree). I like it a lot. Good job.
Rgs, Aleksander

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2005-11-20 7:42]

Good eye contact.nice sharp shot.

Great capture of this beautiful fox, I dont think I've ever seen a picture with them up a tree. Paul :)

Excellent!! Very nice work Heinz.
Thank You.

Hi Heinz,
An excellent capture on this Red Fox. Great eye contact, and the colors, detail. and POV are superb. Great shot!
Scott

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2005-11-20 9:40]

Heinz Bonjour, magnifique shot. This Fox is well caught behind the branchs!! Colors and sharpness are perfect.Very well done . Congratulations Didier.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3090 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-11-20 11:39]

Guten Morgen, Heinz. This is a wonderful shot! Such an unusual POV for a fox. I never knew they could climb trees either. You captured him with sharp details and perfect light. Congratulations and TFS. : )

Hallo Heinz,
bin wieder zurück und muß natürlich schauen, was TN neues zu bieten hat. Dein Fuchs ist wunderschön getroffen, die Farben sind so schön warm. Besonders gefällt mir der der blaue Himmel, wunderschön, vielen Dank und Gruß
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • Dave Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
  • [2005-11-20 12:13]

Though foxes look more like dogs, it is my understanding that they are more like cats. Thus possibly tree climbers. I never knew or thought of that until today.
Excellent picture! Nicely done.
Thanks,
Dave

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1054 W: 5 N: 3474] (15151)
  • [2005-11-20 13:45]

Hello Heinz,
Very nice capture with perfect POV.
Colors are very natural and the composition is very good. TFS

Nice spot, good exposure too, well done.

Greg

Lovely shot, great capture...
Cecilia

Excellent capture of this amazing tree climber, Heinz!

I love the crafty look in his eyes, wonderful color, sharp details and pose.

Thank you for this great composition.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1462 W: 74 N: 1428] (4750)
  • [2005-11-21 2:11]

Amazing!!! :-o I never knew foxes could (and would) climb trees. Very, very interesting shot. Most entertaining. Well done Heinz!

Regards,
Pieter

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-11-21 7:50]

Wow ! What a superb and interesting Fox that you have very well captured ! Great pose in tree, DOF, colors and sharpness. I also appreciate the complementary note... Congratulations Heinz and thanks for sharing.

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  • pompey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 4 N: 746] (2774)
  • [2005-11-21 16:00]

Amazing shot Heinz, I didn't know that they climbed trees either.
Lovely pose, good warm natural colours and excellent note also.
Thanks for sharing.
Michael.

Good capture, interesting portrait colors, detail. and POV are superb. Great shot!

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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 975 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2005-11-22 21:06]

Hello Heinz!
You have spotted him very well in the natural environment, showing he can even climb up the trees. Excellent note as well. Greetings!
Michal

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1837 W: 303 N: 4300] (14767)
  • [2005-11-23 1:06]

Personal assessment of the photo: very good.
Capacity of evocation in me: very very strong.
Strong visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: complete.
Thank you very much Heinz. Lucky you!

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  • klemmg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 302 W: 40 N: 484] (1719)
  • [2005-11-24 0:05]

Wow, I did not even know they could climb trees. Well captured!
Gabi

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-11-24 10:31]

Heinz, maybe I would add a little bit more of sharpness, but, anyway, this is a very nice shot.

Excellent pose and composition. I like colors too.

Very interesting picture of this fox in the tree! The light was good, as well as the focus and the DOF.

Well done and thanks for sharing.

Jan-Hendrik

Wonderful. I like how fox is hidden in tree and controlling situation. Good wildlife shot.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-12-09 8:28]

HI Heinz, very nice work. It's not often I've seen a red fox up a tree! Great capture of this moment. I wonder if you have done some cloning on the rear quarters of the fox as there appears to be some artifacts?

Very well done.

Hello Heinz,
I like this image, it is so unusual.. I never seen before a fox in a tree, it`s rare to me.
Good colours and light.
Hernán

I was even more impressed by your workshop: the fox on top of such a tall tree. I knew they are good climbers but never actually saw such a picture.
TFS

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