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Red fox

Red fox
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Copyright: JeanMarie Mouveroux (Nephrotome2) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 599 W: 60 N: 660] (2538)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-11-30
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III, Canon 70-150, (digital)
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-12-01 13:35
Viewed: 1673
Points: 4
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red fox
renard roux
gewone of rode vos
Vulpes vulpes

45 subspecies are recognised. Northern foxes are large and brightly coloured. Southern grey desert foxes display transitional features between northern red foxes and smaller fox species.
The tail is longer than half the body length, is fluffy and reaches the ground.
Their pupils are oval and vertically oriented. Nictitating membranes are present, but move only when the eyes are closed.
The forepaws have five digits, while the hind feet have only four and lack dewclaws.
Red foxes are the largest species of the genus Vulpes. However, relative to dimensions, red foxes are much lighter than similarly sized dogs of the genus Canis.
There are three main colour morphs; red, silver/black and cross.
Red foxes live in family groups sharing a joint territory. In favourable habitats and/or areas with low hunting pressure, subordinate foxes may be present in a range. Subordinate foxes may number 1 or 2, sometimes up to 8 in one territory. These subordinates could be formerly dominant animals, but are mostly young from the previous year, who act as helpers in rearing the breeding vixen's kits.
The average litter size consists of four to six kits.
Red foxes have a wide vocal range, and produce different sounds spanning five octaves.
Red foxes are omnivores with a highly varied diet.
Red foxes are not readily prone to infestation with fleas.
In their unmodified wild state, red foxes are generally unsuitable as pets. A strain of truly domesticated red foxes was introduced by Russian geneticist Dmitry Konstantinovich Belyaev who, over a 40-year period, bred several generations of foxes, selecting only those individuals that showed the least fear of humans.These behavioural changes were accompanied by physical alterations.

The shot:
Typical red morph of the red fox.
There is not much concrete along the river but the fox finds it nicer to use to go down to the river than the grass.
The dark grey november sky has provided me with a nice diffuse light , but on the other hand also with a shortage of colors.

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Hello JeanMarie,
Pin sharp photo with amazing clarity, outstanding focus and fantastic details. I like this excellent capture....A wonderful composition.

Hi JeanMarie - Beautiful presentation. Like its eye contact and pose. Thanks for sharing. Regards - Srikumar

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