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Copyright: Mark Oxley (MojoUK) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 65 W: 7 N: 328] (1479)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08-28
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF 100-400mm F/4.5-5.6L IS USM, Digital ISO 200
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Animals of the BWC [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-08-29 4:02
Viewed: 4714
Points: 54
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Not a Rabbit I know but the title seemed appropriate for this shot of a Red Fox. Some of you may be familiar with this animal as I have posted some shots of him in the past, he is called Frodo and belongs to the British Wildlife Centre. I got into a prone position for this shot for a low PoV and got covered in mud but I think the result was worth the ear bashing I got from my wife.:-)

Very little PP needed for this shot. No crop, Levels adjusted to b&w points and noise ninja used to remove what little noise there was from the background only. Sharpening applied after resizing.

I'm dedicating this shot to my very good friend and fellow TN'er Graham (graz). Thanks for a great day out and for a lovely meal.:-)

elefantino, ddg, RAP, SunToucher, coasties, bartove, scottevers7, Dando, graz, TAZ, Zeno, wallhalla15, vhemmati, hester has marked this note useful
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Amazing sharpness in the eye of the fox.
Good colors, compo and details, overall.


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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2006-08-29 4:13]

Hi Mark,

Beautiful portrait and a great composition and pose. The detail is lovely and sharp and the colours are perfect.

TFS Hilary :)

Cool shot, Mark!
Foxy looks really nice with natural colours :)

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2006-08-29 5:23]

Bonjour Mark, superbe expression dans le regard de ce renard, great timing and splendid natural colors. A great compositiion too. Very well done, Didier.

Hi Mark,

Excellent snapshot. Foxes have such a clever and intense look. Good DOF and sharpness.


Hi Mark,
I love this fox, Mr. Frodo :) He has such intense regard, his eyes speak a lot. On this one he seems hypnotized. This is a great composition with good colors, details and lightning. TFS,

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-08-29 5:46]

Excelente imagen Mark con gran POV y nitidez centrada en la mirada del animal.
Vívidos colores y adecuado DOF completan una bonita presentación.
Saludos... Ricardo

Excellent image Mark with great POV and sharpness centered in the glance of the animal.
Vivid colors and appropriate DOF complete a beautiful one presentation.
Greetings... Ricardo

Hi Mark,
A really stunning photo of Frodo. I love the way he turned his head. The sharpness and DOF are perfect. I like your low POV with some grass abscuring the view.

Bellissima questa foto, Mark!
Hai ripreso questa volpe in maniera stupenda, ottimi i dettagli e splendidi i colori, bravo!

Ciao e grazie.

Hi Mark

Lovely shot. Good clarity and sharpness. Nice colours. Lovely to view. TFS.

Beautiful eyes. I like your pic

Excellent photo, with nice sharp details, beautiful colors and great composition. Very well done!


this really is a good shot of Frodo. and the ear bashing was definitly worth it. It looks so natural and the colours and composition are excellent.


Hello Mark, excllent Shot of a red fox, perfect colors, Bg, POV DOF perfect details, excllent work, TFS Kyle

Hi Mark,
This is an excellent shot on this Red Fox! The light quality here was amazing. Warm tones and colors without a trace of harshness. A spot on exposure really brough out the beautiful colors and detail in the fox. Low POV was well worth the trouble.(That happens to me too) Great pose looking back like that. Really good camera work.

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  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2006-08-29 8:27]

Hi Mark, great shot. Excellent lighting and superb colours and details. Also a good eye level POV. Great work and TFS.

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  • graz Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 21 W: 0 N: 26] (216)
  • [2006-08-29 10:19]

This is Fantastic m8.The best shot i have seen of a Fox,(since mine he he !!).The colours are amazing and the sharpness is great.Very nice shot and you are welcome on the day out and i would buy you both a meal anyday,you are more than friends.TFS

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-08-29 10:40]

Wow ! What a superb fox that you have well captured ! I like its expression and beautiful eyes. Colors, exposure and sharpness are very good !
Congratulations Mark and thanks for sharing.

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2006-08-29 12:39]

Hi Mark,

Great capture: very sharp and natural colored fox. Superpose!
My compliments!


Hello Mark,
wonderful shot here! I like it very much. Fantastic shot, excellent sharpness, POV and composition. Thank you for posting.

this foto is evry nice fox!

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-08-29 16:55]

Excellente photo,Le spécimen est parfaitement saisi on voit bien qu'il est t'à l'affût et les détails sont excellents.



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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-08-29 17:42]

Hi Mark
Great shot. Great colours, sharpnes, etails, light, DOF and POV.
Well done Mark


Good morning Mark,
Just time for a quick visit.
Nice capture. enjoy the rest of the week.

Great capture Mark!!! beautiful shot indeed!!!

Very eyecatching thumbnail, and a stunning image. Perfect DOF. Super clear focus, especially the eyes.

Hi Mark,

I certainly like the low POV and the light control and details of this shot. The eyes are in perfect focus which is the most powerful part of the shot.



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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-08-31 15:17]

I saw this on the Flickr site, stunning colours and light. I love the eyes and the stance of the fox.



PT all out again

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