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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: 2006-08-11
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF 100-400mm F/4.5-5.6L IS USM, Digital ISO 200
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/125 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): 5 favs. and up, Animals of the BWC [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-08-12 18:01
Viewed: 4796
Favorites: 6 [view]
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is Frodo, 1 of 7 Red foxes at the British Wildlife Centre. He is 4 years old and was born at the centre. I stood on a bench placed next to the wire fence that surrounds their enclosure to get an uninterupted viewpoint.

USM and slight level adjustment were the only PP needed.

I'm dedicating this shot to Adrian (aido). I'm going to miss your company on my trips to this and other wildlife parks while your out of the country. Hope all is well.

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-08-12 19:40]

Thanks Mark :-) I've never had a picture dedicated to me before, I'm chuffed :-) Especially as it's such a beautiful shot, wonderful clear detail in the face and an excellent composition. He looks as if he's just had a bath, he's not always that tidy! Beautiful colours, great DOF and perfect exposure. A real beauty.
Thank you my friend,

Wow! Thanks for sharing. The clarity and detail are amazing.

Hi Mark,

This is a wonderful shot, very clear and detailled.

POV and DOF are excellent. I can't beleive the expression in the eyes of this beautiful fox.

Great job.


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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-08-12 22:16]

Hi Mark

Excellent shot! A wonderful composition,with lovely colours and detail.The enclosure really mimics natural surroundings.TFS


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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-08-13 1:29]

Frodo is a mighty handsome fellow, Mark.
What excellent sharpness and light and colors.
Great POV and eye contact.
TFS. : )

Hi Mark,

Superb shot. Excellent POV and DOF. Good lighting. Really pleasant and the model is so cute.


Hi Mark

Nice work here. Very good exposure. Perfect eye contact. Nicely composed with clear detail. Very good camera work. :-)

Incroyable de naturel. Rien à ajouter c'est parfait. Merci

Hi Mark, this is a fantastic clear shot of Frodo, he really sparkles in this. Those eyes are so bright and the eye contact is brilliant. You chose the perfect POV for this shot and the DOF is just right as well. It's the nicest shot of a fox I've seen in a good while. Very well done :)

Hi Mark,
Such a excellent photo with such a beautiful composition of Frodo. The colors and light are superb and the sharpness is spot on. The DOF is good but with just a higher DOF you would have gotton the tail in focus as well, but that is nit picking.

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  • graz Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 21 W: 0 N: 26] (216)
  • [2006-08-13 6:06]

nice shot , well done.

Hi Mark,
Astonishing! It is the first word that comes to my mind. This mister Frodo is just amazing in this beautiful composition! What a face and expression in his eyes! He seems to be with you by saying “Au revoir” to your friend Aido… As I think this picture is perfect, I have nothing else to say but; thank you for this…

Its lovely to see british wildlife even if it is semi tame. This shot looks so natural and your technique is perfect, I can learn alot from this. :)


Beautiful capture. Looks younger than 4.

Great work!


This is really nice Mark, I love the DOF on this fabulous image. The colors and detail are very nice. :)

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2006-08-13 15:27]

Hello Mark , Fantastic shot from frodo , so close i lovely fox , good pose details colours pov dof and framing very good ,tfs ,Greetings Teunie .

Hi Mark,
This is a fantastic shot.
Lovely pose from the fox. Good colour, sharp detail and you've captured that sparkle in his eyes so very well.
Thanks for posting, have a great week.

spot on sharpness. Good colors, POV, composition. Foxes are usually less pretty with their summer fur. But this one is just a real beauty.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-08-15 13:15]

Wow amazing shot. Amazing POV and wonderful colours and light. This fox is just beautiful. The details are lovely.

I must try to get to the British Wildlife Centre I'm only at Crawley which is really close but I don't drive. I must make the bus/taxi journey after seeing pictures like this one

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