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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: 2006-09-16
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF 100-400mm F/4.5-5.6L IS USM, Digital ISO 400
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/160 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Animals of the BWC, Foxes [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-09-20 17:02
Viewed: 6047
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is Frodo a 3 year old Fox. Taken at the BWC.

Red Fox - Vulpes vulpes

The fox is a remarkably adaptable and successful animal found, where food is plentiful, in almost every habitat. It is a success because it is willing to eat almost anything and has become particularly adept at surviving alongside man in farmland and urban areas.
With its bushy tail, large ears and narrow muzzle, the fox is unmistakable. The coat colour can be extremely variable - usually reddish-brown on top with lighter undersides, but much darker or even silvery forms are not uncommon.

The mating season is December to February when the vixen can be heard at night uttering its eerie, high pitched scream. Four or five cubs are born in the Spring and the female fox stays with them in the 'earth' for two weeks, fed by the dog fox. They remain with their mother until Autumn when they disperse to find territories and mates of their own.

The life expectancy of the fox is short; 12 - 18 months in urban areas, (58% are killed on the roads) and rarely beyond 3 years in rural areas.

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  • Scott Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 227 W: 0 N: 356] (1752)
  • [2006-09-20 18:20]

Mark,

Very well done. Exciting capture, nice Focus and DOF. Quality photo, thanks for the note.

Scott

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  • NellyD Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 237 W: 0 N: 445] (1783)
  • [2006-09-20 18:29]

Hi Mark,

A wonderfull shot of this beautiful fox. Very detailed, sharp and the colours are excellent. I like it!
Thanks for sharing and also for your interesting note.

Greetings, Nel

Good morning Mark,
This is a lovely capture.
The details are nice, clear and sharp.
superb colours, lighting and exposure. The POV is good.
Well composed, good notes and framing.
Thanks for posting, have a great end to the week.

Hi Mark,
A lovely photo of Frodo. The sharpness of the photo is superb, and I really like your low POV. Great DOF and colors and a stunning expression on Frodo's face.
TFS,
Niek

Wonderful photo, brilliant composition and POV! TFS - Xplorator Radu

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-09-21 9:10]

Excellente pise Mark!

Félicitations pour la netteté etles couleurs justes. J'aime bien le regard et le pas décidé du renard.

Merci pour l'envoie!
joseph

Bonjour Mark,
This is my friend Frodo once again;I like him :-) You caught him very well with this hunter's expression. He seems very alert and a bit preoccupied by something... Details, POV and composition are very good. Thanks,
Claudine

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2006-09-21 11:46]

Hi Mark,

Superb shot, great composition, POV and pose, the detail is clean and sharp and the colours are just perfect. I must say Frodo us very beautiful and photogenic.

TFS Hilary :o}

Hi Mark

This is stunning. Love the close POV. Very nicely composed. Good catchlight in the eye. Nice camera work. :-

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-09-22 2:38]

This is a fantastic POV of this beautiful fox approaching.
What excellent details and gorgeous red on this little guy.
The eyes are incredible.
Great shot and TFS. : )

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