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My 300th Post

My 300th Post
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Copyright: Rick Price (Adanac) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-06-01
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 300D DIGITAL, Canon 100-400/4.5-5.6L IS
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Joe's Favourites 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-02-23 6:55
Viewed: 5848
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 68
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Todays' post is my 300th on this incredible site with some of the most amazing people and photographers in the world. I decided on this image because I wanted so much to Thank my wife Lucy for her devotion to me and once more apologize for scaring her so badly when I had trouble while we were out taking photos the other day. Also to all of my TrekNature friends a hearty thank you for your concern. A rare drug side effect from a new prescription caused a sever drop in blood pressure which in turn caused me to passout. I have a heart condition which can cause strokes and I was not sure what was happening and just before I passed out I told Lucy I loved her, which caused her to worry even more.
This image is from a few years ago when we had found a Red Fox den with pups, Lucy and I spent many enjoyable hours watching these young pups growing and playing at their den, this den was used for two years then either it was abandoned or the vixen was killed.

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Lovely natural image...and here's 2 points to get you to 10000!!!

You are definitely back, Rick. The least you can say...and how...
Wonderful image! Congrats on this one and congrats on your 300th as well. Hope you'll provide us with
many more images; at least 300 more;-) and I'm looking forward to view your work, as it is always full of surprises.....
Well done and greetings to Lucy

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-02-23 7:13]

Hi Rick.
Welcome back Rick. I am glad to hear good news from You. Great image, very sharp and excellent pose of this two red Fox. Congratulation for You 300 beautiful photos.
Nice dedication to You wife. She deserve this one and many more.

Your notes are as touching as this image Rick. I'm glad to hear that you know what is happening... This must have been hard times to live. Congratulations for this so cute capture, they are beautiful animals. I hope that their den was only abandoned... Thanks for this great contribution on this site.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-02-23 7:19]

Hello Rick,
Congratulations on reaching 300 and many thanks for all excellent images you've shown us so far! I hope you'll stay fit and well for us to see many more! This is a gorgeous capture of the two little fox cubs. Excellent focus and sharp details of their lovely faces and colours! They're posing so nicely for you totally unaware of being portrayed! Well done!
Many thanks and all the best wishes, Ulla

very beautiful capture.great sharpness .well done.congrats for your 300th.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-02-23 7:47]

Hello Rick! Congrats on this achievement and thanks for this fantastic shot! It's just a treat, the pose and composition, the overall quality, everything is just great, thanks!


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-02-23 8:11]

Hello Rick,
I'm glad for your, your good wife Lucy's and our sakes on TN that you are back and recovered from your scary episode. I hope you are recovering well now.
This is a great capture of a couple of Fox cubs at their den and nice one to mark your 300th posting - CONGRATULATIONS! I like the pose and the technical quality is excellent.
Thanks for sharing this one and best wishes,

I was going to give you one more day before calling...the number has been right here by my keypad...

A fine photo for number 300...When I posted 300 the other day I didn't even realize it was that until Joey pointed it out. Good thing I had picked a good one I suppose...and so have you....besides being "cute" and very technically exceptional....it also shows them as if they were looking forward to the rest of their lives...awaiting what interesting and exciting thing would come their way...all of it being new...and so you look forward to another few hundred posts...It has indeed been a bit quiet here with you "missing". Welcome back and congrats once more!

Hello Rick,

Fine that you are feeling better. Wonderful picture of these cute pups. Excellent composition, POV, DOF and sharpness. Wonderful colours.
Congratulations for your 300th post and also for your 10000 points!

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-02-23 8:19]

Hi Rick. Glad your on the mend . Congrats on the 300th posting very well done. Andwhat a excellent shot it is. the two cute little faces with the big eyes. you have captured fine detail in fur with natural colours. well done TFS.

Take care of yourself.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-02-23 8:19]

Hello Rick!
Great to see you back.
I'm sorry for your scare! I hope you're alright now.
Very touching note and a nice dedication to Lucy.
Aahh these two are so cute!
Great detail, I can almost feel the softness of their fur.
Excellent low-down POV and a superb composition.
Another cracking shot Rick.
Straight into my favourites.

A very rare shot Rick.This was a nice way to complete your 300 pics.Congratulations on that.
Way to GO!

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2008-02-23 8:25]

Rick, so glad to see you're back! And plus, you do it with such a wonderful picture! Those two foxes are really foxy, beautiful natural picture, a real in the wild image! You made me smile once more with your notes, you are an intense man, Rick. It's your 300th post and 10,000 points picture! Congratulations and thanks again my friend!


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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-02-23 8:34]

Hi Rick,

I'm so glad to see you are back - really was worried about you. I'm sure Lucy appreciates you as much as you do her. You are two lucky people to have each other. Congratulations on your 300th post. A wonderful pair of Red Fox pups in such nice positions. Beautiful animals and you show them off so well. Beautiful colors, excellent details, lovely setting. The expressions on their faces are priceless. Stay well - that's an order.


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-02-23 8:36]

Hi, dear friend.
Many thanks for this frank touching note and so touching shot. Thanks a lot for kindness, interest and amazing photo collection which gifts us a lot of pleasure. I wish you and dear Lucy happiness, health and well-being.

Your 300th shot is amazing. You managed to reflect these beautiful kids with great love and taste. Bravo, my dear friend and best wishes.

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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2008-02-23 8:42]

Your models are so cute... I think they made everything that they could for your 300th post is really wonderful.

Hello Rick,
Fantastic shot, great composition and point of view, excellent sharpness and depth of field, great timing and wonderful pose, i wonder what they hear! Lovely natural colors and good light.
Congratulations on 300.
I am so glad you are feeling better.

Hello Rick!
A Nice Pair! Wonderful scene. Wonderful shot.
Congratulations. 300th post on TN. Good luck!

amazing pic, they are so cute!!! TFS Ori

Hi Rick,
What a good image!
I like a lot the couple of red fox caught here, your POV and pose of them are very good.
So good to know you're posting here again and the other day's episode is over.
I'm sure the relationship with your wife must be very special, with the time spent together during the years, and I think this 300th post is a wnderful tribute to her.
No more than congratulate you and please take care.
Warm regards,

Hi Rick,

Congratulatios on your 300th post.
you celebrate it with a Beautiful shot
lovely composition
perfect sharpness with fine details and colors
Excellent POV, DOF and BG

TFS Thijs

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  • rdfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 372 W: 0 N: 719] (3295)
  • [2008-02-23 13:19]

Bonjour Rick
Double evènement! 300 publication et 10'000 points ! ça se fête !
Très belle prise, très belle attitude des sujets, belles couleurs et bonne netteté.
Félicitations Robi

hello Rick

Congratulatios on your 300th post and tomorrow you'll be
more than 10000 points, congratulatios to that too,
for your 300th post you are presenting us a very lovely
scene of wild animals in their natural habitat,
and i love your image because they are baby foxs

Rick i wish you A EXCELENTE HEALTH
take care of you and going walking and photographing
birds and wild animals it is very good for the health

AMITIÉS (friendship)


hello rick,
congratulations on posting your 300th picture at TN, it has been a wonderful journey and i am looking forward to another 300 shot from you, this is a fine capture for the ocassion, well focused, nice dof and natural colours, liked the composition too,
tfs & regards

This looks like it will be #300 and also 10000points! YAHOO!

I am so glad that your health episode turned out ok. I know Lucy was worried. She answered my email the day it happened! I have been concerned. It is so nice to have you back posting wonderful wildlife shots. These two little guys must see mom returning or at least are looking for her. I love the focused stares.

All the best to you both... and I am looking forward to the next 300!

Evelynn : )

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-02-23 23:52]

Hi Rick,
just marking for now, but i will return!

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-02-23 23:53]

Hi Rick

Superb POV - excellent detail - well everything actually. Congratulations.


Hi Rick,
Quelel beua choix pour ce 300ième post, magnifique ces 2 renards il sont mignons et les couleurs sont suprenbes.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2008-02-25 1:00]

Hi Rick

Big congratulations of reaching such a magnificent and huge number of postings! Your contribution to this site is indeed grand!
I also heard that you had health problems recently...hope you are well!

This is a splendid shot of these two cute Red Fox pups which look absolutely adorable!!!
The facial expression here is simply outstanding and your timing on that was perfect!
Also, you seem to have managed to get rather close for such a close-up and due to that, all the details here and pin-sharp.
In a spot-on exposure setting the colors came out natural and beautiful, while the composition is itself wonderful!

BRAVO and TFS (all the 300 of them!)

Hi Rick
You really have a knack for finding animals in the wild and on the priaire. I love the way you capture them in interesting poses or in action. Keep up the great work Rick.

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  • JPlumb Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 618 W: 158 N: 896] (2904)
  • [2008-02-25 22:01]

Hi Rick, congratulations on #300. It's good to see you back at it. And say hello to Lucy for me, now that we've met over TN.

The thing that strikes me about these two is the focus you have on those eyes. It's perfect and their stare is so intense. With them sitting back in their den we are forced to centre in on their heads. The composition works very well. Great detail on the foxes, with nice use of your depth of field to mute out the surrounding territory.

Thanks, John

Hi Rick,

Welcome back, so happy that everything is okay.
Lovely capture, I really like their expression, very alert and curious of what is going on!
Nice composition with good natural colours and well done in showing us this 300th post.
Take care both of you!


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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-02-26 20:06]

Hello Rick
These two are really cute.
Excellent POV,and DOF.
They are really focused on something.
Great job.


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