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Fox in the snow

Fox in the snow
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Copyright: Stephan Duchesne (iglootrek) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 92 W: 10 N: 460] (1623)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-12-27
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS Digital Rebel, CMOS ISO 400
Exposure: f/11, 1/1250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): BEST OF: Foxes, Maned wolves, & Jackals 1, Birds and Animals in the Snow [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-01-10 0:39
Viewed: 4886
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 31
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Red fox (Vulpes vulpes)

Order : Carnivora

Family : Canidae

Diet : Carnivorous , feeding principally on small mammals, carrion, birds, frogs, insects, but also eats berries.

Reproduction : Sexually mature at 10 months. Mating occurs between December and March. The 4-7 cubs are born between March and May after a gestation period of 2 months, and are weaned after 4-5 weeks.

Longevity : Up to 10 years in the wild and 14 years in captivity.

Predators : Canadian lynx, bobcats, coyotes, wolverines, gray wolves and black bears.

Status : Abundant, not at risk.

The picture of this red fox was taken at the Zoo of St-Félicien in the superb region of Lac St-Jean in Quebec to get some shots of North American species living in their natural habits. The Zoo is open during the winter and you will get to see in the next days my pictures of the following animals : polar bear, red fox, river otter, wolverine, bighorn sheep, mountain goat, Canada lynx, cougar, coyote, snowy owl and bald eagle.

All pictures taken in the snow on a beautiful clear and sunny sky, but cold day (-15°C or 5°F).

So just stay tune, and enjoy !!!

marjan, moemf, TAZ, coasties, scottevers7, pompey, Athila has marked this note useful
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I like the composition and the colours. Very good detail and POV

Nicely done

HI Stephan,
A wonderful winter picture with very nice colours.
The details and exposure are spot on. Well composed and good POV.
Great work.

fantastic red fox. Coloure are excelent , pose of fox too.
Good motive and good eye rezult with good photo.

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  • moemf Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 105 W: 0 N: 160] (703)
  • [2006-01-10 2:30]


Great shot! The red is beautiful against the white snow. He seems a bit cold hiding against the rock. Very good detail and exposure is excellent given all the white snow in the sunlight. Good POV and composition. Well done!


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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-01-10 2:50]

Wow, I like this one, Stephan. The details on the fur are so sharp, yet it looks so soft. The turn of the head gives it a great pose. The colors are gorgeous. Well done and TFS. : )

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-01-10 3:37]

Wooooow ! What a wonderful and interesting Fox that you have well captured ! I also appreciate the complementary note... Congratulations Stephan and thanks for sharing.

Hi Stephan

Very nice post. Good POV, lovely colours, clarity, sharpness and details are top notch! Well done. TFS.

Hi Stephan,
Very sharp image, excellent lighting,
nice colour.
Well done and TFS!

Hi Stephan,
The light here is really excellent. The colors are stunning in this spot on exposure. Very sharp detail, and perfect DOF.
Great clarity. The pose, composition, and framing of this is really top notch. A really great shot!

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  • pompey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 4 N: 746] (2774)
  • [2006-01-10 14:45]

A great portrait Stephan, fantastic pose, great colours and texture.
A nice sharp image.
Thanks for sharing.

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  • Athila Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 239 N: 493] (1982)
  • [2006-01-10 16:44]

Belle image Stephan!

L'exposition et la mise au point sont parfaites. La compositons et la lumière sont très bien réussies. Que des compliments pour cette image. Belle réussite.

More powerful shot for the understated pose - give the fox a more thoughtful look

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  • hibou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 217 W: 1 N: 331] (1629)
  • [2006-01-11 12:52]

Bonjour Stéphan, Même si le sujet était en captivité Votre photo est superbe ! Merci de la partager ... Donald L.

Very nice shot Stephan this fox is beautiful basking in the sun light the exposure is right on the money. Well done. :)

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  • cam Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 85 W: 0 N: 78] (360)
  • [2007-06-16 7:49]

Bonjour Stephan
Heureusement que les zoos existent car il serait très difficille d'avoir de beaux sujets,surtout dans de belles poses photogéniques.Je suis coupable de ceci plus souvent qu'à mon tour.
Je devine que tu demeures dans la région du lac St-Jean.
J'aime son regard et ses yeux,de la même couleur que sa fourrure.Très belle netteté des détails et une exposition excellente,la neige conservant ses détails.La pose du renard est intiimiste.
Belle réalisation

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2008-10-30 3:42]

C'est une tres belle image avec ce renard! Belles couleurs et netette!


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