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Most Wanted # 10 "The Thief"


Most Wanted # 10
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Copyright: Everton De Melo (demeve) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-12
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS Rebel XTI (400D)
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/60 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-02-10 9:30
Viewed: 3501
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is the last "mug shot" from my series Most Wanted for now.. And is from a true thief, the Red Fox, I took this picture near Mount St. Helens, It was getting dark and We're watching some Quails and I spotted this Red Fox very closed to us watching and sneaking.. Ready to have a meal, in the end he went for it.. No success! thanks to the screaming of my daughter when she saw him coming out of the bushes.. :)




Red foxes are generally considered to be the most serious predator of free range poultry. The safest option known in poultry protection is to keep the flock and the fox physically separated, usually with fencing. A fence needs to be at least 2 m high in order to keep out most foxes, though on some rare occasions, a determined fox might succeed in climbing over. Surplus killing will often occur in enclosed spaces such as huts, with discarded feathers and headless bodies usually being the main indicators of fox predation.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-02-10 9:56]

Hi Everton. A good close up of the Red Fox. great detail in the fur with rich colours. with a very nice pov. well done TFS. good notes too.
Nick..

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  • lutya Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 17 W: 0 N: 93] (451)
  • [2008-02-10 10:05]

Hi Everton!

This is a beautiful capture, the detail is great and color fantastic. I love these guys even if the farmers don't. Great note also, Thanks for sharing.

Hello Everton,
A different portrait of the red fox!
This is a fine fellow but not always a popular guest, I remember my grandmother keeping chicken which the fox found to be a great idea too...
Well focused, fine colour!
Greetings,
Pablo -

  • Great 
  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2008-02-10 11:55]

It was close that you became a witness of ruthless wilderness (my God, so many rhymes! ;-). I love that shot with the fox ready to go and jump on its prey, wow. The fill flash even gives a strange atmosphere, as if it was photojournalism. Superb sharpness and you were close! Great work Everton, I love it!

Francine

Ohhh Everton, this red fox is so cute, very nice colours, great focus and lovely composition,
cheer,
friendly,
Pat

Good capture. Focus is nicely centered of the face. Color and exposure are fine. The fox looks as though it is waiting in the weeds to ponce on an unsuspecting prey.

Great shot. I like how his eye is in perfect focus even through the grass. Nicely done.

Nice sneak shot of this Red Fox "thief", Everton.
I can see the cunning in those innocent looking eyes.
The face surrounded by reeds/grasses is well captured in the natural habitat of this animal.
TFS.
Ram

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-02-11 8:24]

Hi Everton.
Simply amazing scene full of expressiveness. Bravo. Greta timing, superb flash light and terrific ISO speed. Bravo once more.
Alexei.

Superbe, quelles belles couleurs qui se marient avec lesw blés, très belle composition.
Bravo
Marie

Hi Everton,
great capture of this lovely face. POV, composition, focus great, but also notes very nice to read. thanks for sharing
best wishes
Ahmet

hello Everton

superb close-up shot of the most cunning of the animals,
i love the way he is pointing his head ans nose between
the vegetation, and lovely warm tone colours of the fox, TFS

Asbed

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-02-12 7:38]

Hi Everton,

Whoops - I almost missed this one. Wonderful capture of this Red Fox peering out from the reeds. He has a beautiful face and a beautiful coat. I love those ears! Nice colors and good details. You really are a traveling man.

Jane

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  • lizzie Gold Star Critiquer [C: 207 W: 0 N: 605] (2855)
  • [2008-02-12 16:24]

Hi Everton,

Nice close-up of the red fox, you effectively caught him in a very sneaky position...we can read through his eyes that he is ready to catch something. Well done!

Lise

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-02-19 10:44]

Hello Everton

A superb capture of this fox.
I have seen the cautious and defensive pose before.
Very good POV and DOF.
You really managed to get close.
The colours are vivid.
TFS

Rob

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