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In the sunset

In the sunset
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Copyright: Mircea Costina (mirceax) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 229 W: 49 N: 1356] (6261)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-19
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D50, Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG Macro
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): BEST OF: Foxes, Maned wolves, & Jackals 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-01-08 12:35
Viewed: 4896
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Grey Zorro(Pseudalopex griseus)

The grey zorro occurs in the plains, pampas, deserts, and low mountains of southern South America. It is present in Chile, Argentina, and small populations in Peru, being the most numerous in southern Chile.
The grey zorro is one of the smaller members of the South American foxes. It is not the same species as the grey fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus), which lives much farther north. Their fur is greyish, with rusty markings around its head and ears. Its ears are very large.
The grey zorro eats mostly rodents. In Chile, rodents comprise 87-98% of the total diet of the grey zorro. In the autumn, berries comprise a significant amount of their diet, around a third. Rabbits and birds comprise less than 3% of their diet.
They breed in late fall, around October. After a gestation period of 2 months, 2-4 kits are born in a den. Not much else is recorded about their lifestyle.
The grey zorro has been heavily trapped for its fur. More than one million grey zorros were killed in the 1980's for their pelt. Most of the pelts come from Argentina; despite this, their numbers have remained relatively constant. Heavy snow kills off many foxes, and they die of starvation. But their numbers bounce right back. They have an intense competition with the culpeo, which may affect their numbers in areas where their ranges overlap.


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  • rdfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 372 W: 0 N: 719] (3295)
  • [2008-01-08 12:36]

Bonjour Mircea
Superbe prise et couleurs, bonne netteté et beau sujet, excellentes notes.
Amicalement Robi


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  • javig Silver Note Writer [C: 9 W: 0 N: 20] (134)
  • [2008-01-08 12:59]

This shot is fantastic, lovely light and nice colours.
May be a bit of chromatic noise?

Best regards.

I love this shot Mircea. I love the pose of the subject, the sharp foreground grasses and that beautiful background. I love how all the colors tone with each other. It is super.

Evelynn : )

What a cool little creature...He looks a bit like a small fox...interesting..and well captured on the move...obviously has sights set on something...nicely done.

Mooi dier die goed opgaat in de achtergrond.
Goede compositie en mooie kleuren.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-01-08 13:29]

Hola Mircea.- Great photo. Nice colors and well focus, also very good sharpness of this "Zorro"

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2008-01-08 13:53]

hi Mircea
superbe image de ce renard, l'image est naturelle et bien composée. Un léger manque de netteté sur le sujet mais l'ensemble est agréable dans les teintes chaudes.


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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-01-08 14:40]

Hola Mircea,
espléndido trabajo,
color, pov y detalles excelentes,

Beautiful Shot!
I really like the depth of field and the soft colours. the light is great too.
Thanks for sharing it.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-01-08 16:51]

Hello Mircea,
Great point of view in this sharp and well exposed image.
This image looks like he is running toward you. Thanks for sharing.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-01-08 20:52]

Hello Mircea

This is a superb shot.This is an outstanding capture of a Grey Fox.
The fox is well placed in the frame,I love the motion you have captured.
You have created a wonderful atmosphere with the warm lighting and beautiful surroundings.
Great job.


I never knew such a fox existed, it looks much like the grey fox but it is definately a little plumper, you have captured a great action shot of this fox trotting, the details, exposure and colours are perfect. Well Captured!


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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-01-09 10:11]

Bonjour Mircea ! Que c'est beau ! Ce Zorro sur fond de couleurs chaudes est superbe, tu l'as capté d'une magnifique façon ! Bravo et merci !


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  • Karin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 418 W: 5 N: 268] (2089)
  • [2008-01-09 12:01]

Great natural photo. beautiful warm colors and light. excelent details for this shy animal.
Good work and TFS

Hello Mircea a fine shot great subject and I like your low POV. Great Bkground and shallow DOF. tfs rgds Necip.

good light and excellent colours, the POV is ideal, nice shot :)

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