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Oh,la,la, que charmante...

Oh,la,la, que charmante...
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Copyright: Radu Xplorator (Xplorator) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 651 W: 57 N: 1506] (7719)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-06
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon CP 8800, Nikkor 8.9-89mm 2.8
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): BEST OF: Foxes, Maned wolves, & Jackals 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-10-06 5:56
Viewed: 5406
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
"A fox is a wolf who sends flowers" - Ruth Weston 1955
Canis vulpes or the Fox, eternal little thug of the European woodlands, friend or foe, useful or destructive, certain is the fact that this is one of the most cute and adaptable animals on the planet, the human race has a hard time accepting him one way. Some like me, think of it as a pretty little carnivourous predator, extremely intelligent, a great survivalist, good parent, very stinky, oportunistic thief, the FOX is an absolute necesity in the well being of nature, one of the best way of balancing the universe while its presence anywhere is a proof of a very healthy ecosystem as a famous Spanish proverb goes: "The fox does not do as much mischief in a year as it pays for in an hour. ", so think about that, my friends !
While foxes are present on almost every country and climate in the world, ranging from the white polar foxes of the frozen Arctic north to the bat-eared foxes of the scorching Kalahari Desert in the south, still the red fox (Canis vulpes vulpes) remains the most known, most hunted, most celebrated, most hated, most loved and most mediated of them all.
Last hour good news for foxes in Britain: large government bans are straining now on the traditional foxhunting, a national English overly ritualised craze embodying the olde snobishly noble English habit, which finely defined by Oscar Wilde as: "The unspeakable pursuing the unedible"...
Radu F.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-10-06 7:08]

Bonne prise nature, les couleurs et l'exposition sont excellents.

Félicitations !

Very nice shot. Looks like you have his full undivided attention. I like Oxcar Wilde's comment. It makes a lot of sense. Paul :)

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-10-08 19:44]

Many thanks for the flowers, Radu.
I really love those animals. I rarely met some in the wild (3 or 4 times). I see them (an artic and a red) more often at the Ecomuseum here at Montréal.

Personal assessment of the photo: excellent.
Strong visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: a great one.

Thank you Radu for sharing a so beautifull picture and for the enjoyment which it gives to me.

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  • cosci Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 14 W: 15 N: 3] (110)
  • [2005-10-10 10:05]

Buna treaba si de data asta Radu !
Excelenta poza asta ... a vazut-o si maica-mea si zicea ca si-ar dori "subiectul" la gat ... desi nu sunt de acord cu ea in aceasta privinta trebuie sa accept ca ai prins un exemplar foarte frumos !

This is great!
Fox looks as if he was posing you and colours of surroundings and his fur match so well. This makes photo very clear.
I think this is one of best shots of this animal I've ever seen.
I like it very much :)

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