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Posted by Ron Day on Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:49 pm

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This Red Fox male fathered a litter I photographed in the spring. He was an excellent father and worked hard raising his young. This was taken early in the morning, after it had  been raining. Thus, his coat was wet, plus he was shedding. I love the intensity of his eyes, a reminder that he was all business. I cloned part of a tree out of the background. Please click on the image too view it full size. Thanks.

Nikon FX, Nikkor 300 mm f/2.8, f/4 @ 1/800, ISO 3200, Wimberley Head II, Blind.

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by Carol Clarke on Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:27 am
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A lovely, natural study of this hard working father carrying out his parental duties!  He can't afford the luxury of laying up somewhere dry and sheltered - he has to be out on the job whatever the weather.  :)

Beautifully done Ron, and the head turn is perfect to show those wonderful eyes!  Love it!

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by Square Man1 on Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:09 am
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A cracker of an image Ron , yes this one has to be clicked on to see the gorgeous details, The 300 2.8 is a tack sharp lens and it shows in this image.

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by himadri roy on Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:13 am
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Great image in all aspect . Thanks for sharing sir.
 

by Karl Egressy on Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:26 pm
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Nice story and an excellent image, Ron. I especially like his face and stare.
 

by leigha on Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:11 pm
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Fantastic image, Ron - congrats on EP
 

by Sandy R on Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:49 pm
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Wonderful portrait! Love the intense stare, those stunning eyes, the bedraggled fur, and the colour contrasts
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by Cynthia Crawford on Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:08 am
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Another fabulous fox, Ron! Great expression and a wonderful story. He stands out so beautifully from the background as well. Love seeing a real life event sort of photo, perfectly framed. (And I hope it is framed and hanging on a wall somewhere too!) :)
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by Arindam Bhattacharya on Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:22 am
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such a cute beauty..Fantastic..
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by John Spreitzer on Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:31 am
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Awesome photo showing the fox in its habitat and super sharp where it needs to be! The eyes are dazzling! Great work!
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by david fletcher on Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:58 pm
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always been a fan of your Fox images Ron. different level!. Fabulous and tack sharp when viewed large. So deserving of the EP Ron. congrats. Thanks for the story too
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by Ron Day on Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:31 pm
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I thank all of you for your kind words — they are greatly appreciated. And thanks to NatureScapes for the EP.
 

by Robert Sabin on Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:16 am
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Carol Clarke wrote:
A lovely, natural study of this hard working father carrying out his parental duties!  He can't afford the luxury of laying up somewhere dry and sheltered - he has to be out on the job whatever the weather.  :)

Beautifully done Ron, and the head turn is perfect to show those wonderful eyes!  Love it!

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by Mako_Elite on Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:31 am
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What a beauty shot Ron!. I can feel the wet coat on this gorgeous fox. Like you sad, those eyes are amazing. I never seen fox in the wild. Thanks for sharing the picture.

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