Young Red Fox Female

Posted by Ron Day on Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:54 pm

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I photographed this young vixen at the age of 11 weeks. I called her "Bright Eyes," and on this particular morning she was quite cooperative. She allowed me to make several images, and I came away with this, my favorite. When I look into those beautiful eyes, I feel I can see her character. A few invasive blades of grass were cloned out. Please click on image to view full size. Thank you.

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by SantaFeJoe on Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:34 pm
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A beautiful capture of this girl. Looks like a museum display.

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by LynnS on Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:08 pm
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Ron, simply stunning, the eyes are so engaging and captivating.  The shallow focal range isolates the detailed, lovely face well, and the greens set off the fur color beautifully.  Fantastic work!

by Debapratim Saha on Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:44 pm
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Great eye contact here,very communicative,an excellent portrait Ron.

by david fletcher on Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:26 am
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You've really captured the essence of this lively, alert young Vixen here Ron. Pose and lighting are sublime, and such an intense look.
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by Frank Schauf on Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:36 am
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Very nice. Great eye contact.

by John Spreitzer on Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:48 am
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Great work! Eyes are fantastic and I love seeing the full length of tail.

by Carol Clarke on Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:33 pm
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What a gorgeous girl, Ron!  Such a beautiful young vixen and lovely sparkling eyes, she looks so full of life.  Your wonderful image has captured the essence of this spirited little lady perfectly.  :D 

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by Cynthia Crawford on Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:57 pm
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Oh, my- you've done it again. What a wonderful expression- I think she is trying to communicate with you, as well she might, given your familiarity. Love seeing her long tail in the grass-she looks so very young and alert. I can see your love for these beautiful animals in your photos. :)
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by Ron Day on Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:57 pm
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Thanks, all, for your kind comments. Your input is greatly appreciated.

by Ed Cordes on Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:49 pm
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I really like this. As you have stated the eyes are captivating. Colors pop and great detail. Love it.
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by himadri roy on Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:24 am
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Looks like 3D picture. Class apart Sir. Congrats.

by Karl Egressy on Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:46 am
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Foxes are beautiful and your image shows it well, Ron. I got to know a den site very close to my town and I hope they will be back spring time.

by Cindy Marple on Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:34 pm
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This is such a compelling image- those eyes just draw you right in. I can't add to what others have said other than that I love this image.

by Nate Chappell on Sat Nov 24, 2018 3:25 pm
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Super eye contact on this one Ron! Sweet shot.
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by Ron Day on Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:02 pm
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Thanks for your comments everyone, and thanks to NatureScapes for the EP.

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