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Another from the BWC meeting with other EPZ members back in July. I think this is the Vixen "Flo" in stalking mode, approaching in a fascinating sly, slinky, zig-zag fashion to where a piece of food (not pictured) was lying in the grass.
Settings: F/7.1 1/100sec ISO500 manual@105mm handheld

Many thanks for your great response to my House Sparrow upload Smile Your continued support means a lot to me and I really appreciate the time you take to view and comment on my offerings.

Camera:Canon EOS 40D
Lens:Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:The Stalker
Username:teocali teocali
Uploaded:24 Aug 2010 - 10:43 AM
Tags:British, Bwc, Centre, Fox, Lingfield, Pets / captive animals, Sports / action, Stalking, Surrey, Vixen, Vulpes vulpes, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:44

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KathyW
KathyW e2 Member 111793 forum postsKathyW vcard Norfolk Island12 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2010 - 10:57 AM

Nice to see a fox in action instead of just posing Wink

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Gezina
Gezina e2 Member 8Gezina vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2010 - 10:58 AM

Typical fox behaviour very well captured with stunning detail on the head and just that slight movement to prove the approach - love it - Ina

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2010 - 11:04 AM

Certainly has a very intent expression and the low head and purposeful movement of the stalk, Sylvia! Excellent shot.
Ronnie.

Last Modified By RonnieAG at 24 Aug 2010 - 11:06 AM

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achieverswales
achieverswales e2 Member 4achieverswales vcard Wales101 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2010 - 11:10 AM

Great capture, one of my favourite animals, when I was young we had one for 8 years, the eye so sharp.

Regards

Trev

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8147 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2010 - 11:28 AM

A superb image, Sylvia, excellent dof and pose, very well captured. Carol

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Imagephotographics
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24 Aug 2010 - 11:43 AM

Great capture Sylvia

Chris

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Oleg_Lobzin
Oleg_Lobzin e2 Member 4Oleg_Lobzin vcard Russian Federation
24 Aug 2010 - 12:33 PM

What a sight! Perfectly captured!
Regards, Oleg.

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hasslebladuk
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24 Aug 2010 - 1:08 PM

Just look at those eyes well done
mike

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ccb
ccb  626 forum posts United States2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2010 - 1:19 PM

Great capture - foxes have such an elegance to them.
Christina

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WindowonWildlife
WindowonWildlife e2 Member 5WindowonWildlife vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2010 - 1:48 PM

Wonderful capture Sylvia,love the movement blur as the fox changes direction Smile

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2010 - 2:26 PM

Beautifully captured (maybe after your little stool here Sylvia as we all were!) you have got the eyes so clear and colours perfect a wonderful shot
Lillian

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SurreyHillsMan
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24 Aug 2010 - 2:37 PM

Love those eyes Sylvia

Jon

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Maiwand
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24 Aug 2010 - 4:58 PM

Craking good shot Sylvia. Perfectly timed to capture the movement in the right leg and brush.
Ron

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FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 733 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2010 - 5:22 PM

Timing spot on here Sylvia, love the sly look you have captured here,
Geoff.

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8831 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1638 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2010 - 6:38 PM

You captured a perfectly stealthy stance here, excellent.

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pluckyfilly
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24 Aug 2010 - 6:51 PM

perfect shot well timed

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franfoto
franfoto e2 Member 7franfoto vcard England32 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2010 - 7:23 PM

Love the stalking stance and the alert expression, great sense of movement and super detail where it needs to be.
An excellent shot, perfectly composed.
Regards
Fran

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Steve_S
Steve_S e2 Member 9176 forum postsSteve_S vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2010 - 7:33 PM

Sharp where it should be Sylvia and lovely movement too
Steve

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lianna
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24 Aug 2010 - 8:41 PM

great focus on those eyes!!! a superb shot Sylvia x x

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Gray_ina
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24 Aug 2010 - 10:24 PM

HI Sylvia , very alert and sharp, I watched many wild foxes hunting ,spot on gray.

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Ray42
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25 Aug 2010 - 7:43 AM

An excellent shot - pin sharp on the face and a little movement to show it is actual moving - a great shot

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chalkhillblue
chalkhillblue e2 Member 6144 forum postschalkhillblue vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2010 - 12:20 PM

Agree 100% with Fran, beautifully captured Sylvia, super nature photography.
David

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Glostopcat
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3 Sep 2010 - 10:42 PM

An excellent shot of this cunning fox, its character comes across so well here

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