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Red fox (Vulpes vulpes)

First of all i would like to thank you for your comments on my last two uploads.
The fox is a remarkably adaptable and successful animal found, where food is plentiful, in almost every type of habitat. It is a success because it willing to eat almost anything and has become particularly adapt at surviving alongside man in farmland and urban areas.

The fox is unmistakable with its bushy tail, large ears and narrow muzzle.Coat colour can be extremely variable, usually reddish-brown on top with lighter underside, but much darker or silvery forms are not uncommon.

The mating season is December to February, when the vixon can be heard at night uttering its eerie, high pitched scream. Four or five cubs are born in the spring and the female fox stays with them in the earth for two weeks, fed by the dog fox. They remain with their mother until autumn when they disperse to find territories and mates of their own.
The life expectancy of the fox is short; 12-18 months in urban areas,(58% are killed on the roads) and rarely beyond 3 years in rural areas.

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29 Jan 2009 9:48AM
Stunning shot, really good detail and so sharp.

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29 Jan 2009 9:50AM
What a great shot, well captured and taken.
Naturesview 12 38 Scotland
29 Jan 2009 9:50AM
Cracking shot. Very sharp. Would personally taken it at a slightly lower angle to give the face more impact

Hoffy Plus
12 262 16 England
29 Jan 2009 10:01AM
Very nice capture.
videotec 8 8 United Kingdom
29 Jan 2009 10:02AM
This is a great Capture Dave--It certainly looks WELL fed--Lovely colour.
jaktis Plus
12 84 Sweden
29 Jan 2009 10:02AM
He looks so alert, a great capture

User_Removed 10 19 United Kingdom
29 Jan 2009 10:08AM
lovely capture..and very informative
29 Jan 2009 10:12AM
Great shot
Bit sad about his life tho'
Cant be much fun being a fox
Bravdo Plus
8 17 2 United Kingdom
29 Jan 2009 10:19AM
Great shot and superb clarity and detail. Strange how mankind wants to destroy beautiful creatures like this.
Wilmot 8 338 1 United Kingdom
29 Jan 2009 10:23AM
Cracking capture,i love the frosty ground it really works well with the red fox,well done.
peugeot406 10 7 1 England
29 Jan 2009 10:29AM
Fantastic image so much detail
29 Jan 2009 10:32AM
great shot nice colours and info
hellsbells8868 8 151 2 Wales
29 Jan 2009 11:00AM
Striking image, fabulous detail..
goso 10 2 1 Australia
29 Jan 2009 11:03AM
Great capture David.....Bill
leginR 8 England
29 Jan 2009 11:05AM

Quote:Great shot and superb clarity and detail. Strange how mankind wants to destroy beautiful creatures like this.

regards Nigel
skewey 10 31 England
29 Jan 2009 11:06AM
Brilliant Fox capture Dave.
iancam 8 23 England
29 Jan 2009 12:26PM
Excellent capture
Richsr Plus
9 91 223 England
29 Jan 2009 12:34PM
Like the details and tones in this - well captured.
Regards Richard.
greatdog 8 21 England
29 Jan 2009 12:49PM
Great shot,lovely colour and nice and sharp,dane.
JohnH37 10 1 United Kingdom
29 Jan 2009 1:38PM
A fantastic capture.Love the capture of detail and the light.
29 Jan 2009 2:28PM
Fantastic shot, well done.
Stace Plus
8 2 2 England
29 Jan 2009 2:30PM
Superb capture Dave, and interesting write up, well done

29 Jan 2009 3:38PM
Great capture Dave

Bob_V 9 1 2 United States
29 Jan 2009 4:13PM
What great detail in this fantastic capture.
29 Jan 2009 4:36PM
Stunning capture, well done. Excellent details and colours.
fishing 8 2
29 Jan 2009 5:29PM

Quote:Cracking shot. Very sharp. Would personally taken it at a slightly lower angle to give the face more impact




29 Jan 2009 6:11PM
Wow! Just superb. A real cracker.
29 Jan 2009 6:34PM
Lovely shot, great colours. He looks a well fed fox.
Cormy 9 3 England
29 Jan 2009 7:07PM
A beaut.
danbrann Plus
12 624 17
29 Jan 2009 7:11PM
A tip top image.The frost is a great bonus.
cassiecat 8 39 46 England
29 Jan 2009 7:54PM
great frosty fox capture.lesley
Steve_S Plus
10 180 3 United Kingdom
29 Jan 2009 7:56PM
Superb capture
29 Jan 2009 8:39PM
Congratulations on a superb image.
Rock Plus
14 10 2 England
29 Jan 2009 8:55PM
A Top-Shot.

29 Jan 2009 8:59PM
Natzdad 7 29 2 United Kingdom
29 Jan 2009 9:14PM
great shot with plenty of info..........Mick
Karrol 8 29 England
29 Jan 2009 10:14PM
Gosh I thought they lived longer than that!

Another superb shot.
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
29 Jan 2009 10:18PM
lovely shot well taken
Brilane 10 5 12 Wales
30 Jan 2009 1:47AM
Interesting commentary and a lovely picture..
30 Jan 2009 3:46AM

Quote: Strange how mankind wants to destroy beautiful creatures like this.

While this is a superb image accompanied by interesting information, in my country where these creatures are not native they cause a great deal of destruction to the native wildlife to the point where some species are seriously threatened.
Ray42 8 3 England
30 Jan 2009 8:12AM
Good wild life photography - looks as if he heard the click - good write up
MandsH 9 England
30 Jan 2009 8:31AM
This is superb
ugly Plus
8 9 57 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2009 8:38AM
Very nice detailed shot...
Great DOF...
I do like the colours and textures...
Very well taken...

30 Jan 2009 8:45AM
What an expression!
Great capture,
30 Jan 2009 10:28AM
Fantastic image, has to be viewed large.

Nice work

photophantom 8 108 3 Philippines
30 Jan 2009 1:52PM
Top shot Dave and great info
janty66 9 3 England
30 Jan 2009 3:41PM
panda 12 5 1 England
30 Jan 2009 4:28PM
Great shot of this lovely animal. I used to have a fox visit me most days for about 3 years, and I used to feed it by hand. I was very sad when she no longer came.

Regards Phil
nobby1 Plus
12 14 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2009 8:13PM
Great shot. It is a great pity so many of these die on the roads.

nickyv32 9 135 England
30 Jan 2009 8:58PM
Stunning shot, very well taken

OMG 8 51 2 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2009 9:01PM
Cracking shot Dave, wonderful detail and dof.
Mynett 8 142 6 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2009 10:56PM
super shot, looks quite plump is it a vixen?
Linda Smile
Frase 8 Scotland
31 Jan 2009 10:10AM
Wonderful shot.
31 Jan 2009 11:05AM
absolutely top class imagery
cantona43 Plus
11 924 4 England
31 Jan 2009 1:36PM
this is an excellent shot Dave a credit to you
31 Jan 2009 1:54PM
Great capture!
31 Jan 2009 2:23PM
An excellent shot. Good dof and I like the lighting on his head. I didn't realise that rural foxes had such a short life span.

RTDS 8 Cyprus
31 Jan 2009 4:26PM
Stunning capture David.
Amazing details and colours.
Hebe 9 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2009 5:48PM
What a supurb shot of this truly beautiful creature.
1 Feb 2009 11:00PM
Great image and capture.
1 Feb 2009 11:27PM
Hi Great Image
2 Feb 2009 8:43AM
great image nice clear and sharpe well captured very good info also.Wink kevin
basu 8 India
2 Feb 2009 10:55AM
great capture, good detail.
FeatherFriend 8 38 217 England
2 Feb 2009 3:47PM
101 it is David, a superb shot and a lovely write up,
2 Feb 2009 8:37PM
Absolutely beautitful! and interesting info...
phil99 9 45 6 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2009 9:28PM
Superbly taken shot...Phil
Daisymaye Plus
8 23 10 Canada
2 Feb 2009 10:05PM
Little fox looks a little chubby like maybe she is expecting. Wonderful sharp colorful shot. Just beautiful.
madbilly 7 1 4 England
3 Feb 2009 7:11AM
Fat little git aint he. Nicely taken but for me a bit lower angle may have been better (there again my knees probably wouldnt let me get lower), nicely done nevertheless
4 Feb 2009 8:31AM
for got to add the following what great eye contact and the colour just great well captured. kevin
He looks great standing there, a lovely capture, so much detail.
skye1 9 29 4 Wales
5 Feb 2009 8:09AM
Beautiful shot, amazing details on the fox's fur and beautiful colours - she looks really nice against that frosty ground
Great capture, brilliant image.
graham 15 10 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2009 11:10AM
Great image - well done.
DavidWebb 9 3 England
6 Feb 2009 11:26AM
FANTASTIC photograph Dave - this should adorn a front cover or be published somewhere, stunning. Best wishes David
6 Feb 2009 9:17PM
Brilliant photo!
8 Feb 2009 12:53PM
EXCELLENT shot dave... An Maidrín Rua!!!!!!!
First class
Mike_Smith Plus
9 321 1 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2009 4:01PM
Stunning shot i was just reading about your fox i didnt realise that their lifespan was so short.
A Booth 14 11 4 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2009 7:42PM
excellent capture with good eye contact colours and detail.
harrattp 9 11 4 England
14 Feb 2009 9:00AM
Another cracker David.

fwatts 8
14 Feb 2009 10:55PM
fantastic write up david this is a smashing photo
faraidoon 8 1 Afghanistan
15 Feb 2009 8:29AM
such a great and so alive shot.
shaver 8 8 England
15 Feb 2009 8:39AM
wonderful shot
19 Feb 2009 12:16PM
Excellent image
Excellent capture, beautiful image the textures and light work very well.
stunning image.ray
Alan_Coles 10 177 11 Wales
22 Feb 2009 11:15PM
Yup, agreed with all comments above....simply stunning capture, well done.
23 Feb 2009 6:39PM
Gorgeous completely gorgeous
23 Feb 2009 7:24PM
A right little fatty isnt he/she nice shot
DHouston 12 8 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2009 1:06PM
Lovely colouring.
25 Feb 2009 6:52PM
A beautiful capture of a lovely animal and he looks like he is in tip top condition.
26 Feb 2009 6:00AM
Wonderful shot!
carl3825 7 3 Switzerland
27 Feb 2009 9:20PM
Excellent shot, great to see him on the frosty ground, looks like he gets enough to eat.
2 Mar 2009 8:34AM
Super shot.
bayleaf 9 8 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2009 8:09PM
wow super
fentiger Plus
15 916 23 England
6 Mar 2009 7:49AM
Excellent capture and very informative write-up.

GalleryGirl 9 4 2 United Kingdom
12 Mar 2009 10:23AM
She's a little chubby. Super shot.
Marilyn x
12 Mar 2009 5:29PM
13 Mar 2009 12:24AM
videotec 8 8 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2009 2:42PM
Brilliant capture--He looks well fed
steveplant 14 56 2
17 Mar 2009 8:50AM
Cracking shot - love it Smile
Steve Smile
OMG 8 51 2 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2009 11:37PM
Lovely shot and the pof is superb
Rgds Derek
20 Mar 2009 8:48AM
Hi Dave'
This is one stunning shot, well done.

JPT 7 5
28 Mar 2009 2:54PM
really fantastic image, Jim.
morpheus1955 9 3 2 United Kingdom
30 Mar 2009 9:01AM
Absolutely stunning image, very well captures.

Carl40 10 18 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2009 7:55PM

StevenPrice 12 30 2 England
2 Apr 2009 8:50PM
wow superb work.

7 Apr 2009 2:52PM
Great capture Dave. Really appreciate the information on the fox.

walk8 8 England
7 Apr 2009 8:52PM
Superb capture, with amazing detail.
dawnUK 8 1 United Kingdom
15 Apr 2009 7:30PM
Lovely Pic of this timid animal , Either well fed or a vixen ready to have the pups any time soon . either way a lovely clear picture with lovely colours.
18 Apr 2009 9:10PM
Good close up capture, great colours.
EAS 7 1 13 Scotland
22 Apr 2009 12:58PM
One of these "beautiful" creatures killed and ate one of our twin lambs just the other day. Not a weekling, a really strong healthy lamb, making it hard to like foxes! Despite that, I do think they look handsome and this is a lovely image. My compliments!
27 Apr 2009 3:30PM
great lighting, wonderful capture.
Ridgeway 9 222 2 Ireland
30 Apr 2009 11:00AM
Dave this is great shot,looks like he is doing well,chuuby little guy,
Great detail,nice lighting,

Phil1958 7 272 4 Wales
8 May 2009 10:40AM
Absolutely stunning image - how close!
It's all been said above,this is superb as is all the work in your gallery.
Cheers Keith.
13 May 2009 8:51AM
Congratulations on this stunning shot.
baclark 7 3.7k 24 United Kingdom
13 May 2009 9:05AM
Absolutely beautiful image.
13 May 2009 9:41PM
super capture .gill
14 May 2009 8:01AM
Good wild life photography P-F

I have been useingTameron 28- 300 and have just brough 55-200 vr, The vr makes a big inprovement.

wish list next len 500 or 400 ? any comments.

ps well taken

jimmypaton 8 19 Scotland
14 May 2009 10:05PM
very,very good indeed
Zonda 7 303 1
15 May 2009 7:43AM
Lovely shot, with beautiful colour. The fox looks really well fed too.
Neeka 7 16 Wales
17 May 2009 3:52PM
Great shot. Colours are awesome. Yeah....he looks like he has enough to eat.... Smile
ZX1400 9 United Kingdom
18 May 2009 7:23PM
What an brilliant capture.
Misty56 8 22 1 United Kingdom
19 May 2009 10:07AM
not surprising you get so many votes, your photos are stunning
sable 8 9 7 England
21 May 2009 11:35AM
Well I have read through the comments and there is nothing more to add I find it absolutely stunning and your portfolio is to 'die for' - Elizabeth
dotpix 12 5 Pakistan
22 May 2009 7:40AM
superfit description.. and superfit comments of Sable... Grin spechless...
just Clicks!
LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
22 May 2009 8:02AM
Stunning picture.
susanbarton 8 11 1 United Kingdom
23 May 2009 10:50PM
great shot full of detail

25 May 2009 8:21AM
Your wildlife work is suerb
simon73 7 15 United Kingdom
27 May 2009 10:57AM
Now that is a cracking photo of a fox full marks
Tonyto 8 United Kingdom
27 May 2009 10:56PM
Great image, superbly caught!
29 May 2009 5:07AM
What a great shot
31 May 2009 8:28AM
he is a superb creature and great image for our country side
31 May 2009 8:53AM
and the red fox screens the shooter, and the shooter stay alive and bring back a great shot.
x_posure 7 1 Australia
31 May 2009 12:54PM
Great shot and Wow you get loads of comments
2 Jun 2009 3:16PM have A LOT of votes for this, I'll add to it! Brilliant capture, such amazing detail and colour. And you know a lot about foxes!!
Caledonia 10 2 Scotland
4 Jun 2009 10:49AM
Cracking shot! I've only ever seen a fox walking along my street around 1am when it is dark....and it didn't even run away - it just looked at me and walked on. amazing.
SimPick 10 545 2 Azerbaijan
4 Jun 2009 9:18PM
Not a lot I can add to what's been said. Great capture. Sper shot.
10 Jun 2009 11:08AM
Great writeup.. incredible image
redshank 7 1 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2009 12:07PM
Wonderful portfolio