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Fox Cub

By glazzaro  
Good Evening

This shot was taken at Bombay Hook Nature Refuge in the wee hours of the morning. The light was soft and there was some overcast. This Fox cub was just sitting on the edge of the path and did not seem to concerned with my presence. Two of his brothers and sisters were just out of sight in the grass. This was a tough shot as it was early morning, John (yjeep) and I went out at 5:30 AM just to go find these guys. So I was more then pleased with how well I was able to get the detail. I was to far to use flash so this is a straight shot. Ok, I am off to Virginia in a couple of hours, will be back Friday evening, talk to you all then and I will see you out on the site!


Physical Setup:

1. Used the car as a hide, the cub was in the dirt road having a scratch as we pulled up on him. Stayed within camera range but not to close as to scare him off.

Camera Setup:

Location: Smyrna, Delaware (Nature Refuge)
Weather: Some sun with overcast
Tripod: Yes, car mounted
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Sigma 120-300mm VR F2.8
Focal Len: 300mm
Flash: None
Exposure Mode: Manual Mode
Metering Mode: Multi Pattern
White Balance: Auto
Exposure: 0
Shutter: 1/1250
F Stop: F 2.8
ISO: 200

Tags: Fox Close-up and macro Mammals Red fox Wildlife and nature

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paulcr 17 1.5k 9 Ireland
13 Jun 2007 4:26PM
Smaller version looks a tad soft 'til you open up the larger one. Lovely shot, well presented. Paul
jaspernina 15 1.0k Wales
13 Jun 2007 4:29PM
Great capture, well done.


jamescoates 15 44 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2007 4:30PM
Wow, fantastic shot, great comp.
SueWB 15 England
13 Jun 2007 4:32PM
A very lovely subject; love the softness of this image, really suits the subject
Possum 15 148 England
13 Jun 2007 4:47PM
Great DoF, a lovely shot.
Paul_cats 16 61 22 Scotland
13 Jun 2007 4:50PM
That is just so cool. Soft and yet very sriking image.
HUMIE 15 2 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2007 4:57PM
I agree with the last've captured the detail,softness,colour and texture of the coat SO well. SUPER.
13 Jun 2007 4:58PM
Lovely work Greg !
Maiwand 15 3 73 England
13 Jun 2007 5:00PM
Superb treatment and composition Greg. Excellent shot.
AlanBW 16 20 England
13 Jun 2007 5:05PM
Terrrific capture Greg, great timing
13 Jun 2007 5:06PM
Excellent capture,
A_Harrison 17 261 Canada
13 Jun 2007 5:21PM
You know! I like minimal Greg. I can't resist this one.

Made an even more minimal Mod

ChristineL 17 39 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2007 5:31PM
This is so beautiful Greg, the pose and expression are really great,
tull 19 181 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2007 5:49PM
Cracking work Greg.

13 Jun 2007 5:54PM
Can't wait to see what he's doing Greg, with his ears pinned back, he looks scared? fine capture, Adrian
chase Plus
16 2.4k 623 England
13 Jun 2007 6:10PM
A bit of a scratch going on there Greg..great timing.
13 Jun 2007 6:24PM
Very cute. Sweet as a nut.

John (-:
13 Jun 2007 6:39PM

JouŠo 18 56 Finland
13 Jun 2007 6:41PM
fantastic capture, Sir Greg...............

glazzaro 17 70 23 United States
13 Jun 2007 6:41PM

Nice mod, thank you

GlynnisFrith 15 23 3 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2007 6:57PM
What a cute thing it is, you have made a great capture
jaktis 18 84 Sweden
13 Jun 2007 8:06PM
Looks so smooth, lovely capture

Coleslaw 17 13.4k 28 Wales
13 Jun 2007 8:54PM
User_Removed 16 16 England
13 Jun 2007 10:11PM
Cracking shot, Greg, and beautiful composition. Had a shock for a mo when I saw the b/g; thought this was your yard after the bottle mining! Wink
barry john 18 25 England
13 Jun 2007 10:11PM
This is brilliant as is all the others in your collection
Well done
Love the details you give in the write up
Thank You
Barry John
scott_jessuk 16 249 1 Scotland
13 Jun 2007 10:13PM
Wow Greg this is a really amazing capture, I could even go as far as saying its my favourite image which I have seen of yours. Looks great, Cute little fox cub.

13 Jun 2007 10:50PM
Wow razor sharp Greg. Excellent take

MandsH 15 England
13 Jun 2007 11:20PM
What a brilliant shot and such great detail
13 Jun 2007 11:37PM
Outstanding..Excellent timing with the pose !!


nikki Smile
GillyB 17 317 8 United Kingdom
14 Jun 2007 12:50AM
Superb Greg, great detail and pose!

taggart Plus
17 47 15 United States
14 Jun 2007 2:45AM
Perfect nature shot!

14 Jun 2007 2:49AM
Another beauty Greg. click!!
User_Removed 17 825 Lithuania
14 Jun 2007 5:43AM
lovely catch Greg`!
NevP 17 853 13 Canada
14 Jun 2007 6:43AM
Nice! Have you done any editing to the background?
wyatturp 16 2 England
14 Jun 2007 8:09AM
Great picture Greg i loved the fox pictures from last year hope there are more on the way sir?????

riprap007 17 1.6k 37 England
14 Jun 2007 8:49AM
such an elegant and effective image, really speacial this capture, one for my favourites
Scorpio74 15 34 England
14 Jun 2007 9:08AM
Lovely shot
franken Plus
19 5.5k 4 United Kingdom
14 Jun 2007 10:09AM
Brilliant! I like the pose.

Marian 16 62 England
14 Jun 2007 10:24AM
Love the pose you caught him in.
Chriscj 16 96 1 England
14 Jun 2007 3:13PM
Stunning detail Greg.

didgpix 15
14 Jun 2007 4:09PM
Beautiful image, detail in the large version is excellent. I thank you for taking so much trouble to capture these splendid images, viewing them gives me a great deal to pleasure.
daffydill56 18 190 United Kingdom
14 Jun 2007 6:24PM
Bombay Hook is on my wishlist !! Wink A superb shot Greg, wonderful detail and dof.

brownsilent 15 7 2 United Kingdom
14 Jun 2007 7:32PM
Fantastic capture, love it.
Shane136 19 63 United Kingdom
15 Jun 2007 5:12PM
Spot on as always Greg!

Alison_S 16 339 United Kingdom
16 Jun 2007 9:47AM
Another beauty, love the soft look/texture of the fur in this set of images. Excellent work as always Smile

piccy 16 8 Wales
18 Jun 2007 1:04PM
Cute little things, love the pic.
bliba Plus
16 1 2 Austria
18 Jun 2007 10:20PM
a great capture
Libby_M 15 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2007 7:42AM
what a great action shot
great colour
well taken
CaroleA 16 10 3 England
21 Jun 2007 4:47PM
I've missed quite a few of your shots so just had to pick one to comment on - and it was this (although it's making me itch). Perfect wildlife study.
23 Jun 2007 10:31PM
A beautiful creature ..... love his colouring and the wonderul detail you have captured here. He is a very healthy looking cub too! Love the uncluttered background too, showing him off perfectly! Click*
fossilized 17 79 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2007 11:21AM
I've not been on the site for a while but I'm not at all surprised to see that you have continued to go from strength to strength. Lovely shot - beautiful portfolio.

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