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Wild Fox

By teocali
Taken this morning through an open window overlooking neighbouring fields. This wild Fox (Vulpes vulpes) was searching for food and occasionally jumping up and down pouncing on its prey (just like a cat). Had to wait till he/she was close enough (about 200yds away). High ISO of 2500 with the 7D so the image is noisy, despite my efforts to process, therefore up for MODS if anybody fancies a go.
Settings: F/5.6 1/800sec ISO2500 AV@420mm handheld.

Many thanks for your C&Cs on Bethany - really appreciated as always Smile Hope you all have a great Christmas and best wishes to everybody for 2011

Tags: General Wild Fox Close-up and macro Mammal Predator Vulpes vulpes Wildlife and nature

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24 Dec 2010 5:20PM
cracking shot
Merry christmas to you and yours Smile

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RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
24 Dec 2010 5:20PM
Although there may a degree of noise, given the high ISO and distance involved, it is perfectly acceptable, although I have to say it is not really all that obvious on my screen. A lovely shot, Sylvia.
Have a super day tomorrow.
Regards, Ronnie.
24 Dec 2010 5:20PM
Love the pose Sylvia and nice detail too Smile Have a Good Xmas !
CarolG Plus
11 199 20 Greece
24 Dec 2010 5:30PM
What a wonderful sight, Sylvia, and very well captured. Have a wonderful festive season, and every good luck in life for 2011. Carol
10 2 United Kingdom
24 Dec 2010 5:30PM
Damn good to me particularly given the circumstances...been hoping for one like this but to no avail.

Happy Christmas !

Glostopcat Plus
11 255 2 England
24 Dec 2010 5:43PM
An excellent shot of this handsome fellow, he looks in good condition and well equipped to survive the winter
24 Dec 2010 5:44PM
Merry Christmas Sylvia and all the best for 2011
SUE118 Plus
9 8 1 United Kingdom
24 Dec 2010 5:54PM
You are so lucky a fantastic shot.
Maiwand Plus
11 3 73 England
24 Dec 2010 6:11PM
I am impressed Sylvia. This is a cracking good shot at that distance and in such poor light.
tomcat Plus
12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
24 Dec 2010 6:15PM
I can only echo Ron's sentiments
Top shot

24 Dec 2010 6:47PM
A beautiful creature, very well captured Sylvia, especially under the circumstances, "handheld" your biceps must be building up nicely these days. Have a lovely day tomorrow.
Mynett Plus
9 142 6 United Kingdom
24 Dec 2010 6:48PM

24 Dec 2010 6:52PM
A lovely image - John.
teocali Plus
9 441 18 England
24 Dec 2010 6:56PM
"handheld" your biceps must be building up nicely these days

Oops - sorry David - chose the wrong lens from the drop-down menu - its the 300mm + 1.4x TC (have changed description) LOL!

Thank you all for your kind comments Smile
helenlinda Plus
10 357 22 United Kingdom
24 Dec 2010 7:35PM
He looks splendid against the snow- a great capture- and best wishes for a great day tomorrow
Excellent shot well done
Shroomer 11 14 167 England
24 Dec 2010 9:08PM
A wonderful capture and great pose Sylvia. Reduced the noise for you on the bg.
A very merry Xmas to you and Simon, see you on the 27th
pluckyfilly Plus
11 351 33 United Kingdom
24 Dec 2010 9:30PM
great shot the noise not too obvious IMO - have a great day tomorrow
LV426 Plus
8 7 4 United Kingdom
24 Dec 2010 11:31PM
"Merry Christmas and a prosperous and happy new year"
25 Dec 2010 7:43AM
Great expression... very well caught indeed.
Best wishes.
tigertimb Plus
10 40 66 United Kingdom
25 Dec 2010 9:57AM
Beautiful shot Sylvia; wishing you a Happy Christmas
Tim Smile
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 13 Canada
25 Dec 2010 2:54PM
Beautiful shot Sylvia. Merry Christmas Day.............Sandy
teocali Plus
9 441 18 England
25 Dec 2010 6:59PM
Thank you so much everybody for you C&Cs, great comments, to Richard (MossyOak) for the SUPERB mod and for your Christmas wishes.
We are just back from a wonderful day at our daughter's home and I hope that you have all enjoyed (and are still enjoying) a super Christmas Day today Smile
brownsilent 10 7 2 United Kingdom
28 Dec 2010 10:10PM
He looks like he'd enjoy a mouse just now!

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