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Sleepy fox
Sleepy fox
Jonniboy


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Challenge: Free Study (Classic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D1
Location: British Wildlife Centre
Date: Jul 14, 2002
Aperture: F13
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/20
Date Uploaded: Jul 14, 2002

Taken at the British Wildlife Centre near Gatwick. This young fox is soon to be released into the wild. It was dozing after lunch.

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Place: 41 out of 175
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Avg (commenters): 7.3548
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Avg (non-participants): 6.1292
Views since voting: 1365
Votes: 316
Comments: 32
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07/22/2002 03:01:00 AM
Thanks for all the comments on this.
To clear a couple of things up. The hazy area in top left is not glass - it's part of a chain link fence. I was shooting the foxes from a distance at F5.6 but this one was pretty close to me so I had to stop down to F13 to get eyes and nose sharp and this caused a ghost from the fence. I have others without the ghosting but preferred the composition of this one.
Yellow flower was there on purpose as I thought the colours were a bit too dull without it. It's also out of focus on purpose as I thought a sharp bright yellow flower would be too much. Having said that, looking at it a week on I afree it's a bit too distracting.

Patella, not sure what the green tinit is. I hadn't noticed it until you mentioned it but I've checked it on 2 monitors and you're right!

BTW, Nikkor 80 - 400 VR lens is awesome! Focal length was probably about 150mm equivalent, shutter was 1/20 and it's pretty sharp!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/21/2002 10:14:00 PM
great shot. the somewhat hazy top left (what is that?) and the flower in the bottom left are a tad distracting, but that is more than made up for by the crispness of the fox. my top 10 this week -- gr8photos (9)
07/21/2002 08:49:00 PM
Nicely timed catch. Good focus, nicely cropped. I'm guessing you were shooting behind glass at a zoo -- I see some of the same problems I have when I've shot similar pics in the zoo. The green tint to everything (should be relatively easy to clean up in an image editing program) and the ghosting up in the upper left corner (reflection off the glass from behind -- not so easy to fix). Course I may be wrong. I'd liek to see that green tint taken out -- and I think I would have cropped it a little closer to get rid of what looks like the bottom edge of the window along the bottom of the shot.
07/21/2002 07:49:00 PM
Great capture of the face! The yellow flowers on the left are a bit much, as they seem to jump out at ya. Good job.
07/20/2002 10:56:00 PM
Cute! Really a good exposure and a nice not too crowded composition.
07/20/2002 09:52:00 PM
great
07/20/2002 11:10:00 AM
Composition7,
Technical Aspects9,
Meets Challenge10,
Originality7,
Average Score8,
Autool.
07/19/2002 03:18:00 PM
great details. Are his/her eyes always that small or was s/he in the middle of blinking? -chariot
07/19/2002 03:14:00 AM
great detail. the expression of the fox's face is priceless.
07/19/2002 12:48:00 AM
amazing shot!
07/18/2002 10:48:00 PM
Wow how did you get this shot?
07/18/2002 09:43:00 PM
This is gorgeous. I like the way you have framed the fox with the foilage around him.
07/18/2002 04:40:00 PM
This would make a fantastic cover for a book or in a book about them, I'm not quite sold on his eyes, but great job with DOF, coloring, lighting - great job. 9 cthenk
07/18/2002 03:03:00 PM
Great picture. Good focus, good lighting.
07/18/2002 08:59:00 AM
fun shot of this fox! tighter shot or cropping might be more effective
07/18/2002 08:31:00 AM
Wildlife is always hard, it doesnt pose, it doesnt like lights, it runs away when you try and get a different angle. All you can really do to improve on this shot is get luckier, which requires practice. Theres some fogging in the top left, which may be from sitting in a damp field for too long. Get a lens cloth and use it regularly.
07/18/2002 02:25:00 AM
Good portions and angle of this fox which makes this guy look harmless. I understand how difficult it can be to get such an excellent shot of wild animals (especially shy ones!). Good job! I only thing that slightly bothers me is the yellow flower. I wish that was also in focus.
07/18/2002 01:01:00 AM
Very nice look on face of animal. Interesting, subtle lighting. 6 sjgleah
07/17/2002 07:10:00 PM
great animal portrait,nature at its best
07/17/2002 05:32:00 PM
colours could be more lively. more red.
07/17/2002 05:10:00 PM
90% wonderful shot. Was this in a zoo or were you wildly lucky? I don't like the "faded" area in the upper left corner. Did you shoot this through glass, maybe? The deep greens of the grass and the color of the fox are wonderful. 8 Swash
07/17/2002 01:36:00 PM
good portrait
07/17/2002 10:14:00 AM
ooooh! a fox. it's so cute. it looks like it's on drugs.
07/17/2002 04:28:00 AM
sharp pic
07/16/2002 11:10:00 PM
Good Picture. what zoom?
07/16/2002 06:26:00 AM
Interesting shot.. the glass glare in the upper left is a slight distraction, but otherwise, i like it! = 6 - jmsetzler
07/15/2002 09:32:00 PM
Cute picture of the fox. Looks a tad dark though, but otherwise, good job.
07/15/2002 05:05:00 PM
Wonderful but not too sharp. Still color is good and it's a darling shot. Good capture. Kee
07/15/2002 01:24:00 PM
Great shot.
07/15/2002 12:21:00 PM
nice... but I would love to see it with its eyes open!
07/15/2002 11:04:00 AM
awwwwww he is cute
07/15/2002 10:54:00 AM
Even though I know he's just sleepy, he looks sick to me. What's the blur in the upper lefthand corner? The blown out yellow flower is distracting. 5 Lisa


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