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07-25-2010, 06:41 PM
I can't believe I got this close to the fox before it ran into the woods.

Mad Aussie
07-25-2010, 07:00 PM
You missed the focus a bit but what a little cutey he/she is! Very nice composition too.

07-25-2010, 07:05 PM
It's the small depth of field. If you look close at the eyes they are in focus.

Mad Aussie
07-25-2010, 07:11 PM
Maybe it lost something in uploading because that's not evident on my monitor I'm afraid.

07-25-2010, 07:24 PM
I agree it doesn't look quite right when I look at it in the forum posting. It is much better when I look at it in Lightroom. I think also part of the problem is that it was late in the day at dusk and I had to crank up the ISO to 1600. When I zoom in in Lightroom I can see that the eyes are in focus but they are noisey. I may have to play a little bit more with the noise reduction and sharpening to get a better balance.

Mad Aussie
07-25-2010, 07:38 PM
Wow ... 1600 ISO and a result that good ... I can only dream!

File size here can be an issue ... if it's over 250 kb the forum reduces quality to reduce file size and the most obvious result is the sharpness gets the chop. Larger photos (up to about 800 pixels) with a smaller file size work very well here.

07-25-2010, 08:09 PM
I have been tracking a family of fox in the Bearspaw are near Calgary for a month with opportunity for a shot. When I was a kid the local game officer live trapped one. The eyes (pupils on a fox are diamond shaped) I can see that in your photo. I like it.


07-25-2010, 08:48 PM
It's definitely a wonderful little creature you've captured fairly well here. Was the original you uploaded larger than 250KB? The board may have mangled it a bit on upload if it was which would make it a little fuzzy. Try exporting to JPG with different settings until you get an image which is just under 250KB.

07-25-2010, 09:39 PM
it looks like a juvenile. Nicely composed :)

07-25-2010, 10:17 PM
I would also say its still a young one, love the look of him/her.

Wicked Dark
07-26-2010, 07:15 AM
ah the curiosity of the young. Good exposure and expression.

07-31-2010, 12:23 AM
Love the traditional coloring. We don't see that around here, because they're more accustomed to people. Apparently they're less likely to be traditionally colored when they're somewhat tame. Someone raising them for fur tried to breed them to be a bit less wild and found that the traits were somehow influenced by environment as a result. It's giving scientists another set of ideas of how DNA interacts with all sorts of variables, including portions of itself.

07-31-2010, 01:12 AM
Beautiful capture :)