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Original post was a bit rough on this image, so I cleaned it up and uncropped it, adjusting the sat levels. By cropping it the first time I lost much of the DOF...
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Original post was a bit rough on this image, so I cleaned it up and uncropped it, adjusting the sat levels. By cropping it the first time I lost much of the DOF. Cloned out the red reflector in the backdrop.....much better, I think ;)
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mdanni
 
mdanni July 29, 2010
nice job
paulmullin
paulmullin July 29, 2010
Thank you!
Photokats
 
Photokats July 29, 2010
Fantabulous Paul.. i am at a loss for words!!! really! 5 stars and going into my favs..
paulmullin
paulmullin July 30, 2010
Thanks PK. He was very cooperative
dennischeeseman PRO+
 
dennischeeseman July 30, 2010
Excellent shot
ReneeBlake PRO+
 
ReneeBlake July 30, 2010
This is an amazingly beautiful shot ! Fantastic work !
paulmullin
paulmullin July 30, 2010
Thanks Renee
KarenRoberts
 
KarenRoberts July 30, 2010
The little Fox could not be a better position! Love the title!
KarenRoberts
 
KarenRoberts July 30, 2010
Five Star Fave!
angiebanta
 
angiebanta July 30, 2010
fantastic shot!
paulmullin
paulmullin July 30, 2010
Thank you Angie =)
paulmullin
 
paulmullin July 30, 2010
And to all who have left kind words and comments, I have responded to your comments through the message page which doesn't leave them on the photo page. Hopefully, you received the responses. If not, then I thank you all for the comments ;)
MadHatter66
 
MadHatter66 July 30, 2010
Very nice. He looks 3D making him really stand out. Great work.
paulmullin
paulmullin July 30, 2010
Thanks MM
sugar2th
 
sugar2th August 02, 2010
Great work!
paulmullin
paulmullin August 07, 2010
Thanks 2th. Good to hear from you.
kkphoto1
 
kkphoto1 August 07, 2010
Great capture Paul!
paulmullin
paulmullin August 07, 2010
Thank you K :)
photography4
 
photography4 August 09, 2010
great shot!!
paulmullin
paulmullin August 24, 2010
Thanks very much :)
amit_sprakash
 
amit_sprakash August 25, 2010
really wonderful photo
paulmullin
paulmullin August 26, 2010
Thank you amit!
oldmanfmdac@comcast.net
 
oldmanfmdac@comcast.net September 13, 2010
beautiful photograph. Nice editing.
paulmullin
paulmullin September 14, 2010
Thanks very much for all you comments, Oldman
paulmullin
 
paulmullin September 14, 2010
beetlestone
 
beetlestone October 01, 2010
Fantastic shot!
paulmullin
paulmullin October 01, 2010
Thanks for all of your comments. I do appreciate them ;)
DianeCArtography
 
DianeCArtography October 28, 2010
Beautiful!
Khrich409
 
Khrich409 October 28, 2010
Absolutely fantastic! What a capture!
csmmacker2004
 
csmmacker2004 November 23, 2010
Beautiful Capture, Nice Shooting
KatePurdy Platinum
 
KatePurdy December 04, 2010
Outstanding shot, voted! A favorite...
aphotoaday365
 
aphotoaday365 January 10, 2011
Very nice work!
tra rader
 
tra rader March 31, 2011
very nice
docdpp
 
docdpp August 10, 2011
Great shot, great subject, great catch
Toddo101
 
Toddo101 October 06, 2011
Awesome capture! Very very well done!
photosue50 Premium
 
photosue50 October 06, 2011
WOW. What a capture, beautiful!!
xavierw Platinum
 
xavierw December 11, 2011
Wow, fantastic shot. Well captured
xavierw Platinum
 
xavierw January 21, 2012
voted
JMOATS
 
JMOATS January 24, 2012
Wow! Nice coloring! Voted!
helenh Platinum
 
helenh June 03, 2012
The edits you did must have worked well because this is a great photo!
Toddo101
 
Toddo101 June 04, 2012
Such a great photo!
SarahKeates
 
SarahKeates September 21, 2012
Great image! Voted!
gyps76
 
gyps76 September 21, 2012
beautiful
beetlestone
 
beetlestone September 21, 2012
Awesome job!
WolfEyesPhotography PRO+
 
WolfEyesPhotography October 01, 2012
Just gorgeous....
Desanne
 
Desanne November 13, 2012
how pretty!!!
SarahKeates
 
SarahKeates October 04, 2013
Gorgeous shot Paul!
ImagesByChrissie PRO+
 
ImagesByChrissie April 30, 2014
Fantastic capture, beautifully presented.
MaryAnne306 Platinum
 
MaryAnne306 June 05, 2014
Gorgeous capture! What a beautiful little animal.
sedonamoonshine
 
sedonamoonshine July 12, 2014
wow I think I am not worthy to put my captures on this site they are all super
Bannekh
 
Bannekh July 12, 2014
Great capture
sxsvexen
 
sxsvexen July 12, 2014
Simply superb!!!
LawrenceBurns
 
LawrenceBurns July 12, 2014
Awesome shot!
debhall PRO+
 
debhall July 12, 2014
Perfection! Congrats on your feature!
iceman2
 
iceman2 July 12, 2014
Wonderful shot.Congrats!
PaulHenryStudios Platinum
 
PaulHenryStudios July 12, 2014
nice job Paul!
Lewisia_rediviva
 
Lewisia_rediviva July 12, 2014
What a beautiful image!
Bruz Ultimate
 
Bruz July 12, 2014
Nice looking Hobo. love the DOF and clarity. Congrats on the feature.
frankkerrigan
 
frankkerrigan July 12, 2014
very nice detail.we have those cute little foxes around our place.they are not camera shy.
JeffreyA
 
JeffreyA July 12, 2014
Wonderful shot
40shunnie
 
40shunnie July 12, 2014
Beautiful
tmlakshmi PRO
 
tmlakshmi July 12, 2014
beautiful
SusiStroud PRO+
 
SusiStroud July 12, 2014
Super job, excellent capture! Congratulations on your Feature.
vojce
 
vojce July 12, 2014
beautiful
chelseasummerpalmer
 
chelseasummerpalmer July 12, 2014
Wonderful image.
rmr731 Platinum
 
rmr731 July 12, 2014
Awesome capture! Congrats on being featured!
djensen Platinum
 
djensen July 12, 2014
Beautiful image, congrats on the feature!
gondmagdi Premium
 
gondmagdi July 12, 2014
awesome, congratulations !
catini
 
catini July 12, 2014
Great composition and DOF, congrats on your feature!
TheChad
 
TheChad July 12, 2014
That's awesome! Congratulations on your feature
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta July 13, 2014
Great shot. Congratulations on being Featured.
sweetpea72
 
sweetpea72 July 13, 2014
Awesome shot...Congrats ")
sofiadeleon
 
sofiadeleon July 14, 2014
beautiful
drconover
 
drconover July 15, 2014
Nice shot
photobug
 
photobug July 15, 2014
did well
Cressm01
 
Cressm01 July 17, 2014
Absolutely great colours..
andrewwarwick
 
andrewwarwick July 18, 2014
Fantastic shot!
vasasphotography
 
vasasphotography July 21, 2014
Great shot!!!
jamie3379
 
jamie3379 July 26, 2014
this is an amazing shot! the colors and detail are jaw dropping! great job!
Peter444wolf Platinum
 
Peter444wolf July 27, 2014
Beautiful photo of a beautiful animal - thank you
MelanieOConnor Premium
 
MelanieOConnor August 09, 2014
Incredible capture...just curious...what did he say?
nopose
 
nopose August 20, 2014
Cunning shot ;)
scruffyherbert PRO+
 
scruffyherbert October 04, 2014
There's not a lot more to add because it's all been written, but this is a shot to be more than proud of. Absolutely beautiful, in subject, colours, lighting and composition.
akapov
 
akapov October 11, 2014
truly amazing...
SnowbunnyPhotography Platinum
 
SnowbunnyPhotography December 07, 2014
Wow! Congrats on the awards. So well deserved! Love this image. :-) Awesome leading lines, composition, clarity of the fox's face. Just awesome! :-)
melda PRO
 
melda December 12, 2014
Congrats! Beautiful little fox!
KatieMcKinneyPhotography PRO
 
KatieMcKinneyPhotography February 16, 2015
This is a wonderful capture!
thommorris
 
thommorris February 16, 2015
Nice job removing distracting elements! colors are done to a tee!
Truogre
 
Truogre February 18, 2015
Wonderful capture!!
GKennedy
 
GKennedy February 20, 2015
Great color and light in this capture. Think the adjustment to the sat levels is very good, does not looked over cooked like you see on many photo's with high red color content. Really like the fine detail in the capture from the whiskers to the white toes.
ThompsonsPhotography
 
ThompsonsPhotography March 05, 2015
Beautiful capture :)
elizajones
 
elizajones March 06, 2015
Fantastic capture! Lovely.
jld83photography
 
jld83photography April 07, 2015
Brilliant shot. You must have smiled when he/she was walking towards you :-)
Pegertler Platinum
 
Pegertler June 06, 2015
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique.
Pegertler Platinum
 
Pegertler June 06, 2015
Great shot! Stunning.
Jaime85
 
Jaime85 June 16, 2015
beautiful
HenrikSpranz PRO
 
HenrikSpranz July 08, 2015
Great shot!
Dals-Photography Platinum
 
Dals-Photography July 23, 2015
A precious moment, captured. Beautiful!
BizzlePhotography
 
BizzlePhotography July 31, 2015
Gorgeous Colors!!!
RoyBurkhart PRO
 
RoyBurkhart October 15, 2015
Amazing shot !!! One of the best on this entire website !!!
FoxWillow
 
FoxWillow August 02, 2016
Stunning!
Byronfairphotography PRO+
 
Byronfairphotography September 19, 2016
Absolutely beautiful
RosaDawn
 
RosaDawn September 20, 2016
absolutely stunning
RosaDawn
 
RosaDawn September 20, 2016
absolutely stunning
myriamverne-soury
 
myriamverne-soury March 05, 2017
Bravo Paul for this wonderful shot ! Composition, colors, lights, mood and title
httppluto
 
httppluto April 03, 2017
great composition, colors and lighting!!
Topdog1981
 
Topdog1981 October 29, 2017
Fantastic shot! Well done!
KSMesser Platinum
 
KSMesser February 05, 2018
Lovely shot!
davec_8793
 
davec_8793 November 06, 2018
It’s not just the colours and light and atmosphere that make this such a great picture, it just blows my mind that you’ve managed to get such a great pose from a fox, they’re usually so skitty and hard to pin down. Well done indeed.
loribrunette PRO+
 
loribrunette June 15, 2020
Lovely capture!

Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was captured on the Wilmington & Western RR line that runs along White Clay Creek in Millcreek, DE.
Time
I love this image. I stopped on my way to work around 7:00 am. I still revisit it on a regular basis as there is plenty of wildlife and amazing scenery to capture.
Lighting
The area I was in is surrounded by trees and some rock formations. The sun had not yet climbed to high so there was no harsh light to wash out anything.
Equipment
I used my Nikon D50. No flash, no tripod.
Inspiration
This was one of those serendipitous photos that i was just fortunate to have captured. I was actually there to shoot a covered bridge that spans the creek. There were actually 2 foxes that emerged from the brush on the opposite bank of the creek. They obviously were as surprised to see me as I was them. We all froze for a few seconds, they scrambled back into the brush and I took off up the bank to see if I could catch them coming up where the rail line was. To my surprise, one was there. He was about 100 feet from me. I managed lure him closer with an apple. As he approached, I didn't notice at first that he had stepped up on the rail but as soon as I did he just stood there (probably to size me up) and I just pointed, framed and clicked away.
Editing
I cropped the image a bit, adjusted the saturation with just a bit of sharpening. There was a red reflector in the background which was very distracting so I brushed it out.
In my camera bag
I carry my Nikon D50 and D7000, 35mm & 85mm prime lenses, 55-200mm zoom. I also have an assortment of filters but my favorite is the Hoya ND10! Nikon SB 600 speed flash and spare batteries for it. I like to keep a pen and paper in the bag to make note on locations I find in passing so I can return and explore.
Feedback
As conditions permit (extreme heat/cold) always have your gear with you. Life can happen in a spilt second and you want to be prepared. Explore remote locations, abandoned buildings ( always make sure they are safe before entering ) there are a lot of hidden gems out there just waiting to be found. Sometimes, as with this photo, you end up with something totally unexpected but very rewarding!

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