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keepclicking Mar 08
Wow, amazing detail.
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CAphotos Mar 08
I love foxes - love this photo.
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Alfredo_Jose Mar 20
Gorgeous photograph!
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Alfredo_Jose Mar 20
Gorgeous photograph!
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RickL Mar 20
Exceptional photography and composition
 
jenloving55 Mar 21
Wonderful photo!!
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daveseye Mar 21
Nice shot!
 
Aunto Mar 22
amazing shot...:-)
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nancyawall Mar 22
Quite lovely!
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BiggShots Apr 12
This is absolutely exceptional! Superb composition!
 
Perfect capture
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stigfagerli Apr 29
Top shot this
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simonparry Apr 30
Outstanding shot...
 
brookejanitz May 01
What an amazing photo, great shot

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Behind The Lens

Location
Northumberland Country Zoo near Morpeth in UK.
Time
Midday
Lighting
For once, the fox was basking in direct sunlight which allowed a much better photo. Normally it likes to hide in shady areas.
Equipment
Nikon D850, sigma 60-600mm lens, handheld, no flash, 1/500 at f7.1
Inspiration
Grabbed my luck whilst it lasted. I always check on the fox when I visit, and it is hiding 80% of the time, and this is the only time I have ever seen it clearly in direct sunlight.
Editing
I used Lightroom for basic editing, and then imported to photoshop for a bit of smart sharpening.
In my camera bag
D850, sigma 60-600, Tamron 90mm macro lens, Nikon SB700 flash, some rubber flanges to use on glass walls to stop reflection and flash bounce, and sometimes a monopod.
Feedback
Learn the zoo so you know where the light and shade tends to be, make friends with the animal keepers and learn from them and try to avoid busy times as you then have more room to pick your spots. If you go frequently you are more likely to be there when the animals do something characterful!

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