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Challenge: Best of 2019 (Extended) (Extended Editing*)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M1
Lens: Olympus 300mm f/4.0 IS PRO M.Zuiko Digital ED
Location: Anchorage, Alaska, USA
Date: Dec 3, 2019
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/640
Date Uploaded: Feb 1, 2020

This is an urban Red Fox (Vulpes Vulpes) that I have named Gorgeous. She was down by another photographer (about 30 yards) and when I layed on the ground it peaked her interest. So she immediatly started coming towards me. When she got close (this photo has basically no crop) she started jumping around and getting low to the ground. Reminiscent of when a puppy plays with you when you are laying on the ground. This behavior went on for about a minute, ended because she took off into the woods when someone came down the trail on a bicycle. Photograph taken in Anchorage, Alaska, USA.

Place: 1 out of 44
Avg (all users): 6.7907
Avg (participants): 6.2000
Avg (non-participants): 7.6111
Views since voting: 705
Views during voting: 97
Votes: 43
Comments: 10
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02/14/2020 07:52:18 PM
I want to thank everyone for all the comments, it really means a lot. I normally respond to everyone but I work up this morning with a 101.7 temperature, so don't have any energy. It is almost 4pm here and this is the first time I have gotten out of bed.

I am super excited because I have been trying to get a Blue Ribbon in a free study for a lot time now. To do it with an image that has barely any editing in a best of a year extended editing challenge makes it all that better.

If anyone is interested in the full story behind this photo (plus other photos) you can find it here.

You can also find the story behind The King photo here.

Now back to bed.


Message edited by author 2020-02-14 19:52:47.
02/14/2020 02:26:51 PM
Ten from me - undeniable in any editing rule set :) Great story, too. Congrats on the Blue.
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02/14/2020 01:43:40 PM
Oops! My apologies to you, little vixen!

I called you a male.

You're very beautiful and... well photographed!

Congratulations to you and Ronnie!

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02/14/2020 09:52:30 AM
What a great picture! I am sure you treasure the experience too. It is so special when animals, especially wild animals take an interest in you (a positive interest of course :-)).
Congratulations on the blue
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02/14/2020 01:51:39 AM
So sweet
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02/14/2020 12:26:22 AM
Originally posted by Lydia:

You got a great amount of mileage out of this fellow, Ronnie!

I love it that each one has a totally different "feel" to it and him.

I hope this one does well for you also!

Charming and playful.

Too true, The mileage part :-)

Congratulations on the blue.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/13/2020 11:19:54 PM
Great capture. Part of a series?
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02/13/2020 05:46:18 PM
You got a great amount of mileage out of this fellow, Ronnie!

I love it that each one has a totally different "feel" to it and him.

I hope this one does well for you also!

Charming and playful.
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02/12/2020 10:18:16 AM
My favorite in this challenge.
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02/08/2020 05:22:14 AM
Perfect sharpness and colors, beautiful animal, the eyes draw me into the picture.
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