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Rescued Red
Rescued Red
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Challenge: Free Study 2008-05 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Olympus E-500 EVOLT
Lens: Olympus 50-200mm f/2.8-3.5 ED Zuiko Digital
Date: May 18, 2008
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: May 22, 2008

This is a Red Fox that was rescued and sent to Back to the Wild, a local wildlife rescue organization.

We were told that this fox was one that was retrieved from an individual who was selling this one and some siblings at Flea Markets as pets (can you believe it???). Apparently someone had dug out their nest and took them home to feed them and get them used to people. The person was caught and this one was the only one left. Wish I had more of the story. It's amazing what people will do for a little $$$ these days.

Oh the background looks the way it does because I shot this thru a fence. And it came over and sat and posed for me :)

Statistics
Place: 16 out of 481
Avg (all users): 6.6646
Avg (commenters): 7.5000
Avg (participants): 6.6752
Avg (non-participants): 6.6383
Views since voting: 2244
Views during voting: 280
Votes: 164
Comments: 37
Favorites: 7 (view)


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02/24/2010 09:31:28 PM
What a gorgeous picture of the fox Michelle. I've never seen a fox up close and they are really beautiful - you did a great job here too!
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12/26/2008 08:23:48 PM
i always love finding this photo:) it usually appears when im wandering around aimlessly, but it always makes me happy, kinda. the beauty makes me happy, the story make me angry. grawr to all the nasty people out there!
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09/04/2008 05:39:23 PM
Gorgeous photo Michelle, I can see why it won :)
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09/04/2008 04:21:18 PM
Beauty. Touched by your story, by him posing for you. I have only ever gotten a fleeting glimpse of a red fox - even in my dreams.
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07/03/2008 01:20:17 PM
Oh my...I'm speechless! He's just captures the heart! Well done!
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06/10/2008 03:44:20 PM
beautiful
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06/09/2008 10:33:26 PM
I scored this a 9 during voting, but have grown to appreciate it even more since. Beautiful tones and lighting. Very well done.
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06/09/2008 11:29:54 AM
Michelle!!! WOW! This is FABULOUS beyond words!

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06/09/2008 09:21:10 AM
What a great photo and in the 97th percentile in a Freestudy. Very Great Shot Michelle.
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06/08/2008 08:59:46 PM
You Rock! This is so amazing! Congrats on such a great score and a beautiful capture!
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06/08/2008 05:42:06 PM
Lovely and what a great finish. Congrats.
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06/08/2008 05:36:30 PM
Congrats on your top 20 entry. Lovely color and clarity. I like the effect caused by the fence, it almost appears to be an overlay. Plus this little fellow is so handsome and well-groomed, it makes me wonder if you combed out his beard before taking his portrait! :-D
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06/08/2008 02:07:03 PM
Michele - I LOVED this during voting - I'm one of your 10s.

Beautiful, beautiful photo - and I'm SO glad it scored well. Excellent work!!
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06/08/2008 08:02:37 AM
This is a magic shot. I didn't get to this one in the voting, but it would have been a 10 from me. Amazing colour and clarity.
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06/08/2008 06:23:42 AM
Congratulations on such a high finish! I love this image so much...it has nice color and I love the look in his eyes. Thanks for sharing the story. This is a beautiful photo.
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06/08/2008 06:14:57 AM
Very nice work.
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06/08/2008 05:44:04 AM
Congratulations on a new front page picture. Great placement, especially in a free study, amazing capture. I love the softness and warmth of the image.
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06/08/2008 04:01:31 AM
Thanks for the story, this is superb...congrats on a top finish (deserved higher between you and me)
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06/08/2008 03:22:11 AM
Great story (in the interesting rather than positive sense of the word) and a great image (as in the positive sense of the word). There were a couple of foxes in the free study and I thought that this stood out a mile. Super sharpness and wonderful rich colours. Thanks for explaining about the background, I had wondered but understand that it was circumstance and bot chice

Great finish in a FS - congratulations
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06/08/2008 01:39:18 AM
What a beautiful animal. You really did it justice. The background is amazing. Normally you think of backgrounds contrasting with the subject, but this matching background is the perfect complement. I love it.
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06/08/2008 01:35:01 AM
Great finish, Michelle! And really an awesome photograph.
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06/08/2008 12:41:50 AM
Congratulations on a 16th placement!!! THIS IMAGE IS AMAZING! And look at that! NO 1s and NO 2s :)
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06/08/2008 12:36:47 AM
Gorgeous.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/07/2008 11:02:33 PM
I really like this one. Great color, sharpness and beautiful blurred background. It's a 10.
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06/07/2008 12:45:51 PM
Amazing all of it well done. 10
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06/06/2008 01:17:13 AM
Great tones on the bokeh. I really like how it blends together.
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06/05/2008 02:56:45 PM
beautiful, love how he just blends into the background
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06/05/2008 12:37:40 PM
Beautiful photo. I love how the fur almost blends in to the background.
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06/04/2008 11:20:10 AM
Fantastic detail. He just seems to blend right into the background.
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06/03/2008 04:26:11 AM
Awesome.....
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06/02/2008 09:22:17 AM
wonderful shot
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06/01/2008 09:59:22 PM
pretty red!
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06/01/2008 02:20:59 PM
About a perfect a fox portrait as you can get.
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06/01/2008 10:55:49 AM
Amazing DOF!
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06/01/2008 09:43:23 AM
Very rich in color and detail. Beautiful image of beautiful creature.
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06/01/2008 09:06:14 AM
great clarity...
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06/01/2008 08:52:33 AM
Love the bokeh. What a beauty. This is lovely indeed. Wish the ear wasn't cropped at the top.
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