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    Fox in the Snow

    Hi Guys,

    Hope you're all enjoying the snow!

    Here's a lucky snapshot I took from my bedroom window as I happened to look out and see a fox scratching around on the shed roof in the garden looking for food.

    Processed in ACR and cropped and sharpened in CS6.

    C&C most welcomed.

    Nikon D90 | Nikon 70.0-300.0 mm f/4.5-5.6 @ 300mm | f/5.6 | 1/320 | ISO 400

    Fox in the Snow

    Thanks for viewing
    Last edited by RockNGoalStar; 21st January 2013 at 06:26 AM.

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    Re: Fox in the Snow

    I like it , great eye contact, he looks like he is eying you up! Are all your foxes in such good condition?

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    Re: Fox in the Snow

    Nicely done, Tommy.

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    Re: Fox in the Snow

    Quote Originally Posted by andrewaxford View Post
    I like it , great eye contact, he looks like he is eying you up! Are all your foxes in such good condition?
    Thanks Andrew and Paul. This is Central London, they thrive here cos there's plenty to eat! Tough foraging in the snow though!

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    Very nicely done Tommy,

    Yes I was thinking it was in good condition - it does look quite young though, perhaps one of last year's cubs.

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    Very nice image tommy. A great looking red fox. Looks good in the snow.

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    Re: Fox in the Snow

    gorgeous photo of a beautiful fox

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    Everyone who fails to look at the large version in the Lytebox is missing a real treat. Exceptionally well done!

    I sure do hope Terri sees this. She loves foxes and this photo will be no exception.

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    A super shot!

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    That is sooooooooooooo cool. Great shot.

    You might want to "un-18% grey" the snow a bit.

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    Re: Fox in the Snow

    Quote Originally Posted by RockNGoalStar View Post
    ...a lucky snapshot...
    What?! I'd hardly call this a lucky snapshot! This is phenomenal; an excellent wildlife capture

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    Re: Fox in the Snow

    Thanks Dave, Steve, Christina, Mike and James for your kind comments. I was tidying up my office when I saw the fox wandering around on the roof of the shed. Had already seen once yesterday so fortunately my camera was all setup and waiting by the bedroom window. I got lucky because, being on the 2nd floor, I needed him to be up there so that I could get more of an eye-level shot from the comfort and warmth of my apartment, rather than camping out in the back garden all day!

    @Bobo - Thanks man, yes you are totally rigth about the 18% grey look. This was mainly due to the overly aggressive vignette I applied in ACR (must stop doing that!). Have toned it down a lot and replaced. I think it looks much better now.

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobobird View Post
    You might want to "un-18% grey" the snow a bit.
    @Bobo - Thanks man, yes you are totally rigth about the 18% grey look. This was mainly due to the overly aggressive vignette I applied in ACR (must stop doing that!). Have toned it down a lot and replaced. I think it looks much better now.

    Cheers

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    Re: Fox in the Snow

    Now it is a standout shot. Nicely fixed.

    I also like the "floating" pic in frame. How is that done?

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobobird View Post
    Now it is a standout shot. Nicely fixed.

    I also like the "floating" pic in frame. How is that done?

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    Thanks Bobo

    As far as the frame is concerned, I add it in Photoshop.

    1. Once I am happy with my image I save it full size.
    2. Then I decrease the size to around 1200 pixels on the longest side for displaying on the web.
    3. I add a background layer at the bottom of the pile.
    4. I fill the background layer with white.
    5. I then add a black stroke to the white layer, 1 pixel wide and set its position to inside.
    6. I add the same stroke to the image layer and then give that layer a drop shadow effect. The settings for the drop shadow in this instance are as follows:

    Opacity: 50%
    Angle: 45°
    Distance: 10
    Spread: 10
    Size: 20

    Hope that helps

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    Re: Fox in the Snow

    Lovely image of a beautiful animal. Love the stare and the snow adds another dimension. Well done Tommy.

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    Tommy you did a great job on that one. The fact that the fox is looking straight at us and that we are on the same level adds to the drama. Bravo.

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    Not much more I can say except to agree with what's been said. It is a wonderful shot, Tommy.

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    Re: Fox in the Snow

    great capture , love the falling snow as well

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    Thanks Tommy for the mini-tut.

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