Pierre Williot  

Red Fox by Pierre Williot

April 2021 - Red Fox

About the Image(s)

Canon EOS R5, Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L Iii, USM, Canon 2X iii teleconverter, Canon EF-R adaptor, Monopod

ISO 400, 800 mm, f/11, 1/500sec, Denoise With Topaz Denoise AI, Cropping (significant) and light adjustments in LightRoom.
This Red Fox was warming up in the early hours of the sunrise on a BreakWall (pretty far away from my location).

8 comments posted

Brenda Fishbaugh   Brenda Fishbaugh
Oh, lucky you, to see a fox in the wild and holding still enough for a portrait! Great setup with him at eye level and looking at you and no distractions like tall grass around him and you looking down at him (the common fox pic).

Wow, far away, with an 800mm lens. On a regular Canon full frame, you'd want to be at least 1/1000 to have it be sharp enough, perhaps that is why it seems just a tad soft to me. Or does the mirrorless not require the speed on a long lens?

I see you used Denoise AI. You might run the Sharpen AI also, which I do after I run DeNoise. I bought their Gigapixel AI, which allows for the tight crops and gives you a lot more play room. I'm super happy with it on nature pix, where I do have to crop in far.

He seems almost centered, but not quite. You might choose to move him center or more off center, and then add a slight vignette.

The rich reds of the fox in golden light with the gray of the boulders is striking and you should be thrilled with this shot! Unique!

  Posted: 04/03/2021 11:11:25
Pierre Williot   Pierre Williot
Speed: this fox did not move very fast at that point in time. Mirrorless camera do offer stabilization of the sensor that can be combined with the lens stabilization. I was using a monopod. This was early morning, dim light, and I did not want to crank up too much my iso.
Cropping: yes - a lot of cropping. This fox was very far away. Even at 800 mm this fox was still small. 45 MP was very helpful!
Thanks for your comments Brenda   Posted: 04/03/2021 14:25:01

Mervyn Hurwitz   Mervyn Hurwitz
Beautiful color palette and I love the highlights in the eyes which draws me straight in to this gorgeous animal. I do understand that it was far away, but I would still try to crop the left side to exclude that large rock in the top left corner. The rest of the rocks are not as distracting, and the shadow does add to the image.   Posted: 04/10/2021 10:14:03

Candy Childrey   Candy Childrey
Pierre, good capture of the beautiful red fox. He appears to be quite comfortable warming in the morning sun. The grey background sets him off nicely. I do agree that some cropping is needed.   Posted: 04/10/2021 13:19:05

Dean Ginther   Dean Ginther
I agree with Candy -- if you have enough pixels, I think a closer crop would improve this image a bit. With a 45 meg sensor, maybe you have a few pixels to burn on a closer crop?
  Posted: 04/10/2021 16:03:28

Geoff Wiggins   Geoff Wiggins
What a cute little fella, could have him as a pet with out any problems. Good capture, I would have tried to zone in on the fox as that is the main attraction leaving out some of the rocks. Well exposed and like the lighting.   Posted: 04/13/2021 22:04:07

Jacob Wat   Jacob Wat
I agree with some of the earlier comments that it may be more interesting to ether center the fox or move it more off center. Beyond that this has an amazing color palette and this is an impressive photo.   Posted: 04/22/2021 08:02:21
Pierre Williot   Pierre Williot
Thanks Jacob   Posted: 04/22/2021 15:42:08


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