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Old March 2nd, 2010, 03:38 PM   #1
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The four seasons of the fox

Good morning,

j 'ai the pleasure of introducing you my last assemblage.


These pictures were filmed during last two winters. Certain necessary stages of the daffûts of the numerous hours by conditions of cold extreme. But which rewards d 'être capable of making you share this free and wild nature.


YouTube - LE RENARD (Les quatre saisons de Goupil, 1ère partie: "L'hiver")

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Old March 4th, 2010, 09:33 AM   #2
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Very nice shots, Agnes.

I especially like the tempo of your movie, often you have a fixed camera and you even allow the animals to leave the scene.

Great to see the Wild Cat in the wild - the first time for me.
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Old March 4th, 2010, 02:09 PM   #3
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Wow, some great behavior in there. I've been starting to film a fox near where I live and I'm really quite taken with the animal. Such a sleek lesser predator. I hope to get some similar perspectives like you did.

I wonder if using less music at some points and bringing in narration would really increase the interest in the subject matter throughout a longer video like that.

Anyways, thanks for sharing! Enjoyed watching.
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Old March 5th, 2010, 05:39 AM   #4
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The cat is a wild cat, Felis silvestris, but maybe not so many know the difference between that one and a feral cat. I wonder if this fact is possible to point out to the public.

Anyway, I really loved the footage of this cat. Want it! - but I think they are almost impossible to domesticate (?).
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Old March 5th, 2010, 07:06 AM   #5
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Great stuff. My dog liked it too--put her nose right up to the screen! And then tried to look behind the TV...
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Old March 5th, 2010, 10:53 AM   #6
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Very nice film ! It is very difficult to see catwild and fox and very more difficult to take pictures !
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Old March 8th, 2010, 04:01 PM   #7
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Hello Angie,

Great footage, I really like those wildcat and foxes going after their meal.
The jumping hare is great too ;)


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Old March 13th, 2010, 12:50 PM   #8
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Hello Agnes. Very nice work. I especially enjoyed the very wide shots showing behaviour.
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Old March 27th, 2010, 08:08 AM   #9
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Hi,

Thanks to all for your comments of sympathies.

PS: I do not know if translation is good: but to answer Sverker Hahn I do not see l 'intérêt to domesticate a so nice animal! What makes its beauty particularly is precisely his wild state!
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About wild vs domesticated: I dislike many races of domesticated cats and dogs - the wild versions are more beautiful. Maybe it is because I know the wild ones are adapted to the environment and the domesticated are dependent of people. I have no pets right now, but when I get one or several, I want them to look as wild as possible.
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Old March 28th, 2010, 12:11 PM   #11
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The cat is a wild cat, Felis silvestris, but maybe not so many know the difference between that one and a feral cat. I wonder if this fact is possible to point out to the public.

Anyway, I really loved the footage of this cat. Want it! - but I think they are almost impossible to domesticate (?).
Certainly the Scottish Wild cat - which is Felis silvestris - is generally reckoned to be un-tamable. It is a different sub-species to the continental European race due to its long existance as an isolated poulation.

A major problem with the very limited wild population is inter-breeding with feral (or even domestic) cats, which are a different species (Felis catus?), which originates in the Middle East, I think. There is a genuine concern that the wild population may eventually be hybridised out of existence. Ironically there are significant numbers of Felis silvestris in captivity, and these are now seen as a valuable genetic pool.
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Interesting, Alan. I read Gavin Maxwell´s books from Scotland about wild cats (at least about one of them), I think that is where I got my information from.

The ancestor of the domestic cat is thought to be african wild cat, Felis lybica, known to be domesticated in early Egypt. The interbreeding between feral and wild cats is said to be a problem even in african countries like Zimbabwe, where the wild cat populations often are not pure wild.
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Old March 28th, 2010, 07:49 PM   #13
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Good evening,



a very nice piece of work, wonderfully paced, articulate pictures and it shows the cylcle, for something to live something must die.

I longed for some real audio, though the music suited the pace beautifully.

I definitely did not need naration to eno=joy it for what it was!!

Nice Job to be certain, definitely an inspiration.


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Old March 29th, 2010, 11:52 AM   #14
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Brilliant, as good as a lot of tv nature ,surely some channels would show your work.
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Old March 30th, 2010, 12:47 PM   #15
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Hi,

Thanks a lot for your comments...


As I see that the subject of Félis Silvetris you interf-hole I invite you to visit the site of my companion Joël Brunet, specialist of the forested cat.

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