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Thatch Photograph - Fox On The Roof by Richard Reeve

Fox On The Roof is a photograph by Richard Reeve which was uploaded on November 4th, 2012.

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Superb capture of this, oh so English, capture! Brings such fond memories to a homesick expat!! Congratulations on your feature! L/F

Great photograph Richard. Love the treatment of the subject/composition etc. L/F.

Richard Reeve replied:

Thank you, Bill.

Very chocolate box and so typically British V/F

Richard Reeve replied:

Thank you Nigel! Foxton, Cambs is full of these old properties

A great example of the thatcher's craft!

Richard Reeve replied:

Thank you, Elaine!

Nice cottage - Pub at the bottom of the South Downs.. the Ginger Fox, also with fox on the roof

Richard Reeve replied:

Thank you, Maria!

Thanks Eric. It's a nice idea that it's some sort of scarecrow, and maybe it works too! Often thatchers would incorporate an animal in their design and it became their trademark; sort of early advertising I guess. In this case though, the house in the village of Foxton, Cambridgeshire, so it's likely to be a reference to the location I would think.

Wonderful shot of this old house!! I am thinking the fox is there to keep birds away or is it just there for decoration?

Thank you I'ina, this is our neighbour's house in the UK. Still lots of thatching there.

I remember seeing this type of thatchery decoration. Lovely shot.

Thank you Shirlye and John. Foxton is full of old buildings and yes, thatching is very much alive, in fact is a requirement for these Grade I and Grade II listed buildings!

Well done Richard, brought a smile to my face.

The archetypal country cottage, beautifully captured, the fox showing the thatcher's artistry. (I hear that thatching, feared to be a lost art, is still alive and kicking in the UK).

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