@serenity-wanderer ever heard of the rule of thirds?? If you did, you would know the fox is in quite a good position actually since it is at the place where your eyes go to first when they see a picture... Further the bokeh is very well executed as only the subject of interrest is sharp, meaning this also makes the fox pop out!! In fact you could also wonder if this photograph would be as good if you could see the entire background, I think it would be to much of a distraction...
Criticism: The subject is not in the middle, though such a young animal can be seen in the viewer, it should be better in the middle. Even the empties in the picture below on the lawn in front of all very high and the whole photo looks very good perspective, but misinterpreted, vertical would have made more sense here, or crop the picture, adjust the lower part. Focusing for the true and total value of the light also, the color is very natural and not unrealistic, the animal moves, only the picture looks so empty, otherwise very nice result.
Center composition often speaks of amateur compositional skills (no offense). It is a huge no no and as the shot is, it is straight up golden ratio which is about as perfect composition as one can achieve.
I did not, unfortunately, because I myself have never heard of it, while I pay attention to the news of the photographer. Then, this criticism is probably totally out of place, but I'm not a professional critic, I'm not a professional photographer. Already set up with money and/or time I could not do that.
Why on earth SHOULD it be in the middle? I find that very boring and amateurish. Most new "photographers" make the mistake of always putting the object in the middle, which too often makes the photo stiff and not interesting at all.
I (partly) understand your critique and your honesty is appreciated. I don't think I fully agree though. The way the fox is positioned, for me strengthens the feeling that he's walking towards the viewer. And for the rest...like in most cases....it's just a matter of taste I guess. Something with 'eye' and 'beholder'. Tnx.