Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Hares Again

I have been back after the hares trying to get the 'boxing shot'. Unfortunately so far I have not succeeded but as I always say its only a matter of time. May be I am just getting the timing in the day wrong, and the only definite fact you can say about hares is they can be very unpredictable. In the next few weeks I will become increasingly drawn away from the hares by the increase in bird activity with migrants arriving. In my attempts to get the action shots I have still end up with a good selection of hare portraits in different lighting conditions.
This has included some very close encounters which have been a privilege.
I have been out there in the rain and the glorious late afternoon spring sunbut no boxing just runningand just for a change of light direction, a hare rim lit from the back light


Jane said...

That last shot takes the biscuit! Beautiful. I may very well get out and try to see mine again this week. I've just bought a new camera... maybe it would be a good subject to try it out on. Jane

Jenny said...

Beautiful and inspiring. Thank you!

Stacey Huston said...

Great shots. Exactly what species of hare are these. Here in NW America we have Jack Rabbits, and snowshoe hares (both of them) this looks alot like out Jack..?
Thanks for sharing..

Sandpiper said...

Beautiful photos!

Rich Steel said...

Thanks for the comments. I have not finished with he hares yet!!

Stacey our UK hare is the Brown hare (Lepus europaeus). I read somewhere the other day they were introduced into the UK by the Romans. We also have Mountain Hare here in the UK but a trip to Scotland would be needed to try and get some shots of them.




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