Friday, May 14, 2010

Happy Hare Days

I thought I would a post with some recent hare photos as a change from the birds. This is especially the case as there will hopefully be a good number of bird photographs appearing here soon. About this time in 3 weeks I will be in Finland and heading up to the Varanger Pennisula in Arctic Norway for an 8 day trip with camera. The trip has been booked for nearly a year now and has finally nearly arrived.

I must admit I have ignored the hares in recent weeks as spring bird fever has taken a grip of me but I am sure our paths will be crossing again very soon. To start the post something a little different with a speeding hare leaving a trail of flying early morning dew in its wake.
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A rather soggy wild eyed hare sniffing the ground on the trail of a female.
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Emerging from the undergrowth
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On occasions I get too close to hares which is always a joy. At these times the 500mm lens becomes to long, I just managed to fit this one in the frame.
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A quiet moment.
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When hares 'wake-up' after resting they will often go through a bit of a stretching regime to get those powerful muscles back in to gear. This tends to take two forms. There is the horizontal stretch.
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or the slightly more comical vertical stretch with a yawn.
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Hopefully while I am in the Norway I may encounter an Arctic Hare which would be interesting for comparison although unfortunately unlikely to be in its full white coat at this time of year.

11 comments:

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Oh these are each such delightfully wonderful images. I would have a hard task selecting a fav from these, for they are each quite remarkable in their own right. Well done, have a great weekend~

Stacey Dawn said...

You've got excellent shots there - in a couple it looks like s/he is giving you the "eye!"

Love that first one with the dust flying up!

-Pensieri- said...

wildlife photography is so beautiful! i really like this set!
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JOHNSON, Cotswold Hills, England. said...

Terrific photos as always. Hares are such extraordinary creatures.

Last summer we had a hare breedin the garden and she and her two leverets became so tame we could just walk up to them to take photos. I wrote about them on my blog in Sept 2009. The photos still aren't a patch on yours, 'though!

Johnson

Dev Wijewardane said...

The first shut is brilliant. The dew is subtle but really ads to the image.

sebi_2569 said...

very interesant blog;and beautiful photo, bravo

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swallowtail said...

I love the hare stretching.

Angad Achappa said...

Fabulous post!!
The 4th & 5th images are my fav!!

Regards,
Angad

Jenny said...

Superb hare images, as always. I love the shot of the hare running through the early morning dew, what a treat!

Rich Steel said...

Thanks for the replies. There should be some new hares photos being posted very soon .

Cheers

Rich

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