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I hope I am finding everyone well and happy.Grin
I have been rather busy doing jobs that I would much rather not be doing. Things like painting and decorating, and repairing things that have broken or should I say have "been" broken and trying to capture El Bandito's with big ears in the garden or as my son calls them "The cast of Watership Down". He keeps singing Bright Eyes whenever I go and check the trap. I have opted for a fulcrum style trap which basically has a door that closes behind the carrot thief after it has entered the trap, it is triggered by a small stick which the garden terrorist has to push past to reach the lovely pile of carrots and apples that are waiting for it. The stick is set so lightly it is like a hair trigger, before you say it, I am trying to catch Bugs Bunny's mate and not a Hartley's cousin. Oh good grief, am I showing my age now, can anyone else remember "Pipkins"? with Topov the monkey, Tortoise the err tortoise and Pig the err pig, not forgetting Hartley the Hare which was a Hare and not a Rabbit I would like to point out, which is not what I am having problems with in my garden, Hares that is. Confused yet, I am.
Anyway, I have a trap set up which I built and although nothing has been caught as yet I still have hope. I certainly don't want to kill them, I just want to capture and relocate them where they can live their lives like other bunnies and preferably not eating every plant I have in my garden, the latest victim is the Fig tree which they have completely stripped of bark, I didn't know where to look. That poor tree, completely naked, not a stitch on and out in the snow with only its embarrassed blush to keep it warm. I had considered lending it my spare coat, but sadly I think it has passed to a better garden, somewhere where other trees play harps as they gently flap their wings.
We had such fun together, running around the garden, Figgy in its pot and me in my trainers. Sadly I will never enjoy the fruits my friend gave me again. I'll miss you Figgy.
On that note I must go.

I hope you like the upload, thanks for looking and for any comments.

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:70.0-300.0 mm f/4.5-5.6
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:29 Oct 2011 - 8:18 AM
Focal Length:170mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.9
Aperture:f/32.0
Shutter Speed:1/40sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Custom
Title:In The Morning Light
Username:Hop-A-Long Hop-A-Long
Uploaded:19 Jan 2013 - 10:38 PM
Tags:Architecture, Blyth, Lighthouse, Morning, Night, Pier, Sea, Sunrise, Water, Waves
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nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2013 - 11:13 PM

Gorgeous light!

leontari
leontari e2 Member 1leontari vcard Greece
19 Jan 2013 - 11:53 PM

Superb light
Effrossini

taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2013 - 1:37 AM

A most beautiful sunrise!

CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7125 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2013 - 6:32 AM

A superb image, Andy, and I'm still smiling at your 'trap the bunny' attempts Grin. Carol

franken
franken e2 Member 112924 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2013 - 7:58 AM

Beautiful!

Ken

fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 12915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2013 - 8:07 AM

The early morning light does much to lift this fine composition.

Albert

pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 7282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2013 - 8:48 AM

A beautifully captured image I like the low light aspect and hint of sunset

NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 32366 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom96 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2013 - 9:23 AM

From Carrots to Figs in a single moment of madness. A wonderfully compiled piece of literary tosh, however Andy the image makes up for it.

A great lowlight composition, wonderfully observed and exposed.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

P.S. As for harriet the Hare and Topov the Monkey, I think they are residing in Cherry Knowle

woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 7woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2013 - 9:30 AM

A fine dawn, Andy, and a fine photo of it.

The thought of a posse (herd? troop? squadron? army?) of rabbits full of figs is a bit dominant in my thinking right now, since I have read and re-read the tale of your travails (or should that be travailler's tails?)

Wink

Regards
Bill

P.S.: I never encountered "Pipkins". But as my mate Daffy would be quick to remind you, all rabbits are DETHPICABLE!!!! GrinGrinGrin

Last Modified By woolybill1 at 20 Jan 2013 - 9:32 AM
mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7332 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom889 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2013 - 9:34 AM

Rabbit stuffed with figs...
I'm thinking recipes now...
Smile
Moira

Hermanus
Hermanus  1 South Africa
20 Jan 2013 - 10:41 AM

What a lovely image Andy !! I also enjoyed your write up !GrinGrin

Rende
Rende e2 Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2013 - 11:21 AM

Beautiful tones and colours Andy, and a great silhouette too.
Rende

EAS
EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2013 - 2:47 PM

Those colours and tones are just so beatuiful together.

We have a Hare racing around the grounds at the moment - I find the foot prints in the snow. Not a welcome guest if you are a dedicated gardener!

Ann

Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 4Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2013 - 5:15 PM

great shot
and lovely tones captured
Lillian

jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1080 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
21 Jan 2013 - 5:24 AM

Such a great sky and composition and an interestiing tale also

Peter

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