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A pair of wild Mountain Hares (Lepus timidus) enjoying the Spring sunshine in the Findhorn Valley, Strathspey at the weekend. The male is doing the chasing.
We were very lucky to find these and it involved stalking them up a very steep mountain side, clutching 500mm and beanbag, in gale force conditions. Impossible to take a tripod. Felt a bit like a sniper, taking a few steps up and then lying flat on the ground, with camera propped up on a rock and looking upwards and then a few more steps up, hoping not to disturb them! Still a large crop though.

Many thanks to all those who C&C'd my last upload - always much appreciated Smile

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkIII
Lens:EF500mm f/4L IS II USM +1.4x III
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:16 Mar 2014 - 12:36 PM
Focal Length:700mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/2500sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:500
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Pair of Mountain Hares
Username:teocali teocali
Uploaded:19 Mar 2014 - 10:49 AM
Tags:Cairngorms national park, Findhorn valley, Lepus timidus, Male, Mountain, Mountain hare, Pair, Scottish highlands, Spring sunshine, Strathspey, Wildlife / nature
Votes:22

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PhilT2
PhilT2 e2 Member 4100 forum postsPhilT2 vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
19 Mar 2014 - 10:56 AM

What a great little capture and the terrain is so helpful for you to create a fine composition.......really like this shot

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richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5259 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Mar 2014 - 12:08 PM

Nice Image!! I like it a lot!!

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CaroleS
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19 Mar 2014 - 12:15 PM

What a shot - well done!

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2196 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
19 Mar 2014 - 1:04 PM

Superb capture, just love the playfulness of this image...well done

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Daisymaye
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19 Mar 2014 - 1:20 PM

A lovely image and sounds like you go through a lot to show us these beautiful images.

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matrix45
matrix45  5 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2014 - 2:59 PM

What a great shot this is, one of those I wish I'd taken that shots

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Greyheron
Greyheron e2 Member 12277 forum postsGreyheron vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
19 Mar 2014 - 3:27 PM

Sounds like you had a ball up there Sylvia Wink Superb capture…

Mike

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almiles
almiles  438 forum posts United Kingdom100 Constructive Critique Points
20 Mar 2014 - 1:54 PM

This came out so well Sylvia! Full of life and energy Smile

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20 Mar 2014 - 6:06 PM

It was well worth haring after these speedsters to get this fine action shot Sylvia.

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viscostatic
22 Mar 2014 - 1:50 PM

So difficult to photograph these beautiful animals. Worth all the effort Sylvia.

Phil.

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3187 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
1 Apr 2014 - 8:57 AM

Great achievement, regarding the result (must admit I have never heard of mountain hares, ous are brown) and the physical effort to get these.

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