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
|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|
|Lens Max Aperture:||f/5.7|
|Exposure Mode:||Aperture-priority AE|
|Flash:||Off, Did not fire|
|Title:||Pair of Mountain Hares|
|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|