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Boxing Hare's

By StephenDurrant  
Hare's Boxing

Tags: Wildlife and nature

Voters: Briwooly, vickyal, paulrosser and 347 more

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vickyal 13 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2009 8:22PM
Great shot. Welcome to EPZ. :o)
paulrosser 12 22 Wales
19 Apr 2009 8:22PM
Brilliant shot!!!
Briwooly 15 454 6 England
19 Apr 2009 8:22PM
This is Brilliant perfect timing great capture

philsmed 12 2 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2009 8:24PM
Fantastically timed shot with great depth of field. I'm sure it's one of many you took, and well worth the effort.

vickib 12 6 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2009 8:24PM
very well done
vandalp 13
19 Apr 2009 8:24PM
Welcome to EPZ Stephen
What a fantastic shot. Where did you manage to find them? I look forward to see more of your work.
tigertimb 13 40 66 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2009 8:25PM
Excellent shot; love the action and the closed eyes
GazzaG2003 18 366 England
19 Apr 2009 8:26PM
magnifent shot, excellent timing, what a great image.
wamp 15 276 8 England
19 Apr 2009 8:27PM
Very, very fine shot. Great timing and the 'expressions' are spot on

Alec1 13 4 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2009 8:27PM
Wow what a fantastic capture really well caught.
whipspeed 17 4.2k 22 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2009 8:27PM
Chubby 12
19 Apr 2009 8:27PM
very nice and it.
chase Plus
15 2.2k 566 England
19 Apr 2009 8:28PM
Welcome to ePz Stephen,a very good start here,great timing to get all their feet off the ground,I look forward to seeing more from you.
Shane136 18 63 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2009 8:29PM
Top shot, well taken

tomcat 15 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2009 8:29PM
This is a classic
One to be very proud of

19 Apr 2009 8:30PM
perfect action shot
ColouredImages 16 47 35 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2009 8:31PM
It's all been said...a wonderful capture. Welcome to EPZ

oldbiddy 15 4 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2009 8:34PM
Fabulous shot great action and perfect timing

KBan 16 512 4 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2009 8:39PM
bagupsteve 17 43 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2009 8:40PM
great action shot well taken,
regards steve
JWA 14 3
19 Apr 2009 8:41PM
User_Removed 19 2.8k 11 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2009 8:41PM
Ditto. Top shot.

User_Removed 17 17.9k 8 Norway
19 Apr 2009 8:44PM
Superb capture.
sjteague 13 147 1 Wales
19 Apr 2009 8:45PM
Indeed, craxking shot
Shroomer 14 14 167 England
19 Apr 2009 8:46PM
This has to be the best wildlife action shot I have seen in many a year. The timing and detail is superb. This is action of first class in all aspects. I recently saw all the wildlife photographer of the year photos and this tops all of those I saw
Brilliant capture
phil99 14 45 6 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2009 8:46PM
Excellent capture,Well done indeed.....Phil
19 Apr 2009 8:48PM
Fantastic shot.
NEWMANP 13 1.6k 574 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2009 8:50PM
excellent action shot
ericfaragh Plus
17 149 5 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2009 8:51PM
Marvellous mid-air action, excellent timing.
Craig99999 12 19 1 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2009 9:03PM
nice timing
Wilmot 13 338 1 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2009 9:04PM
WOW What a totally stunning shot
Welcome to EPZ
KBan 16 512 4 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2009 9:10PM
I predict this will be Photo of the week
croberts 17 2.2k 8 Ireland
19 Apr 2009 9:10PM
excellent. will look forward to more of your work.
donnagreen 13 5 1 Scotland
19 Apr 2009 9:24PM
Amazing shot! Talk about being in the right place at the right time! Absolutely lovely.
Pete 20 18.8k 97 England
19 Apr 2009 9:45PM
Welcome the site, and what a first upload.
stevie 17 1.2k 2 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2009 9:46PM
Wow -what a good capture, top rate wildlife photography!!
proberts 17 218 4 Wales
19 Apr 2009 9:46PM
Beat me to it Pete :-(
Stunning first upload.Well done.
Gezina 14 3 6 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2009 9:47PM
Outstanding photography with magnificent timing and delightful detail Ina
Mynett 13 142 6 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2009 9:51PM
excrllent and well timed image

cassiecat 13 39 46 England
19 Apr 2009 10:02PM
fabulous i love it.lesley
Hosking 13 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2009 10:03PM
Great timing super timing
jimmypaton 12 19 Scotland
19 Apr 2009 10:04PM
this is special just love it
19 Apr 2009 10:04PM
Wow Stunning
19 Apr 2009 10:17PM
Simply amazing capture and deserving of every single vote and more..Jo
fauxtography 16 6.6k 36
19 Apr 2009 10:21PM
This is a top image... great timing makes it very human from their expressions.
piccy 15 8 Wales
19 Apr 2009 10:22PM
Wow, well caught.
chase Plus
15 2.2k 566 England
19 Apr 2009 10:23PM
Nice to see this get the accolades it deserves,well done.
Sezz 16 619 15 England
19 Apr 2009 10:42PM
What to add - awesome photo and my congrat's for your awards!

Sez *
Steve-T Plus
14 56 66 England
19 Apr 2009 10:48PM
19 Apr 2009 10:50PM
A pleasure to add my vote to such a fantastic capture, well done. Tony
nothsafoto 16 170 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2009 11:04PM
As a first post this is just taking the mick. Wink

Welcome aboard and beautiful first posting. I've never seen this let alone photographed it.

pennyspike 18 2.1k 29 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2009 11:11PM
Welcome to epz and many congrats for this excellent shot; perfect timing.
michaelo Plus
14 15 1 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2009 11:27PM
WELCOME to EPZ what a fantastic capture, great timing ,well done!
20 Apr 2009 1:37AM
one of the best wild life shots l,ve seen in a long time.. congrats on the one show.. with your barn owl... !!!
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 19 Canada
20 Apr 2009 4:25AM
Wow! What an amazing image...Love the looks on the rabbits faces...Just a really awesome capture...So Good!....Sandy
Buffalo_Tom Plus
15 2.3k 21 Wales
20 Apr 2009 5:25AM
Fantastic image and timing.Welcome to EPZ.
LesF 14 182 9
20 Apr 2009 6:38AM
Stunning shot, congrats on the award and welcome to EPZ land

KarenFB Plus
15 5.7k 183 England
20 Apr 2009 7:43AM
This is absolutely amazing. I am so jealous!!!!!!!
20 Apr 2009 7:47AM
Brillant all been said all the best Danny
20 Apr 2009 8:06AM
CraigJones 12 1 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2009 8:31AM
Beautiful photo, great action, very hard to find this is, very well done!!!
Diana 14 2.0k 19 Netherlands
20 Apr 2009 9:28AM
what a way to start ...excellent

20 Apr 2009 9:36AM
Thank you all for your comments.... looking through the profiles of all above there's a lot of amazing images ...and fantastic Photographers out there so all.... keep up the good work...thanks again for your comments.
Pete 20 18.8k 97 England
20 Apr 2009 9:52AM
I'm going to break my personal rules for POTW this week. I always select from the best of the bunch of PAs, HC and try to pick a shot that would look stunning on canvas, that is technically good, vibrant, sharp, and interesting (often unusual). Here I was gob smacked by the timing. My jaw is still dropped. I think this deserve the accolade for the incredible moment. It may not be razor sharp, but it's razor timing. Unless the rabbits are actors, a fraction of a second earlier we wouldn't have the expressions, a fraction later and we would have a pile up. Perfect response time to deliver us a moment in nature that we would not normally see.
carl3825 12 3 Switzerland
20 Apr 2009 10:05AM
Excellent and perfect timing really a truly top shot.
HenB 13 6
20 Apr 2009 10:07AM
All the accolades have been mentioned already but i can only reiterate what a superb image. Harry
Coleslaw 16 13.4k 28 Wales
20 Apr 2009 10:17AM
Bloody hell, first upload and POTW!!!
Big congrats.
John_Wannop 16 109 Wales
20 Apr 2009 10:18AM
Works for me, an excellent capture right up there with the best.

skydivemike 16 47 Northern Ireland
20 Apr 2009 10:22AM
This must be a 1st.... 1st upload, 1st HC and POW..... what next?

A cracking image... a very big congrats on your awards.

jayjay52 12 2 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2009 10:38AM
Wow! What an amazing image. I`m absolutely green with envy!
20 Apr 2009 12:06PM
So totally deserving of this award - I was just awe struck when I saw this - a once in a life time image I would imagine.. Congratulations and so well done..Jo
sparrowhawk Plus
12 282 2 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2009 12:06PM
absolutely amazing
Ade_Osman 18 4.5k 36 England
20 Apr 2009 12:40PM
Superb and worthy of all the accolades it has so far received!

HUMIE 14 2 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2009 1:04PM
Superb capture.....all been said, and welcome to EPZ !

jgmford 14 England
20 Apr 2009 1:37PM
Great shot, excellent timing, what a great image.Its very much like the front of the waterlife magazine published by WWT. Yours is much better. Great pose.
Welcome to EPZ
geoffrey baker 17 501 1 Wales
20 Apr 2009 1:48PM
Congratulations on POTW, it's an amazing capture.
JouŠo 17 56 Finland
20 Apr 2009 2:37PM
congrats on the awards! Any of THESE amazing shots of yours would do the same thing! IMHO!

Welcome to EPZ!

phototwink 15 18 3 Scotland
20 Apr 2009 3:02PM
Welcome to the site. Absolutely stunning image. Look forward to seeing more...

justin c 17 5.1k 36 England
20 Apr 2009 3:09PM
An excellent shot and welcome to the forum.
Congratulations on the awards.

Enmark 12 5 5 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2009 4:25PM
Wonderous image ,one to be real proud of
PeelNStick 17 4 United States
20 Apr 2009 4:54PM
Great capture. Welcome to the epz family.
arhb 14 3.4k 68 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2009 4:58PM
Superb capture.
Congratulations on your various awards : )
billydo 18 79 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2009 5:03PM
Wonderful shot, nature at it's very best. Very well done!

motorsportpictures 12 289 23 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2009 5:35PM
Just an amazing capture.
So good.
paulrosser 12 22 Wales
20 Apr 2009 5:45PM
Many congrats on getting POTW, you deserve it, regards Paul.
20 Apr 2009 6:58PM
This is so cool! Congrats!
SueTurner 16 81 3 England
20 Apr 2009 7:35PM

Quote:a moment in nature that we would not normally see

Well done

RTR 12 8 8 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2009 8:06PM
They really dont look like they're enjoying that at all do they !
great shot, Rich
phil_j 15 134 4 England
20 Apr 2009 8:09PM
Amazing capture, congrats on the POTW awatd.

rickie 16 100 2 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2009 8:15PM
a truly fantastic shot that anyone would be proud of to have in their portfolio

BURNSIE 12 25 4 England
20 Apr 2009 8:15PM
Congrats, and welcome, great capture.
Kind Regards
wyatturp 15 2 England
20 Apr 2009 8:30PM
The boxing of the mad Hare's looks like a knock out picture well done

20 Apr 2009 8:56PM
superb capture . Picture's don't come any better than this ! regards Chris
fatmod 15 22 England
20 Apr 2009 9:32PM
welcome to epz.This is the sort of wildlife shot i dream of capturing,simply stunning
Well timed capture, lovely sharpness and DOF.

I am the lady from the hide yesterday, I have got a key now Thankyou for your help.
21 Apr 2009 9:43AM
This is just wonderful....congratulations on the POTW Award, well deserved.

BeiK 15 7 Scotland
21 Apr 2009 3:20PM
Absolutely stunning.....(yes, I've just woken up, 3 days asleep...!?).
Congratulations to your tremendous achievement, so utterly well desreved.
21 Apr 2009 3:43PM
Great shot!! Perfect timing.
cmf 12 15 United Kingdom
21 Apr 2009 7:08PM
matt6t6 12 4 United Kingdom
21 Apr 2009 8:42PM
Just another great shot well done ..
fishiee 17 478 3 United Kingdom
21 Apr 2009 9:35PM
Awesome shot well deserving of POTW. The timing is perfect... the facial expressions show they're really going for it! Smile
albinoni 13 6 1 United Kingdom
21 Apr 2009 10:47PM
fantastic - love the dof
TeeCee 12 4 Scotland
22 Apr 2009 11:00AM
Great shot - amazing focus
dark_lord Plus
17 2.8k 778 England
22 Apr 2009 12:24PM
Superbly caught. It stands out so well as the background is unobtrusive yet still giving us some environmental clues.
terry_cavner 16 332 United Kingdom
22 Apr 2009 5:22PM
SUPERB....I would like to congatulate you on this image....I have walked the fields near and far where I live....even just to get one hare never mind to in conflict....I have spent hour after hour in my search for a year....maybe next year....then again maybe i will try

LesF 14 182 9
22 Apr 2009 8:32PM
Just had to come back and add my award, looks better and better each time you view it.

22 Apr 2009 9:24PM
I am overwhelmed with the comments that you all have written about this image ,an image in time.... that I have for a long time wanted to achive..... in this world you generally never get something for nothing and for wildlife thats true , patience and perseverance is you only tool...again many thanks and wish you all the very best
pennyspike 18 2.1k 29 United Kingdom
22 Apr 2009 10:52PM
What a start to your membership! Congratulations.
torres99 12 119 1 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2009 12:39AM
Well Done mate Really Excellent Pic
Regards Carl
C_Daniels 16 399 10 England
23 Apr 2009 11:38AM
It is good Smile
tomeda 13 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2009 2:56PM
Fantastic image... Absolutely magnificent
Woodlander 14 122 Northern Ireland
23 Apr 2009 6:32PM
what more can be said, Outstanding image
D4VE 17 5 England
23 Apr 2009 9:38PM
User_Removed 17 239 7 England
24 Apr 2009 8:39AM
Few images resonate this is one of the few. As has already been said but its worth repeating its that moment seconds later or earlier & you would have not got the impact that this has. I almost trod on a hare last year & promised to go back to see if I might see something like this. What time of year was this taken?
MikeRC 16 3.6k United Kingdom
24 Apr 2009 3:33PM
...'wot a cracker :

akshey 12 United States
24 Apr 2009 7:11PM
Amazing shot !
KTB 13 16 1 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2009 8:53PM
Wow,wow, wow that is brilliant !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Grin
Jaff 13 7 1
24 Apr 2009 9:29PM
Worth every single comment, award and accolade that you have received. I myself have tried for just this kind of shot and know how near impossible it is to get.

Magnificent photograph. Put it in a proper competition somewhere and win some money.
KBan 16 512 4 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2009 11:01PM
how can you follow this ?

HuntedDragon 12 118 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2009 10:03AM
the original matrix movie
fatherpie 13 18 12 England
26 Apr 2009 8:55AM

Quote:How can you follow this ?


... ideas on a post card?

Fabulous work and I can't really add anything to what's been said above

colin 16 697 5 Scotland
26 Apr 2009 12:39PM
Aspirational image. What a first upload!!
I hate to say it, but it can only be downhill from here - you've won the treble on your first outing Wink That must be some record for the site I think.
Well done.

PS Welcome to the site.
26 Apr 2009 4:16PM
Fantastic image , its all about being at the right place at the right time, weel done.
f8 17 9.2k 22 England
26 Apr 2009 5:29PM
I wish I had taken it!!! The highest praise I can give it.
BarbaraR 15 1.1k 1 England
27 Apr 2009 7:16PM
Really wonderful.
Many Congrats !

nigelpye 13 1 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2009 11:05PM
Hello Steve

Great to have you on hear so I can see what I dont see on the BG site. Great stuff this one. What a start. Cheers
viscostatic 15 50 11 United Kingdom
1 May 2009 9:58AM
What an amazing scene to witness and to capture so well with a camera.

5 May 2009 9:39AM
WOW. you must be thrilled to get such a perfect capture,I wish it was mine- I'll just have to persevere, it is the forlorn hope of getting shots like this that drives us on.
Bazman 12 United Kingdom
5 May 2009 9:59AM
Super Shot
Bazman 12 United Kingdom
5 May 2009 10:02AM
I would sit for weeks for that shot
6 May 2009 6:35PM
Emmog 12 38 1 England
6 May 2009 6:48PM
Stunning capture
nickyv32 Plus
14 135 England
14 May 2009 2:32PM
Congratulations on your Photo of the week award, smashing photo, the business

derekt 12 United Kingdom
14 May 2009 3:11PM
fantastic shot, but they are hares not hare's
Mindy3 12
14 May 2009 5:58PM
Outstanding shot, hares are not easily photographed, I wish I took it,
norton 17 2 6 Jersey
14 May 2009 8:19PM
Just browsed through your portfolio,you have some absolutely stunning captures and this one is no exception.
Wildlife photography at its best,stunning work................

helenlinda Plus
14 374 22 United Kingdom
15 May 2009 7:09AM
Fantastic timing. Congratulations on the response. I hope you get it published somewhere.
zoki 12 Croatia
15 May 2009 9:38PM
TonyFrith 14 3 6 United Kingdom
18 May 2009 9:22PM
Stunning shot , excellent
JessyH 12
11 Jun 2009 10:24AM
Brilliantly Shot. You got that just at the right moment

clou 12
27 Jun 2009 12:24PM
Lillian Plus
12 23 17 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2009 5:05PM
Long way down to comment, lucky you
BUT SOOOO deserved stunning photo and what a feeling you must have.
never seen such quality!! thanks really enjyed
boot 17 United Kingdom
4 Jul 2009 5:11PM
Great shot.
SugarDJ 13 1 England
6 Jul 2009 9:59PM
My goodness, this is amazing timing!

Luciajo 12 8 United Kingdom
15 Jul 2009 10:01PM
Makes my HARES stand on end! excellent shot!
18 Jul 2009 7:12PM
Stunning capture, excellent timing.
2 Aug 2009 11:45PM
this is breath taking.
i cant take my eyes off it!
outstanding detail, everything, perfect.
i love it.
mudge 19 1.0k 75 England
29 Aug 2009 2:54PM
It's all been said above. Can't give it enough praise
Hope you've entered it into some wild life competitiona as it's a winner.
17 Oct 2009 2:42PM
A perfect action shot!
certx 14 415 1 United States
10 Nov 2009 3:56PM
WOW this is an AWESOME capture! So very well done! Love it!
luckybry 11 3 Scotland
28 Nov 2009 3:54PM
breathtaking action nature shot grt timing
Graham00 11 6 United Kingdom
27 Dec 2009 10:23PM
Fantastic, i live in the Fens where there are many many Hare's, but i could only dream of a shot like that, superb photo.
peterthowe 13 5 2 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2010 9:48AM
One of the best photos I've ever seen. Obviously taken in the spring.I also witness such a scene many years ago and this is etched into my memory. Wonderfull, can I say more? Well done, Pete Howe
peppercorn 11 4 England
25 Feb 2010 11:51AM
JohnoP 16 2
3 Mar 2010 9:35PM
Stephen, have just been through your portfolio and decided we need a 'vote for all' button as it has taken me so long to vote on the majority of your photos individually! Then the icing on the cake was this shot - absolutely stunning. Having sat patiently in a field on several occasions trying to capture this elusive animal, it is no mean feat what you have achieved. You deserve every accolade - just wish we could see your photos in large! Well done - John
Swamiji 11 1 India
10 Mar 2010 8:00PM
Great timing! Superb action! Stunning shot!
- Swamiji
Bonico 11 Romania
25 Apr 2010 8:33PM
Nice & funny action time!
MalkyG 12 18 Scotland
7 May 2010 8:43AM
Wow,what a capture,how long did you wait to get this shot? well done.
Great shot. With both animals off the ground, this makes a superb example.

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