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By brian1208
We came across this rabbit on Stanpit Marsh yesterday. It gave me a chance to practise my "I'm a tree" impressions as I tried to sneak up on it.

This is about 50% of full frame - so I didn't get as close as I wanted Smile

The detail is not bad though and I liked the fact that although it was keeping an eye on me it didn't stop feeding.

Tags: Wildlife and nature

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User_Removed 14 268
21 Apr 2005 4:52AM
50%? Thats bigger than I've ever managed to get a wild rabbit in the frame! Nice work. Click. ALi.

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jond 13 34
21 Apr 2005 4:59AM
My dog would certainly agree with the title! Excellent shot.

tepot 13 4.4k United Kingdom
21 Apr 2005 5:00AM
very nice Brian, love the limited d.o.f, makes the bunny stand out in it's surroundings.
denka 12 7 Finland
21 Apr 2005 5:02AM
Yep you manage to get real close to him Good job! The dof is great it really points out the rabbit perfectly.

Great capture!

fossilized 13 79 United Kingdom
21 Apr 2005 5:14AM
Oh this is nice! So hard to get close to these so well done.

Really good detail and I love the mouthful of food you have caught as well.
Ade_Osman 14 4.5k 36 England
21 Apr 2005 6:20AM
LOL....Thanks for giving me the vision of you pretending to be a tree Bri....
The catchlight and DOF work really well and I've never gotten so close to a wild rabbit!

sandyb 13 34 United Kingdom
21 Apr 2005 7:00AM
well done they run off when I see them, the trouble is they see me first/ stunning detail/sandyb
csurry 15 9.2k 92
21 Apr 2005 7:01AM
Nice one Brian.

We have a few not too far from me, but just haven't had a chance to get close. They are on a busy main road, no footpath and no where near to park the car. So until I feel like trekking along the main road with camera and lens it will have to wait.
Jimbob 13 9 England
21 Apr 2005 7:14AM
stunning eye catchment a brilliant shot full of detail jimbo
deavilin 13 344 1 United Kingdom
21 Apr 2005 8:12AM
Lovely shot nice clear eye, superb detailSmile

mikears 13 89 Canada
21 Apr 2005 9:50AM
Excellent capture - nice detail too!!

Denise 16 279
21 Apr 2005 1:31PM
The numbers of wild rabbits around us has dropped dramatically and it's hard to see one let alone photograph. A really lovely image with loads of detail.
brian1208 Plus
14 11.3k 12 United Kingdom
21 Apr 2005 1:49PM
Thanks for all the comments folks, much appreciated.

Jon, I must confess I tend to agree with your dog Smile

Ade - between us we could be a "Thicket"? Smile Could be an interesting subject for a silly thread, "What kind of Tree are you?" I think I would have to be a Crack Willow, I like my feet in the water, I've grown a strange shape and bits fall off unexpectedly

Denise - we still have loads of rabbits around here and, I think, not much myxamitosis. This one had her baby with her, small and cute and fluffy and much too interested in what I was doing to survive long - unless its lucky.

yjjeep 13 13
21 Apr 2005 7:04PM
He/she is so cute.Perfect photo.Well done.

firzhugh 12 13 New Zealand
22 Apr 2005 12:32AM
nice shot, good detail and composition, great colours
brian1208 Plus
14 11.3k 12 United Kingdom
22 Apr 2005 12:34AM
Thanks John & Cornelia
daffydill56 14 190 United Kingdom
22 Apr 2005 11:41AM
A nicely detailed shot Brian, I know how hard they are to approach, I normally see the white cotton-tails bobbing off lol.

KathyW 14 1.8k 12 Norfolk Island
22 Apr 2005 11:52AM
Great shot, super detail - you can see the fleas on its ears!
Counted 29 adult rabbits on one 2 acre field this evening... If anyone wants to come and shoot rabbits here they are very welcome (no, not with a camera!)
brian1208 Plus
14 11.3k 12 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2005 2:21AM
Thanks Fran & Kathy.

Kathy - too much information! Smile (I thought they may be ear-mites but I am sure that you are right - poor bunny). They aren't a farmers friend are they - but they do taste lovely in the pot.

speysider 13 10
24 Apr 2005 1:11PM
Simply excellent shot Brian!
They don't get any better than this.
Tree impressions eh! Are you branching out? Smile) Have to confess I do them too sometimes!
kit-monster Plus
14 3.7k 2 Singapore
26 Apr 2005 11:22AM
Lol - I spent most of the evening stalking rabbits - clearly you have more patience and look more tree like than me!

This is a great capture - excellent detail. One to be proud of.

brian1208 Plus
14 11.3k 12 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2005 11:49AM
Thanks Edward - I suspect there may have been an hallucinogen in the weed the rabbit was eating Smile

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