Jack Rabbit

By GillyB    
When I first saw this rather large rabbit sitting under a bush I was convinced it must be a hare ... then I remembered that this is America and so it was probably just a rabbit afterall.

Added a few textured layers then tweaked and twiddled a bit to end up with this.

Many thanks for all the positive comments on my last uploads from the Joshua Tree National Park .... greatly appreciated! Also thanks once again for taking the time to look at this one.

Edit - The black-tailed jackrabbit (Lepus californicus), also known as the American desert hare, like other jackrabbits, the blacktail has distinctive long ears, and the long, powerful rear legs characteristic of hares. Reaching a length of about 2 feet (61 cm), and a weight from 3 to 6 pounds (1.4 to 2.7 kg), the black-tailed jackrabbit is the third largest North American hare ....

Tags: California Digitally manipulated Wildlife and nature Jack Rabbit

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KBan 13 502 4 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2012 7:00PM
Looks like a hare to me Gill, very well captured

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GillyB Plus
13 317 8 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2012 7:11PM
Thanks Keith, I think it was definitely a Jack Rabbit according to the book on local wildlife but it certainly looked more like a hare to me too Smile
Briwooly 12 452 5 England
18 Feb 2012 7:17PM
Yep jack rabbit but they are very hare like anyway it's a beauty well captured

tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2012 7:17PM
Hi Gill,
It is indeed a hare, but our American cousins have called them by a different name
Hares and jackrabbits are leporids belonging to the genus Lepus

Either way, it is a fine detailed image of a beautiful creatureTongue

18 Feb 2012 7:19PM
A lovely capture Gill
GillyB Plus
13 317 8 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2012 7:22PM
Thanks guys ... and many thanks for the clarification Adrian Smile
Graham_P 11 1 19 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2012 7:27PM
I'll not get involved with the Hare/Rabbit debate Gill, but you've produced a very nice image with the addition of the texture layers.

gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
18 Feb 2012 7:39PM
A well worked image. - gary
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
18 Feb 2012 8:03PM
Nice bit of processing, Gill, making a very effective presentation of the rabbit/hare......looks like a big bunny to meWinkWink
GillyB Plus
13 317 8 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2012 8:28PM
Thank you Graham, Gary and Ronnie ... he (?) was so cute and if he would have kept still long enough and if I could have gotten him into my suitcase then I would have Smile
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
18 Feb 2012 10:17PM
Got some nice light on the rabbit-- sharp and wonderfully clear!
OAKEY 10 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2012 12:09AM
Superb detailed capture.
PattiW 12 24 2 United States
19 Feb 2012 2:23AM
Just beautiful and love the lighting, Patti Smile
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
19 Feb 2012 7:43AM
A lovely presentation

rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
19 Feb 2012 9:07AM
Super study of this Hare ( Jack Rabbit ) Gill, complementary enviroment too.
GillyB Plus
13 317 8 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2012 12:21PM
Thank you Smile
BarbaraR 12 17 1 England
19 Feb 2012 3:03PM
He's a beauty.
So well captured there Gill.

GillyB Plus
13 317 8 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2012 11:02PM
Many thanks Smile
gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2012 2:34PM
This is excellent! Well done!
paulb20 Plus
11 12 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2012 7:20PM
Excellent processing, Gill.
GillyB Plus
13 317 8 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2012 7:40PM
Thank you!

andy_AHG 9 106 6 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2012 1:38PM
Smashing image Gill.

"Reaching a length of 2 feet..."

That's not a rabbit, it's a horse! Wink

GillyB Plus
13 317 8 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2012 9:55AM
Grin ... thanks Andy!
Nigel_95 Plus
12 262 2 United Kingdom
29 Feb 2012 10:19PM
Brilliant detail and expression.

gajewski Plus
13 10 9 United States
8 Mar 2012 5:46PM
Great detail and wonderful composition. -- I liked your comments as well.

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