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Ops-s-s! (or false decision)

Ops-s-s! (or false decision)
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Copyright: Alexei Alyokhin (Alex99) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-03
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D, Minolta AF 100-400 F4.5-6.7 Zoom APO, Hoya HMC Super UV(0) 72 mm
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/1250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2007-09-10 7:16
Viewed: 3849
Points: 110
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Three pictures, presented as WS #1, original shot and WS #2, describe the reaction of the Hare on our meeting (see Hare: Decision making II) and its first decision.

Having begun movement (WS #1), the hare had seen an obstacle and had started to brake (original shot). A continuous wire fence blocked the way to it. Then the hare had stopped and begun to sit in meditations again (WS #2).

In such pose he sat few seconds and I have had time to make some more similar pictures in series mode.

And then all has begun…
(See next series soon.)

P.S. I should note, that our character did all this rather slowly, than I have been strongly puzzled firstly. Only later I have understood the reasons of such its behavior.

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Hi Alex
He looks suprised :-) Nice serie. Good exposure in a sunny day with bright light. I think that you could crop it a little bit more to make the subject more prominent and to cut the green thing in a right down corner.
Best wishes

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-09-10 7:34]

Hello Alexei,
I must say that pose is very special. I think he's just showing off his long legs (having shown the long ears before!):-) Excellent capture in beautiful light. Great DOF, sharp details and lovely colours. Only tiny snag is the green grass in the right bottom corner that I would have removed, otherwise perfect!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

hi alex
very expressive picture
very well done
good focus and details

aleks ;)

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-09-10 7:51]

Hi Alexei,
Wonderful series of shots showing very natural behaviour of this Hare. Fabulously controlled lighting and exposure and you have portrayed some fine poses here. I like the startled expression on its eyes and the sharp details. Excellent POV and a precise DOF. Very nicely composed. Kudos.

Hello Alexie
Perfect moment to shoot,
Great details,composition and lighting,
Superb shot,Welldone.

Good Luck

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-09-10 8:06]

Hello Alexei,
Great pose!
You caught this decision-making hare at a fine moment, the new decision just being made and shown by the position and pose of the legs - brilliant!
The sharpness is first class, as is the lighting and composition, the hare contrastin well aganst the sandy BG provided by the path.
Well done and TFS!

bonjour alex
tres etonnant de le voir ainsi haut perché sur ses pattes,voulait-il ressembler a une biche!
encore une tres belle photo de votre part.

Hello Alexei,
A brilliant shot. Perfect focus and exposure. Beautiful series to enjoy. POV and composition are great. Very well done and tfs.

Hello Alexei,
Nice compo. Beautiful animal as I probably mentioned. I'm not seasoned in hares but this one seems so big.
Great content. Nice colors.

Hello Alexei,
Funny little fellow indeed!
Interesting to see him like this with the legs well stretched out...
Good details in the fur coat, I notice how he uses the ears!
Pablo -

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2007-09-10 8:57]

Hi Alexei,

Here we see them as well sometimes,but mostly in wintertime (at night) when they are looking for some food,a great capture with indeed an unusual pose,well seen and captured,tfs


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  • lise Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 169 W: 48 N: 548] (2877)
  • [2007-09-10 9:51]

Hi Alexei,
Wow, those long legs!! Very natural lighting and colors. Lovely composition and POV.
Well done and TFS.

Hello Alexei very nicely caught there looks some suprise in his eyes nice detail and light good sharpness tfs rgds Necip.

nice capture, TFS Ori

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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2007-09-10 12:18]
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Отличный зверь с удивительно длинными ногами. Прямо борзая, а не заяц.
Я бы убраза что-то зеленой в нижнем правом углу, ИМХО оно слегка портит общее цветовое восприятие.

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  • mlines Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 556 W: 26 N: 668] (3116)
  • [2007-09-10 16:31]

Hi Alexei. That is one very alert and fast looking animal you have captured here. Those long ears look like a Disney creation! Wonderful series. TFS. Murray.

Alexei, parece que te esté mirando, ya te debe conocer jejeje. Me gusta el enfoque a la cabeza, además no había visto fotos de liebres y nos muestras unos documentos interesantes.
Saludos: J. Ignasi Tejedor

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-09-10 18:30]

Hola Alexei,
sensacional captura,
realmente parece un perro, jiji...
sobresaliente trabajo.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-09-11 1:04]

Alex, what an eye catch. The composition is very fine and also the lighting. The focus is spot on with lovely BG. TFS Ganesh

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-09-11 2:47]

Hi Ivan,
a great shot of this Hare in an unusual pose!
Sharp and detailed.
Well done,

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-09-11 3:00]

Hi Alexei,
He has very long legs, and the pose you captured looks funny :o) I liked the expression you caught a lot. Good lighting and colors. TFS
Best wishes,

The series continued in the WS makes this isolated shot stand out as the most eloquent moment of indecision on the part of the animal, Alexei.
The expression in the eyes so well captured in the shot brings forth that moment very effectively.
Thanks for sharing this wonderful series and best regards.

Hola Alexei.
La primera vez que veo una lieble con unas piernas tan largas.Muy buena toma, con mucha nitidez.Un saludo.

This is an amazing animal! It is very different from our Canadian hare; it looks much bigger or maybe this is because of this POV. I like this guy very much :) This is an excellent pose captured with great details and exposure. I'm amazed by this expression, it looks frozen :) You showed us nice pictures in WS too. Thanks for this nice and interesting post!

Cool pose you've captured here Alexei, I like it..
Clear and sharp, great color and exposure..That eye is amazing :)
Very well done.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2007-09-12 7:56]

Hello dear Alexei,
What a nice guy, he is funny in this pose. Good idea the WS... In french we say "Oups" ;-)
The "+++" : subject, POV, sharpness, DOF, warm colors, exposure, useful complementary note...
The "-" : nothing...
Congratulations my old friend and thanks for sharing,

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-09-12 8:00]

Hi Alexei,

I see you have fantastic posts that I missed - I'll get back to them. This one is amazing. You caught the hare in a wonderful pose and with a priceless look on his face. I love the lighting.


Non-typical pose, which allows to see how long the legs are. Nice.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-09-12 10:24]

Hi Alexei

I love these animal shots with their perfect titles that illustrate moments in life.

This is a great pose. He looks all legs. You can see the hestitation and the back-tracking on the movements alreay made. Wonderfully sharp shot with a great POV and a perfect exposure.



Yes, he definitely is thinking "Oops, wrong move!" That is the longest legged rabbit I have ever seen. I think I would crop out the green in the lower right corner. It may distract from the hare. Sharpness and exposure look really good.

Evelynn : )

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-09-12 13:06]

Hello Alexei

What a great capture of this rabbit.The composition is well done.Excellent focus
and sharpness.The colours are well saturated.Very good eye contact.TFS


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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2007-09-12 23:31]

Hello Alex,
Very beautiful capture, he looks very calm and curious
very sharp image, great POV and composition


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-09-13 4:45]

hello Alex,
What a long-legged hare! Really amazing, long ears, long legs.. You really caught it in a decisive moment, just changing his mind. Interesting its expression, I love its vivid eye.
Beautiful natural light too.
Excellent natural shot. Thanks a lot
Bonne journée

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-09-13 6:40]

I love the pose, the moment, the flashing eyes!
Great colours and details

Hi Alexi,
I think I like his pose in workshop #2 the best. A natuarl looking pose. Spot on exposure has colors and detail looking excellent. He has some very loooong legs.

Nice picture with good sharpness.I like the small leave on the lower right,it creates depth to the whole picture.

Hello my friend

Looks a little skinny does it not - not much meat on this one:-0.

As allways a very acurate exposed capture. The colours look very natural and the the sharpness/dof is spot on. Personal I would prefere the hare a little more in the lower left but that of course is a personal matter.

I like the picture and the attitude looking a little allerted and somehow what am I doing here - should I run or is this creature with the funny thing harmless.

Have a nice weekend

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-09-13 14:00]

It must be not easy to shoot at a hare with such large legs, I guess. Surely they run off easily. But here you did a marvellous capture. I'm eager to know the reasons.
Fantastic shot!
Best wishes

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-09-14 6:48]

hello my friend
here is successful capturing of this cute hare that is rapidly movement
composition, point of view, depth of field, using of light, sharpness and details are great
thanks for sharing

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  • pvb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
  • [2007-09-16 3:43]

Hi Alexei,
Already seen the latest photo, so I know what will come, but you captured this hare very well. Nice compo and pov and good view on the long legs.
tfs Paula

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-09-16 7:13]

hi Alexei
good picture of a not easy subject, your patience was rewarded. Good Pov, DOF and position. I like his big eye.


hi alexei!
nice picture with good
sharpness and a nice
good work!

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  • juanjo Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 167 W: 8 N: 27] (1142)
  • [2007-09-16 13:57]

hello Alexei

great picture of this wonderful hare
your POVis quite good and the colours and tones are very natural, focus on hare is perfect



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  • Etka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 95 W: 0 N: 59] (514)
  • [2007-09-17 13:41]

Wspanialy duzy zając! Piękna fotografia! Ciekawe ujęcie.
Niesamowita jakosc zdjecia.

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  • sily Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 239 W: 6 N: 395] (1934)
  • [2007-09-17 16:12]

HI Alex!
I still think this rabbit looks odd, but quality of the photo is great, must have been hard catching it while he hopped around.Nice work!

Hello Alexei !
What a excellent picture of this Hare ! I have many of them in the meadows, aroundmy house, but never managed to get such a beautiful picture ! The pose of the hare is perfect, so we can see his long legs that allow him to run so fast. Excellent details, beautiful natural colors, excellent compostion and POV. Very well done !

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-09-18 3:48]

Privet Alex,
Wonderful capture.POV,sharpness,details and especially big eyes are exclelent.

Dear Alexei,
I love the whole series, brilliantly taken! You are a most talented observer of nature, with a strong sympathy for the creatures that can be deeply felt when seeing your pictures. Thank you for the pleasure, my dear friend.
My best regards,

Great series Alexei,
Loved the composition, the whole thing, I mean.
You have managed to "capture" the surprise on the face of your subject.
Very well presented, indeed.
Greetings from Canada.

Hola Alexei,
Muy simpática y bonita foto, me llama la atención el raro paso orgulloso de esta liebre, con esas patas bien largas y el ojo bien abierto y alerta. Muy buena foto y documento.

Bellissima foto Alexei!
Hai saputo cogliere l'attimo di indecisione di questa lepre, complimenti!

Ciao e grazie.


Hello Alexei.

Fantastic. Very good shot, ice composition.

Jose Luis.

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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 67 N: 645] (6814)
  • [2007-12-14 23:54]

Voilà un oeil qui indique presque la panique !
Bonne journée.

Hello Alexei,
An another very nice shot of this Hare you present here. This is one of series shots, it's amazing to see the unique species for me. :-)

Very well captured with beautiful POV & composition here. Details and focusing are always perfect!! :-)
Also, I can see the lovely overall browny colouration here.
Well presented and TFS!!
Best wishes,
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!!

Hello Alexie. I hope you are doing fine and in the pink of health. This is a very good shot of the indecisive moment of the decisive moment. Very well lit and sharp details of the image. Timely shot and very well done. Regards. Jusni

Hello Alexei

Beautiful series of photos, the Altered Image #1
being my favorite among them, you was at the best
place the best time with the best light, on this
photo great shot to show the expression of the hare, TFS


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