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Into The Sun

Into The Sun
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Copyright: Miles Herbert (CaptiveLight) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 435 W: 61 N: 232] (969)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-05
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon 100 - 400 L USM IS, Digital RAW ISO 100
Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-04-18 3:06
Viewed: 5918
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 44
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Young Rabbit, Oryctolagus cuniculus, watching the sun set up on Hartland Moor near Wareham in Dorset.

With the wind in my face, and the low sun behind me I was confident that the rabbits would not be aware of my presence tucked under a gorse bush a few metres from their burrows. Sure enough, after a few minutes waiting the rabbits came back out again, and resumed feeding. One "snap" from the shutter sent them all running back for cover, except for this one which sat there, trying so see where the sound was coming from, only about 6 feet away from me.

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Hi Miles. Very well arranged photo of this rabbit. Good lighting and colours. The eye is very clear and this helps the end result a lot. Good work. TFS. Murray.

J'aime bien cet éclairage de fin de journée.
Bonne journée.

Hello Miles,
A chubby little fellow, who seems to be happy for the sun!
Attentive animal, all ears, gives a good pose...
Well composed presentation with good details!
Pablo -

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  • Bac Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 93 W: 3 N: 33] (486)
  • [2007-04-18 3:38]

In the morning the light is very low and bring this nice red colour, but it's not easy to get something sharp with this light but you did it. TFS.


good shot.excelent sharpes

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-04-18 4:07]

Hey Miles,
this is a cute little rabbit.
Brilliant lighting and superb composition.
TFS Joey

Amazing light!
And the catchlight on the eye works fine.
Well done and TFS.

You captured really cute little rabbit, Miles!

Hi, good taking and very good details, the excellent composition and colors. Greetings.

You haven't made any mistakes at that close distance, Miles :-)!
It is a fabulous image. I love the rays of the setting sun enveloping the rabbit into a golden glow.
Well done and TFS.

Hello Miles,
Lightning, composition, exposure and this beautiful subject are superb! What a nice little fellow. I like those tones of colors very much. This is a great shot! Thanks,

Hi Miles,
A lot of atmosphere due to low sunlight.

Hi, Miles.
Superb light and colors. Well composed. And cute, cute.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-04-18 14:20]

Amazing shot- just stunning. So sweet and the light is amazing. I love te natural setting. Sharp, great POV, excellent composition...all perfect really



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  • lee Silver Star Critiquer [C: 38 W: 0 N: 23] (84)
  • [2007-04-18 14:25]

Hi Miles, the lighting does give him a nice warm look. He shows well against the natural habitat. He does have an inquisitive little look. Good focus and details. Good job, thanks.


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-04-18 14:40]

Hi Miles. very good eveing shot. the low sun gives a very warm glow on the rabbit, good lighting and detail TFS. well done

The evening light is what makes this image so special. Nice work and nice stalking! Great focus on the rabbit.

Evelynn : )

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2007-04-18 15:40]

Hi Miles

What a wonderful shot of the cute baby Rabbit, such a lovely pose and a great POV very nice detail and great colours, the light from the setting sun is just beautiful.

TFS Hilary :o)

Hi Miles,
Enchanting evening light illuminates your subject beautifully and the composition feels and looks great. :)

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  • jojo Gold Star Critiquer [C: 168 W: 0 N: 8] (176)
  • [2007-04-25 15:45]

splendide composition aux belles couleurs excellente netteté et beaux détails


Hi Miles

Beautiful light in the shot. Love the wee bunny! If that was here, someone would have shot it by now :-(

Lovely capture... the lighting makes it all happen. His/her pose reminds me of a chocolate Easter Bunny. Beautiful colors and detail, especially the eye. TFS, Mish

  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-07-11 12:32]

I stumbled across this image in a random search for images from Dorset (because I have flowers shot in Bournemouth that I cannot identify !!!!). The image per se is delightful: wonderful colours, light, comp are all perfect (of course!!!!!!), but what really delighted me is the wonderful coincidence of dates -- you happened to post this on my birthday. What fun!
:) PL

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