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Copyright: Julia Hollis (Runnerduck) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 381 W: 57 N: 616] (1851)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08-26
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Sigma 70-300mm APO DG MACRO
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-09-02 14:38
Viewed: 19068
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

Despite finding them in almost every corner of the UK, often in very large numbers, rabbits aren't native to Great Britain and were actually introduced about 900 years ago from France.

Rabbits were initially bred for their fur and because they are a convenient size for a good meal, with no leftovers.

The term 'Warren', which is now used to describe rabbit colonies and burrows, actually comes from the name that was given to the walled enclosures that were built by Britons hundreds of years ago to keep their rabbits in.

A 'Warrener' is someone who is employed to look after groups of rabbits, providing food and protection from predators.

Rabbits are usually found on sandy heaths and cliff tops, where the soil tends to be easy to dig and yet firm enough to support networks of underground burrows.

During the 1950s, rabbit population in the UK were so large that the Myxoma virus was deliberately introduced, killing 99% of all rabbits in Great Britain within just two years.

Rabbits are the only mammals in the world that can see behind themselves without having to rotate their head.

Notes from wildaboutbritain.co.uk/facts_about_rabbits

Taken whilst camping in Cornwall. This chap lived on a campsite and would come out to eat the dandelion leaves when it was quiet.
Although he was relatively used to us campers he didnít hang around if anyone got too close.

Thanks for taking the time to look.

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Hi Julia,
This is a good shot! Here, we don't see them very often. I went camping recently and I hopped to see one but I didn't :( The details are great and your note interesting. TFS,

Hello, nice composition.
Colors and details are really good.


Hello Julia,
this is a picture with cute factor!
I like it very much. Great sharpness, details, natural colours and great POV. This is a great composition. Thank you for posting.

Hi Julia,
sooo cute, I love this rabbit.
You had the chance to come very close, excellent sharpness, thanks.
Realy lovely, bye
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • thor68 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
  • [2006-09-02 16:28]

did i miss easter again? *g*
what a cute rabbit, julia! :-)
excellent low pov - on the stomach? - perfectly sharp
and with nice colors and details on the fur.
lovely job & take care, thorsten.

Hi Julia,
Excellent DOF isolating your bunny in the frame nicely. Perfect color and light with very good sharpness/detail. Great POV & framing as well :)
Very well done!

Hi Julia

What a little cutie we have here. Excellent low POV. I see you captured him in the middle of his meal! Nice work. :-)

Hello Julia,
This is a little beauty..!
Funny note, "meal sized animals" never crossed my mind before!
Pleasant low point of view, and you reproduce colours and fur details very well!
Pablo -

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-09-21 7:17]

Hi Julia, a lovely bunny, and what a good shot. I like his colours, and your clarity is very good. WE don't see as many bunnies as we used to around here - all the fields have had factories or house built on them! Progress!
TFS, Janice

Чудесна снимка за детска книжка по биология за деца между 3 и 5 години, която може да бъде окачена в детска градина за бавноразвиващи се деца. Би имала страхотен ефект!

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-09-30 16:32]

Beautiful shot, I can never get this close. Wonderful details and POV..I must have missed this one when it was posted

I still find it very difficult to get close to our ones. The low POV and OOF BG makes it stand out nicely. Well done Julia.

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