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In A Hare-ing Hurry

In A Hare-ing Hurry
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Copyright: john thurlbourn (jthurlbourn) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 26] (137)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-05
Categories: Mammals
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-10-24 6:26
Viewed: 3559
Points: 18
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I was visiting Howick Hall in Nrthumberland and my mate said look over there, there's a Rabbit sitting looking at the girls. I said that's a hare and as I did so it got up and ran off, fortunately it ran straight past us. I had a Sigma 150mm macro lens on my Canon EOS 20D camera as I was photographing bugs and flowers and did not have time to chenge lense or settings so knew I had to get the panning right as I had a 50th sec. shutter speed. I managed to get this shot and am very pleased with it I know it's not perfect but I think it shows just how fast these animals can run.

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To shirgold: in a hare-ing hurryjthurlbourn 1 10-25 03:42
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Hello John, and welcome to TN !
This is a strange picture, strange but interesting, almost artistic. :-) As you say in your note, it shows how fast these animals can run - the blur on your hare gives it a nice feeling of movement. The pose of the hare is beautiful too, with the hind leg stretched up in front of him - you caught him at the perfect moment. Just the fact of being qble to catch this running rabbit makes it a good picture. Well done !

Hi John and welcome to TN!
Could not get a better shot to start with - this is what I call an action shot. It really gives a feeling of how fast the hare was running. Seems the only fixed thing when it runs are the ears!

Will be nice if you can include some technical details - especially the shutter speed for this shot.

Excellent note and ... I am pleased with your shot as well - made me laugh :-)

TFS - Shir

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  • mjmbkk (89)
  • [2006-10-24 7:31]

Nice capture John. Definately conveys the speed with a good POV. Mike

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2006-10-24 10:24]

Hi John,

Welcome to TN,

You are starting with a real macro shot,well captured movement of this hare,nicely captured,but I must say I am curios to your real macroshots as well,



Nice one :-)

Speedy Gonzalez will have to train to keep up with this hare.

The photo came out very interesting.

Well done and well spotted

Great photo considering the conditions. The pose is very dynamic. It's rather pointless me telling you how to impprove the photo as you had no time to change anything but probably a 1/100 shutter would have been perfect - loads of panning blur in the background still but a sharper hare. Well done for catching anything at all!
p.s. Your gallery is very varied - I like it!

I'm usually not so found of this kind of pic, but that one is sure an exeption. Brilliant. It also shows how far away they can extend their legs. Much impressive shot.

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  • Victor (75)
  • [2007-04-29 19:01]

Hello, John!

I love this shot.

Kind regards


very good job
amazing picture

aleks ;)
bestr egards

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