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Rabbit portrait

Rabbit portrait
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Copyright: Asbed Iskedjian (CeltickRanger) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3415 W: 71 N: 9937] (37400)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08-30
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon Coolpix P60, NiKKOR 5X OPTICAL ZOOM VR
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/40 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-01-24 5:09
Viewed: 4755
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
hello friends, this is not my kind
of nature photography, i am not a
lover of portrait photos of wild
animals and of birds, but when
i have the opportunity i say
« why not try a portrait shot »

i was only few meters from this
Eastern Cottontail rabbit and
i decide to zoom fully my lens
(5x zoom, 180mm in 35mm equiv.)
to get a portrait of this rabbit

i am not lover of portrait photos
of wild animals and birds but
i love to do and have several
portrait photos of my pointing dogs

on this rabbit's eye you can
see me shooting him on photo

from New Hampshire Public Television website

« The eastern cottontail has
speckled brown-gray fur above,
reddish-brown fur around its neck
and shoulders and lighter fur around
its nose and on its undersides.

It has big eyes and a tail that
is puffy white on the underside.
In the winter its fur may be more
gray than brown. »



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Hi Asbed,
Probably you don't fully like animal portraits, but this one is stunning! Great sharpness and compo, so are colors. Probably the small background noise should have been removed with software, but otherwise an excellent post. Congrats and tfs.
Friendly regards, László

You are right friend Asbed, I just sense that this type of photography is not in your nature, but good surprise with accurate focus on the Rabbit eye with incredible clarity and detail. Fantastic depth of field and colors. The image seems a bit tight in this frame once again! Have a great day and thanks for sharing my friend !
George Veltchev

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2011-01-24 6:49]

Hi Asbed!
Fantastic close-up of rabbit. The details are impressive.
Splendid light with nice reflections on the eye!
Congratulations my friend: very well done.
Ciao! vanda
I agree with Laszlo about the noise.

Hello Asbed,
Very well shot the details of this Eastern Cottontail rabbit. The expression of the eyes & details have come out very well. TFS

Yes, as to your notes....when I first saw this I thought how unusual for you. Having said that, this shows that you most certainly can do it when the times call for it.

While working many years for newspapers there were plenty of assignments which I didn't like, but somehow it all ended up ok. I must admit my work on those calls was not as up to speed as is yours here,

Hi Asbed
Impressive photo. The POV, the composition, the colours, the BG and the sharpness are excellent.

Hi Asbed,
what a nice portrait. Very good point of view. Perfect sharpness. Superb composition.
In my opinion this is a very good photo.
Thanks for sharing,

Ciao Asbed, beautiful portrait of lovely creature, splendid eye, wonderful colors and excellent clarity, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-01-24 10:55]

Hello Asbed,
Maybe not your kind of photo, but I like it. Fantastic sharpness and details. The grass is a bit noisy. Excellent choice of composition. Very beautiful natural colours and a good DOF. Very nice catchlight in the eye.

Hi Asbed,
Peter Cottontail up close and personal. Some don't like portrait shots I do. I think they definatley have their place. This is rabbit has a great face with a lot character and the eye, wow, the window to the soul. You were up close and you still managed to get some grass in. Well done.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2011-01-24 21:57]

Hi Asbed.
You have produced a very cute portrait of the charming animal. May be cropping is a bit strong but it is matter of taste. Details are simply stunning and well as lights and colors. I also like dark BG as a canvas for this sweet model. TFS and all the best.

Hi Asbed,
Perfec animals photo,
nice species.
Elinize sağlık.
En güzel dileklerimle,

Bonjour Asbed !
J'ai raté cette image au moment où tu l'as publiée, je me rattrape à présent en disant que c'est vraiment un excellent portrait. Chaque petit détail, chaque petit poil est clair et très net. Tu as eu beaucoup de chance de pouvoir approcher celui-ci, chez nous ils s'enfuient toujours bien avant. Et tu as parfaitement su tirer profit de la situation.Félicitations !

Only one word can describe this image: PERFECTION!!!
Mario with warm regards.

Bonjour Asbed,

Le lapin est bien placé dans le cadrage. la prise de vue rapprochée permet de voir les détails et les couleurs du lapin. Le flou de l'arrière-plan met en évidence le lapin. La lumière a un bel effet sur les couleurs de l'image. Bonne journée.


Hi Asbed,

I'm with you on the portraits. I like animals shown more with their natural environment & in harmony with nature.

This shot has so much character though - that is hard not to fall in love with it. The Cottontail with blue sky reflected in an eye that is watching the camera as much as the camera is watching it.

Expression as tense as a heavily preyed upon animal could be. Composition wonderful & background color - a vivid green fading to black exemplifying both the beauty & danger of the moment.

Very well done!

Kind regards,


hello Asbed, wonderful profile, the colors and the details on subject are great!
regards Nasos

Hello Asbed,
Very nice portrait of this rabbit, impressive clarity, lovely highlighted eye, beautiful natural colours and very good out of focus background, very well taken,
Thanks for sharing and have a goodnight,
Best Regards,

Hello Asbed,
Looking through your gallery I found this beautiful portrait. The details, sharpness, colours, POV and OOF BG, all are great. Well done!

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