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Hares attack? LOL!

Hares attack? LOL!
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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: 2007-09-16 0:12
Viewed: 3719
Points: 82
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I have tried the title of my previous shot Robots attack to this hare picture and burst out laughing.

Poor fellow. What do you do?
I was not frightened at all and continued to shoot.

In a share of second the hare understood too that it did something wrong. And it had begun to start to brake again. I have titled the WS-picture as Ops-s-s II (or wrong decision again).

I understand that the "art" merits of the shot are null. However, situation and subject are surprising at least for me. I did not collide with hares earlier, but of fairy tales, common literature and zoology I know, that such behavior for hares is completely not characteristic. Moreover, just this picture has induced me to present all series.

Next post (as a short series too) will dot one's i's and cross one's t's . There I will share my standpoint on this phenomenon.

Thanks for patients and kindness (to me and hare -:))).

uleko, joey, izler, pvs, anel, jmp, pvb, jaycee, pablominto, jcoowanitwong, JORAPAVI, ramthakur, XOTAELE, Silvio2006, dew77, marhowie, ridvan, valy67, peter_stoeckl, Juyona, hester, ellis49, oscarromulus, jusninasirun has marked this note useful
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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To vanderschelden: Plenty of foodAlex99 1 09-16 11:40
To anel: Close to truth.Alex99 1 09-16 11:32
To pvs: Nice idea.Alex99 1 09-16 11:30
To uleko: Red card -)))Alex99 1 09-16 00:58
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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-09-16 0:35]
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Hello Alexei,
He must have been old and short-sighted!! Quite amusing and a fine head-on shot with sharp details and a fine composition.
TFS and regards, Ulla

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-09-16 0:48]

Hi Alexei,
Just marking this post and will come back with a proper critique later.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-09-16 0:59]

Hi Alexei,
I had a similar experience with a Hare that came running at me!! LOL
Great head-on shot.
+++ Excellent sharpness and detail, pefect focusing and a great note.
--- Nil :)
Well done,

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-09-16 1:45]

selam my friend
i see dynamic composition and wonderful timing and i say run alex run its chasing to you
i like point of view, lighting, colours, sharpness and details
thanks for sharing

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2007-09-16 2:02]
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Hi Alexei,

You could have named this capture as well decision making III,shall I take the picture or shall I run away,a strange happening when the hare just walks straight at you,a nice capture with good sharpness and colors,well done and tfs


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-09-16 2:09]
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hello Alex,
This is a surprise! I was sure it would take the other direction. I suppose that you are the invisible man;-). I like this story a lot, full of rebounds. Thanks for this natural picture.
Have a nice Sunday

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-09-16 2:46]

Hello Alexei,
I've only seen hares running away from me. This is very special. Great focus and sharpness. Light and POV are fantastic.

bonjour alex
vite fuyons!!!
ce n'est pas une vu tres commune,en general on voit plutot les lievres fuir dans l'autre sens mais la c'est original.

Hey Alexei,
Maybe it was not an 'attack'. Couldn't it be this hare used to be in captivity and associates people with food...
Hares in captivity probably doesn't make sense...
Anyway well done; for example technically; I do have to say you have a lot of light at your disposal (f/9 and 1/1250)...and you used it very well.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-09-16 3:16]

Hi Alexei,
I agree with you that is not frequent hare's behaviour! A really unsual meeting perfectly captured: colours, definition, timing and pose are really good.
TFS, José M.

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  • pvb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
  • [2007-09-16 3:48]

Hi Alexei,
I think this hare was a little confused, did you wear something red?? because I think this hare thinks she is a bull, the way she's coming straight at you.
Very good timing from you and captured with high shaprness and details. Very good light too.
I also like your ws very much, the expression on the face tells a lot.
TFS Paula

hello alexei,
very fine capture with perfect pov and good timimg, liked the composition, good eye contact, sharp image, lovely natural colours,
well done,
tfs & regards

Hello Alexei,
I love your funny friend. He looks like a cartoon character (especially in the WS picture) I'm amazed about how different he looks from ours... This is another superb capture with good details, exposure and POV. I really like your beautiful friend! Thanks!

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-09-16 9:26]

Hi Alexei,

How fortunate for us that you met up with this strange Hare. We get to see all these wonderful pictures. This head-on is amazing. His eyes are definitely on you. I really like the center composition in this - fits in with your hare tale.


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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-09-16 9:50]

Ha, ha!
What a magnificent scene, to see a hare attack!
I wouldn't have believed it, but here it is, perfectly seen. That's great! What a magnificent action shot and story to tell.
I love it!!
Thank you very much for sharing this commendable series.

Hi Alexei,
I would run away if this "monster" will run streight into my direction. But I'm happy you didn't - because otherwise we would not have the chance to see this pretty shot.
Thanks and greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Wouaw Alexei, splendid and very unusual shot, I like so much the funny pose, realy impressive focus with amazing details,
very well done,

Hello Alexei,
Here we come, full speed!
This little fellow is a funny guy with his different behaviours, and I notice the ears are turned in opposite directions...
Well composed presentation with pin sharp details!
Pablo -

:-) OK-

Hello Alexei,
Interesting to see this hare running at full speed to attack you. Perfect focus. POV and composition are great. TFS,

Hola Alexei,
Bonita simpática y dinámica composición, excelente nitidez y detalles, muy ameno la nota, saludos
José Ramón

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-09-17 8:53]

Alexei, Thanks for your such a nice and lovely pose. The shot is perfect with focus and sharpness. Ganesh

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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2007-09-17 9:38]

Great shot! I have no words... It's impossible to capture such moment, but you did it.

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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 67 N: 645] (6814)
  • [2007-09-17 10:36]

Cadrage impeccable. La vue de face est étonnante.
Bonne journée.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-09-17 12:00]

Hello Alexei

Great timing,it looks like the hare is coming straight for youThe positioning of the feet really convey motion.Excellent focus and sharpness.TFS


Muy buena nitidez y detalles Alex.
Colores muy bien saturados y preciso encuadre.
Un cordial saludo, JL.

Hi Alexei, great running frontal view, splendid sharp composition, very well done, ciao Silvio

hello alex
tres belle image de profil de ce lievre, les couleurs sont belles et nettes, merci a toi

A brilliant frontal capture of this cute animal, Alexei.
The rhythm of its tiny running feet has been well captured.
Thanks for sharing this picture and best regards.


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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 3:52]

Privet Alex,
Lovely post.I liked POV,sharpness and moment you caught a lot.Have a good day!

Hi dear Alexei ,
As always very nice shot with amazing colours.
great details and good composition
thanks for sharing my friend

Hello Alexei,
You're getting some great mileage out of this herbivore ;)
Excellent action capture with very nice DOF, color, exposure, sharpness and details...And he's looking straight at ya too!
Very well done.

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  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2007-09-18 13:18]

selamalexi, excellent shot and very good composition of this rabbit .nice pov and bg with splendid naturel colours.well presented pose
Well done my friend!
Regards ridvan

Hello Alexei !
This series about the hare is wonderful, it shows his reactions perfectly ! On this one I love the pose, he looks a bit strange from this angle. As usual from you, sharpness, details, colors, composition and POV are excellent. Very well done !

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-09-19 10:43]

Hi Alexei

It seems i missed a lot of great photos from you :((
But, i managed to take a look at them now and i must say that this last cascade of similar shots is exceptional, very interesting and also funny.
All the photos are very nicely taken, with a keen eye towards corect exposure and with very nicely frozen movement.
The details everywhere are lovely and the natural colors are charming.
Beautiful work, my dear friend!

Bravo and TFS

Dear Alexei,
wonderful climax to a well told, well recorded story!
You say youhave not been frightened. I would have been, I suppose, when seeing that hare approaching me with such a fierce look.
No doubt about the merits of this picture series: art always profits from a well told story, a little drama that becomes enjoyable by adding the right touch of humour.
Thank you! My best regards,

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  • juanjo Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 167 W: 8 N: 27] (1142)
  • [2007-09-19 15:01]

hello Alexei

you have been able to capture this happy hare in movement in a lovely way

great picture , shaprness and colours are perfect+



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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-09-21 16:37]

Hola amigo,
una escena original,
foco estupendo, pov excelente.
magnífica captura,

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-09-23 12:26]

Wow Alexei what an amazing shot! I have never seen a hare run at someone before. Amazing frozen action and sharp details. I also love the stunned expression in the workshop :)



What a lovely, LOVELY story, Alexei.
Fine composition.
Those eyes agree with your tale so well.
Loved your W/S too.
The images are very very sharp, well focused and with EXCELLENT clarity.
Wish you & your family the BEST in life,

Hi Alexei. I like the eye contact of this shot heading at you. Sharp focus in stunning details. You are a brave man looking through the lens with the chase :-) TFS and have a nice day. Regards. Jusni

Hello Alexei

Before reading your title I taught it was a boar, LOL !
your hares in Europe are very big ! the fine POV
it gives that wonderful eye-contact of the hare,
wonderful light, great focus, sharpness, details, TFS


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