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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: 2004-05
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D70, Sigma 50-500 F/4-6.3, Digital RAW ISO 200
Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): !!! STOLEN PHOTOS !!! I [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-07-09 23:58
Viewed: 6873
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I'd been photographing the rabbits here before, and knew that they were quite used to humans wandering around the area. This meant that once they had bolted for cover, they would be out again enjoying the warm spring sunshine within a few short minutes.

I managed to wriggle into a gorse bush and knelt there waiting for them, sure enough, within a few minutes the rabbits began to reappear, but every time the camera fired they scattered and ran for cover. For the next hour or so that was the pattern, take a shot, wait a few minutes for them to settle down again and take another shot. Eventually I had several shots of rabbits doing nothing, and decided to wait until "something" happened. This shot was the result when a young rabbit came over to greet an older one.

Eventually I wriggled out of the thorny gorse bush that had been hiding me and tried to get some feeling back into my legs after kneeling down so long motionless.

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To bojtorjan: FotothingCaptiveLight 1 11-13 09:31
This one was stolen by another siteSilke 6 10-05 16:48
To PaulH: Seen It BeforeCaptiveLight 1 07-11 06:50
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A really tender moment. I like it very much.

Hello Miles,
A pleasant encounter, well framed!
Wonderful details in the fur coats, good natural colours...
The image is well composed, and subjects stand out well against the blurry back!
Pablo -

very beautiful picture and cute activity!

Hi Miles,
a beautiful picture with very fine action, I think I have seen
this picture before.
Very good sjharpness, fine details, wonderfol colours and light.
And I really do like the low POV.
Great work,mf

Hello Miles,
It probably seemed for ages, but it was certainly worth while! This is the sort of shot that you can never predict but is so charming when it happens! Excellent detail colours and dof! Well done!
kind regards,
Bev :-)

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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-07-10 0:29]

Beautiful and charming shot Miles. Your shots are always and inspiration and this one is no exception. Great moment and very well composed. I can't imagine this to be any more delightful. Nice and sharp with good colours and tones. Good light. Excellent.

hi miles,
lovely capture of the cute rabbits, nice moment capture, well composed shot with nice pov, sharp image, lovely colours,
well done,
tfs & regards

Scène attendrissante.
Bonne journée.

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2007-07-10 0:57]

Hi Miles,

A cute capture,well exposed and focused,the colors and interactionn are great,well done and tfs


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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-07-10 1:32]

Hi Miles

A lovely composition - and great POV. I like the focus and saturated colours.


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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-07-10 2:15]
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Hi Miles,
this is a great moment with perfect DOF you've caught here, but i'm sure i've seen it before?! Well worth all that hiding though, and Corfe's not a bad place to do it either!

Perfect compo, great colours, perfect sharpness.
One technical problem: the fur looks very pixelated.
Great capture

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-07-10 5:43]

Hi Miles,
What a lovely photo! The light is great. Your POV, the pose you captured, composition, colors and details are superb. Bravo and TFS
Best wishes,

Miles - this is superb! Very well worth the effort. The DOF and POV are perfect - and the scene just enjoyable!

bonjour Miles

c'est une superbe image d'affection et de tendresse
du lapin adulte et jeune lapin, belles couleurs et détails des poils

merci pour cette belle photo


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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-07-11 1:25]

Oh Miles, this is precious!
What a tender moment you have captured.
I love their nose to nose contact, their bright eyes, and their eye-contact with each other.
Colors, sharpness, and DOF are excellent.
A wonderful compositionT
TFS. : )

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2007-07-11 3:46]

Hi Miles - real cute! This looks like mother and babe, and their expressions are priceless. A beautiful moment, thank you

  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-07-11 12:34]

Another delightful capture -- yo are very god with rabbits, it seems!
Superb colours and details perfect moment -- his is one that no doubt sells very well indeed

Patience gets rewarded. Cute moment. Good exposure and sharpness. Nice blurry background. You must be very happy with your Sigma 50-500mm.

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2007-07-17 3:28]

wow! wow! wow! how sweet! full of passion and tender emotions! outstanding pov! tfs

you will note that I have spotted and added this photo to

Today after a short sleep I followed up on last night's nightmare
< worked on the stolen tracking stuff from abt 9PM till 4:30AM >
and discovered that the THIEF has made those pages "by invitation only!" ....

Meanwhile another copy lives here

Just wanted to give you a heads-up here!

Hi Miles!

An extraordinary shot of a precious moment. Beautiful, vivid colors and great sharpness.
Very well composed and executed photograph.

(arent' you the Captivelight from Fotothing?) ;o)

Hello Miles,
Superb image. Well composed. Great content; cute;-}}
I'm not the thief:-)

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-05-03 6:53]

Hi Miles,
a very expert shot of the rabbits. Very sharp and clear with excellent blurry background. the eyes and the furs are very excellently presented. really a good catch here. you have define the depth of field very clearly .
well done and it is brilliant composition.


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