Taken 24-Jun-12
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Dimensions2019 x 1346
Original file size15.7 MB
Image typeTIFF
Color spaceAdobe RGB (1998)
Date taken24-Jun-12 14:19
Date modified25-Jun-12 01:14
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 5D
Focal length400 mm
Max lens aperturef/5.7
Exposure1/640 at f/6.3
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Aperture priority
ISO speedISO 200
Metering modeSpot

Taken on heathland near Minsmere in Suffolk.
There were lots of rabbits lazing around in the morning sun amongst the grass which was flecked heavily with a seeding red variety. I crept over to the edge of the field at which point the rabbits closest darted back to safety as I had no hidden approach to where I wanted to take the shot from.
I hid myself up behind a camo sheet and some bracken lying down and the started what I call the uncomfortable wait.
I had a shot visualised in my head of a single rabbit with a nice blurred background with the lovely red tinge to it. As always the rabbits are wild and will never pose for you so its a waiting game. This was one of my better shots after 3 hours of waiting trying not to fidget too much and having to pee sideways lying down which requires an element of skill and pressure so as not to end up in a wet patch!!