Wednesday, 6 May 2020


I have been trying to photograph rabbits.  There are plenty around here, but it has really not been as easy as I had imagined. It is hard to get close. Sometimes this is the best I have got. 

I really think it is not the fox that is cunning and wiley, but rabbits. I have tried various techniques - sitting in bushes, hiding in an old tent. One evening there really were no rabbits in sight, and eventually I noticed that there was a large buzzard sitting in the trees. The rabbits were well ahead of me.

But I found that there is a place up behind the house, where if I sit behind a tree for a while, the baby rabbits come out in the next field. Perhaps having a fence between us makes them more confident. They are really adorable, and perhaps a bit less wary that the older rabbits. I just wish they would come a bit closer to me.

This one reminds me of Little Grey Rabbit by Alison Uttley

And then one evening this older rabbit came out, much closer to the fence, and I managed to get a few shots before I think he heard my camera, and disappeared down his hole.

Perhaps photographing rabbits, not just involves getting close to the rabbits, but also getting the right light. On another evening the setting sun was lovely. But it would still be nice to get just a bit closer. I think if I just keep trying, they may get so used to the weird women behind the tree that they take no notice of me at all.

This last one I call the proud rabbit. He just sat still like this taking in the evening air for ages.

Just a reminder that there is still plenty of time left to join in my Ginx Woolly Linx party for May. Click on the photo above or at the top of the page to find the party. I would love to see what you have been working on this month.


  1. Your rabbit photos are fantastic! I think it’s amazing you got as many good shots as you did. They are really fast when they decide they don’t want to be seen.


  2. so sweet those rabbits !!

  3. This is so sweet! I love that they are wild rabbits that just roam freely. I don't have any rabbits around, but I do rather enjoy the ducks that come up to visit with me (and eat my squirrel food). They've gotten quilt comfortable with me - hoping I can get a nice picture of them up close soon. Props to you with your determination to snap these photos! I don't know that I'd have the patience, but I do enjoy seeing the photos.


    1. I have squirrels, but they steal my bird food. Just the opposite. Worse than that they like to break the bird feeders!