I Thought I Saw A Rabbit

I did, a Jackrabbit! So excited as this was on my bucket list to capture a wild rabbit as they are in various grassy/field areas near where we live. Hubby has seen them through his window at work, and taken photos of them in the distance.

Went to the park with my new camera today, left there to shop and saw this rabbit just sitting there. Hubby said, "do you want to stop?" Of course I do, so he stopped and waited and waited for me as I approached this rabbit super slowly so not too spook it. Surprised that it let me get as close as I got before hopping in the open area next to it. I debated on this or the hopping photo.

@wannabe This one is for you.
Wow! That's awesome!!! Love it!!!! Look how long his ears are! Beautiful capture! FAV!!!!
posted September 1st, 2014  
I've ever seen a rabbit with ears like that.
posted September 1st, 2014  
wonderful composition with the diagonal line running through it!
posted September 2nd, 2014  
Jack rabbits are plentiful in Texas and Kansas so I have seen many of these. They are fast and you are fortunate to capture this great shot.
posted September 2nd, 2014  
Cute
posted September 2nd, 2014  
@wannabe Thank you so much, Catherine. Huge ears, that is how I happened to see it as we drove by, by those huge ears. Thank you for the fav and for being so inspiring. We both have rabbit photos now.
posted September 2nd, 2014  
@cdonohoue They are wild around here in the Sacramento County area. Sure is nice that the ears are this big, makes them easier to spot.
posted September 2nd, 2014  
@darsphotos Thank you so very much for your comments, Katy. So nice to hear from you. Hope you are doing well.
posted September 2nd, 2014  
@pauliek This is the first one I have seen other than my husbands photos that are in the distance. How fun to have them around like you have them. This one was watching me and took off into and around the area after I got too close for it. I felt bad but it was in a very safe and empty spot with a few squirrels. Thank you so very much for your comments, Paulette.
posted September 2nd, 2014  
@darsphotos Yippie!!!
posted September 2nd, 2014  
Happy, I got a rabbit photo too. I had remembered yours.
http://365project.org/wannabe/365/2014-07-06
posted September 2nd, 2014  
Really cute capture, Darlene, and I love his ears.
posted September 2nd, 2014  
Wildlife in a residential area ! What big ears it has.
posted September 2nd, 2014  
Now, that rabbit has ears! Great capture!
posted September 2nd, 2014  
@mittens Thank you so very much, Marilyn.
posted September 2nd, 2014  
Reminds me of "what big ears you have" -"So I can hear better" something like this our of Little Red Riding Hood.
Great capture and you were lucky he sat still for you.
posted September 2nd, 2014  
@princessm We have some open areas all over our city that is becoming smaller and smaller with the building they are doing constantly. We still have an area next to our development that has dried up pastures from our lack of rain, horses, cows and sheep too. We also have a wildlife preserve area that is totally dry. We drive down various areas that are all grass and trees and along side is dried up land and typical to see some type of wildlife in some of these areas. There were a couple of squirrels near this rabbit as there were a number of trees there as well. Wildlife overall is not uncommon in residential areas like possum and raccoons though we have not had any here, my family gets plenty as they will live in sewers. Thank you for stopping by and commenting Decima. So glad it has big ears as that is how I saw it driving by. All the jack rabbits have big ears like this.
posted September 2nd, 2014  
@stownsend Thank you so very much, Suzie. Yes all the jack rabbits have huge ears. Fun to see them sticking up as they give them away like today when I saw this one.
posted September 2nd, 2014  
This is just amazing -- those ears are remarkable and the background in your thread about where you are finding them is fascinating.
posted September 2nd, 2014  
@bruni That is so funny, Bruni. I did not think of that. Thank you so much and yes I was so lucky but took photos as I got closer and closer, just wanted to get as close as I could.
posted September 2nd, 2014  
@taffy Thank you so much, Taffy. When we drive along some of the streets, there is sidewalk, then lawn with trees lined in it and kind of wide in some areas like this one, then the strip of wood and then small or large somewhat cut down fields of dryness, in this case next to a housing development. Sad to think that they are being forced out as the other area had heavy equipment. I used my Sony and Panasonic to take photos today. I have definite learning to do with my Panasonic to use the manual mode. I was happy to capture what I got. Looked for Mindy again at the park today. It has been invaded by Canadian Geese and not a lot of ducks but a few we have followed. So hot today that we did not last long but took some photos.
posted September 2nd, 2014  
Great shot
posted September 2nd, 2014  
@bkbinthecity Thank you very much, Brian.
posted September 2nd, 2014  
Awww ... fantastic capture!!! Love his eyes and his long ears!!! Great job!!!
posted September 2nd, 2014  
@lealady Thank you so very much for the comments, Leah. Much appreciated.
posted September 2nd, 2014  
Those long ears must be so good for hearing photographers creeping up! Your camera sounds promising!
posted September 2nd, 2014  
@maggiemae I love your take on this rabbits ears, Maggiemae. You have such a wonderful sense of humor. I am learning as I go, Maggiemae. Not sure I could have transitioned as you did, so well. I miss my longer zoom, went from 30x to 24x. You have x50, more than twice what I now have. Lucky you, I have to get closer to things.
posted September 2nd, 2014  
Well captured - if this was in England it would be a hare, rather than a rabbit because of the long ears!
posted September 2nd, 2014  
@quietpurplehaze Thank you so much, Hazel. That is interesting that a rabbit is a hare in England. I have heard of hares before but did not know they are long eared rabbits.
posted September 2nd, 2014  
@darsphotos

Well hares are hares and rabbits are rabbits - just my way of writing, sorry for confusion Darlene. Do you have hares?! (We don't have long-eared rabbits -this is getting complicated!!!!)
posted September 2nd, 2014  
@quietpurplehaze You are very funny. We do not have hares that I know of but seems that I learn something new every day. I understand now and fun that we have a variety of critters in the USA, England and all over the world.
posted September 2nd, 2014  
Aren't they amazing? I saw one in Sac once. Our rabbits are different here. They look like pet bunnies. These are longer and bigger. Like the hare from the tortoise and the hare. Super shot.
posted September 2nd, 2014  
A super capture:-)
posted September 2nd, 2014  
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