Stalked by stevejacob

Stalked

Taken in August last year, this is one of the few occasions I actually stalked a hare instead of waiting for it to come close.
I spotted it laying low in a freshly harvested field and I did wait for a long while but it didn't move.
I decided to try and get closer as it was all of 50 meters away so it was down on my belly and slowly edging forward, scratching myself to bits on the stalks, I began the long journey. It took me around 20 minutes to get close grabbing the occasional shot as I went. When I got to about 2 meters away, I noticed it was actually sleeping and had no idea I was there. I think the shutter woke it up as it drowsily opened it's eyes, realized I was there and legged it across the field.
Love this! Fav
August 27th, 2020  
he's watching you watching him. Great shot
August 27th, 2020  
I can just imagine your pain crawling through the stubble only to realise the hare was sleeping. What a way to get a fantastic photo your perseverance paid off. I bet he had a shock when he woke up to find you so close to him.
August 27th, 2020  
nicely done
August 27th, 2020  
i love reading the stories behind your photographic escapades Steve. The memories seem so fresh - as if it were yesterday. Ofcourse I am loving the captures too. im struck by the light edge to the hare's ear which matches the stubble in the field so well.
August 27th, 2020  
How we suffer for our art! A great photo and wonderful description.
August 27th, 2020  
Love it!
August 28th, 2020  
So worth the effort, fav!
August 28th, 2020  
terrific shot.
August 28th, 2020  
Great capture.
August 28th, 2020  
Fabulous shot.
August 28th, 2020  
Great shot.
August 28th, 2020  
Good capture
August 28th, 2020  
I admire your tenacity in crawling on your tummy to get these fantastic photos
August 28th, 2020  
Great shot, great title
August 29th, 2020  
Great capture...Fav
August 29th, 2020  
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