Running Rabbit

Unusually for me, only one photo today.

It was taken this morning among the trees at the side of Falmer Pond. I’d just been out in the open photographing the geese and so was set up for strong light. The wooded area was inevitably much darker and I nearly didn’t see the rabbit as it ran across my path.

I took two frames before it was gone from view, the first of which is a rabbit-shaped blur as I tried to catch up with its movement. The deep shade had dropped the shutter speed from around 1/2000 out in the open to a measly 1/60s. Somehow, for the second frame, I was tracking it at more-or-less exactly rabbit-pace.

I’m rather pleased with the result, especially the motion blur on its legs and across the background. Plus I got its head in focus.


Camera note: taken with the Canon 7D and EF 400mm f/5.6L USM lens. f/6.3, 1/60s, ISO 640

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  1. derwandersmann July 17, 2014 at 2:44 am #

    Cute picture of a rabbit worm, Words! LOL

    • Words July 20, 2014 at 3:48 pm #

      Thanks dW!

  2. Darko July 17, 2014 at 1:33 pm #

    Wow, that’s speed 😀

    • Words July 20, 2014 at 3:48 pm #

      Darko, fast enough! The slow shutter worked a treat as it turned out.