09 May 2016

Happy hare at the hare-pin bend

The hare still lives near the hairpin bend on the No. 1 Line road. At  least, I'm guessing it's the same hare because it's hard to accept that a different one would have taken over exactly the same spot. I have been known to be wrong on a few occasions, though ;-)

The hillside had been lightly grazed, so the hare had less cover to hide in. Even so, if the evening light hadn't accentuated the hare's colour, I might not have seen it as I drove past. Clearly, it was enjoying the warmth, as several photographs show it with its eyes half closed. It seemed unperturbed, even when I got out of the car and crossed the road for a slightly closer photograph.

[1/160 sec at f8; ISO 100]

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Zhoen said...

Rather like Durer's Hare. Very self-possessed.

pohanginapete said...

Zhoen — well spotted. It does look a lot like Durer's hare.

Avus said...

You were lucky to get such a clear shot of a hare in repose - it must have been very soporific, Pete.

pohanginapete said...

Avus, it seemed very content to bask in the evening sun. To be honest, I'd have liked it to have eventually done something more interesting than just sitting there half asleep.