setting sun, sitting hare

Two very different images shot five minutes apart.

I spotted this hare as I walked home …………

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when I walked into the garden the sun was in the lilac …….

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I like the contrast between these two pictures taken during the same sunset; the soft rays across the stubble and the burning sphere in the foliage. The tree behind the lilac is actually about 400 yards away and this was the first time this year that I managed to catch the exact moment when the gap in its branches allows the sun to shine through the gap in the lilac’s branches.

5 thoughts on “setting sun, sitting hare

  1. Hi Lori,
    Simple answer is yes, rabbits and hares are different. They come from the same “family” (leporids) but hares are leaner, faster and don’t dig burrows. Unsurprisingly, that is a photo of a brown hare. Glad you like the pics.

  2. That’s quite a different rabbit than the Cotton-Tail we have here in Missouri. There used to be Jack Rabbits, but they went extinct many years ago. Even the Cotton-Tail is uncommon now in some places. I had one in my back yard in Mississippi and I have only seen one here on the farm.

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