When I mentioned in my blog yesterday that I had no luck with wildlife photos the day that we went to the sanctuary, I forgot about one little friend that I made. At one point my hubby was fishing while I was walking around with my camera on a monopod when all of a sudden I saw what appeared to be a jackrabbit in the distance. Well, I immediately went into Elmer Fudd mode creeping down the road repeating to myself “be very, very quiet, we’re going wabbit hunting”, although obviously I was hunting photos of the rabbit not actually the rabbit itself.
I found incredible patience that day and very slowly approached Bugs Bunny. When I got as close as I thought was possible without scaring him off, I steadied the camera and telephoto lens on the monopod and got ready to snap some distance pictures. Then, to my surprise, as I stood motionless Bugs Bunny started running towards me. I couldn’t believe it! I started snapping pictures, and he kept on coming. The camera wasn’t completely steady (probably because I was excited), so the shots were a little blurry and I had to do some sharpening after the fact, but I was thrilled nonetheless. Eventually he ran right by my feet. He must have thought I was a tree or something.