View Full Version : snowshoe hare changing color for season

04-14-2008, 07:22 PM

I nearly stepped on this rabbit yesterday on Bartlett Mtn. She flushed out but stopped right next to me and froze for a couple minutes. We can see her coat transitioning from winter-white to summer-brown.

happy spring :)

04-14-2008, 07:51 PM
Now why would we be surprised that even the hare stop to say hi to you!

04-15-2008, 07:12 AM
That is really cool to see, and what a sharp shot of it!!!

Steve M
04-15-2008, 07:55 AM
Did you use a filter for this shot??

04-16-2008, 06:09 AM
That is really cool to see, and what a sharp shot of it!!!

Thanks! It was wonderful. I've seen them in summer and in winter, but never before in spring, when the coat is changing color.

I think I had a polarizer because the previous shots did. I don't know if it was needed; I just drew and shot with what I had while the cute little creature remained frozen. I was about to change to my wildlife lens for deer or bear, but I still had the 24-70mm lens.

I carry my camera in a case which is attached to the shoulder straps of my backpack, so it rides just below my chest for a quick draw.

happy trails :)

Bretton Woods Brat
04-16-2008, 07:08 PM
She should fire her hairdresser...:p

04-17-2008, 07:14 AM
ForestGnome, please give us some pictures or describe how you have the holster attached.