Our annual Garden Gate Rabbit Park calendar is an exciting accomplishment each and every year! With all the work we do it takes extra special effort, planning and customized work within our preparations to get the pictures each year!
” I am speaking from experience when I tell you that taking pictures of rabbits takes extra special work! I never take it for granted that my pictures will turn out and so I regularly take 75-100 pictures! That is just the beginning since I need to take pictures from various angles and in different outdoor lighting. So many people take a camera, aim, and shoot! They think they got their picture since they pushed the button!! Cameras even allow the picture to be seen after they are taken so people are pretty happy with the results! However rabbits are generally much more difficult! The pictures are proof of that! Twitching ears, blurred heads, and various “motion” pictures show their abrupt movements and typical reactions characteristic of rabbits. At any time or any place a rabbit may bolt, plop down to rest, make a lightning leap or pause to wash their face and groom their ears! Experienced photographers often share their comments and compliments with me recognizing our rare pictures are major accomplishments and truly excellent achievements!”
“There is no end to what fun we could possibly have while taking pictures of rabbits!!”
(yes-I really said that!)
Since I am writing this blog and not a news or magazine article then I naturally like to comment on my work because so many unpredictable things happen and funny situations have occurred!! Sometimes people do not think how often insects or various creatures enter the picture in a split second!! After a few years I expected to adjust and not react! Not so! Our cat prowls about and peers through bushes and around the potted plants, dragonflies dart about and land, squirrels drop acorns from the oak limbs overhead, chipmunks scamper along the rockery, and lizards still drop out of the trees and occasionally land on the camera-lady! (gasp!)