Tuesday, 26 May 2009

La vie méconnue de Versailles

One encounters many, many tourists in the palace grounds. The locals however, are extremely swift, I honestly thought I wouldn't manage to catch this little fellow!
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On voit de nombreux, nombreux touristes dans le parc du château. Les véritables habitants toutefois sont extrêmement véloces, j'ai bien cru que je ne parviendrais pas à immortaliser celui-ci !

28 comments:

Jacob said...

You were quick with the shutter on this one. Great catch and capture!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Fabulous capture! I LOVE it.

Jacob said...

Oops, I forgot to tell you something: You had to be quick to take this picture, for as you know, it's hare today and gone tomorrow!

Clueless in Boston said...

Looks like he might be running from the dinner pot.

Tash said...

Looks like he is running from the menacing shadow...Watch out, little guy!
(Hope your Tuesday is rosier!)

tapirgal said...

It's delightful to see this rabbit. I like the simplicity of the photo!

Dusty Lens said...

great job capturing this speeding rabbit. They seldom sit still, but just long enough to devour our rose plants.

Bob Crowe said...

How enigmatic. Very nice use of depth of field. The rabbit looks to be fleeing ominous shadows for someplace safer, and in a big hurry.

Dina said...

You caught him in mid-air! Nice to see some "wildlife" amid all the culture and manicured grounds.

That is the chicken said...

Even if this was a lucky catch it's a great composition...emphasises the tiny rabbit against that dark shadow. I was trying to catch ravens on camera this weekend...very difficult!

gogouci said...

Very nice. Looks like the rabbit is escaping the grips of the dark shadow.

Per Stromsjo said...

I've met quite a few of his (?) cousins during my nightly excursions lately. These are nice fellows and I'm sure this one also prefers an early morning without tourists...

Bergson said...

Tu aurais du attendre il y avait Sam le pirate derrière

Frankie / Nick said...

Awe, how sweet!

DaveM said...

You were very quick with the shutter finget to get this shot.

Olivier said...

un beau reflex, bravo. une autre forme de touriste ;o)

JM said...

This is not an easy shot! Nice work here!

Laurent said...

Je préfère aussi ces visiteurs du Parc mais ils sont difficiles à photographier. Bravo pour la rapidité !

Cezar and Léia said...

Hi dear Ciel!
Adorable friend! He is cuteeee! Lovely picture
Léia

Becky said...

A FANTASTIC shot! These little guys are hard to catch...let alone when you've got your camera ready. I'm impressed. Well done!

m_m said...

Great shot! Very interesting!

alice said...

J'adore le clin d'oeil! Bon, j'ai mis Stivell pour te faire plaisir...;-)

Juergen Kuehn said...

Wonderful snapshot and minimalist, but great setting.

Marie-Noyale said...

Je me demande si les anciens proprietaires courraient aussi vite dans les bosquets!!!

Trojan Gayle said...

Run rabbit run - well done for actually catching the rabbit. I have tried in the past but they are too quick!

Cergie said...

Tu l'as échappé belle ! Dangereux le parc de Versailles avec les risques de collision avec les lapins de Pâques en chocolat.
(Bah oui, le Père Noël est bien au Pôle Nord quand il travaille pas...)

Small City Scenes said...

RUNNnnnnnnn! MB

Fabrizio - ikol22 said...

It a small hare... Wonderful capture !