Nibbling at the clover …

When I pulled in the driveway this afternoon, I noticed a pair of ears sticking up above the clover that takes the place of far too much of the grass space in my yard.   I stopped and wondered for a moment about my chances of getting into the house and back with the camera … somewhere between slim and none … much closer to none.  Then I remembered that I’d put my camera bag in the vehicle this morning in case I decided to go looking for opportunities this afternoon.  By the time I’d switched to my longer lens and rolled down the passenger side window, the dogs fenced in the backyard next door started to bark.  When I come home and get out of my vehicle and go straight into the house, I never hear them bark.  Apparently, they feel a need to let me know I’ve forgotten to go inside.  Their barking did make the rabbit sit up a little taller … likely getting back up on its haunches and ready to make a run for it if necessary.  It was turned slightly away from me, so I eased open my door and got out and stood in front of my open door to get the image below.  But when I dared to take another step toward the front of my vehicle, he took off under the rhododendron and around the corner of the house.

Nikon D7100, 300 mm, 1/50 sec @ f / 5.6, ISO 100
Nikon D7100, 300 mm, 1/50 sec @ f / 5.6, ISO 100

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