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This is where I would like to be right now, in a beautiful garden. Instead, I am waiting on software to download to try to fix a problem with Internet Explorer … and waiting … and downloading … and waiting … looking at the pretty garden and topiary bunny … and waiting … and still downloading …
See you tomorrow.
Earlier I promised I would share some bunny photos. The photo of Tigger was taken with my camera on its table top tripod taken to the floor to catch her at her level. While I was taking it, I felt a furious tugging. I quickly rotated the camera around on the tripod and got the shot of Shadow attacking the drawstring on my shorts.
I couldn’t see to focus this second shot. It was a quick swivel around and shoot blind by just pressing the button to capture the shot. But it gives a great view of what was going on in front of the camera and behind the camera at the same time. I would not have been able to get the shots of both Tigger and Shadow in action without my camera setup the way I showed in my earlier post on Catching Bunny Rabbit Photos .
This morning I am sharing how I get some of my up close and personal bunny rabbit photos. Above is a photo to show how I have my camera set up. I have put it up on my desk with a rabbit stand in who knows how to stand still.
When we first got Tigger and Shadow 10 years ago we used 35mm cameras. When digital cameras really started to drop in price, we made the switch, but found ourselves having to relearn picture-taking all over again. Taking photos of kids and rabbits is tough no matter the camera, because they rarely sit still. So we found ourselves with lots of blurred bunny photos.
Getting a camera that had a kids and pets setting was a big help, but I still found myself with lots of semi-blurred images. Two things recommended to decrease blur are using a tripod and automatic timer settings to snap the picture and remove the camera movement blur that can occur when depressing the button. Using a picture snapping timer setting rarely works for bunnies because they don’t stay still long enough for even a two second timer. Normal tripods usually put me way above bunny action and I would get lots of looking down on them shots.
I wanted shots to be more up close and personal. I tried just putting the camera on the floor, but that was really tough on me. I had to be flat on my stomach to see through the camera and focus. Then to get more than one shot, I had to completely rearrange myself into another position or angle if the bunnies had moved on to another place in the room. If they went to another room, I had to start over with my floor positioning. So I never got too many shots doing that.
When we started to sell things online in the Rabbittude Etsy shop, we purchased several table top camera tripods to aid in product photography photos. Looking at the one I have pictured here, I realized it was a good size to put on the floor and be bunny height. It allows me to kneel and still be able to see through the LCD to focus. The swivel ability of the tripod lets me easily follow the bunnies as they move around. I can catch multiple shots staying in one location.
Later this afternoon, I will share some bunny shots I got using this camera setup.
It is Saturday, a day to unwind, review, mull … zzz. Whoops have to catch myself. Actually, I have been hopping and bopping around the internet to various sites. I am always on the look out for great bunny things or funny bunny ideas.
I am thinking about bunny poo today, lots and lots of bunny poo. Part of that is because I see lots and lots of bunny poo. Even when I don’t see the bunnies, I see evidence of the existence of bunnies here.
We didn’t realize that the careful leaving of rabbit droppings in specific areas is part of rabbit territorial marking. Now we do. However, we keep telling Tigger and Shadow it really isn’t necessary to mark the area around their litter box as theirs by ringing it with poo. No one else is going to be claiming those boxes. We have found that a kitchen skimmer (dedicated to the bunnies, no going back to the kitchen now!) is a great tool to scoop those up and drop them in the litter boxes. The cat scoops always had holes too big and allowed the poos to drop right through.
So where am I going with all the poo? Oh that would be telling today and I am going to make you wait and come back another day to find out.
Last week on Saturday, Tigger wasn’t eating or drinking and appeared to be fading fast. After lots of work this week with syringe feedings of Oxbow Critical Care, water, Simethecone for gas, pain meds and tummy rubs, Tigger has bounced back.
Last night she and Shadow were running all around the house up and down. Such a joy to watch. This is a collage of pictures I took of Tigger this afternoon relaxing on a bunny favorite, the plant tray chaise.
It has been an on and off again gray day here, so I created a really bright red hot treasury of items created by members of the Etsy Rabbits team. I got the inspiration for the title from UsagiRabbit’s Punk Bunny.
For anyone who would like that summertime feel with bunnies included, here is an Etsy treasury I created today.
I hope everybunny is enjoying a wonderful day.
WordPress had suggested a photo challenge this week of worn and for me that just kept coming out as worn out. It has been a long and tiring week of on and off storms rolling through. For us that means powering down computer equipment a lot and then sometimes working late into the night trying to catch up.
When I am worn out, I love nature as a pick me up. This photo is sunshine and blue skies shining down through Georgia pines, the view you get laid out in a lounge chair or hammock. I hope you all had or have a chance today to kick back, relax and just look up at a beautiful sky. So relaxing!