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Arctic Hares
Arctic Hares

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Challenge: Double Take II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark III
Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4.0L IS USM
Location: Thule Air Base, Greenland
Date: Aug 30, 2008
Aperture: f11
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/1600
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Aug 31, 2008

It is almost hard to believe that it has been over a year since the last double take challenge. I entered that challenge with a photo that I know I shouldn't have. The problem was I didn't have a shot to enter and needed to enter for the DPL so I threw the photo in with a title that I was hoping to get some laughs out of. The photo bombed, landing me in third to last place I think. So this photo is about redemption. I was out on the hills around Thule and came across a pack of five Arctic Hares. I managed to snatcht his photo of two of them almost nose to nose. I bumped the aperture up to f11 hoping to get them both in focus, but the hare in back is slightly OOF. I tried sharpening it independently to help it out and I am hoping the smaller size of the photo will help to hide that a bit.

The Arctic Hare (Lepus arcticus) is a hare which is largely adapted to polar and mountainous habitats. It was once considered a subspecies of the Mountain Hare, but it is now regarded as a separate species. It is distributed over the tundra regions of Greenland and the northernmost parts of Canada as well as Alaska. In the far north, it is white year-round; in other parts, it is a frosty blue grey color in summer but the tail remains white. It is an average of 22-28 inches long, it weighs about 9-12 lb. The Arctic Hare mainly eats woody plants. It eats buds, berries, leaves and grass. It has a keen sense of smell and may dig for willow twigs under the snow.

Place: 47 out of 150
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/07/2008 02:25:09 PM
Great. I wish our cottontails in the California desert would sit still for a photo.
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09/06/2008 12:43:56 AM
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09/04/2008 09:00:09 PM
Nice picture - Great tones
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09/02/2008 09:32:08 PM
AWWWW. What is in their mouths???
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09/01/2008 12:45:23 PM
Beautiful job on the whites. You can see every hare - hahaha!!! No, but really... :o)
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09/01/2008 09:43:25 AM
this is my favorite of the lot! great light and exposure of whites, just love everything about it!!! top ten at least or it'll be a travesty!
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09/01/2008 12:22:13 AM
Nice capture.
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