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You ain't laughing now, Bugs...

Posted by
CElliottUK (Reading, United Kingdom) on 20 October 2011 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Shot at a county fair. the usual Raptor demonstration was done with a bit of a twist.
Next to the bird trainer was ?His Son?, with a remote control for a toy car. Said car had been re-modelled to look like a Rabbit, with a stupid grin!
The tracking accuracy of the bird was amazing, even if the "Rabbit" was made to jink left and right, speed up, slow down, even reverse direction, the Raptor never missed

Canon EOS-1D Mark IV 1/2000 second F/10.0 ISO 1600 180 mm

Luke from Spokane Washington, United States

Wow, how exciting!

20 Oct 2011 5:24am

ursulakatariina from Greenock, United Kingdom

Hehe, the rabbit looks soooo funny... I'm clad it's not a real rabbit. :)
Great shot.

20 Oct 2011 5:33am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Very funny the rabbit ! a nice capture.

20 Oct 2011 6:05am

rem_la from Villiers, France

il est rigolo le lapin !

20 Oct 2011 6:08am

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

Nice rc car, wonder how often it needs fixed, great shot.

20 Oct 2011 6:48am

mayoline from Enkhuizen, Netherlands

I love this rabbit he is so funny! Great shot Chris!

20 Oct 2011 6:52am

Othersideblue from Kerman, Iran

that's a unique view !

20 Oct 2011 7:08am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

wow ! great capture

20 Oct 2011 7:16am

vaFA from tehran, Iran

Wow!beautiful shot.bravo****

20 Oct 2011 7:36am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Great Action - 1600 ISO too- no loss of definition.

20 Oct 2011 7:40am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Excellent shot - this must be the Subarau Imprezza WRC (Woeful Rabbit Coupe)

20 Oct 2011 7:49am

Anina Botes from Auckland, New Zealand

haha!!! You bet! :) My eyes might also pop out like the poor rabbit's if somebody grabs me from behind like that...

20 Oct 2011 8:14am

STEED from D, France

Wow !!!!!!!! Excellent !!!!!!

20 Oct 2011 8:16am

J.R. from Ginowan, Japan

Curly is over the top WRC!!!

20 Oct 2011 8:17am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Hahaha... Gorgeous ! Great action shot Chris, well done ! Have a nice day :)

20 Oct 2011 8:19am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Great Fun....poor bird...Nicely spotted.

20 Oct 2011 8:42am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

... the moment of landing ... grasping the hare ... A great effect and a large well caught fleeting instant ... Congratulations. You have good reflexes, A hug, Adela

20 Oct 2011 8:48am

Ralf Kesper from Attendorn, Germany

The rabbit is cool! Perfect catch in the perfect moment.

20 Oct 2011 8:52am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Excellent shot.. great demonstration.

20 Oct 2011 8:55am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

une photo saisi dans un magnifique geste d'attaque !! quelle puissance et quelle determination !! j'aime !!

20 Oct 2011 9:09am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Well, the raptor showed his stuff. Very cool...even a mechanical rabbit couldn't outsmart him !!

20 Oct 2011 9:37am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Bunny is not in place to laugh.

20 Oct 2011 10:39am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Super shot - these two could be the next Coyote and Roadrunner!

20 Oct 2011 11:45am

Goldenpleasure from Bakel, Netherlands

beautiful action, shame about the fake rabbit.

20 Oct 2011 11:51am

Gilles from Entre Bussy et Bruxelles, France

what an extraordinary action shot 5*

20 Oct 2011 12:35pm

Mhelene from Paris, France

Wow ...Amazing and a superb photo !!!

20 Oct 2011 1:06pm

myky from Ontario, Canada

Great detail on his underwing...must have been a fantastic demo to see this predator in action.

20 Oct 2011 1:51pm

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

What a clever idea! I wonder what the raptor thought of the fake rabbit...

20 Oct 2011 1:51pm

@Julie L. Brown: Do you know the phrase "Exchange is no robbery"? That comes from the world of falconry. Whenever a Raptor gets a lure-of whatever type-he doesn't expect to eat it, but DOES expect to be given something in exchange for giving up possession. So as soon as the "Rabbit" had been "killed" the trainer ran over with a reward(A dead, day old chick part, I think)

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Perfect catch (the image). Great job for acquiring the image in terms of exif and of apportunity.

20 Oct 2011 2:00pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

What a fantastic demonstration - love the focus you've achieved here.

20 Oct 2011 2:00pm

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Thanks for that info, Chris. It makes perfect sense!

20 Oct 2011 2:31pm

Don - Slackwater from Spokane, United States

The demonstration made a fine action shot for you. Interesting about the model car beneath the faux rabbit.

20 Oct 2011 2:37pm

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Great shot, these birds are amazing, silly bunny!

20 Oct 2011 2:37pm

Jeff from Pembroke Dock, Wales., United Kingdom

Cracking shot !!. But thats a wheelie funny bunny.

20 Oct 2011 3:01pm

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

im richtigen Moment auf den Auslöser gedrückt.
Wunderbares Foto.

20 Oct 2011 3:24pm

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Wonderful timing, color and detail! Great shot!

20 Oct 2011 4:21pm

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Yikes! Keep that guy away from our little bunny!

20 Oct 2011 4:41pm

Sally from Glasgow, United Kingdom

that's one ugly rabbit

20 Oct 2011 4:42pm

franz from Baden, Austria

amazing and frightening skill, wonderful and just-in-time capture!

20 Oct 2011 6:29pm

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

The eyes of de rabbit is really true character of Tex Avery

20 Oct 2011 6:35pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

quality title and capture sir!

20 Oct 2011 6:43pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Bunny's eyes look ready to pop right out of their sockets as the raptor pounces; Great action shot.

20 Oct 2011 7:05pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Great catch.

20 Oct 2011 7:26pm

Philip from Reading, United Kingdom

that's severe mixamotosis.

20 Oct 2011 7:30pm

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

The photo is really good – but with such presentations I have a big problem.

20 Oct 2011 7:30pm

Victoria from Sweden

Very nice picture!

20 Oct 2011 7:34pm

Philip from South Wales, United Kingdom

Do not worry. The bird is just bideing its time....

20 Oct 2011 10:19pm

Sandy Weston from Maine, United States

No kidding? This is quite interesting and an excellent shot!! I love it !

21 Oct 2011 2:31am

Sam from Chennai, India

Amazing bird. Great capture. Perfect. Well done. :)

21 Oct 2011 3:14am

Laurette from Johannesburg - Fourways, South Africa

A beautiful action shot of this beautiful bird of prey. Well done.

21 Oct 2011 10:51am

Marleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

Skillful raptor, but Bugs steels the show....;-)))

21 Oct 2011 6:57pm

David from Avranches, France

The perfect machine. Great shot sir!

22 Oct 2011 8:21am

Demo from Villeneuve d, France

fantastic shot and really funny!
I love the rabbit's head! just terrible:)

25 Oct 2011 7:31am

☺ ► ƸɼiϾ ◄ ☼ from Narbonne, France

excelent shot, and thanks for explication chris ☺

11 Dec 2011 9:43pm

Loretta from Pretoria, South Africa

:-) Fun! Which raptor is it? A bit like our Jackal Buzzard.

13 Jan 2012 12:29pm

@Loretta: It's a Harris Hawk

Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
1/2000 second
ISO 1600
180 mm