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A wild living European rabbit jumping over rail tracks in Vienna. Urban wildlife gets interesting for me more and more.
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carmenblaser PRO+
 
carmenblaser June 03, 2016
Fantastische Aufnahme Henrik!
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HenrikSpranz December 20, 2016
Vielen Dank Carmen! :)
JulianneBradford
 
JulianneBradford June 04, 2016
You are the timing king!
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HenrikSpranz December 20, 2016
Thanks a lot Julianne!
Witmar
 
Witmar July 28, 2016
stunning image
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HenrikSpranz December 20, 2016
Thank you Witmar!
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Byronfairphotography October 08, 2016
Very nicely done
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HenrikSpranz December 20, 2016
Thank you Byron!
NallyKat
 
NallyKat October 11, 2016
Aww!
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HenrikSpranz December 20, 2016
Thank you Nally! :)
RNGnikon
 
RNGnikon November 01, 2016
Great timing :)
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HenrikSpranz December 20, 2016
Thanks a lot! :)
ziggyzoo52
 
ziggyzoo52 January 24, 2017
Awesome photography
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HenrikSpranz March 15, 2017
Thanks a lot!
Philbanno PRO+
 
Philbanno February 13, 2017
Hoppity boppity very nice
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HenrikSpranz March 15, 2017
Thank you Phil! :)
GregHauser
 
GregHauser March 15, 2017
sweet shot. what is that? a beaver
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HenrikSpranz March 15, 2017
Thank you Greg!
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lisagarysmith May 01, 2017
This is awesome!
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HenrikSpranz November 11, 2018
Very belated thanks Lisa!
BYJUTHARAYIL
 
BYJUTHARAYIL May 01, 2017
perfect timing. excellent capture.
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HenrikSpranz November 11, 2018
Very belated thanks!
carolcardillo PRO
 
carolcardillo July 28, 2017
Incredible as always.... Congrats on all your well deserved Awards!
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HenrikSpranz November 11, 2018
Did I miss your comment? Sorry and thank you Carol!
BrianBasson PRO+
 
BrianBasson November 10, 2018
What timing for you to be there at the same time as the rabbit.
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HenrikSpranz November 11, 2018
Thank you Brian - needed some patience and endurane :).
svebar
 
svebar December 10, 2018
A very very goal-oriented animal :-) Amazing shot!
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gallmese December 14, 2019
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Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo on some rail tracks in Vienna near the Danube.
Time
The best time for taking photos of these wild living rabbits is early morning. Then you have the best light and this urban area isn't very crowded and the rabbits use this time for gathering food.
Lighting
At this spot and in general a soft light is contributing to get a more dreamy effect in your pictures and it's great to improve the look of the textures like in the rabbit's fur. Additionally with less light you can include the flares of the traffic lights like here in the bokeh.
Equipment
I've used a Canon 5d Mk iii and a Canon 400/2.8 L USM ii together with a bean bag here.
Inspiration
Urban wild life is getting more important every day and it's very interesting to watch these rabbits living in this habitat near the rail tracks. Nature uses every possible spot to survive. Seeing the rabbits there I wanted to get one of them jumping across the tracks.
Editing
Not much as the nature photography competitions I've submit my photos to as well are very restrictive in terms of post processing I don't do retouching or composites. What I do is tonal correction, white balance correction, denoising, sharpening and work on contrast and saturation.
In my camera bag
Canon 5d Mkiii, Canon 16-35/4 L IS, Canon 50/1.4, Canon 135/2 L, Canon 180/3.5 L macro, Canon 400/2.8 L IS USM, bean bag, Sirui and Berlebach tripods, reflectors and diffusors, gradient filters, polarization filter
Feedback
In nature photography - especially when doing wild life shots - you need patience, but you need to be on guard to use situations like this for a photo. Practice using your tele lenses in fast action situations. Doing a lot of water ski slalom photos in the past helped a lot to take this photo and don't miss the opportunity. Practicing helps to improve your technical skills, but it's good to also reflect your work frequently. There's always room for improvement and watching other photographers' work helps a lot too - not to copy their work, but to ask yourself what you like in their images and find a way to achieve that or something similar. Think about special situations you want to capture like here the rabbit crossing the tracks. Experiment with different POVs or try to get special light situations. There are so many possibilities to shoot something special.

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