13 September 2014

A hare and some cows







Espoonlahti nature reserve, Espoo 25.7.2014.

I managed to get one good photo of the hare
before he had enough and took off.

The cows were employed as gardeners
for a couple of months this summer
to keep the landscape open for the birds.

I'm linking to
Camera Critters
Saturday's Critters
Scenic Weekends

http://camera-critters.blogspot.fi/2014/09/camera-critters-336.html

http://viewingnaturewitheileen.blogspot.fi/2014/09/saturdays-critters-41.html


76 comments:

  1. Hello.

    Great photographing. Design, composition and ideas. Very sweet atmosphere.

    Greetings and hugs.

    Have a good weekend. From Japan, ruma❃

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    1. Thank you very much, Ruma! Hugs to you as well.

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  2. I like your hare at my place are the same. Have a nice Sunday. I have never been to Finland but I think it is worth visiting.

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    1. Thank you Gosia! We have the same hare, Lepus europaeus, in all of Europe.

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  3. Good capture with the hare. We have them but I have yet to photograph one. Too fast for me, but the dogs enjoy chasing them. :)

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    1. Thank you Jocee! We had a German shepherd when I was little. Ha was always chasing hares. :-)

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  4. Beautiful pictures, Gunilla.
    The hare is my favorite, perfectly photographed.
    I wish you a very nice weekend.

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    1. Thank you very much, Irma! I hope your weekend is wonderful.

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  5. life and nature ... Nice pictures.
    Good weekend.

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  6. The hare looks very apprehensive and vigilant. The cows just look lazy. Cute photographs.

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    1. Thank you Hannah! The cows were very lazy.

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  7. Hello Gunilla, the hare is a cutie. And the cows look like they are in their happy place! Great shots! Thank you for linking up, enjoy your weekend!

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    1. Thank you for hosting, Eileen! Take care!

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  8. I love the idea of employing cows like that...cute hare

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  9. long eared rabbit good morning from Sebring , Fl

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  10. such pretty fields! lovely scenes.

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  11. How cool is that, that the cows are helping out! :-) Love that the owners recognized that would be a good thing to do. Love the hare, as well!

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    1. Thank you Marie! It's a win-win situation for everyone.

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  12. Looks like the cows are enjoying their employment. Our rabbits freeze until they know you've seen them, then they take off at lightning speed.

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    1. Thenk you Jen! That's pretty much what happened with this hare too. :-)

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  13. Love hare shot and cows too! Happy Critter Day

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

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  14. so peaceful and contented looking.

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  15. Pretty cows, pretty hare and pretty scenery Gunilla. You must have excellent reflexes to take a picture of the hare. I know how fast they can move :)

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    1. Thank you Denise! I think he was hoping we hadn't seen him. :-)

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  16. Very cool shot of the hare :-) Cows look so serene. Nice pics !!

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  17. Så vackra bilder på korna och ängarna!

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  18. Heisann!

    Kuer er nå engang herlige dyr ;:OD).
    Kjedet jeg kjøpte av deg røk her forrige uke, heldigvis hjemme. Har hatt flaks enda to ganger til med smykker som har falt av. Alt har skjedd hjemme. Bare å starte med å tre på nytt!!!
    Ha en fin ukeslutt du også!

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    1. Det var tråkigt att höra. Tyvärr finns det alltid en liten risk för att någonting ger efter hur omsorgsfull man än är.

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  19. That bunny is so cute! Nice photo.

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  20. The cows look happy in their beautiful setting. The hare looks wild and wary!

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  21. Beautiful landscape. Were you being serious when you said that the cows were employed as gardners? What a great idea. Around us, you can rent goats to help clear your land.

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    1. Thank you Christa! I don't know what the arrangement is, but this farmer has had cows on two nature reservs here in Espoo this summer.

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  22. I remember my grandparents had a cow when young (way more than 50 years ago,haha) But stayed in a cage and really different environment. Happy for them for their peaceful life (both hare and cows) ♡♡♡

    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

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    1. Thank you Miyako! Lots of hugs to you!

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  23. The cows know their jobs, excellent photos.

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  24. Beautiful shot of the rabbit Gunilla! I like to see your countryside....it looks very flat - is this typical of Finland?

    Hope you are enjoying your weekend.....have a great week!
    Ruby

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    1. Thank you Ruby! A lot of our country is very flat especially along the coast. Have a great week!

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  25. Love these images Gunilla....the sunlight on the cattle...pretty post card perfection.

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  26. cute images, funny thoughts!!

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  27. Such a pretty bunny!

    Looks like he knows he's been seen and is about to make a dash for safety.
    ~

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    1. Thank you! That is what he did too. :-)

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  28. Oh love the rabbit and the cows....they look happy...Michelle

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  29. Dear Gunnila, you've taken some stunning photos!
    Have a very happy week & be hugged, Frauke

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    1. Thank you, dear Frauke! Have a great week!

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  30. La fotografía de la liebre tiene un mérito especial pues es un animal muy desconfiado y rápido. En cuanto a las vacas me gusta a idea de utilizarlas como cortacesped natural.
    Un abrazo,

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    1. Thank you Miguel! The cows seem to enjoy their work very much. :-)

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  31. Great photos, the hare is wonderful.

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  32. Great pics! I often wish we had a cow or something to help mow the grass around here. Lol! We only have 2 acres and keeping it cut takes A LOT of time.

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  33. The cows had to work for their living! But they look quite happy and contented with their job;)). Lucky to even get one shot of the hare!

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  34. Aren't the hares tricky??? Cows, not so much!

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    1. Thank you Jennifer! Ha ha, that's so true.

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  35. They make great gardeners Gunilla.{:))

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  36. I wonder what will happen if the hare talks to the cows.

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    1. I think he's too timid to talk to them. :-)

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