Thursday, 30 March 2017

Sunday, 26 March 2017

2017 #85

The weather was so splendid yesterday that I decided to take Anouska and MrB outside to enjoy it. At least, that was the plan...

"Meh. The ceiling in this room is way too high and the bulb is too bright. Take me back to MY room and the window spot where I can enjoy the sun properly."

Friday, 24 March 2017

2017 #83

I'm trying a bit harder to get good photos this week, though to be fair the attempts have ended up a bit of an 'Art vs Bunny' situation and bunny usually wins.

I thought yesterdays photo came out well, I'm using dual off-camera bounce flash again, which worked nicely for the portrait. But it did look quite similar to previous photos, so for todays I thought I'd try something I've not really attempted with bunnies before:- Backlighting. In this case, that means having the flashes behind the bunny, but not wanting to blind him it was still bounced.

"Can you see me? If not, I am Anouska, I'll have my treat now and MrB will be along in a second for his."

Hmmm...an interesting look but I'm not sure it completely works. I think next time I try this I'll have to bite the bullet and point the flash directly at him from behind. Does anyone know a place that sells wraparound bunny sunglasses?

Thursday, 23 March 2017

2017 #82

Clearly having two rabbits pose at the same time was too much to ask. I'll just have to settle for one. Facing slightly the wrong way.

"What?"

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

2017 #81

I had a simple idea for today's photo - two bunny heads against a red backdrop. I could see it in my mind, a nice tight zoom, good symmetry. All I had to do was get them to stand next to each other in front of the backdrop...

"Like this, right?"

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

2017 #80

And then it's only a matter of time...

2017 #79

...but you know what bunnies (and bears) are like - when one finds something tasty, all the others want in.

2017 #78

I made the mistake of checking MrB's tummy right before today's photos. So he disappeared. Then Anouska figured she might be next. No more Anouska. So I had to drag in an emergency stand-in bunny.

Monday, 20 March 2017

2017 #77

"My nose too, huh? You didn't learn?"

OK, OK, I'll try to pay more attention to what I'm doing tomorrow, promise! (Though if you bunnies will keep talking through the photo-taking, no wonder your faces come out a bit blurry...just sayin'.)

Sunday, 19 March 2017

2017 #76

BHV: Sorry to bother you MrB, but I'm trying to make up for the days I lost last week with some extra photos today. I know it's a bit rushed but...

"And you're sure you've got my eyes AND my nose in focus? Only you're standing a bit close..."

BHV: Erm...no, I'm sure it's fine, MrB, just fine...

2017 #75

"And could you make sure this next snack tastes less feety? That last one was so unappetising it even made MrB yelp when I bit into it."

2017 #74

"Well? Are you going to fill our bowl or what??!! And don't give me any of that 'I only fed you an hour ago' nonsense..."

Saturday, 18 March 2017

Mad? I'm Furriest!

Just a quick post in case anyone was wondering where I was. I couldn't fit in a photo Wednesday so I thought maybe I could get away with posting two on Thursday. But then on Thursday Anouska decided to act like she was in the last moments of her life (she wasn't), even taking it so far as burying herself to save me the job, prompting a panicked rush to the vets and several days of close monitoring. She seems fine now incidentally, a state which actually returned the moment she was plonked onto the examination table at the vets and she thought she might otherwise be left there, though her digestion took another 12 hours to catch up with her behaviour. Our current theory is that she ate something that made her uncomfortable or slightly gassy and it passed or shifted in the hour-long exciting journey to the vets. So that was that.

I am hoping normal blogging service can resume tomorrow. In the meantime, did anyone notice a familiar face on the front page of Bunny Mad magazine this month?

Yup, I'd recognise that funny fuzzy nose anywhere - that's Whisky! It was a bit of a surprise, I gave them that photo several years ago for something else, it's of Whisky at the Rescue before I adopted him!

It's turning out to be another interesting year for my photos popping up places:- a few more of my photos made it into that edition of Bunny Mad, which I did know about, but also there's another tiny Whisky pic hidden away in the RWAF's latest Rabbiting On magazine. AND that was after the Rescue had featured in the Jan/Feb edition of Small Furry Pets magazine, an article which featured many of my photos across its 7 pages. I'm finally living the dream - total bunny magazine domination!

Well that's quite enough of my self congratulation. See you back here tomorrow! (I hope!)

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

2017 #73

"Apparently you don't keep the treats under this mat. Would you like to tell this bunny where they are, or should we just keep turning things over in the house until they appear?"

Monday, 13 March 2017

2017 #72

Since the new treats arrived a few weeks back, MrB has suddenly become less prone to disappear when I enter the room. In fact, sometimes he seems almost too relaxed about my presence...

"Could you back it up a little? I just need to..."

"...streeeeeeeeetchhh..."

NOTE: You can't see it in the second picture cos his butt's in the way, but his back legs are stretched out straight flat on the floor, toes pointing at the wall!

Sunday, 12 March 2017

2017 #71

I don't know about your household, but in mine, Sundays are for naps. So in that spirit of lazy Sundays, here's an epic nap I witnessed yesterday at the Rescue.

"...zzzzzzzz..."

Saturday, 11 March 2017

2017 #70

Sprat has a dental this week to remove a spur, though fortunately he is still currently his lively, piggy self.

Oi Sprat, stop trying to eat Bugsy, she's not a snack! (Oh wait, I may have dropped one on her head - never mind!)

Friday, 10 March 2017

2017 #69

OK, last one from this nap, I promise! Tomorrow...something different.

"...zzzzzzzzzz..."

Thursday, 9 March 2017

2017 #68

Technically this is still yesterday's nap, but it was a very sweet and photogenic nap!

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

2017 #66

She wouldn't want to miss dinner so...

What would you do to wake her? Tickle the nose or tickle the feets?!

DISCLAIMER: Options offered for purposes of humour only. Tickling sleeping bunnehs can lead to loss of fingers and is not recommended.

Monday, 6 March 2017

2017 #65

"Can you help me move these mats aside? I'm teaching a break-dancing class in 10 minutes."

Saturday, 4 March 2017

Friday, 3 March 2017

2017 #62

Nope, not his tongue - the bunny supply delivery came today and this month I thought I'd surprise them with some carrot-coloured crunchy treats. They are both, of course, very excited, but the strange boxes suddenly appearing in their room along with a camera and he was initially back in his box to receive them...

Thursday, 2 March 2017

2017 #61

"Is it treat time? Oh sorry, that's not what I mean, excuse me, I just woke up. I'll try that again... It IS treat time! Gimme!"

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

2017 #60

Some days there's pretty much only one photo I can take...

"...zzzzzzzzzzzz..."