We gratefully acknowledge the original 'Disapproving Rabbits' website, that inspired this site, and its creators, Sharon, Bill, Cinnamon, and Dougal. Without you, we would not be here. We Approve Of You!



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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Acorn



Pay no attention to the rabbit behind the curtain.

- Thank you, Rick!

Monday, August 13, 2018

Matisse


For bun's sake, it's M*nd*y the 13th, hoomin! A saaaalad sacrifice won't do this time. I'm afraid it's looking for you.

- Thank you, Ken and Kaci!

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Site Update - Taking Photos

Light is from flash pointing away from the buns into a sheet of gold, reflective material.

Combination of ambient light from the window with a little help from flash pointed a the wall to Gus'es right and the photog's left.
Gus is between the light from the window and the camera. No flash here, only what the window gave us.

Greetings, Everybunny!

A while back, our friends Alyse and Dave asked about tips for taking better bunny pictures.

If you have any suggestions, please do tell.

Here's what we do and it works - most of the time:

  1.     Get as low as you can to the bun level
  2.     Get close to that mouf and eye
  3.     Keep the light source behind you or to the side

The rest is icing on the carrot cake, and the only limits are your creativity and budget. We think getting creative is most important, as long as it does not put anybunny in danger. As you experiment with different scenarios and lighting conditions, you'll discover very quickly where the limits of your equipment are.


We try to get a little below the eye level of the bunn. That's hard on the knees, and it's a workout. Then we try to catch their eyes or moufs and let them fill the frame.

Whenever possible, we work with the ambient light or some fixed light source. We try not to abuse the flash.

Good equipment is helpful but not always an option. We have an old DSLR camera (Nikon D3200) with a couple of specialized lenses. The one we use most often is a fixed length, Nikkor 35mm lens. The best thing about it is the f/1.8 f-stop. The trick is getting it to focus precisely on the desired spot. The buns like to move about a lot, and it can be challenging to keep up with them. The f/1.8 makes things even more tricky. Because of its shallow depth of field, it's easy to accidentally focus somewhere between the eye and the mouf and both end up fuzzy.

Then there's the whole business of working over the pics in a photo editor, but that's a story for another time.

So if you have any tips, questions or pics you would like to share and tell everybunn about, we would love to hear from you. Of course, we're always looking for disapproval, but you already know that.

- Gus and Ijon



Saturday, August 11, 2018

Espresso, Charlie, and Gus Update

You pest! I hid in the tunnel for a reason!


Hellos, Everybunny!

We have another, groovy, cloudy, and rainy weekend on our paws. Hoomin, of course, decided to serve the saaaaalads late. Then he pestered us with the clicky thing. Thump! But, the nomes are OK. He said he took enough pics today to have some for tomorrow's update. Oh, he thinks he'll make that post before tomorrow midnight. Oh, the laughs! Well, good luck with that. That's what I say.

So hurry up now, hoomin. You still owe us extra headrubs. Because it's rainy, that's why!

We'll keep you posted,

- Gus

Friday, August 10, 2018

Luna


You're trip got canceled? How? So you're staying home all weekend? I can't call off the p..., oh, never mind.

- Thank you, Camilla!

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Puzzle and Nuzzle


Up to nothing, hoomin. We're up to nothing! How's that saaaaalad coming along, eh?


Thank you, Brambley Hedge Rabbit Rescue and Erika!

PS: A little bit about Puzzle and Nozzle

BORN: 2016
WEIGHT: 4 lbs
BREED: Lionheads
COLOR: Agouti/Black

GENDER: Spayed Female/Neutered Male

LITTER BOX HABITS: Good

The BHRR fundraiser is still going on and cleared the 2k mark

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Binky Free, Pipkin


It is with a breaking heart that we say Binky Free to Pipkin.
She graced us with her wonderful disapproval many a time. We'll miss her like family. Chris, we are so deeply sorry for your loss.

- Charlie, Espresso, Gus, and their hoomins