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Happy New Year!

Posted by
L'explorateur (Vancouver, Canada) on 3 February 2011 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Today is Chinese New Year! The year of the rabbit.
The rabbit in the image lives in a nice garden close to the beautiful Tazawako lake, in the North part of the Kyushu island, in Japan.
A huge fraction of Vancouverites has Asian origins and this event is very popular.

Buon Anno!
Oggi è il capodanno cinese! L’anno del coniglio.
Il coniglio nell’immagine vive in un bel giardino presso il lago Tazawako, nel Nord dell’isola Kyushu, in Giappone.
Una grande frazione della popolazione di Vancouver è di origini asiatiche e questo evento è molto sentito.
Taken on Aug 18, 2007 at Tazawako Lake, Japan.
Scattata il 18 Agosto 2007, presso il lago Tazawako, Giappone.

KODAK DX6490 ZOOM 1/350 second F/3.7 380 mm (35mm equiv.)

٭ ƸɼiϾ ٭ from Narbonne, France

happy new rabbit simone :-))

3 Feb 2011 5:11am

Fra from Vancouver, Canada

Buon anno del coniglio amore!
PS: ricordo bene il giorno in cui hai fatto questa foto. ;)

3 Feb 2011 6:31am

@Fra: Pur'io! :D

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

Happy Chinese New Year! This is such a cute image.

3 Feb 2011 8:11am

Veronique from Sarrouilles, France

très belle prise avec la bouche pleine !! :-)

3 Feb 2011 8:46am

@Veronique: A happy rabbit indeed! :D

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Let some fire-crackers off for me!

3 Feb 2011 8:55am

Franz from Baden, Austria

happy new year to you, too, simone! this is a lovely shot - with the rabbit nibbling away, completely unperturbed by the fact that this is "his year"!

3 Feb 2011 10:52am

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Happy new year!
Lovely shot!

3 Feb 2011 11:53am

zia Leti from italian hills, Italy

Buon anno.... specialment al cünì!
... chè, di nòste bande, al rìscia dè fa öna bröta fì:
chèla .... dela polenta col cünì !!!
In quace 'nsè a capì? hi hi hi ;o))

3 Feb 2011 12:39pm

@zia Leti: Per fortüna òl cünì al se troàa in Giapù, dòe la zét la mangia mìa i cünì. Le, a i è come i gàcc o i cà in Italia. I a te 'n cà e i ghe zöga. :D

tataray from france, France

Bonne année ... )
Il a l'air de se régaler de sa liberté ce joli lapin !...

3 Feb 2011 12:45pm

Andy Wong from Hong Kong, China

祝您兔年好運,事事亨通,新春快樂!Happy New Year!

3 Feb 2011 2:05pm

klausZ from Kufstein, Austria

o.k. happy new year! it´s my 2nd time this year, yeah!!!
I had a rabbit which looked very similar to this one, but it died 2 years ago :-((
beautiful shot!

3 Feb 2011 3:49pm

@klausZ: Oh no! I am very sorry for your rabbit. This is his/her year too! Thanks a lot for stopping by!

Gary from Cochise County, United States

Terrific image. Not your run of the mill rabbit shot. This is the year for them to shine.

3 Feb 2011 3:58pm

@Gary: Are you referring to the fact that at the turn of the millennium we were in a rabbit year?

1/350 second
380 mm (35mm equiv.)