Hares are a common enough sight on the farmland around the house, but predictably are camera-shy. Though often somewhat distracted during the mating season, in the depths of winter they can be elusive and tricky to capture. This one – shot on a bitterly cold late afternoon – was a lucky image. I saw the hare out of the corner of my eye, latched on to it and kept my finger on the shutter release. I was fortunate with the exposure and the backlighting was an added bonus.