Ben Dolphin: Beautiful creatures in breathtaking close-up

Late one evening in May 2016 I went into the kitchen to make a cup of tea. While the kettle was boiling I did what I always do, I stared out of the window. And there, on the driveway was a dark blob. I tentatively switched on the outside light, but even then it took me a few seconds to realise what it was. A brown hare, bent over, with its back to me.