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Eastern Cottontail

Eastern Cottontail
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Copyright: John Reasbeck (ubc64) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 21 N: 208] (789)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08-30
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D70
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-08-31 19:20
Viewed: 9550
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I spotted this bunny (probably, an Eastern Cottontail or Sylvilagus floridanus) in the early evening yesterday. It was by the large rock outcropping in our yard in Mystic. We live across from a wooded area. As a result, we get various animal visitors from time to time. I was able to get a couple of shots while the bunny hopped around the rock. It was dark there, however, and I didn't want to use a flash, because it makes their eyes look unrealistic. When it decided to move out to the lawn, I was able to get a better picture. Although I have taken shots in the past that were sharper, I like this one because it shows off the cottontail on the Cottontail. It was only a matter of seconds after I took this photo that the bunny hopped across the road and into the woods.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
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Hello John,
I like this image because it shows as you stated, the reason they are called cottontails. It also gives us a view of the beautiful fur and markings on it's back shoulders and head.
Cottontails are always alert as seen in your photo, and are ready to take off at the first sign of danger. Well done!!

hello John

excellent shot of this cute animal that is the Eastern Cottontail,
fine POV and framing, i love his alrt pose and glance
ready to run and escape at anytime, in the last month i did
alot of Eastern Cottontail shots and i too never used the flash
fir the same reason as you, TFS


Hi John
I think the Cottontail have to be the cutest little bunnies. This one seems on high alert but that can be expected. I love how you captured his fuzzy little tail! There are Cottontail at Writing On Stone Provincial Park in S.E. Alberta. In late June the babies are all running around...it's so fun to watch. Have a good day!
TFS Janice

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