…morning light is magic…

My First Jackrabbit

Got my first jackrabbit photos while in Lubbock, TX this week.  They are actually hares and not rabbits and are much larger than the common cottontail with very large ears.  They almost look like a mutant with those large back legs/feet, which propels them very fast, up to 40 mph.

The first two photos were taken in partly cloudy conditions while I was getting photos of prairie dogs and burrowing owls out my car window.  He walked out right in front of me, very unexpected.  He sat down long enough for a few shots and then took off.

On the last two photos, he bolted out in front of my car as I was leaving the area.  Couldn’t get a good angle on him so got out of my car and got these photos hand-held as he crossed the dirt road.

Taken with Canon 1DX and Canon 500mm F4 IS II with 1.4X III teleconverter, handheld out the car window.

Aperture priority, 1/640 sec @ F5.6, ISO 2500, evaluative metering, +2/3 exposure compensation

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Aperture priority, 1/800 sec @ F5.6, ISO 2500, evaluative metering, +2/3 exposure compensation

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Aperture priority, 1/1600 sec @ F7.1, ISO 1600, evaluative metering

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Aperture priority, 1/1600 sec @ F7.1, ISO 1600, evaluative metering

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2 responses

  1. Nice shots. I love the light play on his ears!

    May 29, 2016 at 6:48 am

  2. Thanks Belinda. They were fun to watch and shoot. Very cool ears.

    May 29, 2016 at 7:39 pm

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