…morning light is magic…

Backlit Jackrabbit

Found this jackrabbit running across a field while taking photos of prairie dogs.  He stopped and looked at me for a few seconds and then took off.  Thought that he was long gone when he appeared right next me.

The back lighting worked well for his oversized ears.

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

Aperture priority, 1/2000 sec @ F5.6, ISO 1600, evaluative metering, 700mm


Aperture priority, 1/500 sec @ F7.1, ISO 800, evaluative metering, 700mm


10 responses

  1. Newton Hightower

    You take great shots wherever you are from Lubbock to Galveston!
    I am still in California. I will let you know when I am coming for a visit so we can arrange a trip or two.
    All the best,

    June 27, 2016 at 9:07 pm

  2. Love the closeup head shot. With all the whiskers every which way. And the eye is just mesmorizing. What a great shot.

    June 27, 2016 at 9:17 pm

  3. Terrific photographs!

    June 27, 2016 at 9:40 pm

  4. Nice pair of shots Tim. I have not seen a Jackrabbit in some time now. They usually do not let you get too close.

    June 28, 2016 at 12:28 pm

  5. Hi Newton. It’s good to hear from you. Thanks for your comments. Look forward to seeing you when you’re back in Texas.

    June 28, 2016 at 9:12 pm

  6. Thanks Veda. It was very cool that he was that close. Took a little cropping but not much. Can almost see my car reflection in his eye.

    June 28, 2016 at 9:13 pm

  7. Thanks Belinda. I’m a big fan of back lighting so these were special.

    June 28, 2016 at 9:13 pm

  8. Thanks Doug. I was sitting in an SUV up near a fence line and he came my way and stopped next to the car. Makes a great blind.

    June 28, 2016 at 9:16 pm

  9. Love those backlit ears, and the last photo’s added backlit whiskers is pretty awesome!

    July 1, 2016 at 4:52 pm

  10. Thanks Donna. He lit up very nicely. May have to try again in the future. Hoping to see some turkey’s one of these days up there.

    July 4, 2016 at 11:00 am

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