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Eastern Cottontail


Eastern Cottontail
Photo Information
Copyright: Wentzel Lee (lawentzel) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 14] (124)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-06-30
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS Rebel XS, Sigma 70-300 4-5.6 APO DG MACRO, 52mm UV
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2012-12-14 4:55
Viewed: 2261
Points: 8
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Description:
The eastern cottontail is chunky red-brown or gray-brown in appearance with large hind feet, long ears and a short fluffy white tail. Its underside fur is white. There is a rusty patch on the tail. Its appearance differs from that of a hare in that it has a brownish-gray coloring around the head and neck. The body is lighter color with a white underside on the tail. It has large brown eyes and large ears to see and listen for danger. In winter the cottontail's pelage is more gray than brown. The kits develop the same coloring after a few weeks, but they also have a white blaze that goes down their forehead; this marking eventually disappears. This rabbit measures 36–48 cm (14–19 in) in total length, including a small tail that averages 5.3 cm (2.1 in). Weight can range from 800 to 2,000 g (1.8 to 4.4 lb), with an average of around 1,200 g (2.6 lb). The female tends to be heavier, although the sexes broadly overlap in size.

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Oh Wentzel..look at that gorgeous big beautiful eye...really enjoy this

hello Wentzel,
so cute! very nice picture!.
best wishes,

Ciao Wentzel.
Ottima cattura di questo esemplare di Chunky,fotografato stupendamente con un’eccellente nitidezza e splendidi colori,bella la composizione.
Ciao Marco.
Grazie della condivisione.

Hello Wentzel,
An attractive image of this cute little cottontail. I really like the vertical framing and beautiful natural coloration. Those big brown eyes are always an eye catcher. Focus seems to be much sharper then your previous bunny shot.
Hope you don't mind, but I wanted to see if I could bring out just a tad more detail in the WS.
Ron

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