Cottontail Rabbits Eat While On All Fours

Cottontail Rabbit Eating - Arkansas

Cottontail Rabbit Eating - Arkansas

Unlike the squirrel and chipmunk that eat sitting up on their hind legs and can hold food with their front paws, cottontails eat while on all fours. The only time a cottontail uses its front paws to enable eating is when vegetation is above its head on a living plant. The cottontail will lift its paw to bend the branch to bring the food within reach. (Source: Wikipedia)

How I Got The Shot - Cottontail Rabbit

This Rabbit hangs out in my yard and has gotten use to me. I was able to sit on the ground without scaring it.

I was hand holding a Fujifilm X-T3 with a Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II lens attached with a Fringer EF-FX Pro. I was shooting in aperture priority mode (AV) with a shutter speed of 1/300 of a second at f7.1 and the ISO at 1600. White Balance was set on auto. I was using zone AF and the 3×3 box, continuous auto focus with multi metering.


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