If you look close at my photo of this American Coot you can see that it doesn’t have webbed feet like a duck. I see lots of these birds during the winter at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma.

American Coot
American Coot

I parked on the side of the auto tour road near the Tuff boat ramp (Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge). This Coot was on the south side of the road across from Tuff pond. I had my camera and lens resting on a bean bag draped over the open window of my pickup.

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Canon 7D
  • Lens: Canon EF 500 mm f/4L IS


  • Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
  • Date & Time Taken: February 6, 2012 (09:18 A.M.)
  • Aperture Priority
  • Aperture: f6.3
  • Shutter speed: 1/1600 sec. (as determined by the camera)
  • ISO: 320
  • White Balance: Auto
  • Metering Mode: Evaluative
  • Exposure Compensation: -1/3
  • Back-button Focus
  • Single Point Continuous Auto Focus
  • Focal Length: 500 mm
  • Processed With Luminar 4

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