The American Robin are around my area all year-long. I photographed this one at the Fort Smith National Historic Site here in Arkansas.

I have seen large flocks of these birds the past few weeks while hiking the Ouachita National Forest.

American Robin
American Robin

How I Got The Shot – American Robin In January

When I come back from photographing at Robert S. Kerr Reservoir or the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge, I will stop by the Fort Smith National Historic site. This place has a nice trail with lots of birds.

I came upon this American Robin while walking the trail. I was hand holding a Canon EOS 7D Mark II camera with a Canon EF100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens.

Camera Settings

  • AV Mode
  • Back-button focus
  • Aperture f7.1
  • ISO 400
  • Shutter speed – 1/2500 sec.
  • Exposure Bias – -1/3 EV
  • Auto White Balance
  • Single Point, Continuous Auto Focus
  • Multi Metering
  • Focal Length – 400 mm