American White Pelican Portrait

By | October 26, 2019

I photographed this American White Pelican at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma (5-16-2019).

American White Pelican Portrait
American White Pelican Portrait

How I Got The Shot – American White Pelican

At the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge, I pulled into the Sand Town parking area and spotted this Pelican walking on the fishing pier. I positioned my pickup so that I could photograph it. When the bird saw me it walked off of the pier and onto the grass near the water. I was extremely close and was able to get several profile photos.

I had my Fujifilm X-T3 camera resting on a bean bag draped over the open window of my pickup 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 1/4700 of a second at f8 and the ISO at 800. White Balance was set on auto.

Author: Steve Creek

An Arkansas-based Wildlife Photographer specializing in the wildlife found in Arkansas and Oklahoma.

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