I spent Saturday morning parked in the same area where I photographed a Barred Owl five days ago (Barred Owl On A Foggy Morning). This was at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. I didn’t have the heavy fog this time. The Barred Owl was closer to my pickup this time, and I could get up close photos.
How I Got The Shot – Barred Owl
I was using a Canon EOS 7D Mark II camera with a Canon EF500mm f/4L IS USM lens. I had this setup resting on a bean bag draped over the open window of my pickup.
The Barred Owl was west of the 4-corners intersection in the S curve of the auto tour road. It was on the west side of the road. I first saw the Owl on the east side of the road but I parked and waited hoping it would move to the west side. The west side would give me better light. After almost an hour it finally flew to the west side.
- AV Mode
- Back-button focus
- Aperture f5.6
- ISO 2000
- Shutter speed – 1/320 sec.
- Auto White Balance
- Single Point, Continuous Auto Focus
- Exposure Bias – +1 EV
- Multi Metering
- Focal Length – 500 mm