Bald Eagle In May

By | May 20, 2019

I photographed this Bald Eagle last week while driving the tour road at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma.

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A Bald Eagle watching a flooded field at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma.

The Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge hosts some of the largest bald eagle populations in Oklahoma. They even have a live Bald Eagle cam setup on one of the nests (view the camera).

How I Got The Shot

This Bald Eagle was perched in a tall dead tree located near the 4-corners parking area. It was on the north side of the road watching a flooded field to the south across the road. I took several photos and in this photo the Eagle is preparing to take off.

I had to open my door to my pickup and use the door frame to rest my camera on. I was using a Fujifilm X-T3 camera 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 1/2700 of a second at f8 and the ISO at 800. White Balance was set on auto.

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