Barred Owl Hunting A Roadside Ditch

By | April 29, 2021

I was driving the auto tour road at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma when I spotted this Barred Owl. The ditch was full of water, so I’m guessing it was catching Crayfish. I have seen and photographed Barred Owls with Crayfish during this time of year.

Barred Owl
Barred Owl
Barred Owl
Barred Owl

How I Got The Shot: Barred Owl Hunting A Roadside Ditch

This Owl was low in the tree and was eye level. I parked in the road and got a few quick photos before it flew away.

I had my camera and lens resting on a bean bag draped over the open window of my pickup.

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Fujifilm X-T3
  • Lens: Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS II (attached with a Fringer EF-FX Pro)


  • Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
  • Date and Time Taken: April 25, 2021 (06:34 A. M.)
  • Aperture Priority
  • Aperture: f7.1
  • Shutter speed: 1/240 (as determined by the camera)
  • ISO: 6400
  • White Balance: Auto
  • Metering Mode: Multi
  • Back-button Focus
  • Single Point Continuous Auto Focus
  • Exposure Compensation: +1
  • Focal Length: 400 mm
  • Processed With Luminar 4

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