I was driving the auto tour road at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma when I spotted this Barred Owl hunting a roadside ditch. 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.
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.
- 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