I photographed this Barred Owl on a foggy morning while at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. This was three days ago. The fog was thick when I located this Owl. I had to wait over and hour for the fog to lift so I could get this shot. This Barred Owl was back in the timber and this made getting this photo even tougher because of poor light.

Barred Owl
Barred Owl

How I Got The Shot – Barred Owl On A Foggy Morning

I located the Barred Owl straight west of the 4-corners intersection in the curve of the auto tour road. The Owl flew in front of my pickup and landed in a tree on the west side of the road.

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.

Camera Settings

  • AV Mode
  • Back-button focus
  • Aperture f5.6
  • ISO 800
  • Shutter speed – 1/320 sec.
  • Auto White Balance
  • Single Point, Continuous Auto Focus
  • Exposure Bias – +1 EV
  • Multi Metering
  • Focal Length – 500 mm

Here Are A Few More Photos Of Barred Owls:

  1. Barred Owl In Flooded Timber
  2. Pair Of Barred Owl Fledglings
  3. Barred Owl At Miner’s Cove