I photographed this Barred Owl yesterday at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. It was preparing to dive at people walking on the road. It must have a nest nearby. Everyone left the area when they noticed they upset the Owl, me included.

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Barred Owl 41121 – 2202
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Barred Owl 41121-2280

I was standing outside my pickup hand-holding my camera and lens. This was in an area where the road passes through a slough. A pair of Barred Owls have been nesting in this area for the past few years. This is the first time I have seen one upset and I think this is because we were outside our vehicles.

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 11, 2021 (09:33 A. M.)
  • Aperture Priority
  • Aperture: f5.6
  • Shutter speed: 1/1500 (as determined by the camera)
  • ISO: 800
  • White Balance: Auto
  • Metering Mode: Multi
  • Back-button Focus
  • Single Point Auto Focus
  • Exposure Compensation: +1
  • Focal Length: 400 mm
  • Processed With Luminar 4

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