I photographed this Black-tailed Prairie Dog with mud on its nose while at the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. There is a Black-tailed Prairie Dog Town (Black-tailed prairie dogs live in colonies) on this Refuge and you can always count on seeing several. This Refuge did a controlled burn in the main Prairie Dog Town but the Prairie Dogs were still out and about working on their burrows.
How I Got The Shot – Black-tailed Prairie Dog With Muddy Nose
The main Black-tailed Prairie Dog Town has a parking area with a wooden rail fence in front. I had 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 braced my camera and lens on the fence to keep it steady.
- AV Mode
- Back-button focus
- Aperture f5.6
- ISO 800
- Shutter speed – 1/850 sec.
- Auto White Balance
- Single Point, Continuous Auto Focus
- Multi Metering
- Focal Length – 400 mm
Here are a few photos I took this week at the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge: