Opossum #5

I photographed this Opossum on the side of the auto tour road located at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. I was hand-holding my camera and lens (no tripod).

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Opossum

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Canon EOS R5
  • Lens: RF100-500 mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM

Technical:

  • Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
  • Date and Time Taken: April 6, 2022 (07:28 A. M.)
  • Exposure Mode: Manual
  • Aperture: f8
  • Shutter speed: 1/2500
  • ISO: 25600 (Auto)
  • White Balance: Auto
  • Metering Mode: Evaluative
  • Back-button Focus
  • Animal Eye Single Point Auto Focus
  • Exposure Compensation: 0
  • Focal Length: 500 mm

2022-12-28T05:06:38-06:00April 15, 2022|Categories: Opossums|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Opossum #5

Opossum On The Edge Of The Road

I photographed this Opossum on the edge of the road at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma.

Opossums are typically solitary and nomadic, remaining in one location as long as food and water are plentiful.

Opossum Walking On The Side Of The Road
Opossum Walking On The Side Of The Road

How I Got The Photo: Opossum On The Edge Of The Road

I was parked on the side of the auto tour road watching a Great Horned Owl when I saw this Opossum walking toward me. I got out of my pickup and started photographing it as it continued to walk toward me.

I was hand-holding my camera and lens.

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Canon EOS R5
  • Lens: Canon EF 800 mm f/11

Technical:

  • Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
  • Date and Time Taken: August 3, 2021 (7:46 A.M.)
  • Exposure Mode: Manual
  • Aperture: f11 (Fixed)
  • Shutter speed: 1/1000
  • ISO: 3200 (Auto)
  • White Balance: Auto
  • Metering Mode: Evaluative
  • Back-button Focus
  • Animal Eye Auto Focus
  • Exposure Compensation: 0
  • Focal Length: 800 mm
2022-12-23T15:38:13-06:00August 20, 2021|Categories: Opossums|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Opossum On The Edge Of The Road

An Opossum Up A Tree

This photo of an Opossum up a tree was my first photo I had published. It was back in 2008 by the Smithsonian Channel. They used it in a series called “Stories From The Vault” Episode 3: Nature’s Vault.

Opossum Up A Tree
Opossum Up A Tree

How I Got The Shot: Opossum Up A Tree

I was driving on Fort Chaffee here in Arkansas when I saw a couple of dogs that had this Opossum treed. When I approached the dogs left, and I took several photos. I was hand-holding my camera and lens.

Gear:

  • Camera: Canon EOS 40D
  • Lens: Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM

Technical:

  • Location: Fort Chaffee (Arkansas)
  • Date & Time Taken: January 24, 2013 (12:21 P.M.)
  • Aperture Priority
  • Aperture: f7.1
  • Shutter speed: 1/250 sec. (as determined by the camera)
  • ISO: 100
  • White Balance: Auto
  • Metering Mode: Evaluative
  • Exposure Compensation: 0
  • Back-button Focus
  • Single Point Continuous Auto Focus
  • Focal Length: 400 mm
  • Processed With Luminar 4

Related Posts:

  1. Opossum Searching For Food
  2. Opossum Watching Me
  3. Opossum Before The Flood
2022-12-14T11:24:42-06:00January 31, 2021|Categories: Opossums|Tags: , |Comments Off on An Opossum Up A Tree

Opossum Searching For Food

I came across this Opossum searching for food on the side of the auto tour road at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. It was finding and eating something but I couldn’t see what it was.

Opossum Searching Through Vegetation
Opossum Searching Through Vegetation

How I Got The Shot – Opossum Searching For Food

I parked a short distance from the Opossum and exited my pickup. I waited for it to walk toward me. I was hand-holding my camera and lens. I got a few quick photos and left the Opossum to continue its search. I don’t think it knew I was around.

Technical:

• Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
• Date Taken: June 4, 2020
• Aperture: f5.6
• Shutter speed: 1/280 sec.
• ISO: 3200
• Exposure Bias: +0.33 EV
• Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority
• Focal Length: 400 mm
• Lens: Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS II USM
• Camera: Fujifilm X-T3

Here are two more photos of Opossums I have photographed: Opossum Watching Me and Opossum Before The Flood

2022-12-27T04:28:12-06:00June 22, 2020|Categories: Opossums|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Opossum Searching For Food

Opossum Watching Me

This Opossum was digging in a pile of fertilizer that was in an old cornfield at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. I believe this is chicken litter that the farmers use for fertilizer because I can see white feathers mixed in. (Taken on February 12, 2014)

He kept his eyes on me for a few seconds and then went back to digging.

Opossum Looking Toward Me
Opossum Looking Toward Me
Opossum Looking At Me
Opossum Looking At Me

How I Got The Shot – Opossum Watching Me

The Farmers would dump this fertilizer in February or March and I would keep watch for wildlife that would be seen digging in it. I have gotten several Coyotes this way.

I had my Canon EOS 7D camera with a Canon EF500mm f/4L IS USM lens attached and resting on a bean bag draped over the open window of my pickup.

Camera Settings

  • AV Mode
  • Back-button focus
  • Aperture f8.0
  • ISO 320
  • Shutter speed – 1/1250 sec.
  • Auto White Balance
  •  Exposure Bias – -2/3 EV
  • Single Point, Continuous Auto Focus
  • Multi Metering
  • Focal Length – 500 mm

Here is another one of my photos of an Opossum: Opossum Before The [Read More…]

2021-02-11T08:43:53-06:00February 10, 2020|Categories: Opossums|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Opossum Watching Me
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