Texas Longhorn Calf Feeding

I posted a photo of a Wild Texas Longhorn yesterday and today’s photo is of a Texas Longhorn Calf feeding. You can go on yesterday’s post and read about these Longhorn cows that are at the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma.

Texas Longhorn Calf Feeding
Texas Longhorn Calf Feeding

How I Got The Shot – Texas Longhorn Calf Feeding

The Calf and her Mother were feeding around the Prairie Dog Town. I pulled into the parking lot located at the Prairie Dog Town. There is a wood rail fence between the parking area and the Prairie Dog Town. I used the rail fence to brace my camera and lens.

I was using 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.

Camera Settings

  • AV Mode
  • Back-button focus
  • Aperture f8
  • ISO 1600
  • Shutter speed – 1/750 sec.
  • Auto White Balance
  • Single Point, Continuous Auto Focus
  • Multi Metering
  • Focal Length – 400 mm

Here are a few more photos I took at this refuge:

  1. Black-tailed Prairie Dog With Muddy Nose
  2. Turkey Hen At The Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge
  3. Two Rio Grande Turkeys Displaying
  4. Charon’s Garden Wilderness
2020-03-23T05:09:00-05:00March 24, 2020|Categories: Texas Longhorns|Comments Off on Texas Longhorn Calf Feeding

Wild Texas Longhorn

I photographed this Wild Texas Longhorn at the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma.

From the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Website in reference to the Texas Longhorn:

The Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge’s objective for the Texas Longhorn Cattle is one of protecting and preserving a significant cultural and historical resource. Specifically, the management objective, as set by the U.S. Congress states, “To maintain and preserve under reasonably natural conditions, with as little change and as true to type as is possible, a herd of historically significant Texas Longhorn cattle for the enjoyment and study by present and future generations.”

The Texas longhorn today carries many colors and hide patterns. Hardy and active, they are well suited to the arid conditions of the Southwest, where for more than three centuries they occupied extensive ranges, excluding other cattle, and left an indelible stamp on the economy and culture of the region.

Texas Longhorn
Texas Longhorn

How I Got The Shot – Wild Texas Longhorn

I parked in a pull out and this Texas Longhorn was feeding on the other side of the road. I had to [Read More…]

2020-03-23T04:36:12-05:00March 23, 2020|Categories: Texas Longhorns|Comments Off on Wild Texas Longhorn

Wild Texas Longhorn Calf

This Wild Texas Longhorn Calf was at the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. I photographed it back in March 2016. The Texas Longhorns are in several areas of this refuge and are easy to photograph from a vehicle.

Wild Texas Longhorn Calf
Wild Texas Longhorn Calf

How I Got The Shot – Texas Longhorn Calf

I parked on the side of the road. I had my Canon EOS 7D Mark II camera with a Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II lens attached resting on a bean bag draped over the open window of my pickup.

Camera Settings

  • AV Mode
  • Back-button focus
  • Aperture f5.6
  • ISO 640
  • Shutter speed – 1/250 sec.
  • Auto White Balance
  • Single Point, Continuous Auto Focus
  • Multi Metering
  • Focal Length – 400 mm
2022-12-28T06:21:45-06:00March 14, 2020|Categories: Texas Longhorns|Comments Off on Wild Texas Longhorn Calf
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