I photographed this Double-crested Cormorant diving and catching shad at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. This photo is after he came back up from a dive.

Double-crested Cormorant Came Up With A Shad
Double-crested Cormorant Came Up With A Shad

I parked on the side of the auto tour road across from Tuff Pond. I had my camera and lens resting on a bean bag draped over the open window of my pickup.

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Canon EOS 7D
  • Lens: Canon EF 500 mm f/4L IS USM


  • Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
  • Date Taken: November 2, 2012
  • Aperture: f8
  • Shutter speed: 1/1250 sec.
  • ISO: 320
  • Metering Mode: Evaluative
  • Exposure Compensation: 0 EV
  • Metering Mode: Evaluative
  • Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority
  • Back-button Focus
  • Single Point Continuous Auto Focus
  • Focal Length: 500 mm
  • Processed With Luminar 4

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