Double-crested Cormorant With A Shad

By | February 7, 2020

This is another Double-crested Cormorant with a Shad I photographed while at Robert S. Kerr Reservoir (Kerr Dam) near Sallisaw, Oklahoma. It is getting the fish in position to swallow before the Gulls flying above it steal it. This all happens within seconds.

Double-crested Cormorant Tossing A Fish
Double-crested Cormorant Tossing A Fish
Double-crested Cormorant Eating Shad
Double-crested Cormorant Eating Shad
Double-crested Cormorant Eating Shad 3
Double-crested Cormorant Eating Shad 3

Here is the other photo I posted: Double-crested Cormorant Swallowing Shad

How I Got The Shot – Double-crested Cormorant With A Shad

I was near the Dam on the southeast side sitting near the edge of the water in the large rocks with my tripod and camera. I was using a Canon EOS-1D Mark III camera with a Canon EF500mm f/4L IS USM lens.

Camera Settings

  • AV Mode
  • Back-button focus
  • Aperture f5.6
  • ISO 640
  • Shutter speed – 1/2000 sec.
  • Auto White Balance
  • Single Point, Continuous Auto Focus
  • Spot Metering
  • Focal Length – 500 mm
Author: Steve Creek

An Arkansas-based Wildlife Photographer specializing in the wildlife found in Arkansas and Oklahoma.