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.
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.
- 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 Flood