Orchard Oriole

By | May 13, 2020

I photographed this Orchard Oriole at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. I have gotten glimpses of this bird over the years but this is the first time I could get a good photograph of it.

Orchard Oriole
Orchard Oriole
Orchard Oriole Searching For Food
Orchard Oriole Searching For Food

How I Got The Shot – Orchard Oriole

I was driving the auto tour road when I spotted this bird near the road. I had a Canon EOS 7D Mark II camera with a Canon EF 500 mm f/4L IS USM lens resting on a bean bag draped over the open window of my pickup.

Camera Settings – First Photo

  • AV Mode
  • Back-button focus
  • Aperture f8.0
  • ISO 800
  • Shutter speed – 1/2000 sec.
  • Auto White Balance
  • Single Point, Continuous Auto Focus
  • Exposure Bias – +1/3 EV
  • Multi Metering
  • Focal Length – 500 mm

Camera Settings – Second Photo

  • AV Mode
  • Back-button focus
  • Aperture f5.6
  • ISO 800
  • Shutter speed – 1/1250 sec.
  • Auto White Balance
  • Single Point, Continuous Auto Focus
  • Exposure Bias – +1/3 EV
  • Multi Metering
  • Focal Length – 500 mm

Here is another bird that was difficult to photograph: The Secretive Sora Bird