As a Wildlife Photographer, I know all too well the thrill of capturing that special moment in time. Recently, I had the pleasure of photographing a Pied-billed Grebe with a Crawdad at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. Here’s the story of how I got the shot.
Here is another one I photographed on April,1: Pied-billed Grebe Swallowing Fish
Where I Was
I was driving the auto tour road at 8:45 a.m. when I spotted the Pied-billed Grebe diving near the road. I pulled over and waited for it to resurface. When it did, it came up with the Crawdad in its beak, at a place called Tuff Pond which is near the Tuff Boat Ramp.
What Equipment I Used
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. I had this setup resting on a bean bag draped over the open window of my pickup.
- AV Mode
- Aperture: f7.1
- ISO: 1000
- Shutter speed: 1/4000 sec.
- Focal Length: 400 mm