Prothonotary Warbler With Spider

By | April 30, 2020

I photographed this Prothonotary Warbler with a spider at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. It flew near my pickup and waited a few seconds before eating the spider.

Prothonotary Warbler With Spider
Prothonotary Warbler With Spider

How I Got The Shot – Prothonotary Warbler With Spider

I parked at the Baker Parking area to photograph a Prothonotary Warbler build a nest in a tree cavity. While I was doing this, it perched on a limb near my pickup with the spider. It was a cloudy day so it was difficult to get good photos.

I was using a Canon EOS 7D Mark II camera with a Canon EF 500 mm f/4L IS USM lens. I had this setup resting on a bean bag draped over the open window of my pickup.

Taken on April 28, 2020, at 07:50 A.M.

Camera Settings

  • AV Mode
  • Back-button focus
  • Aperture f5.6
  • ISO 2000
  • Shutter speed – 1/500 sec.
  • Auto White Balance
  • Single Point, Continuous Auto Focus
  • Exposure Bias – +4/3 EV
  • Multi Metering
  • Focal Length – 500 mm

Here is a Photo of a Prothonotary Warbler I photographed in a different area of this refuge: Prothonotary Warbler Are Tolerant Of Humans