Red-eared Slider Searching For New Habitat

By | April 29, 2020

I am thinking this Red-eared Slider is searching for new habitat because he left a nearby pond and was in my yard. I took a few photos and left it to continue on its journey. The next morning I found it trapped inside my fenced in garden. It must have found its way through the gate which was open. I could see where it had moved around the fence trying to find a way out. I picked it up and took it to a pool of water in the same direction it was heading. I took a few more photos and watched it move into deeper water where it disappeared.

Note: This post took place back in April 2017 (Ouachita Mountains – Arkansas)

Red eared Slider
Red eared Slider
Red eared Slider In A Pool Of Water
Red eared Slider In A Pool Of Water

How I Got The Shot – Red-eared Slider

I was hand-holding a Canon EOS 7D Mark II with a Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II lens attached. The second photo I took with a Fujifilm X100T camera.

Camera Settings For First Photo

  • AV Mode
  • Back-button focus
  • Aperture f10
  • ISO 500
  • Shutter speed – 1/800 sec.
  • Auto White Balance
  • Single Point, Continuous Auto Focus
  • Multi Metering
  • Focal Length – 400 mm

Camera Settings For Second Photo

  • AV Mode
  • Back-button focus
  • Aperture f11
  • ISO 640
  • Shutter speed – 1/125 sec.
  • Auto White Balance
  • Single Point, Continuous Auto Focus
  • Multi Metering
  • Focal Length – 23.0 mm
Author: Steve Creek

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