An Opossum Up A Tree

This photo of an Opossum up a tree was my first photo I had published. It was back in 2008 by the Smithsonian Channel. They used it in a series called “Stories From The Vault” Episode 3: Nature’s Vault.

Opossum Up A Tree
Opossum Up A Tree

How I Got The Shot: Opossum Up A Tree

I was driving on Fort Chaffee here in Arkansas when I saw a couple of dogs that had this Opossum treed. When I approached the dogs left, and I took several photos. I was hand-holding my camera and lens.

Gear:

  • Camera: Canon EOS 40D
  • Lens: Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM

Technical:

  • Location: Fort Chaffee (Arkansas)
  • Date & Time Taken: January 24, 2013 (12:21 P.M.)
  • Aperture Priority
  • Aperture: f7.1
  • Shutter speed: 1/250 sec. (as determined by the camera)
  • ISO: 100
  • White Balance: Auto
  • Metering Mode: Evaluative
  • Exposure Compensation: 0
  • Back-button Focus
  • Single Point Continuous Auto Focus
  • Focal Length: 400 mm
  • Processed With Luminar 4

Related Posts:

  1. Opossum Searching For Food
  2. Opossum Watching Me
  3. Opossum Before The Flood
2022-12-14T11:24:42-06:00January 31, 2021|Categories: Opossums|Tags: , |Comments Off on An Opossum Up A Tree

Coyote At Fort Chaffee

I photographed this Coyote on a firebreak at Fort Chaffee here in Arkansas. I was standing on the edge of the firebreak when I heard something walking through the brush near me. I took a few steps, and it moved closer. I sat on the ground and waited. A few seconds later a Coyote walked out into the firebreak in front of me. It stared at me for a few seconds and then walked away.

Coyote At Fort Chaffee
Coyote At Fort Chaffee

How I Got The Photo: Coyote At Fort Chaffee

I was photographing at a friend’s house that butts up against Fort Chaffee. I was hand-holding my camera and lens.

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark III
  • Lens: Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM

Technical:

  • Location: Fort Chaffee (Arkansas)
  • Date Taken: November 12, 2011
  • Aperture: f5.6
  • Shutter speed: 1/1000 sec.
  • ISO: 1250
  • Exposure Compensation: 0 EV
  • Metering Mode: Evaluative
  • Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority
  • Back-button Focus
  • Single Point Continuous Auto Focus
  • Focal Length: 400 mm
  • Processed With Luminar 4

Related Posts:

  1. Coyote Wading Slough
  2. Coyote Slinking By
  3. Coyote Searching For Meal At Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
  4. Coyote At Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
  5. Glance From A Coyote
2020-09-19T09:59:17-05:00November 12, 2020|Categories: Coyote|Tags: , |Comments Off on Coyote At Fort Chaffee

Face To Face With A Damselfly

This Damselfly let me get down in the sand with it to get this photo. I was using a macro lens instead of my long zoom lens. So I had to get closer. I took this photo the end of October so the cool weather may have had a lot to do with me getting close. Insects are cold-blooded so their body temperature is like that of their surroundings. Cold temps slows body functions down.

Face To Face With Damselfly
Face To Face With Damselfly

How I Got The Photo: Face To Face With A Damselfly

As mentioned above, I got low in the sand while hand-holding my camera to get this photo of the Damselfly.

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Canon EOS 40D
  • Lens: Canon EF 100 mm f/2.8 Macro

Technical:

  • Location: Fort Chaffee (Arkansas)
  • Date Taken: October 26, 2008
  • Aperture: f11
  • Shutter speed: 1/125 sec.
  • ISO: 400
  • Metering Mode: Evaluative
  • Exposure Compensation: 0 EV
  • Metering Mode: Evaluative
  • Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority
  • Back-button Focus
  • Single Point Continuous Auto Focus
  • Focal Length: 100 mm
  • Processed With Luminar 4

Related Posts:

  1. Face to Face With Dragonfly
  2. Robber Fly Turned For Camera
2020-09-19T10:01:12-05:00October 26, 2020|Categories: Insects|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Face To Face With A Damselfly

A Rough Green Snake In The Sand

The Rough Green Snake prefers thick brush, so it surprised me to see this one crawling through sand. It was out in the open with no brush or trees around. They also don’t spend a lot of time on the ground. I’m guessing this one was moving to a different area and had to cross the sand to get where it wanted to go.

Rough Green Snake In Sand
Rough Green Snake In Sand

How I Got The Photo – A Rough Green Snake In The Sand

I got low while hand-holding my camera and lens to photograph this snake. If you look closely, you can see me in the snake’s eye.

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Canon EOS 40D
  • Lens: Canon EF 100 mm f/2.8 Macro

Technical:

  • Location: Fort Chaffee (Arkansas)
  • Date and Time Taken: October 11, 2008 (10:36:17 A.M.)
  • Aperture Priority
  • Aperture: f7.1
  • Shutter speed: 1/50 sec. (as determined by the camera)
  • ISO: 400
  • White Balance: Auto
  • Metering Mode: Evaluative
  • Exposure Compensation: 0 EV
  • Back-button Focus
  • Single Point Continuous Auto Focus
  • Focal Length: 100 mm
  • Processed With Luminar 4

Related Posts:

  1. Rough Green Snake With Dark Spot
  2. Rough Green Snake Crossing Asphalt Road
2020-09-19T09:52:51-05:00October 12, 2020|Categories: Snakes|Tags: , , |Comments Off on A Rough Green Snake In The Sand

Whitetail Fawn At Fort Chaffee

A Whitetail Doe had already crossed the dirt road when this Whitetail Fawn came out of the brush to cross behind her. The Fawn checked me out before crossing and this gave me a chance for this photo.

Whitetail Fawn Crossing Dirt Road
Whitetail Fawn Crossing Dirt Road

How I Got The Shot – Whitetail Fawn At Fort Chaffee

I was walking a dirt road while at Fort Chaffee when I spotted the Doe crossing in front of me. I got my camera ready in time to photograph the Fawn. I was hand-holding the camera.

Technical:

• Location: Fort Chaffee (Arkansas)
• Date Taken: July 28, 2009
• Aperture: f5.6
• Shutter speed: 1/800 sec.
• ISO: 500
• Exposure Bias: 0 EV
• Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority
• Focal Length: 400 mm
• Lens: Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM.
• Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III

More Of My Fawn Photos

  1. What Is Wrong With This Fawn
  2. Whitetail Doe And Fawn Closeup
  3. Whitetail Fawn Near My Cabin
2020-07-23T16:23:05-05:00July 6, 2020|Categories: Deer|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Whitetail Fawn At Fort Chaffee
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