Young Barred Owl With Crayfish

I was photographing an adult Barred Owl when this young one flew to a tree nearby. An adult Owl brought it a Crayfish, but it dropped it after I took its photo. The young Owl starred at the ground where the Crayfish dropped for a long time but didn’t go after it.

Young Barred Owl With Crawdad
Young Barred Owl With Crawdad

How I Got The Shot – Young Barred Owl With Crayfish

I had my camera and lens resting on a bean bag draped over the open window of my pickup.

• Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
• Date Taken: June 1, 2020
• Aperture: f5.6
• Shutter speed: 1/500 sec.
• ISO: 800
• Exposure Bias: – 0 EV
• Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority
• Focal Length: 500 mm
• Lens: Canon EF 500 mm f/4L IS USM
• Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Here is a post I made back in July 2019 with two Barred Owl fledglings: Pair Of Barred Owl Fledglings

2022-12-27T15:52:57-06:00June 3, 2020|Categories: Birds|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Young Barred Owl With Crayfish

Another Photo Opportunity With A Barred Owl

I spent Saturday morning parked in the same area where I photographed a Barred Owl five days ago (Barred Owl On A Foggy Morning). This was at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. I didn’t have the heavy fog this time. The Barred Owl was closer to my pickup this time, and I could get up close photos.

Barred Owl Up Close
Barred Owl Up Close

How I Got The Shot – Barred Owl

I was using a Canon EOS 7D Mark II camera with a Canon EF500mm f/4L IS USM lens. I had this setup resting on a bean bag draped over the open window of my pickup.

The Barred Owl was west of the 4-corners intersection in the S curve of the auto tour road. It was on the west side of the road. I first saw the Owl on the east side of the road but I parked and waited hoping it would move to the west side. The west side would give me better light. After almost an hour it finally flew to the west side.

Camera Settings

  • AV Mode
  • Back-button focus
  • Aperture f5.6
  • ISO 2000
  • Shutter speed – 1/320 sec.
  • Auto White Balance
  • Single Point, Continuous Auto Focus
  • Exposure Bias – +1 EV
  • Multi Metering
  • Focal Length – 500 mm
2022-12-28T04:56:59-06:00April 27, 2020|Categories: Birds|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Another Photo Opportunity With A Barred Owl

Barred Owl On A Foggy Morning

I photographed this Barred Owl on a foggy morning while at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. This was three days ago. The fog was thick when I located this Owl. I had to wait over and hour for the fog to lift so I could get this shot. This Barred Owl was back in the timber and this made getting this photo even tougher because of poor light.

Barred Owl
Barred Owl

How I Got The Shot – Barred Owl On A Foggy Morning

I located the Barred Owl straight west of the 4-corners intersection in the curve of the auto tour road. The Owl flew in front of my pickup and landed in a tree on the west side of the road.

I was using a Canon EOS 7D Mark II camera with a Canon EF500mm f/4L IS USM lens. I had this setup resting on a bean bag draped over the open window of my pickup.

Camera Settings

  • AV Mode
  • Back-button focus
  • Aperture f5.6
  • ISO 800
  • Shutter speed – 1/320 sec.
  • Auto White Balance
  • Single Point, Continuous Auto Focus
  • Exposure Bias – +1 EV
  • Multi Metering
  • Focal Length – 500 mm

Here Are A Few More Photos Of Barred Owls:

  1. Barred Owl In Flooded Timber
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2022-12-28T05:15:57-06:00April 24, 2020|Categories: Birds|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Barred Owl On A Foggy Morning
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