Scissor-tailed Flycatcher Singing

I photographed this Scissor-tailed Flycatcher Singing at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma.

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher Singing
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher Singing

How I Got The Photo:

I got lucky and spotted this bird near the auto tour road. The difficult part was driving close enough without scaring it. I would take a few photos and then pull forward.

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

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Canon EOS R5
  • Lens: Canon EF 800 mm f/11

Technical:

  • Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
  • Date and Time Taken: July 24, 2021 (8:23 A.M.)
  • Exposure Mode: Manual
  • Aperture: f11 (Fixed)
  • Shutter speed: 1/2000
  • ISO: 1600 (Auto)
  • White Balance: Auto
  • Metering Mode: Evaluative
  • Back-button Focus
  • Continues Auto Focus
  • Exposure Compensation: 0
  • Focal Length: 800 mm
  • Processed With Luminar

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2022-12-30T15:33:15-06:00August 2, 2021|Categories: Birds|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Scissor-tailed Flycatcher Singing

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher On Dead Plant

While driving the asphalt section of the auto tour road located in the Sandtown area of the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma, I spotted this Scissor-tailed Flycatcher.

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher 4-18-21
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher 4-18-21

How I Got The Shot:  Scissor-tailed Flycatcher On Dead Plant

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

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Fujifilm X-T3
  • Lens: Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS II (attached with a Fringer EF-FX Pro)

Technical:

  • Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
  • Date and Time Taken: April 18, 2010 (09:03 A. M.)
  • Aperture Priority
  • Aperture: f5.6
  • Shutter speed: 1/2200 (as determined by the camera)
  • ISO: 1600
  • White Balance: Auto
  • Metering Mode: Multi
  • Back-button Focus
  • Single Point Continuous Auto Focus
  • Exposure Compensation: -0.3
  • Focal Length: 400 mm
  • Processed With Luminar 4

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  1. Hovering Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
2021-04-29T09:19:16-05:00May 2, 2021|Categories: Birds|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Scissor-tailed Flycatcher On Dead Plant

Hovering Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

This hovering Scissor-tailed Flycatcher was between the entrance to the Auto Tour Road and Tuff Boat Ramp. This was at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma.

These birds can catch insects in the air or like in this photo by hovering near vegetation.

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher Hovering
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher Hovering

How I Got The Shot – Hovering Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

I was able to pull to the side of the Auto Tour road to photograph this Scissor-tailed Flycatcher. 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 f7.1
  • ISO 500
  • Shutter speed – 1/2500 sec.
  • Auto White Balance
  • Single Point, Continuous Auto Focus
  • Exposure Bias – 0 EV
  • Multi Metering
  • Focal Length – 500 mm
2022-12-28T04:58:56-06:00April 26, 2020|Categories: Birds|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Hovering Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
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