A Wildlife Photographer shares the story and photo behind an unexpected encounter with catfish and sunfish while exploring Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge.
A wildlife photographer blogs about witnessing a Great Egret swallowing an unusually large sunfish at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma.
This Great Blue Heron with a Sunfish is the same bird I photographed that I thought had a problem (Great Blue Heron With A Problem). These photos are a few minutes before the Great Blue Heron started having problems so swallowing this sunfish maybe the cause.
How I Got The Shot: Great Blue Heron With A Sunfish
I was parked on the side of the auto tour road at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. I was in an area known as Tuff Pond which is near the Tuff boat ramp. My camera and lens were resting on a bean bag draped over the open window of my pickup.
- 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: First Photo
- Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
- Date and Time Taken: May 7, 2021 (08:34 A. M.)
- Aperture Priority
- Aperture: f7.1
- Shutter speed: 1/1250 (as determined by the camera)
- ISO: 2000
- White Balance: Auto
- Metering Mode: Multi
- Back-button Focus
- Single Point Auto Focus
- Exposure Compensation: +0.67
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