I photographed this Wild Tom Turkey at the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. I saw a total of two Toms (Two Rio Grande Turkeys Displaying) following a group of hens and they couldn’t care less that I was around.

Rio Grande Tom Turkey
Rio Grande Tom Turkey

How I Got The Shot – Tom Turkey

I was hand-holding a Fujifilm X-T3 camera with a Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II lens attached with a Fringer EF-FX Pro. I was behind a tree and I was bracing my camera and lens against this tree.

Camera Settings

  • AV Mode
  • Back-button focus
  • Aperture f5.6
  • ISO 1600
  • Shutter speed – 1/950 sec.
  • Auto White Balance
  • Single Point, Continuous Auto Focus
  • Multi Metering
  • Focal Length – 263 mm