Raccoon In Hollow Tree

Raccoon - Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge - Oklahoma

Raccoon - Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge - Oklahoma

This Raccoon in a hollow tree is very popular at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge. Several photographers have been able to photograph this Raccoon in this tree. It’s located in an area called Miner's Cove. Miner's Cove is the area on the left after turning left at the four corner intersection.

This Raccoon seems to arrive at this tree after sunrise. I have figured out if it is not in the tree when I park nearby then I need to leave the area and wait a short time. It likes to hang in the area across the road from the tree and it doesn't like to cross the road when a vehicle is nearby.

How I Got The Shot - Raccoon

I had my camera resting on a bean bag draped over the open window of my pickup. I was using a Canon EOS 7D Mark II and a Canon EF 500 mm f/4L IS USM lens. I was shooting in aperture priority mode (AV) with a shutter speed of 1/400 of a second at f5.6 and the ISO at 800. White Balance was set on auto. I was using single point, continuous auto focus with evaluative metering.

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