Western Meadowlark about to fly

Western Meadowlark about to flyWestern Meadowlark about to fly – Nikon D300, f8, 1/1250, ISO 640, +0.3 EV, Nikkor 200-400mm VR with 1.4x TC at 400mm, natural light

This Western Meadowlark was about to take off from the boulder it was on when I photographed it on Wednesday.  During the summer it is difficult to get close to these birds but because of the lower temperature that morning it hung around for a few shots. Right now they aren’t as brightly colored as they are in the spring but their plumage is still lovely.

Mia

P.S.: My mother is visiting me on her first trip to Utah, she is going to love it! I’ll be slow to view and comment on your blogs, thanks for understanding. Please feel free to share this post with your friends and family.

6 Comments

  1. Mia McPherson September 21, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    Thanks much for your comments Dan, Hilke, Bob B, Beverly and Merrill, they are much appreciated.

  2. Merrill Ann Gonzales September 14, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    I was just reading about why these birds are becoming so scarce in some regions. Great photo

  3. Beverly Everson September 14, 2012 at 6:39 am

    Excellent detailed shot!

  4. Bob Bushell September 14, 2012 at 6:25 am

    Well done, you caught that really well, beautiful.

  5. Hilke Breder September 14, 2012 at 4:33 am

    Lovely! Another perfect shot, Mia.

  6. Dan Huber September 14, 2012 at 4:19 am

    Wonderful photo Mia. You can see the tension in it’s legs as it is about to lift off.

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