Western Meadowlark in flight

Western Meadowlark in flightWestern Meadowlark in flight – Nikon D300, f7.1, 1/1600, ISO 500, +0.3 EV, Nikkor 200-400mm VR with 1.4x TC at 400mm, natural light

Yesterday was my first time out shooting since returning from Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area, bad weather had kept me from being in the field. It was wonderful to be back on Antelope Island State Park, seeing the birds, animals and how things had changed in just a bit over a week.

It was also wonderful to have beautiful light.

This Western Meadowlark lifted off from a Sagebrush and I was able to track it and capture this image as soon as it was airborne. I’ve found it difficult to get images of Western Meadowlarks in flight because they move so quickly.



  1. Mia McPherson May 27, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    Thanks everyone, I appreciate your comments!

  2. Julie Brown May 27, 2013 at 6:59 pm

    Meadowlarks are such handsome birds. Well done!

  3. Ingrid May 23, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    I admire any meadowlark shots, given how elusive I find them to be. Now one in flight … that’s monumental! Beautiful, Mia.

  4. M. Firpi May 22, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    Very nice outstretch of wings, I like it!

  5. eric c11 May 22, 2013 at 10:47 pm

    ohhh, i like it, a wonderfull picture with wings well opened, bravo mia
    have a nice day ☼

  6. Merrill Ann Gonzales May 22, 2013 at 6:50 pm

    I just found out that we do have Western Meadowlarks in my area… although I have to tell you, I doubt I’ll ever get to see one except through your marvelous photography. This photo is simply amazing! (please forgive such an overused word…but I am in awe.)

  7. Eileen May 22, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    I love meadowlarks, awesome shot!

  8. Jane Chesebrough May 22, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    That’s a first to see one in flight. Like this.

  9. Julie Gomez May 22, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    All your shots are amazing, but what I especially like about this one, is that the meadowlark was captured in flight. Very nice, Mia!

  10. Bob Bushell May 22, 2013 at 11:49 am

    Beautiful shot there Mia.

  11. Sherry in MT May 22, 2013 at 7:40 am

    You indeed captured an amazing shot there Mia!

  12. Beverly Everson May 22, 2013 at 7:14 am

    Excellent shot, Mia!

  13. Stu May 22, 2013 at 7:09 am

    Great capture Mia.. love the colors

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