Western Meadowlark

A crisp cool morning in the Pacific Northwest today. I got out early enough to find what I was looking for, a Western Meadowlark. Sure wish they would come closer but I think this is reasonable.

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Pertinent technical details or techniques: iso-800, 400 mm plus 2X extender, F6 .3, 3200th, A7r4, handheld, 17% of full frame(10 out of 61 megapixels)

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David, what a wonderful shot. Glad you found what you were looking for, this beautiful Western Meadowlark. The Eastern Meadowlarks show up here in a group (maybe 10-12), in the winter, around February, for just a few minutes to maybe an hour, and off they go. I just love the environment that you included.

Nice pose and good color and detail. I like the environmental aspect of the shot. One minuscule nit would be to clone out the dark area on the right part of the frame, above the stump.

Well done. A nice pose of the meadowlark sitting in the sunshine. I like the stump, bg and inclusion of the grass.

Hi David, I like the composition with the stump and grasses in the foreground and what seems to be blurred grass in the background. Nice placement of the subject in the frame. A well done environmental image.

Excellent, David. I love that perch and the image really shows off the early winter plumage. Getting the focus on the bird when it’s so small in the frame is amazing.

A wonderful capture (artistically and technically) of a very nice subject! Small in the frame works well here with the very interesting environment.