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Western Meadowlark


Posted by SantaFeJoe on Wed Jul 21, 2021 11:38 am

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A Western Meadowlark near Miami(no, not Florida!) in Northern New Mexico.
Nikon D850, 300f4 PF, TC 1.4, f20@1/200 sec. F20 was an accident!
All C&C welcome. Please click on image. Thanks.

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by david fletcher on Wed Jul 21, 2021 11:46 am
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Excellent pose and eye contact Joe, despite the "accident". Nicely done.
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by Carol Clarke on Wed Jul 21, 2021 1:12 pm
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The accident came out well, Joe! Showing beautiful detail and colours in this one.

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by ADKShooter on Wed Jul 21, 2021 1:46 pm
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If the Western version is anything like the Eastern version they are a wary bird that do not normally allow a close approach. Despite your "accident" the image is a nice one showing a nice subtle head turn and the natural meadow habitat where they reside.
 

by Cindy Marple on Wed Jul 21, 2021 8:32 pm
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Classic Meadowlark on a fencepost! The f/20 gave you nice detail throughout the bird. If this was mine I'd make it a smidge brighter.
 

by paul fletcher on Wed Jul 21, 2021 9:17 pm
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A very nice image, Joe, of an iconic bird of the open country.
 

by Karl Egressy on Thu Jul 22, 2021 7:01 pm
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Nice image, perfect head turn and eye contact.
 

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