Horned Lark

Posted by ken archer on Mon Nov 29, 2021 2:30 pm

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While photographing at a Greater Sage Grouse lek after a spring snow storm in Colorado this unhappy looking fellow stopped by for a closer look at our blind.

Canon 5D MkIV; 600mm & 1.4x; Gitzo Tripod & BH-55 ballhead

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by RichardMittleman/Gon2Foto on Mon Nov 29, 2021 2:36 pm
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Great image of this head on little guy, puffed up to keep warm.
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by ADKShooter on Mon Nov 29, 2021 3:34 pm
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A terrific shot of this horned lark in a harsh looking environment. Great that you timed it to get him with his "horns" up as most of the time they are down. The head on nature of the shot really does a nice job of accentuating this aspect of the bird. Well done.

by david fletcher on Mon Nov 29, 2021 3:50 pm
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Horns up and looking cool. Fabulous shot Ken. Nailed.!
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by Karl Egressy on Mon Nov 29, 2021 4:53 pm
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Beautiful head on shot, nice eye contact and the horns up makes it even more lovely.

by peter makuch on Mon Nov 29, 2021 5:32 pm
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a super capture and the correct exposure in this shot.

by Axel Hildebrandt on Tue Nov 30, 2021 11:46 am
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Great setting and winter mood. I like the puffed-up plumage and that we can see the horns really well.
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by Mary Brun on Tue Nov 30, 2021 2:17 pm
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Wonderful winter portrait of this beautiful subject perfectly contextualized.

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by Carol Clarke on Tue Nov 30, 2021 4:51 pm
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Beautifully done, Ken! One of the best images I've seen of this lovely species.

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by ken archer on Thu Dec 02, 2021 3:39 pm
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Thanks everyone for your kind comments about this photo :)

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