Meadowlark At Daybreak
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I recently posted a few images of Meadowlarks that I’d taken while driving around in rural Arizona near Tucson. Today, I’m posting a couple more. I really like these birds and will happily photograph them every time I get the opportunity.
I found this individual just at sunrise. The sun was only a couple of degrees above the horizon and coming from directly behind me, suffusing everything with an orange-yellow light. The Meadowlark and its perch were caught in that golden light. The quality of the images that I made is a bit “unreal” in that everything, including the sky in the background has a yellowish tone. I could have corrected that but I wanted the bird to look as it appeared that morning.
I think that the early sun adds a certain exotic quality to the images that I really like.
Images made with a Canon 5Diii, 100-400 mm ISII zoom lens+1.4x telextender, ISO 1000, f10 @ 1/1250.