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Copyright ©2017 Deborah M. Zajac  ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Meadowlark Western – Male

Meadowlark Western Male

Copyright © 2017 Deborah M. Zajac ALL RIGHTS RESERVED


Nikon D700| Nikkor 200-500mm| Lexar Professional Digital Film| PS CC 2017

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  1. Well your certainly got some wonderful captures from your birding outing. What is your approach. Are you walking around spotting the birds or do you sit quietly in one spot?

    • Thank you so much Denise!

      I use both. On this trip we drove slowly around the auto-route and looked for birds and other wildlife. There are pull-outs where you can park and observe that I will utilize if there are birds around or I know from past experience a certain bird likes to hang out around that spot then I’ll hang out a bit and wait to see what comes along.

      If there are walking paths or observation decks I use those too.

      Last week I drove to a place I’d seen a Tufted Titmouse pair while walking earlier that morning. When I got back and parked using my car as a blind, my camera ready, the birds never showed up, but lots of American Goldfinch did. 🙂

  2. So pretty!

  3. Deborah, the Meadowlark looks like he thinks the branch is his microphone! His beak open appears to have a grin, too. Such a perfect shot! 🙂

    • I thought the Meadowlark thought it was its microphone or a worm he could enchant with its singing! 🙂

  4. Such a great detail! (better than cute:):) ) meanwhile, I read you text your post below about the flooded area of Merced – so I know now where it is, lol!

  5. Love, love, love. What a beautiful photo.

  6. Thank you so much H.J.!

  7. this is a work of art Deb!!

  8. A marvelous shot, Deborah. That’s it. Period. 🙂


  9. Sweet!

  10. Looks so happy singing away. Great shot.

  11. Love how you caught him mid-song. He’s a beauty. Great capture 🙂

  12. Great shot – it looks like he’s singing loud and proud 🙂

    • Thank you Dan! He was! I wish I had video just then to try to record the song. Then I thought I’d add a MP3 sound track of one singing with this post, but found I need to upgrade to Premium and figure out how to do add it to a post. Something to add to my goals for this year. 🙂

  13. This is amazing

  14. Gorgeous :-). And uplifting (like Phil said)!

  15. Fantastic shot!

  16. Lovely photograph!

  17. STUNNNNNNNing!

  18. And isn’t he belting it out! It looks like he”s taken to stilts just to get a bit of extra distance on those high notes. 🙂
    A lovely shot, Deborah. You do post uplifting images which never fail to put a smile on my face 🙂

    • Thank you so much for this lovely compliment and comment Phil! I’m happy to hear you found this uplifting and it made you smile!

      • I was never particularly interested in wildlife, probably too busy but with Susan and your photography/blog my eyes and mind have been opened. 🙂

        • That’s the ultimate compliment Phil!!!

          I’m sure you’re going to be inspired by some bird or wildlife to tell another great story.

  19. Beautiful.

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