Spring Birds #1

Western Meadowlark Singing
Frenchtown, Montana

Last week I visited a local fishing access site where I've seen a variety of birds, hoping to photograph red-winged blackbirds. Their song is always a herald of spring. I did not see or hear any of these avian friends, but the meadowlarks were present in full-throated competition for territory. I even saw two squabble over the same fence post!

For this image, I used the camera settings I described in yesterday's post and steadied my camera and lens on a wooden fence rail. Early morning fog obscured nearby buildings and provided a nice sense of depth from the fading plant stalks.

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