Friday, May 8, 2009

My Personal Best

After reading the latest post seen here :http://hannibalsanimals.blogspot.com/
I was inspired to post this picture.
She has challenged us to post our personal best picture.
Check out her picture,it is excellent.
This is my personal best to date.
It was taken last year close to our little town.
It was later in the day with the sun giving a golden light.
The Western Meadowlark was sitting in just the right spot,
the light was perfect,and I was able to steady the camera to get this shot.
All that I have done to it is crop it just a little bit.

How great are your works,O Lord.

Psalm 92:5

21 comments:

Craig Glenn said...

What an awesome photo! I love the yellow them, how did you talk him into landing there?

Craig Glenn

Ruth said...

great picture! I only see Meadowlarks at a distance around here or singing from the tops of high trees.

Barbie ♥ said...

Yes, and that is one of the best meadowlark pictures I've seen to date - perfect, Ruth!!!

Montanagirl said...

That is a beautiful shot! Nice work. Love the lighting.

Leedra said...

Meadowlarks are so special, partly due to their color, partly because we don't get to see them very often. Great capture.

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Tina said...

Ruth,
I have not had the pleasure of seeing one of these birds..yet!! Your picture is wonderful..and the lighting couldn't have been better..right down to his little feet! What a stunning bird and those colors just make him such a handsome bird to look at!!

Becky said...

A marvelous job Ruth. Awesome!
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Diane said...

What a great challenge, Ruth. I think I might do that a little later on. I know just which photo I'll use. This picture of the meadowlark is great. The yellow is just beautiful.

Mary said...

That is wonderful! So perfectly posed. Mine always hide in the grass and bob up and down occasionally half hidden.

Shelley said...

Very, very beautiful!!

Arija said...

WOW Ruth, I've never seen one close up, let alone got a shot!
You lucky girl have a macro...love the Lily-of-the-Valley.

Connie said...

I love the western meadowlark. God has given us so many fascinating birds to enjoy. I stop by every now and then to take a peek at your posts. Enjoy them and your comments on various blogs. May you have a wonderful Mother's Day.

jalynn01 said...

That IS a beautiful picture of the Meadowlark! Kudos to you Ruth. And I have to tell you I love your header. So bright and cheerful..

Kerri Farley said...

It's gorgoues Ruth! Beautiful!

Happy Mother's Day!!

me ann my camera said...

I agree, this is an excellent photo. I love the colour in it~ANN Best cwishes of the day to you

April said...

That is a beautiful photo, Ruth!! I agree, you've caught the light just perfectly. The Meadowlark is one of my favourite birds - they always remind me of the prairies.

Naturegirl said...

Ruth: This photo is stunning! I am in awe at the beauty of Nature all around us!
Wishing you a Happy Mother's Day weekend! hugs NG

Shelley said...

This is beautiful!! I can see why you named it your personal best!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Ruth: What a neat shot, I don't see Meadowlarks around here. That is a neat pose.

Unknown said...

Kudos! I love your "Personal Best"! It's tough to get close to these guys, but you did, and your shot is awesome! Great work!

(Sorry it took so long to comment, I was on vacation last week!)

Anonymous said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.