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Lark on a rock.

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A friend and I went driving the backroads in this windy and gloomy weather, just to see what there was to see. The lakes are already wide open around here. My friend noticed something on this rock. At first, he thought it was just another rock. Due to the darkness and distance, it was just a dark blob that just didn't look quite right. I stopped and let the window down and he looked at it thru his lens. He could tell it was a bird, and then I heard it and knew immediately it was a Meadow Lark. It's not a great shot, but it is unique. We also came across a couple Killdeer, on the way back, amidst the flurries of snow. mad It is my first Killdeer shot.

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Nice shot of the Killdeer XT. I hope you didn’t mind me taking out the flash reflection in its eye.

All I did was to select the small highlighted area at 600% went to adjust color and adjusted the lightness. I selected the lower eye and went to shadow/highlight and lightened it up a bit and then sharpened it a tad.

I also ran into this today except mine looked like creatures from outer space.

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Dang, Nymph. I never even noticed it. I just reacquired a flash and this is one of the first times I've used it. While rushing thru the PP, I thought the eye looked a bit stange, but just brushed it off. Thanks for catching it. I'll have to rework mine tomorrow. Good job.

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Very nice and very timely! Could've been taken in the pasture here. Saw the first meadowlarks yesterday.

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