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Sky Lark

By bppowell    
I have just got back from a lovely week on the Isle of South Uist in the Outer Hebrides.

The weather was sunny but a little windy at times.

The availability of birds to photograph that you would not get close to on the mainland was fantastic.

This is a Sky Lark that sat and posed for me for all of 30 seconds, a lifetime compared to the chances I normally get.


Tags: Sky General Bird Lark Song Wildlife and nature Portraits and people

Voters: Gezina, Gary_Williams, albi and 28 more

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Gezina 11 3 6 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2007 9:37PM
A chance well used - beautiful, well done.

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bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
17 Jun 2007 9:44PM
Cracking shot. Great feather detail - love the crest on its head.
Hop-A-Long 10 52 1 England
17 Jun 2007 9:48PM
Great capture. I know what you mean, they don't hang around long. Have a couple of images of one in my portfolio. You have caught this one in a lovely pose. Well done.
jonlonbla 11 4 England
17 Jun 2007 9:53PM
A real "chirpy chappie" this one. Superb.
Libby_M 10 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2007 7:01AM
fab detailed clear sharp shot well taken
Gecko 11 25 Australia
18 Jun 2007 7:35AM
Stunning! Pam
Alison_S Plus
11 339 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2007 7:49AM
Beautifully detailed capture..........for me there is no better sound in this world than hearing their song when I'm up on the this Smile

Newtman 11 2 5
18 Jun 2007 9:03AM
Lovely picture. You obviously had a very good holiday!
bppowell 15 2.2k 2 England
18 Jun 2007 9:16AM
Thanks for the votes and comments.
GrahamBaines 10 39 United Kingdom
29 Jun 2007 1:05PM
Not sure I've ever seen a sklark this close up, great shot, lovely detail.

MikeRC Plus
12 3.6k United Kingdom
11 Jul 2007 8:43PM
What can I say ?....brilliant....Mike
bppowell 15 2.2k 2 England
10 Sep 2007 9:11AM
Thank you Mike and Graham
2 Feb 2008 2:56PM
cracking capture.
bppowell 15 2.2k 2 England
2 Feb 2008 4:54PM
Thank you Ian
BarbaraR 11 17 1 England
26 Apr 2008 6:52PM
This is superb, I've never seen one so close !
Their song is a joy of course.
Well done.

bppowell 15 2.2k 2 England
26 Apr 2008 9:47PM
Thank you Barbara.

To see them fly straight up high into the sky is another joy of this bird.
Paddy 15 254 8 England
16 May 2008 10:07AM
what a great capture, I know how difficult these little fella are to get, one of my favorite birds Smile)P
andw100 9 13 United Kingdom
17 May 2008 4:14PM
Lovely shot.
bppowell 15 2.2k 2 England
20 May 2008 8:41AM
Thanks Paddy and Andy, this took a long while to reach its readers choice.

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