Valley Views Local photographers aim their cameras outdoors

Friday, March 14, 2014


Honey Pot Fields, Hadley

Photograph and text by Anne E. Ely of South Hadley

I had recently seen my first horned larks in a field in South Hadley. When I heard that there were some in the Honey Pot area of Hadley, I quickly went there to see. Sure enough there was a lively flock of them flitting here and there along the edge of the road. Unfortunately they all seemed to like the side where they were against the sun, which didn’t make for good camera angles. While I sat in my car observing them, this little one crossed the road. The bugs must have been better on that side and, thankfully, so was the camera angle. I used a telephoto on my digital SLR camera and, bracing my arm on the car window frame, was able to get this image.

Anne E. Ely is affiliated with the Robert Floyd Photo Gallery, 2 East St., Southampton. Other images are on view there Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 6 p.m.