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Alectoris chukar 2
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Copyright: Christodoulos Makris (chrimakris) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1744 W: 79 N: 5425] (26007)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-03-18
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/8, 1/2500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite Bird photos -7- [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-03-18 6:41
Viewed: 5073
Points: 58
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Alectoris chukar (J. E. Gray 1830)

Alectoris chukar is a bird in the family Phasianidae. It is a rotund 32–35 cm long partridge, with a light brown back, grey breast, and buff belly. The face is white with a black gorget. It has rufous-streaked flanks, red legs and coral red bill. Sexes are similar.

It is very similar to the Rock Partridge (Alectoris graeca) but is browner on the back and has a yellowish tinge to the foreneck.
Alectoris chukar is a native species in Greece, Turkey, Middle East, Afghanistan, India, Pakistan along the inner ranges of the Western Himalayas to Nepal. Its habitat in the native range is rocky open hillsides with grass or scattered scrub or cultivation.
It has been introduced widely as a game bird and feral populations have established in the United States Rocky Mountains, high desert areas of California, Canada, New Zealand and Hawaii.

In Cyprus Alectoris chukar is a very common and widespread resident.

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Nice one chris,

usually you can just see their ass when running or flying away ;)


Hello Christodoulos
You are lucky to have this bird posing like this for you!
Excellent photo, good sharpness,colors and background

Ciao Christodoulos, lovely bird in nice walking pose on a beautiful lighing BG, fine details, superb sharpness, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2012-03-18 8:13]

Hi Chris,
I guess your relationship with a lot of birds is very special. It seems that all the birds are posing especially for you. I would say: keep on doing this :)


hello Christodoulos
this is again a SUPER shot
great sharpness and beautiful colours with very nice light
thanks greeting lou

Hi Christodoulos
Very beautiful capture.Great pose and composition,wonderful colors and great sharpness.
Have a nice Sunday and thank You,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-03-18 9:00]

Hello Christodoulos,
One photo after another, they all look gorgeous. And so is this one. Taken from a perfect POV in very beautiful colours. Excellent sharpness, details, DOF, blurry background and composition.

hi Christodoulos,
such a beauty is this! a new bird to me, of course! i liked that black curve across its eye... and also that red circle around its eyes... amazing!
good clarity and perfect sharpness.

Bonjour Christodoulos,
Le sujet est très bien mis en scène dans une bonne composition, une belle lumière et une excellente profondeur de champ.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-03-18 11:04]

Hello Christodoulos,
very nice portrait of this bird,superb captured a bird. I like the colours and details. Well done photo.Best regards Siggi

Hello Chrostodoulos,
Very cute and very beautiful in stunning quality. Has anyone ever properly explained why the patterns on the feathers of birds, for example, came about. Why the mask across the face with the black band then running down the neck, for example? Excellent image of a very unusual bird for me. Well done and best wishes.

Hi Chistodoulos,
Superb shot
Excellent light in this beautifull compo
Perfect sharp details and fine colors,

Hi Chris,
Interesting bird, captured with good details & sharpness.
The patterns on the feather & the black 'belt' on the eye is interesting. Well done & TFS.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-03-18 12:35]

All your pics are always at the top of quality,but this is really over the top.What a magnificent pheasant and what a elegant pose,it seems a movie star! My great great compliments for this spectacuar gift to all the friends of TN.Have a nice week! Luciano

Hello Christodoulos

Alectoris chukar a very beautiful bird,
photo shot with great POV and framing,
beautiful light, catch-light at the bird's eye
and eye-contact of the partridge, great focus
sharpness and details, TFS


Ciao Christodoulos,
veramente bellissima questa foto, ottimi colori, contrasto e nitidezza. Grande POV
Eccellente, grazie per la condivisione
ciao Vanni

Hi Christodoulos,
really perfect portrait. Great light. Excellent sharpness. Perfect atmosphere.
Have a nice week,

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2012-03-18 19:13]

Hello Christodoulos,
An absolutely stunning image and of the highest quality. I love everything about this shot. Composition, detail, DOF, exposure and colors are simply perfect. Truly a gorgeous bird and captured wonderfully by your camera for all to enjoy viewing. Well done!!

An exquisite shot of this chuckar. These birds are very wild and to capture a close-up like this with such detail is an accomplishment ... TFS. Observation: note that the legs of this bird are infested with a parasitic mite that gets under the scales of the legs (particularly the left leg)!

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2012-03-19 0:42]

Looks like the "Chukars Official Photograph"! great!

They are quite common here, too. Saw a beautiful pair from up close last Saturday.

Have a pleasant and productive day,


a perfect picture in all respect. good POV. great sharpness and true colour.

Hello Chris,
Hope you are well. I am sorry that I have come to your Chukar photo quite late. You are a fine photographer rather an expert photographer who always seems to come up with the right shot at the right moment and I envy you man.....smile. This is a superb shot of this chukar, the plumage is is in perfect focus and the colours appear so exquisite...all so real, alive in a typical chukar country. Thanks a lot for this excellent photograph....take care and forgive me for a late peep in.....warmest regards/Abid

Hi Christodoulos,
Beautiful bird,excellent capture,great focus,good lighting and superb sharpness.

Hello Christodoulos,
Splendid image with this gorgeous bird. I love the exceptional clarity and fantastic focus. The contrast against the background looks outstanding.
Thanks for sharing!

Hi Chris!
Excellent capture, perfect composition of Alectoris
TFS, Regards, Ferran

εξαιρετικό κοντινό πλάνο, χρώμα και ευκρίνεια πάντα πολύ καλά!
καλημέρα Χριστόδουλε!

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-03-20 5:16]

Hello Christodoulos,
This Partridge has a very special plumage, very artistic with the black band crossing its eye and making a pleasant curve over the neck. Beautifully shown against a fine background and in a natural surrounding. Thanks a lot!
Kind regards

Hello Christodoulos,
Firstly, as you cannot visualize the wildlife scenes I have witnessed in Africa, I cannot dream to see the beauty of your county's wildlife! Secondly my friend, your exposures is a inspiration to my dream to me to visit your your country after I retired!! An Absolute fantastic photo complying to all photographic aspects in my humble opinion!!! Excellent work.
Best regards,

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2012-03-21 5:28]

Hello Chris,
such a pretty bird. Well capture and excellently presented in splendid sharpness.
Exciting presentation with the feathers well appreciated.


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