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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
Date Submitted: 2012-07-23 9:02
Viewed: 4202
Points: 46
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Alectoris chukar (J. E. Gray 1830)

Alectoris chukar is a bird in the family Phasianidae. It is a rotund 3235 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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Splendida immagine di questo esemplare di pernice. Splendidi dettagli dovuti alla eccellente nitidezza eccellenti i colori,molto bella complimenti.
Ciao Marco.

Hi Christodoulos,
What a beauty!! An excellent photograph portraying the beutiful colours of this Partidge, the Alectoris chukar! Nice low POV against the blue sky and a great composition with a perfect DOF.
Best regards,
Sorry that I have been absent from TN for a while but it is work related issues. Within a month my life will be normal again, . . . I hope.

Hi Christodoulos,
really nice photo of this bird. As usually top sharpness and details. Excellent point of view.
Have a nice week,

Ciao Christodoulos, my today neighbour, gret capture of lovely bird on beautiful blue sky, perfect focus on eye, wonderful natural ccolors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Christodoulos,
Absolutely amazing vivid colors and nice composition. The light and exposure are great. Excellent capture of a very colorful bird. Incredible sharp details.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-07-23 10:15]

Hello Christodoulos,
Fantastic pose of this Chukar. Posing for a brilliant photo in superb sharpness, details and splendid natural colours. Taken from the best possible POV.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2012-07-23 10:37]

Hi Christodoulos,
Very nice portrait of a beautiful bird. Nice colours good
composition and sharpness details. Good pose.
Regards Jiri.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-07-23 10:53]

Hello Christodoulos,
great capture of this Chukar, nice bird, nice shot, the details are very good and the exposure fine, well done, thanks.Best regards Siggi

hello christodoulos
this is very good
great pose of this beautiful coloured bird
great details and super sharpness
thanks greeting lou

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  • IronM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 3 N: 345] (2608)
  • [2012-07-23 12:10]

Hi Christodoulos,
wow what an interesting bird, wonderful colors & details ! Beautiful lightin & composition ! TFS !

majestic! and probably tasty... We have them in our botanical gardens, greetings ori

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-07-23 15:57]

What a magnificent bird,it's nice to know that this is very very common in your country,it looks like a rare beauty that it's possible to see only in the zoos.Beautiful pic whit the usual top quality.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano.

Giasou Christodoule
Perfectly poised against a clear background, good eye contact, excellent detail, nice colours. A beautiful bird.
regards yiannis

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2012-07-24 0:37]

Giasou Christodoulos,
A nice capture of this Alectoris chukar ..
Excellent details, nice natural colors, beautiful composition and POV.
Best wishes,

Ciao MF Christodoulos. Interesting low POV for the coloured bird in pose. Stunning details and sharp against the soft blue BG.


Hello Christodoulos,
what a lovely picture of this nice bird (painted by nature), great PoV.nice BG.
very good picture in all respect,
best wishes,

Hello Christodoulos,
great capture of this bird with good sharpness and nice details. I also like the beautiful colours and the lovely blue background.
Best wishes,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-07-25 5:46]

Hello Christodoulos,
These birds are really special and seem to be proud of themselves, like your specimen which you show so funnily perched on the rocks. Interesting graphical patterns of the wings, probably the best camouflage in this kind of environment.
Very well composed too. Well done as usual.
Kind regards

this is such a great shot of this beautiful bird. It has great perspective and sharpness. Good job my friend. Bill

Hello Christodoulos,
An excellent close-up of this Chukar with fine colors, sharpness & pose. Very nicely composed & presented with a great POV. Great work & TFS. Regards & best wishes!


PS: The Chukar is one of my favorite birds & I like to find their nesting spot. Its so difficult to find them.

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2012-07-27 1:29]

Hi Chris,

A bird like a statue. Great pose and superb quality again. Fine sharpness and impressing colors.


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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2012-07-29 2:56]


Hello Christodoulos

A great close-up shot of Alectoris chukar,
fine POV, great focus, sharpness, details,
beautiful light and background color tones, TFS


Hi Christodoulos,

The rocks are framing well the bird. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the Chukar which sewem to be on the look out. The morning light is giving nice tints to the colors. Have a nice day.


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