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Alectoris chukar 3
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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: 2012-04-12
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/8, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-04-13 7:53
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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.

Jakkals, Emi_1987, ellis49, pegos, goatman04, Argus, lousat, Marco2010, jusninasirun, CeltickRanger, marius-secan, josediogo1958, cobra112, Pitoncle has marked this note useful
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Hello Christodoulos,
Another excellent capture with impressive detail and colour separation. Nice light, eye contact and OOF BG my friend.
Best regards,

hello Christodoulos
SUPER good picture with great details and very good light
the colours are also beautiful
thanks greeting lou

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-04-13 8:11]

Hello Christodoulos,
Again a little masterpiece of a Chukar Partridge. Excellent sharpnes and gorgeous bright colours. Pleasing composition and eye contact. Taken from an ideal POV.
Enjoy your weekend,

Hello Christodoulos
Amazing details of this bird great depth of field and colors. Well done!
Regards Hedesan

Hello Christodoulos,
this is a beautiful bird I never got close, I don't understand
how you manage to get this close, I'm a bit jealous.:-)
Great sharpness, perfect DOF, the bird stands out nicely from the BG. Correct exposure and accurate WB give nice and natural colours.
Well done, mf.
Have a nice Weekend.

Hello Christodoulos,
A very interesting bird. He has an amazing pattern of plumage. A great photo.

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2012-04-13 9:40]

Another fantastic image, Christodoulos!
Great sharpness and POV; perfect light and splendid shades of colours; beautiful pose of the bird ( with paw raised) and nice blurred background. A beauty!

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2012-04-13 9:47]

Excellent picture! I like this "perdiz" in Spanish. But in Spain they are a little different. It look very natural, the light, focus and color are great. Good composition Congratulation.

Hello Christodoulos,

An outstanding capture of this Chukar with beautiful coloration, details & POV. Very nicely done & TFS.

Best wishes


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2012-04-13 11:13]

Superb close capture Christodoulos!
Technically excellent in all respects, with the POV, BG and colours adding to a superb capture of the Chukar, an illusive species to photograph.
Great work!
Thanks and enjoy your weekend,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-04-13 11:32]

A magnificent capture whit a spectacular 3D effect on the plumage,really the top of perfection and a new great beauty for the TN gallery!Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

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  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2012-04-13 11:50]

Hi Chris
Extremely nice catchlight and relaxed pose

Ciao Christodoulos, lovely bird on a beautiful blurry BG, fine details, wonderful colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-04-13 12:11]

Hello Christodoulos.
Perfect shot of this beautiful Alectoris chukar. Colours, lighting an details are great too. Thanks for sharing this beauty my friend.Best regards Siggi

Ciao Christodoulos.
Splendida foto di questo alectoris chukar con dei colori stupendi ben definiti,eccellente la nitidezza,molto bella complimenti.
Ciao Marco.
Grazie della condivisione.

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  • thijs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 82 W: 1 N: 104] (529)
  • [2012-04-13 16:09]

Hi Christodoulos

This is an amazing capture!
You did'nt have the greatest light, but you managed to keep the colors well. I very much like the details. Good low point of view. Nice soft background. Thanks!


Hello Christodoulos,
wonderful capture of this bird with good sharpness and fine details. I also like the nice eye contact, the beautifully natural colours and the nicely blurred background. Great work, as always!
Best wishes,

Hello Christodoulos.
This is a beautiful bird and you have captured it so well in tight framing. The details are amazing with sharpness so good in the frame.
Thanks and have a nice day.

Hello Christodoulos

Great close-up photo of Alectoris chukar,
with a lovely eye-contact of the bird and
a beautiful catch-light that always
enhance a photo, TFS


hi Christodoulos,
very nice photograph of a beautiful bird with bright colors and great detail

Hello Christodoulos,
Remarkable capture again of a very interesting and nice species of birds. Exceptional clarity and focus as usual. Outstanding composition, sharpness and fantastic details.
The contrast against the background is superb.

Bom dia Christodoulos
Great POV and composition,wonderful natural colors and lighting and impressive sharpness.Congrats!
Have a great weekend!

nice picture with great sharpness and colour.

wow, fantastic details ! very nice picture for this wonderful bird !

ciao, tino

Ciao Christodoulos. Perfect details and sharp for the pleasant "one leg pose". Magnificent colours. Very well done.


Bonjour Christodoulos,
Très belle publication valorisant bien le sujet dans une belle attitude et sous une excellente profondeur de champ.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hello Christodoulos,
Great sharp detailed photo in splendid clear colours taken from an ideal POV. Also very beautiful contrasting colours against the OOF BG. Well done!

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2012-04-15 20:36]

Hello Christodoulos,
exciting shot is excellent neatness!
Wonderful details and splendid sharpness.
Really an adorable work.


great chukar, looks tasty :) greetings Ori

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