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Crested Lark

Crested Lark
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Copyright: Ivan Kruys (Argus) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-10
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 400D, Canon EF 300 f4L + Canon 1.4 converter
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-11-19 23:09
Viewed: 5390
Points: 52
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
As the rest of the week is forecast to be dull the light here does little to allow photography.

This means that the following few posting are from my Cyprus archive.

The Crested lark (Galerida cristata) is common and widespread in most of Europe and the Middle East. It is rare in Scandinavia and the U.K.

This bird was captured near the Lighthouse in Paphos, an area well known for migrant birds in the Spring, though this individual had a nest nearby.

It was taken with the camera hand-held at a distance ofabout ten meters and the image was cropped by about 40%. After size reduction the image was selectively sharpened.

Patleboss, ramthakur, joey, haraprasan, Debz, SelenE, mariki, undoredo, fartash, Adanac, eqshannon, MMM, marhowie, vanderschelden has marked this note useful
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Hello Ivan, splendid shaot very well composed with perfect focus and excellent lighting, natural colors and very intersting subjet, I dont know this one,
cheer and thanks for sharing,

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  • badar Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 106 W: 0 N: 160] (785)
  • [2007-11-19 23:30]

Hi Ivan,
Sharp & well presented as always.

Now that I have sort of unintentionally shot a Lark (Indian Bush Lark) and posted it on TN yesterday, the things seem to be falling in place in terms of my recognition of this family of birds, Ivan.
I notice structural resemblances between the two subjects from the family (yours and mine), except that the one shot by you in Cyprus has a distinct crest.
The bird has been shot in an elegant pose. The profile image shows the characteristics of the bird very sharply and clearly.
Thanks for sharing and best regards.

hello ivan,
nice capture of the Crested lark , liked the pov and the composition, good focus, sharp image with good details, perfect dof,
well done,
tfs & regards

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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2007-11-20 1:02]

Hello Ivan,
Beautiful capture and very good presentation of the species
The pose is relly great
fantastic sharpness & DOF

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-11-20 1:20]

Great shot from your Cyprus archives.
Pin-sharp and great focusing... the DOF is superb and separates bird from BG very effectively.
Good detail in the feathers aswell.
I like the composition and eye-level POV.
Well done Ivan,

Hi Ivan,
A very nice looking bird this lark is. You have captured it very well with excellent composition, details and clarity. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-11-20 2:30]

Hi Ivan, the weather in the UK is very dark and dull at the moment also. This is a lovely shot of the Crested Lark, very fine and delicate looking bird. I love the pov and your composition. Great focus and good exposure with good light, detail and fine sharpness on the feathers.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-11-20 3:01]

Hi Ivan,
Nice capture of this crested lark. I liked the pose you captured, the catchlight in the eye, lighting, composition and POV. TFS
Best wishes,

Hello Ivan,

Very nice shot of this lark. Good composition and beautiful natural colours.


Dear Ivan,
Very wonderful shot of this Crested lark you brought here.
Outstanding sharp details and excellent focusing, with nice composition here.
Also, lovely natural colours and perfect POV with nice pose.
Well presented and TFS,
Best regards,

PS: Sorry. I missed your previous shot. It's hard time to catch up the all critiques right now, so I will be back later.

Hello Ivan
Wonderful shot of this Crested Lark,
Perfect details,exposure and composition,
Superb shot,Welldone.


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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-11-20 4:30]

Hello Ivan,
Superb image with excellent plummage detail, and catchlight in its' eye. Great job Ivan, thanks for sharing.

Ivan it is nice you could do some serious traveling. Not being able to get out much hurts me in more than a physical way. I see such pictures and remind myself I may yet heal to get this shot myself some day. . It appears as though you were agile...hopefully still are. Real good focus and depth of field here...Colors are just as they should be.

Hello Ivan,
fine image of this lark.
Excellent POV,feather detail, and composition.
Well done as always.

Hello Ivan,
What a wonderful capture, I'll come back
later with a proper critique since I don't
have much time, have a wonderful week my friend


Hi Ivan,
nice to see another great capture from you. Fine details and nice sharpness. Even iris of eye can be easly seen. Light on eye, POV/DOF, BG and composition very nice. your notes always informative and good. thanks a lot for sharing us.
Best wishes

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-11-20 8:41]

Hello Ivan,
Excellent photo of this Cresyed Lark. Very sharp and great natural colours. Beautiful composition and environment. Fantastic DOF and POV.

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2007-11-20 10:12]

Hello Ivan
Next great photo, excellent approach, the bird in its environment.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-11-20 13:36]

Hi Ivan
Very nice composition.Good POV and sharp image.The details is good and I like the details you had capture.Very nice pose of your subject.
TFS Michel

Hi Ivan, elegant bird with splendid details and excellent sharpness, great DOF, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-11-20 15:34]

Hola Sr. Ivan.- Foto muy bella, agradables y finos colores de esta imagen. La pose de este hermoso pajarillo es sensacional. Gran nitidez lo que permite observar sus finos detalles en la cresta.
Saludos Luis52.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-11-20 19:50]

Hi Ivan,
Just marking this wonderful post from you and will come back later with a proper critique. Sorry, on the sick list.

Hello Ivan,
Excellent DOF, exposure, POV, and sharp details.
Natural looking color, and a well composed frame.
Very well done.

Magnifique, très belle composition et belles couleurs avec de très bons détails.

Hello Ivan,
No doubts whatsoever...
Excellent work!
Talking about perching, profile view, pose, compo, habitat,...
Well done!!!

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