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Tetrax tetrax

Tetrax tetrax
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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: 2013-12-04
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/8, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-12-07 1:45
Viewed: 3077
Points: 46
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Tetrax tetrax Linnaeus, 1758
Little Bustard

Thanks to George Konstantinou I saw this beautiful and rare bird for the first time.

Tetrax tetrax is a small bustard 42-45 cm long with a wingspan of 90 -110 cm. It is the only member of the genus Tetrax (family Otididae).

It is found in southern Europe and in western and central Asia. It is declining due to habitat loss throughout its range. It is listed as Near Threatened by IUCN.

In Cyprus Tetrax tetrax is a very rare vagrant in winter with very few observations in resent years.

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Hello Christ
Lovely bird and fine capture, the details are amazing. It must been really difficult to sight this bird, with kind of camouflage colors...tfs

Espectacular captura del Tetrax tetrax. Crhis, has registrado para todos nosotros el maravilloso diseño mimético del plumaje de esta avutarda. Buena elección el formato cuadrado y gran definición. Gracias por compartir tu trabajo amigo.

Hernán Bortondello

Hello Christodoulos
Remarquable capture of this shy species.Great approximation!Impressive colours and details.Congrats!
Have a great weekend!
Best regards

Hello Christodoulos,
Beautiful bird and an outstanding capture with great plumage details,clarity and nice colours.

Hello Mr.Christodoulos,
Beautiful picture of this Little Bustard.Very well sharpness and natural colour.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2013-12-07 5:43]

Different bird and excellent capture species,regards Christodoulos..

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-12-07 6:51]

Hello Christodoulos,
What a fantastic photo! Brilliant colours, sharpness, details and pose. Taken from a perfect POV.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-12-07 6:53]

Fine portrait of this lovely bustard..good details and colors..the pose is special. tfs.

hallo Christodoulos
super good sharpness and great details
i like the bird with the beautiful painting
gr lou

Ciao Cjhristodoulos, great capture of lovely bird, splendid sharpness, fine details and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Giasou Christodoule
A wonderful photo of this exceedingly rare bird.
Perfect focus and detail, nice clear background and good eye contact. Very good to see this bird
regards yiannis

amazing bird, almost unreal, TFS Ori

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-12-07 14:41]

Hi Chirs,incredible details,perfect to show us this magnificent specie,the plumage design is very very rich and your pic is the best way to discover this great beauty!Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

Hello Chris
thank you for this exceptional shooting.
The plumage is extremely detailed, thanks to the quality of your photo

Hi Christodoulos
The similarity between plumage pattern and bg is marvellous

Hello Christodoulos
A magnificent capture with fantastic clarity and colour.
best wishes,

Hello Christodoulos

Very important record and beautiful picture ...Congraculations...


Hello Christ
照的清晰 很漂亮的鳥
光線亮麗 它的花紋真是長得突出漂亮
構圖美麗 背景深遂

Ciao Christodoulos. Great pic MF! Another magnifcient taken. Impressive management of light top sharp/details.


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-12-09 1:14]

Hello Christodoulos,
What a pose of this Little Bustard! He must feel very important. Great luminosity, typical for the southern light. Beautiful plumage, perfect camouflage.
Well presented shot as usual.
Thanks and have a nice week

Hello Christodoulos, This is a wonderful shot. The Little Bustard stands out nicely from the background. Very nice composition. JC

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-12-10 9:41]

Hi Christodoulos,
Really beautiful and interestingly colored bird.
Amazing natural colors in sharpness details.
Regards Jiri.

Hello Christodoulos

Excellent and very beautiful close-up photo of the Little Bustard,
you shot the photo at the best time the bird in his gracious pose,
fine POV & DOF, great focus, sharpness, details, wonderful light, TFS


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