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Crested Lark-III

Crested Lark-III
Photo Information
Copyright: yildiz banu pek (star74) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 211 W: 3 N: 598] (2474)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-23
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70S, Nikkor 70-300mm f/4~f/5.6G
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-04-25 10:02
Viewed: 3232
Points: 32
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Scientific classification

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Alaudidae
Genus: Galerida
Species: G. cristata

The Crested Lark, Galerida cristata, breeds across most of temperate Eurasia from Portugal to northeast China and eastern India, and in Africa south to Niger. It is non-migratory, and the sedentary nature of this species is illustrated by the fact that it is only a very rare vagrant to Great Britain, despite breeding as close as northern France. This is a common bird of dry open country and cultivation. It nests on the ground, laying two or three eggs. Its food is weed seeds and insects, the latter especially in the breeding season. This is a smallish lark, slightly larger and plumper than the Skylark. It has a long spiky erectile crest. It is greyer than the Skylark, and lacks the white wing and tail edged of that species. In flight it shows reddish underwings. The body is mainly dark-streaked grey above and whitish below. The song is melodious and varied, with mournful whistles and mimicry included. Some care must be taken to distinguish this lark, which has many subspecies, from its close relatives in areas where they also occur. In the west of its range the Thekla Lark, Galerida theklae, is very similar, as is the Malabar Lark, Galerida malabarica, in western India.

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  • Bufo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 69 N: 951] (4247)
  • [2007-04-25 10:20]

Hello Yildiz,
in my opinion there can never be enough pictures of this bird. In my country it is nearly extinct and most people don't really know what to do about it. Your image is taken from a nice low pov and shors nicely the detail on the back of the bird.
Best wishes, JAcob

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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 67 N: 645] (6814)
  • [2007-04-25 10:25]

Le fond uniforme fait bien ressortir la forme de l'oiseau.
Bonne journée.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-04-25 10:32]

Hi Yildiz,
this is a great shot with a decent DOF.
However the head is a bit out of focus.
TFS Joey

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-04-25 11:17]

Hello Yildiz,
Excellent sharp shot of a Crested Lark with good pose and fine bokeh BG that emphasises the lark in this pleasing composition. Good POV too!
TFS and best wishes, Ivan

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-04-25 11:19]

Hi Yildiz,

I just love this bird and this is a lovely shot of him. The pose is wonderful and he looks great against the bg.


Very good point of view, focus, colours and composition, Yildiz.
Well done and TFS.

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  • lee Silver Star Critiquer [C: 38 W: 0 N: 23] (84)
  • [2007-04-25 13:28]

HI Yildiz, a nice pose and good timing on the trigger finger to get his crown. Good dof and lovely pov. Nice image of the bird. Wish the eye had a little more life in it but hay maybe I'm just nit pickin:-). Thanks


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  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2007-04-25 15:41]

merhaba yildiz; temiz goze hos gelen bir kare; renkler, arka plan, kadaj, netlik, bakıs acisi goz temasi cok hos olmus TFS

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-04-25 21:42]

Hola Yildiz.- Una especie de ave nueva para mi. Bellos colores y agradable pose. El plumaje de su cabeza es muy bello. Luis52.

Great shot Yildiz
The lark stands out well against the neutral background.
Good sharpness and plumage details
Nice pose and POV

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-04-26 14:49]

Hola Yildiz,
un disparo bello,
magnífica captura,
detalles y pov excelentes...

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2007-04-27 2:24]

Merhaba Yıldız hanım,
çok güzel bir kompozisyon, arka fon çok temiz olduğundan kuşun vurgusunu artırmış. Elinize sağlık, selamlar.

Hello Yildiz,
This is a very nice specie that you capture with great skills. I like its pose and those beautiful details that we can see. The BG is perfect to makes this bird stands out very well. This is also a nice composition. Well done! Thanks,

Merhaba Yildiz cok guzel pos yakalamisin. Net ve composition iyi tebrikler elline saglik selamlar Necip.

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-05-10 9:15]

merhaba star
pek sevimli ve de guzel bu tepeli toygari aciklayici bilgileri ile birlikte bizlerle paylasmissin
kompozisyon, arka plan, bakis acisi, alan derinligi ve renkleri de basarili olmus

merhabalar Yıldız Hanım,
sade ve bir o kadar da harika bir çalışma. renkleriyle, göz temasıyla ve arka plandaki uyum ile nefis bir kare. elinize sağlık.

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