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Calandra lark

Calandra lark
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Copyright: Okan Bilge (Okan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 104 W: 57 N: 68] (518)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-04-10
Categories: Birds
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix 3800
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/240 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Bird of Gediz Delta [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-04-28 5:40
Viewed: 4138
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Calandra lark-melanocorypha calandra-boğmaklı toygar

Calandra Larks often look too big to be larks so at first glance you might think they are waders or even small birds of prey! At rest, the large size, massive conical bills and prominent black neck patches quickly eliminate all the other larks except Bimaculated Lark. Calandras can be separated from this species by their plainer faces, white outer feathers and white trailing edge to the wings.
Resident in dry open areas, especially extensive rolling plains.
Unmissable in spring and summer on the plains of Spain and Turkey but rather local elsewhere.

It was a cloudy and windy day, but I like the melancholic atmosphere.
digiscoped with leica apo-televid x20.

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Merhabalar Okan bey;

Tam biraz daha aydınlık olabilirmiydi derken notunuzu okudum, sizin tercihiniz tabiki...:)

Kadraj ve netlik çok güzel, keşke biraz aydınlık olsaydı...(dedim işte)

Ellerinize sağlık saygılarımla.


I love the solitary feel of this photo. Beautiful composition. You illustrated the atmosphere really well. I love it!

Nice post, but it could have been better to use the flash to get a better light.
Good framing and nice pose.
Well done.

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  • puciu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 16] (2631)
  • [2005-04-28 10:26]

Technicznie zdjêcie ma braki , ale kompozycyjnie super.

Nice picture Okan.
Little dark, but nice compositon and pose.
Well done.

very good pose with flower.
a bit dark, but nice.

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