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Crested Lark


Crested Lark
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Copyright: Zeno Swijtink (Zeno) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-04-29
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D80, Nikon 200-500 mm.
Exposure: f/8, 1/1600 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-05-15 10:21
Viewed: 3093
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
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.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-05-15 12:20]

Hi Zeno . This is a good close up of the Crested lark . I like the large brown eye with the catch light. Good detail and natural colours in the featehrs. The bird stands out from the BG. well done TFS.
Nick..

Have a good weekend.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-05-15 12:35]

Hello Zeno,
Superb sharpness and detail of the head of this Crested Lark, taken from a nice POV. great eye contact.
Thanks and regards,
Ivan

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