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Skylark with insect


Skylark with insect
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Copyright: Gary Martin (tirc83) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 11 W: 0 N: 28] (675)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-07-09
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 20D, Canon EF 400mm f/5.6 L USM
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-07-11 0:48
Viewed: 3506
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Taken on Skomer Island.

Skylark - Alauda arvensis.

It's voice is it's best distinguishing feature. It's song is loud and continuous, and most often sings while rising vertically into the air (sometimes sings from ground or perch). It's flight call is a liquid chirrup.

Size: 18 - 19cm (7")

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-07-11 3:56]

Nice one Gary. I like this, the Skylark is very sharp, and the colours are great. And the bug in its mouth is an added bonus. Well composed, well done.

Hello Gary

Nice crystal clear shot. I like the BG colour. Fortunate to capture him with his catch. Good POV, excellent details and great catchlight in the eye. Well done. Thanks.

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