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Crested Lark


Crested Lark
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Copyright: cahit agcal (cako) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-04
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D200 DSLR, Sigma EX 50-500mm f/4-6.3 APO HSM DG
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-03-23 13:14
Viewed: 4146
Points: 60
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Galerida cristada=tr:Tepeli Toygar.

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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Boyları 16-18 cm'dir. Büyük kanatlıdırlar. Uçuş sırasında kanat altları kırmızımsı görülür. Göğsünde ince, koyu renk çizgiler bulunur. Üst kenarı kıvrık şekilde olan gagaları vardır. Sesi gür, ötüşü trii-lii-piyoo şeklindedir.


Beslenmeleri [değiştir]Tohum, dane, yeşil bitkiler ve böceklerle beslenirler.


Yayılışları [değiştir]Türkistan'ın batısında ve Güney Rusya’da üremek için kuluçkaya yatarlar. Türkiye'de Rusya sınırına yakın bölgelerde kışı geçirirler. Kırlar, stepler, taşlık araziler yaşam alanlarıdır
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Merhaba cahit,
Selam!!
excellent image of the beautiful Lark in such close up!
perfect sharpness, good colour and super details in it
very well done indeed
greeting
Tony

Cahit bey merhaba
nefis bir toygar fotosu. ötüş anında bariz tepeliğiyle harika bir çekim. açısı, arka planı ve kompozisyonu da çok başarılı. elinize sağlık, selamlar.

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  • citak (70)
  • [2008-03-23 13:22]

Fonuyla, netliğiyle, kompozisyonuyla güzel bir toygar fotosu olmuş.Cahit Bey elinize sağlık.

Hello Cahit,
Very effective arrangement of elements in your work.
We call this a 'leeuwerik' in Dutch but we don't have these with a crest.
TFS
Annick

Hi Cahit,
Neat shot of this common and beautiful bird... Excellent DOF to appreciate details on feathers,... TFS, Marta

Hello Cahit, Fine image of this singing Lark. I like the plumage detail, well seen, and the warm soft BG compliments the bird nicely. Pleasing composition. Tfs Richard

Arka plan kalitesi ve netlik çok güzel olmuş , eline sağlık , bol şanslar .

Hi Cahit,

Fantastic photo.I liked very much.Lighting, composition and detail are good.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-03-23 14:04]

Hola Cahit,
excelente trabajo,
bello momento y buenos colores,
agradable pov,
saludos

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-03-23 14:19]

Hi Cako,

We both picked calling birds for today! I love this lark - the opened beak and the crest are wonderful. Beautiful colors and sharp details. The background is perfect.

Jane

Splendida immagine, bellissima cattura, ottimo POV e molto belli i colori. Un eccellente lavoro. Grazie e complimenti. Ciao Maurizio

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  • tasos Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 11 W: 0 N: 14] (167)
  • [2008-03-23 15:05]

Hi Cahit,
Very nice shot! I like the composition and background. Also very good details!
Thanks for sharing
Tasos

Hi Cahit,

Excellent capture of action, good details and composition.

Thanks for sharing

Pekka

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2008-03-23 20:18]

Hello, Cahit.
Great moment caught with his tuft raised on the head, and his beak open.
A good POV of this handsome bird well shown against the clean BG.
Nice warm colors.
TFS. : )

Hi Cahit,

Very beautiful bird image.
Great how you've captured the Lark singing a song.
Excellent composition and DOF.
Most wonderful BG colors and details.
Perfect work. TFS!!!

Best regards, Harry

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-03-24 0:20]

Merhaba Cahit Bey,
Kompozisyonu, renkleri ve detaylari ile guzel bir tepeli toygar fotografi. Tebrikler
Iyi haftalar,
Selen

Selam Cahit Bey, Yine çok nefis görüntülemmişsiniz. Tepeli Toygar keyifli görünüyor. Elinize sağlık. Sağlıcakla...
Bayram

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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2008-03-24 1:19]

Hello Cahit,
beautiful pic!
great timing and perfect pose captured!
regards,
Dejan

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-03-24 3:00]

Hello Cahit,
Superb capture of a Crested Lark showing sharply against a bokeh BG. I like the POV and singing pose on the tip of a rock set in a fine composition.
Thanks for sharing this fine image,
Ivan

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2008-03-24 5:59]

Merhaba Cahit,
Outstanding pose, pov, dof and composition. A perfect capture!
TFS ,José M.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-03-24 9:29]

Hi Cahit.
So cute as perfect by quality picture of the beautiful bird. I like simple and impressive at the same time subject, attractive pose of the bird and excellent details/sharpness of the main subject. Colour palette of the shot is pleasant and nice. Well done and TFS.
Alexei.

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2008-03-24 9:34]

Hi Cahit,

You caught a very rare bird and I like to see this bird singing in a natural pose like this. TFS.

regards,
Zeno.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-03-24 11:25]

Hi Cahit. Like the colours you have captured in this one. good detail and use ofthe light to give a warm glow. with a nice POV/DOF. welldone TFS.
Nick..

Zarif bir kuşun tüm karakteristik detaylarını açıkça ortaya koyan mükemmel bir tele-makro çekim Cahit, galiba sehpa kullanmamışsın, bir de o olsaydı sonuç harikulade olurdu. Tebrikler dostum.
Mehmet

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-03-24 13:28]

Hello Cahit,
Excellent photo with a perfect timing. Sharpness, details, colours, pose, BG, DOF, POV and composition are all splendid.
Regards,
Peter

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2008-03-26 12:35]

Hi Cahit

What a fine looking bird. I love his hairstyle :) The brown on brown colour tones are very attractive. DOF and POV are both excellent and I love the captured pose

TFS

Karan

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-03-26 13:58]

Hello Cahit, that's a true beauty, it's sharp, well composed and the light is beautiful. Well done again, thanks!

Mario

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  • lizzie Gold Star Critiquer [C: 207 W: 0 N: 605] (2855)
  • [2008-03-28 13:41]

Hi cahit,

Great capture, I love the pose.
He stands beautifully on the excellent background!

Lise

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-03-29 21:02]

Hello Cahit

Excellent DOF and POV.The OOF BG is lovely.
The colours are natural and well saturated.
Very good catch light.
The focus is sharp showing lovely plumage detail.
TFS

Rob

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-03-30 14:09]

merhaba cahit
studyo tadinda bir ornitofoto sunmussun
tur guzel; kompozisyon, bakis acisi, arka fon isik, renkler, netlik ve detaylar da nefis
eline saglik
selamlar
izler

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