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Copyright: Marius Secan (marius-secan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2007 W: 0 N: 5412] (29598)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-10-15
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, Nikon 300mm f/4D IF-ED AF-S + 1,4TC II
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2011-10-26 6:57
Viewed: 2612
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 62
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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.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

``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 edges 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.``

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2011-10-26 7:34]

Hi Marius!
What a wonderful, monochrome composition! The capture of the bird is great: details are amazing and the bird's pose is very nice.
Lovely play of lights and shadows. Fabulous BG.
Congratulations my friend!
Ciao! Vanda

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-10-26 8:03]

Hello Marius,
Fantastic photo of this Crested Lark. Amazing matching colours and excellent sharp details. Perfect blurred background. Very pleasing pose, low POV and composition.

Awesome pic marius!
Very well captured from a perfect POV & pin sharp details.
Good light & composition. Well done & TFS.

Hello Marius
Beautiful photo with very good composition, wonderful lighting and good sharpness.
In my WS I deleted the UOF wood from the FG using Clone-stamp. I hope that you will like it!

Hi Marius,
another best portrait. Perfect point of view. Nice colours. Excellent sharpness and details. Amazing composition.
Thanks for sharing,

Ciao Mario, lovely bird in nice pose, fine details, beautiful lighting BG, splendid sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

I like the almost monochromatic aspect of this photo. The bird is very nicely presented with excellent detail.
regards yiannis

Hello Marius,
Great photo crested lark, fantastic tone colors, super sharp.

Buna Marius
Foartr frumoasa foto din toate punctele de vedere.Detalii bune si culori naturale.-Felicitari.

hard light but excellent performance!
regards Nasos

Bonjour Marius,
Une belle image avec une lumière douce qui met bien en valeur cet oiseau.

Hi Marius,
A beautiful capture of this lark. Very good composition with fine details and a very good POV.

Ciao Marius. Superb light and razor details against the blurred BG. Impressive DOF.


Hello Marius,
What a fantastic image with this Crested Lark sitting in the natural surroundings of almost the same colours as it's plumage. Goes to show you how well they would camouflage in their surroundings. Excellent sharp detail and good pov with even a glint in the eye. Well done and tfs.

hello Marius
super sharpness pose of this beautiful bird
good details and beautiful colours to
thanks greeting lou

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-10-26 11:13]

Hi Marius,flowers,butterflies or birds,the result is always the same! Fantastic pic,what a pose,what a sharpness and what a light,great capture,i like it!Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-10-26 11:27]

Hello Marius.
Superb capture.Details and clear eyes are amazing.Simple BG,colors,DOF and POV are perfect.very well done.Best regards Siggi

Ciao Marius
Un capolavoro di foto, con una nitidezza impressionante.Stupendi i colori ottima la composizione complimenti.
Ciao Marco.
Grazie della condivisione.

Magnífico trabajo Marius !!

Bellos y reales colores con texturas muy bien captadas.

Esta especie es relativamente abundante aquí.

Saludos: J. Ignasi.

Buna Marius,
O captura in nota obisnuita. Detalii, culori, fundal, toate de 10.
Numai bine,

Good evening Marius.
This seemingly simple image can challenge anything so far presented here...anything ...no mater how sophisticated and unique ... that's how good it is really. Brilliant point of view and simply the best detail/sharpness under amazing soft light. The depth of field is phenomenal and the created background simply breathtaking! I can be honored to have this one proudly as my favorite image number 100! Bravo!
George Veltchev

Excellent sharpness & good composition of this crested lark,
TFS, Ferran

Hello Marius,
fine profile of this little bird with perfect sharpness and nicely blurred background. I also like the natural colours and the nice eye contact.
Best wishes,

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2011-10-27 5:24]

Muy bien tomada y muy natural esta foto, me gusta los tonos marrones y la luz que tiene. Enhorabuena.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-10-27 5:50]

Excellent pose by the lovely lark, the overall colors are interesting, fine image. tfs.

Hello Marius,
Fantastic exposure with sharp, crisp and clear details. Beautiful natural colours and a stunning DOF/BG. Well done my friend.
Just my meaning, I would have cropped the fore ground a bit more to just above the piece of wood. But it does not take away any of the positive points of the photo.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2011-10-27 12:49]

Hi Marius!
Gorgeous light and natural colours.Excellent composition and sharpness details.
Really very nice photo.
Regards Jiri.

great details, and very nice tones, congratulations ! excellent light and very nice compo MArius !

have a good time !

ciao, tino

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-10-30 5:29]

Hello Marius,
Missed this fabulous Lark-picture presented in almost one color. Most beautiful light-management and a bird with such a vivid attitude. A great picture indeed. Goes to my favourites!
Kind regards

Marius, what a superb photo this is. Great sharpness and detail. Wonderful bokeh too. I appreciate your comment about my 'Only The Strong Survive' photo. That was a special moment and time for me. In a way it was sad, but in the wild this is life and death. This photo will always hold a special place in my heart. Thanks again for your comment, Bill

Hi Marius,
great shot of a difficult bird. congratulation for this exceptional capture.

Bonjour Marius,
Très belle lumière valorisant bien le sujet malgré le mimétisme de couleurs avec l'environnement.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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