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Calandra Lark

Calandra Lark
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Copyright: Okan Kocyigit (Peregrine) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 10 W: 0 N: 62] (958)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-03
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon PowerShot S2 IS
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-11-15 12:34
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Points: 24
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Calandra Lark (Melanocorypha calandra / Tr. Bogmakli Toygar)
The Calandra Lark, Melanocorypha calandra, breeds in warm temperate countries around the Mediterranean and eastwards through Turkey into northern Iran and southern Russia. It is replaced further east by its relative, the Bimaculated Lark.

It is mainly resident in the west of its range, but Russian populations of this passerine bird are more migratory, moving further south in winter, as far as the Arabian peninsula and Egypt. It is a very rare vagrant to western Europe.

This is a bird of open cultivation and steppe. Its nest is on the ground, with 4-5 eggs being laid. Food is seeds supplemented with insects in the breeding season. It is gregarious outside the breeding season.

This is a large, robust lark, 17.5-20 cm long. It is an undistinguished looking species on the ground, mainly streaked greyish-brown above and white below, and with large black patches on the breast sides. It has a white supercilium.

In flight it shows short broad wings, which are dark below, and a short white-edged tail. The wing and tail patterns are distinctions from its more easterly relatives.

The song is like a slower version of that of the Skylark.

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Hello Okan
Great shot of this beautiful bird.
Excellent colors and details.
Good DOF and BG.

Amanın mükemmel olmuş. Ellerine sağlık.

http://www.fotokritik.com/322208 bir göz atsana ;)

Selam ve sevgiler...

Sharp and detailed shot of this calandra.
Good presentation, too.

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  • capaci Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 139 W: 55 N: 150] (1300)
  • [2006-11-15 13:20]

hi okan.
excellet photo of this bird.

gördüğüm en iyi fotoğraflarından biri. arkadaşımı burda gördüğüme de sevindim :)

excellent shot. very sharp, clear and perfect exposure. pose too is very nice. bg is very pleasing. TFS!

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  • shal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 256 W: 64 N: 481] (2140)
  • [2006-11-15 13:54]

Hi Okan,
lovely detailed composition and framing,
the pose is just right to highlight the details :)

Hello Okan,
this is a very nice picture. Great sharpness, details and composition. Well done. Thank you for posting.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2006-11-15 18:26]

Okan es excelente este disparo, la maravillosa luz de la escena y la nitidez son perfectas... saludos

Oh what sharpness! I guess the good lighting allow fantastic results! I really love the mix of brown and green (earth tones). And the DOP managed here is great. I was looking at the branch (OOF) in the background and thought it was its other leg, but when i looked closer, i realised and am still wondering, did this bird only have ONE leg? I can't see the other at all. (must have hid it so well behind the leg we see!)

Nefis bir çekim..Türün iyi fotoğraflarında..Eline sağlık..Selamlar..

Hi Okan

Wow.. this is a brilliant shot. Nice and close with good clear definition of the plumage. The low POV is spot on. Nice quality work. TFS.

Very good shot.
Details and sharpness are outstanding...

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