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Crested Lark-02

Crested Lark-02
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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: 2008-04-25
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D200 DSLR, Sigma EX 50-500mm f/4-6.3 APO HSM DG
Exposure: f/8, 1/1000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-05-01 13:09
Viewed: 3723
Points: 32
[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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Hi Cahit,
very bautiful and sharp shot of this bird.
The colors are excellent, as is the composition.
TFS Tatjana

Your informative commentary is as valuable as your pictures. I always look forward to seeing them.

Bonjour Cahit

Félicitation pour cette belle capture cet oiseau est jolie et très interessant à regarder.

merci pour l'envoie.....JP

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-05-01 16:08]

Hi Cahit,

Another beautiful picture of this wonderful Crested Lark. That's a cute pose - he looks like he's ready to take off. Beautiful earthtone colors and fine details of his face, crest, wings and plummage.


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  • efsus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)
  • [2008-05-01 21:43]

Merhaba Cahit,
Arka fonun güzelliğini, keskin ve detayları ortaya koyan gözalıcı bir çekimle bütünleştirmişsiniz. Sizi kutluyorum. Elinize sağlık. Hüseyin

Merbaha cahit,
beautiful posting of the Lark!
the image is sharp with wonderful colour and superb details especailly on the plummage!
well done

Selam Cahit Bey, nefis bir kare yine. Elinize sağlık.


Merhaba Cahit!
What a funny pose! This little cute looks like ready for fly! :) You were really lucky to take this picture, I believe few seconds later the bird was in different place :)
Very nice sharpness, details and DOF. I like also colours and contrast between main object and BG.
Greetings from Poland,

Hi Cahit,

Just marking up and will get back later...


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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-05-02 5:55]

Merhaba Cahit Bey,
Netlik, fon, isik, renkler ve gozundeki piriltisi ile guzel bir fotograf. Elinize saglik

Arka plan renkleri çok ilginç ve net bir fotoğraf , eline sağlık Cahit .

Bellissima immagine, ottimi POV e DOF, molto bello il momento di cattura, eccellente nitidezza, molto belli i colori: Grazie e complimenti. Ciao Maurizio

Hola cahit, me gusta la composición, nitida y con buen detalle. Un saludo

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-05-06 9:44]

Hi Cahit.
I like pictured scene and expressive pose of the cute bird. Wonderful colouration of the picture and especially of the BG. DOF and details/sharpness of the bird are great as well as the composition. My compliments and TFS.

Hello Cahit,
Warm colors subject that seem even warmer with this rust colored BG.
Neat pose too. Excellent DOF, POV, exposure, and sharp details :)
Well done & TFS!

he is a cutie! nice shot!

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