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Crested Lark
Crested Lark
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Challenge: Free Study 2007-05 (Advanced Editing V)
Collection: Challenge entries
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS
Location: Bempton, East Yorkshire
Date: May 29, 2007
Aperture: f7.1
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/800th
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: May 27, 2007

These little birds are really quite hard to spot, as they tend to either be in amongst the meadow grasses, or flying very high in the sky. They are ground nesters, and it is possible that this one was guarding a nest. I heard it singing fairly close by, and luckily found it before it flew away. Taken with my new 100-400mm lens - I LOVE it!

Statistics
Place: 246 out of 617
Avg (all users): 5.8000
Avg (commenters): 6.6667
Avg (participants): 5.7971
Avg (non-participants): 5.8108
Views since voting: 614
Views during voting: 232
Votes: 175
Comments: 14
Favorites: 0


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01/28/2008 12:03:29 PM
What a cute bird and a great photo showing it in its habitat.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/07/2007 09:38:31 PM
wonderful soft image - love how the colors are so pastel like - glad I came back for a second look - bump to 8
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06/07/2007 07:15:07 PM
this is a good bird picture great dof
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06/07/2007 02:33:33 AM
nice composition and the colors work well here...isn't it nice when nature helps out that way? :)
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06/06/2007 05:52:01 AM
The bottom of the shot and the bird is great! The white sky is awful. The composition feels bottom heavy to me. I wish the bird was bigger... perhaps a tighter crop? Not sure about the oof grain on the right.
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06/05/2007 07:24:13 PM
Nice crisp focus; good capture.
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06/05/2007 02:17:18 AM
Nice to see a bird with some of it's environment included, tells much more of a story. Really nicely done:)
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06/04/2007 09:09:34 PM
I can't get over how clear this is... about how far do you think you were from him?
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06/04/2007 05:14:55 PM
More vibrance and saturation might give this greater punch.
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06/01/2007 04:10:30 PM
Nice detail. I like how you can see the beak is open.
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06/01/2007 03:04:12 PM
Excellent shot.
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06/01/2007 09:47:23 AM
A beautiful capture of this little lark. I think it is a little flat in the midtones. Some contrast could really make this pop! I like the composition and your angle, with the horizon below the bird. 6 from me.
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06/01/2007 08:15:57 AM
This has a sweetness. Nice bokeh and DOF. I like the subtle use of colour.
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06/01/2007 07:18:00 AM
Very nice capture...a levels boost would make this pop.
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