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Long-tailed Shrike

Long-tailed Shrike
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Copyright: samiran nandy (samiran88) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 834 W: 85 N: 1657] (10271)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-10-24
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D90, 70-300mm f/4-5.6D ED AF Zoom-Nikkor, Digital RAW
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-11-23 7:02
Viewed: 2057
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Long-tailed Shrike or Rufous-backed Shrike (Lanius schach) is a member of the bird family Laniidae, the shrikes. They are found widely distributed across Asia and there are variations in plumage across the range. The species ranges across much of Asia, both on the mainland and the eastern archipelagos. The eastern or Himalayan subspecies, L. s. tricolor, is sometimes called the Black-headed Shrike. Although there are considerable differences in plumage among the subspecies, they all have a long and narrow black tail, have a black mask and forehead, rufous rump and flanks and a small white patch on the shoulder. It is considered to form a superspecies with the Grey-backed Shrike (Lanius tephronotus) which breeds on the Tibetan Plateau.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2013-11-23 7:13]

Hello Samiran,
Beautiful sharp photo with great colours, DOF and BG. Very good POV. Nice composition and pose.Regards Siggi

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-11-23 7:24]

Hello Samiran,
Very nice photo of this Long-tailed Shrike in good sharpness and details. Beautiful natural colours with a this blue sky in the background. Attractive pose.

hallo Samiran
very nice composition with good details and lovely colours
thanks greeting lou

Ciao Samiran, great capture of lovely bird in nice pose, wonderful natural colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hi Samiran
Nice picture of Shrike in typical pose, decent sharpness but imho disturbing central compo, a cropping to square format with bird in the upper left part would greatly improve the compo

Oh Samiran I just photographed a Shrike found in the Everglades and just LOVE your presentation! They are something else how they eat the "critters" lizards etc. They use their beak quite proficiently! LOVE the eye contact on your speciment! Great JoB

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-11-23 12:20]

Hi Samiran,a very very good pic despite the distance,excellent details and colors and beautiful minimalistic composition too.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,luciano

Hi Samiran, A cute little Long-tailed Shrike on a bare tree. Well composed with good lights. Excellent focus and details. I like the plain blue BG, we do not see this very often....Thank for sharing

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-11-23 18:53]

Hello Samiran,
What a pretty Long-tailed Shrike you have photographed. I love it's black mask and tiny hooked beak. Wonderful eye contact displaying a tiny bit of catchlight. Excellent focus allowing us to see the beautiful detail and colors in it's plumage.
I noticed that the branch it's perched on seems to have some new leaf buds forming, is it spring time in India?

Hi Samiran,
Awesome capture of this beautiful Long-tailed Shrike in gorgeous composition, fabulous POV, excellent sharp details, and brilliant natural colors. Very good eye contact. Very well done, my friend. Thanks and have a nice day!

Hallo Samiran
And what a beauty it is! The features of this Shrike is beautifully shown in front of the blue sky as your backdrop. The tiny black marbled eye and the pearl coloured beak are only two prominent features of this little bird and you have captured it with great skill. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Hello Samiranda,
Nice catch with fine details and clarity.

Hello Samiran,
照的清晰 很漂亮的鳥
光線亮麗 鳥的神情非常的冷淡 很有味道
構圖美麗 背景深遂

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-11-24 10:31]

Hi Samiran,
Nice photo of this bird. Amazing natural colors,
and sharpness details.
Regards Jiri.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-11-24 22:55]

Beautiful shrike and image...the twigs are looking good here and so is the background sky..well made image. tfs.

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2013-11-25 3:04]

Hello Samiran,
different species Lanius,thanks and regards..

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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2013-11-26 15:57]

Hola Samiran, que hermosa especie que no conocía, me gusta mucho la foto, la percha, el fondo celeste, la composición y el manejo de la luz que parece complicado...saludos.

Hello Samiran

Great shot of the Long-tailed Shrike, fine lateral POV,
beautiful light, excellent focus, sharpness, details, TFS


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