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Long-tailed shrike. (Lanius schach)

Long-tailed shrike. (Lanius schach)
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Copyright: Syed Abid Hussain (Hussain58) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 258 W: 2 N: 901] (4745)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-04-12
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-10-29 7:54
Viewed: 1500
Points: 18
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It was quite a hot day in April in 2014 when I took this shot of this lovely Long-tailed shrike (Lanius schach). It was so intently looking at something, perhaps an insect while sitting on the budding branch of a siris tree. It was a bright sunny day as is evident from the light and the colours and branches in the background which have been captured so romantically. The catch-light is lovely too and this is the time when you start believing in a bridge camera like this mega zoom Sony of mine which is a failure otherwise.

The Long-tailed Shrike is a typical shrike, favouring dry open habitats and found perched prominently atop a bush or on a wire. The dark mask through the eye is broad and covers the forehead in most subspecies and the whole head is black in subspecies tricolor and nasutus. The tail is narrow and graduated with pale rufous on the outer feathers. Subspecies erythronotus has the grey of the mantle and upper back suffused with rufous while the southern Indian caniceps has pure grey. A small amount of white is present at the base of the primaries. The Bay-backed Shrike is smaller and more contrastingly patterned and has a more prominent white patch on the wing. The sexes are alike in plumage.(Wikipedia)

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hallo Syed
very nice picture of this beautiful bird with good details
thanks gr lou

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-10-29 11:09]

Hi Abid,you cut the end of tail but no problem,the pic is absolutely lovely! A great capture of this srike in an excellent light and elegant pose too,i hope that you are fine...have a nice day 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)
  • [2015-10-29 11:19]

Hello Syed,
Wondeful picture of that bird! Colours seems very natural too!
great details and sharp.Regards Sigi

Ciao Abid, great capture of lovely bird in nice pose on beautiful blurry BG, wonderful colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Boa tarde Sied,
Fine shot, crisp, clean and clear.
Superb capture.

Catch-light in the eye does it for me. Wow!

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2015-10-30 11:29]

Hi Syed,
Very beautifuli bird. Perfect sharpness details and nice natural colours.
Regards Jiri.

Wonderful capture with good exposure all over.

Very nice portrait of this shrike. Thanks for showing this beautiful bird.

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