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red backed shrike / lanius collurio

red backed shrike / lanius collurio
Photo Information
Copyright: nuri senemek (senn) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 2 N: 155] (1384)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-07-30
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 7D, Canon EF 400mm F4 DO IS II USM
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/800 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-08-01 10:30
Viewed: 1489
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This 16–18 cm (approx. 6.3–7.1 inches) long migratory bird eats large insects, small birds, frogs, rodents and lizards. Like other shrikes it hunts from prominent perches, and impales corpses on thorns or barbed wire as a "larder." This practice has earned it the nickname of "butcher bird."

The general colour of the male’s upper parts is reddish. It has a grey head and a typical shrike black stripe through the eye. Underparts are tinged pink, and the tail has a black and white pattern similar to that of a wheatear. In the female and young birds the upperparts are brown and vermiculated. Underparts are buff and also vermiculated.

Distribution and habitat
This bird breeds in most of Europe and western Asia and winters in tropical Africa. The bird is listed as a "least concern" (LC) species on a global scale, but some parts of its range have seen a steep decline in numbers, so locally its status can be less secure.

(Also used Canon EF 1.4x III extender)

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Ciao Nuri, my ntoday neighbour, great capture of lovely bird in nice pose omn beautiful blurry BG, wonderful natural colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2015-08-01 11:00]

Hello Nuri,
Very nice photo of this Red-backed Shrike in beautiful natural colours and good sharpness. Excellent composition.

hallo Nuri
perfect composition with good sharpness and beautiful colours
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)
  • [2015-08-01 15:33]

Hi Nuri,a very professional capture of this small friend despite the cloudy day and dark light,the sharpness is fantastic and the colors too,i like it! Have a nice SUnday and thanks,Luciano

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2015-08-01 19:00]

Hello Nuri,
Great shot of this cute little shrike which posed so nicely for your lens. Attractively marked and showing good detail and beautiful colors. I love it's black mask as well as the catchlight you captured in it's eye. Seems to be concentrating intently on something below it's perch. Wonderful exposure and a pleasure to view.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2015-08-02 0:51]

Hello Nuri,
Beautiful bird with lovely details. Great POV and composition. Lovely colours. I love all the different in the feathers and the fabulous green BG. Lovely.Regards Sigi

Hello Nuri,
Eye catching pose and composition. Excellent BG. Nice presentation. Splendid sharp photograph of this Shrike.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice Sunday,

Hi Nuri,
nice portrait of this bird that is not easy to approach in Germany and in Switzerland as well.

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