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Lanius meridionalis pallidirostris 3

Lanius meridionalis pallidirostris 3
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Copyright: Christodoulos Makris (chrimakris) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1744 W: 79 N: 5425] (26007)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-01-21
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/8, 1/1600 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite Bird photos -4- [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-02-02 4:07
Viewed: 5121
Points: 54
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Lanius meridionalis pallidirostris Cassin, 1852
Steppe Grey Shrike

I have already posted two photos of this bird. This is the first time the bird winters in Cyprus and it is still in the same small area we found it in November. I visited the area again a few days ago. This time the fields were green and I had the opportunity to take some photos of this rare bird with green BG.

Steppe Grey Shrike is a species of central Asia which very often visits Europe and the Middle East.
In Cyprus this bird is an accidental visitor with less than 10 sightings.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-02-02 4:14]

Not easy to comment a perfection like that,a beautiful portrait of one of the rare birds that are in my gallery too,fantastic sharpness,details,colors and composition.Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano.

Now , who can complain about colors, we have silky smooth colors and fine like a velvet texture, friend Christodoulos. Impressive clarity and once again absolutely precise focus! f/8 seems a perfect choice too. The Steppe Grey Shrike will be so proud of this image! Bravo, my friend!
George Veltchev

Ciao Christodoulos. The perfect pic! An absolute masterpiece.


Hello Christodoulos,

This is a cute little fellow, with a happy expression on his face!
Great close-up with superb details in the plumage, every feather is countable...
Good eye contact and level point of view works well!

Pablo -

Absolute perfection!! Very, very well done.

hello Christo
this is a very briljant picture with great details very good sharpness and beautiful colours
super shot again from you
greeting lou

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2011-02-02 5:24]

Hello Christodoulos
Perfect capture as usual with nice composition and wonderful colors
Thanks for sharing

hello Christodoulos

excellent and very beautiful close-up photo of the
Steppe Grey Shrike with fine low POV, for the framing
i love that very small but good free space you leaved in front,
great focus sharpness and details, beautiful light,
beautiful eye-contact and the catch-light
always render the photo more beautiful, TFS


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-02-02 6:17]

Hello Christodolous,
Almost everybody talks about perfection. Me too!

Hi Christodoulos
I like the square format and the great dof with f/8, lovely bg too

I don't think one could for more from a photograph! regards Yiannis

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2011-02-02 8:13]

Splendid photo, TFS!

Hi Christodoulos,
beautiful photo. As usually perfect sharpness. Natural, amazing colours. Nice clear background.
Thanks for sharing,

Hello Christodoulos,

wow, another very nice image witgh good low pov, sharpness and details.
Nicely egal bg.
Clarity colors.


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-02-02 10:13]

Hello Christodoulos.
You have made this little bird cuter by your excellent handling with the lens. Beautiful light and well defined details of the plumage.Best regards Siggi

Hello Christodoulos,
What can I say.....Superb image with a lovely bird.
Excellent details, amazing contrast and very fine colors.
Outstanding composition, taken from a splendid POV.
Fantastic background.

Ciao Christodoulos, lovely bird in nice pose on a beautiful blurry BG, fine details, splendid colors and excellent sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Ciao Christodoulos.
Eccellente foto con ottini dettagli e nitidezza, molto belli i colori come la composizione.Veramente moltobella.
Ciao Marco.

Hello Christodoulos,
You captured a wonderful image with great sharpness of details, nice colours and an excellent blurred background that contrasts well with the bird in a perfect pose. Well done!

Hi Christo,
I would have to say that both clarity and the exposure is right on the money with this fantastic capture. Well done.

Hi - a great photo i must admit. the composition, sharpness and all other details are just too perfect. TFS

Hi Christodoulos,
Wow this is awesome. You have perfect focus, background, light and detail. I love the Shrike, rocks and all the grass. Sensational!

Hallo Christodoulos,
another fantastic capture of this superb bird on the rock, outstanding sharpness, marvellous colours, excellent POV, a very pleasant composition with a fantastic BG and splendid environment
Best regards

Hi Christodoulos,
Beautiful colours and composition with excellent detail. Well done.

Hi Christodoulos
Breath taking quality of this bird, great details, great Dof, and natural colors. Well done!
Regards Hedesan

Very gentrle colors in this image - and very sharp details. Perhaps just a little more contrat might be a good idea.

Hi Christodoulos,

The ground and the vegetation are framing well the bird. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the Steppe Grey Shrike. The afternoon light is enhancing the beauty of the colors. Hhave a nice day.


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