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Lanius meridionalis pallidirostris 4

Lanius meridionalis pallidirostris 4
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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
Date Submitted: 2012-02-05 1:12
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Lanius meridionalis pallidirostris Cassin, 1852
Steppe Grey Shrike

Lanius meridionalis pallidirostris is a big, light grey shrike with large head, black eye-mask and black wings and tail.
It is a species of central Asia which very often visits Europe and the Middle East.

In Cyprus Lanius meridionalis pallidirostris is an accidental visitor with less than 10 sightings.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-02-05 1:36]

Hello Christodoulos.
Absolutely beautiful capture. Detail, composition, and lighting are outstanding. DOF... to detail as well is simply superb. Very well done and TFS.Best regards Siggi

Impresionante Chris !!!

Fotos así hacen que la fotografía te siga gustando y te animan a progresar: Enhorabuena.

Saludos: Josep Ignasi.

Very nice protrait of this shrike, impressive creatures

Well done

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-02-05 2:07]

Hello Christodoulos,
Superb photo of this Steppe Grey Shrike. Perfection till into the smallest details. Pose, eye contact, composition, colours, DOF,..... everything is gorgeous.

Hi Christodoulos
Incredible details on every single feather!
Great as usual and I love shrikes

hello Christodoulos
super sharpness and great details
i like this pose
and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Hello Christodoulos,
I'm impressed by your images with excellent plumage details of the birds. Also in this capture I like the sharp details, natural colours, POV and composition. Congratulations!

Hallo Christodoulos,
a fantastic portrait of the Steppe Grey Shrike, outstanding sharpness and marvellous natural colours, very beautiful in all aspects
Best regards

Hi Christodoulos,
excellent point of view. Nice colours. Beautiful composition.
Have a nice Sunday,

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2012-02-05 6:05]

Hi Chris!
What a cute bird. Your picture is excellent, clear, with nice light and great contrast. I especially light the BG: the soft colours are marvellous!
Very well done: congratulations and TFS.
Have a nice week.
Ciao! Vanda

Hello Christodoulos

Great close-up photo of the Steppe Grey Shrike,
with fine POV, great focus sharpness details,
beautiful eye-contact and catch-light, TFS


YUP absolutely perfect, what a perfect display! This should be in the books it should

Ciao Christodoulos, lovely bird in nice pose on a beautiful lighting BG, wonderful natural colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-02-05 7:26]

Bonjour Christodoulos,
Magnifique!!! How beautiful and luminous this bird-picture. Perect pose of the Shrike, great sharpness and a most subtle colored background. Bravo again!
Kind regards

Hi Christodoulos
Very beautiful capture of this wonderful specimen.Lovely natural colors and impressive details.
Thank You.
Best regards

Hello Christodoulos,
This is amazing bird, Lovely picture.
Well done dear Christodoulos.
Have a good week.

Hello Christodoulos,
Excellent capture of a very nice bird. It is a splendid photo with exceptional details.
Absolutely amazing colors. The exposure is perfect as usual.
Lovely composition taken from a very good POV.

Hi Chris, Terrific quality image from you yet again, delightful and exciting picture indeed Chris and very well done,
Best Regards,


Hallo Christodoulos
This is a beauty. A stylish bird with soft colours in its plumage. I very much like the patch of black feathers alongside its eye as well as the pearl coloured beak. Like always the photography is fantastic. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Hello Christodoulos,
Another superbly sharp and detailed image!! Explicit feather detail, eye contact and pose caught against a stunning OOF BG my friend. Well done.
Best regards,

Hi Christodoulos,

The branch is helping to frame the bird. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the Steppe Grey Shrike. The afternoon light is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.


Hello Christodoulos,
This is a brilliant picture. The image is crisp clear. The composition is lovely.

perfect portrait, as usual, TFS Ori

Hi Christodoulos,
Fantastic shot with excellent sharpness and impressive comosition.
Thanks for sharing

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2012-02-06 2:11]

Hello Christodoulos ,
well shot with splendid sharpness and pleasant pose for the lens.
Simple but attractive colors excellently shown in great details and softness of the feathers.
well composed in good light.


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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-02-06 4:24]

Beautiful species with usual details and colors. tfs.

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2012-02-06 4:47]

Uauhh! Beautiful, excellent, super natural, great light and definition and a perfect focus. I like this bird. We have them in Spain but with different color. Congratulation. Un saludo.

Hello Christodoulos,
Another superb captured! impressive clarity and fantastic sharpness, lovely eye-contact, good lighting and beautiful out of focus background,
Thanks for sharing and have a great week,
Best Regards,

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  • efsus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)
  • [2012-02-06 9:50]

Bu güzel türün enfes bir karesi olmuş. Detayları kusursuz bir çalışma. Tebrikl ediyorum. Selamlar...


Perfectly poised with good eye contact. Excellent detail and perfect exposure and focus.
A magnificent photo.
regards yiannis

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