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Red-backed shrike

Red-backed shrike
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Copyright: marios philippou (marios) Silver Note Writer [C: 1 W: 0 N: 20] (186)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-10-02
Categories: Birds
Camera: Olympus OMD M5, Zuiko 300mm f/2.8
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-10-03 1:55
Viewed: 2022
Points: 12
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Lanius collurio ( Red-backed shrike - Αετομάχος )

The Cyprus Discovery presents you the Red-backed shrike. The Red-backed shrike is one of the birds found in Cyprus. Its scientific name is Lanius collurio and its Greek name is Aetomachos. It is a small to medium size bird which its height is 16 -18 cm. It has a wingspan of 24 -27 cm. The Red-backed shrike is eating with insects, beetles and small reptiles. We find it in areas with bare soil or short grass, bushes and small trees where it can find and hunt its prey easier.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2015-10-03 6:37]

Hello Marios,
An excellent composition and POV here.Very good DOF, color, exposure, and sharp detail. I like the slightly grey/blue color of the BG sky also.Very well done.
Regards Sigi

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2015-10-03 15:35]

Hello Marios,
What an attractive presentation showing this beautiful Red-backed Shrike in a striking pose. I like the wonderful eye contact you managed to capture with a tad bit of catchlight. Very pretty markings while displaying wonderful earth toned colors. The composition is great and I especially like the clean BG. Great job!!

Hello Marios
you present us a perfect shot, all is so beautiful, pose, sharpness, colors and also the clear BG
bravo for this master piece
Have a good night

Hi Marios,
a outstanding portrait of this shrike - like!

Hello Marios,

Hope you are doing fine.This is one hell a marvellous shot which deserves maximum comments such is the superb quality of this shot of great excellence. It is perfect in every way and i must congratulate you i taking such an ideal shot of this beautiful bird. Thanks a lot for sharing, take care,
best regards/Abid

Very nice sharp shot of a bird with muted colours, showing the sharp beak characteristics of shrikes.

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