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Copyright: Alper Oztutar (twin) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 17 N: 494] (3259)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-10
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Canon EF100-400 IS L
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Shrikes [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-11-06 15:38
Viewed: 3988
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Wild life only...

Red-backed Shrike (male)
The male is unmistakably colourful with a red back, mostly black tail, blue-grey rump and head and a characteristic black highwayman's mask. Females and juveniles are duller brown but still have the heavy beak and a suggestion of a mask. Most importantly, they have prominently scaly underparts.
Breeds on heaths and commons with thorn bushes and gorse.

Widespread and relatively easy to find in many parts of Europe

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To Aramok: :)twin 2 11-06 16:09
To fragman: :)twin 1 11-06 15:48
To hester: :)twin 1 11-06 15:47
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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-11-06 15:46]
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Lovely portrait I like the way the blue tones in the bird are matched by the barbed wire. Excellent POV, Colours and details



great contrast bnetween the bird and the wire. TFS Ori

great shot. i know you did not plan the colour coordination, but it works really well!

good composition, though I think the DOF needs to be a touch greater just to pull more of the bird into focus. but with no exif data or settings, its hard to know for sure what the conditions were.


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2006-11-06 16:09]

Hello Alper,
Great capture of this male Red-backed Shrike with good shapness and BG. Excellent eye detail.
Nice to see.
Regards, Ivan

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2006-11-06 16:19]

Hi Alper.
Very nice and very clean shot with sharp details.I like used POV and composition.Very pleasant colours and nicely nuances in OOF background.Good work!!
TFS and greetings.

Merhaba Alper,
amazing shot,colors and detail wonderfull,good background,conga.
well done and TFS..


Merhaba Alper,

Great shot
Exellent sharpness, details, composition and colours
nice POV, DOF and BG

TFS Thijs

Selam Alper,
Great DoF, sharp and neat. Nicely capturing this male shrike. Superb shot and great PP works.

Ben Lakitan

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  • pilonm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 588 W: 90 N: 975] (3321)
  • [2006-11-06 21:01]

Hello Alper,

Excellent picture of this very nice bird! I like the natural colors and the fact that the barb wires are of the same nice light blue color than the bird! We don't see that "powder blue" often in nature and each time it is a pleasure for the eyes! The incredible blurred bg compliments so well the bird also... The only thing I'm wandering is that maybe you cropped too much. Have you tried having the bird more at the left?

Anyway it is a great picture and TFS,


Worthy addition to a great portfolio.
Brilliant shot!

Şahane tebrikler...

Brilliant shot Alper.
Great sharpness and fantastic colour contrast with OOF background.
Well done.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-11-07 6:44]

Excellente photo tout est parfaits et extras.

Merci Alper!

Hello Alper,
This is a beautiful catch again. Your birds are always so sharp, this is wonderful! Great POV and composition with excellent colors and details. This is very well done. PS, I like your slogan : “Wild life only”… :) TFS,

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-11-07 7:46]

Creo que excepto por el alambrado Alper, la composición es perfecta... por su colorido, por el fondo logrado, por el buen control de la luz, captando hasta los detalles más pequeños del ave.
No olvides incluir los valores de la imagen, siempre útiles para analizar y aprender de ellos.
Un gran saludo... Ricardo

I believe that except for wired Alper, the composition is perfect... for their coloring, for the achieved bottom, for the good control of the light, capturing until the smallest details in the bird.
Don't forget to include the values of the image, always useful to analyze and to learn of them.
Best greetings... Ricardo

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-11-07 8:17]

Hello Alper,
Wonderful capture.POV,colors,clear details,sharpness,catchlight in eyes,simple BG and composition are excellent.

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  • volkan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 497 W: 10 N: 4] (2425)
  • [2006-11-07 10:00]

Hi Alper,
Excellent capture of the bird.Very clear colors and details.Nice POV and blurry BG.
Take care.

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  • sayat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 280 W: 0 N: 258] (1457)
  • [2006-11-07 15:49]

Mükemmel bir kuş portresi. Arka plana ve resimdeki netliğe bayıldım, elinize sağlık.

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  • mlines Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 556 W: 26 N: 668] (3116)
  • [2006-12-29 15:58]

Hi Alper. Excellent clarity and colours of this shrike. The wire is so much at odds with the soft delicate bird it makes it outstanding shot. Murray.

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