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Lanius collurio

Lanius collurio
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Copyright: Ahmet Karatash (rousettus) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2216 W: 73 N: 5657] (19818)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-25
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of the Middle East -I- [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-07-26 9:21
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Lanius collurio Linnaeus, 1758- Kızılsırtlı Örümcek Kuşu [TR], Red-backed Shrike [EN]
is a member of the family Laniidae, which represented
by seven species in Turkiye as fallows:
-Lanius isabellinus Kızıl Kuyruklu Örümcekkuşu [TR], Isabelline Shrike [EN],
-Lanius collurio Kızıl Sırtlı Örümcekkuşu [TR], Red-Backed Shrike [EN],
-Lanius schach Uzun Kuyruklu Örümcekkuşu [TR], Long-Tailed Shrike [EN],
-Lanius minor Kara Alınlı Örümekkuşu [TR], Lesser Grey Shrike [EN],
-Lanius excubitor Büyük Örümcekkuşu [TR], Great Grey Shrike [EN],
-Lanius senator Kızıl Başlı Örümcekkuşu [TR], Woodchat Shrike [EN],
-Lanius nubicus Maskeli Örümcekkuşu [TR], Masked Shrike [EN].

Of these, Lanius minor , flying and roosting , was posted by me.
This is subadult L. collurio which carnivorous passerine bird species. I saw it in steppic area, out of a village (Sazlıca) at late afternoon when it mainly collected some insects on a died dog.
Its adult can be seen on TN, e.g. Raptorman
and Star74's shots.
More information about the species has already been given in Wikipedia.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-07-26 9:49]

Hello Ahmet,
This is just like a beautiful painting! Wonderful capture of the Shrike beautifully camouflaged against the bakground. I love the colours and details are very sharp. Very well composed too.
Many thanks and regards,Ulla

Hello Ahmet,
Excellent contrast and color, the bird is well seen in it's natural environment, almost camouflaged..Nicely exposed, and I enjoy all the brown shades & colortones. Just wish it was 800 pixels, but that's picking on you I suppose :)
Very well done.

Dr oldukça net ve güzel bir fotoğraf. Bakış açısı ve gözdeki ışıltı çok hoş. Eline sağlık. Mustafa

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  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2007-07-26 11:59]

Hi Ahmet
Lovely picture of this juvenile Shrike in perfect natural habitat. Nice warm colours.

Ahmet , pastel renkler , komp. ve netlik çok güzel olmuş , eline sağlık .

Beautiful Shrike image Ahmet.
I like the variations of brown and tans.
Nice and sharp.

Merhaba Ahmet,
I like this picture!
It's very good your POV and the pose caught on the bird.
I like the presence of all that dry branches, it works pretty well with the bird's tones.
Congratulations and thanks for share it.
My best regards,

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-07-26 14:16]

Hi Ahmet. This is a beautiful shot of the little bird. the detail and colours are very good indeed. he is so well camouflarged in the grass, well done for seeing it. they have very nice markings which you have captured so well. very well done TFs. good notes too

Hi Ahmet,
A difficult capture taking into account the somehow disturbing ground... But you succeed!
Very detailed on plumge and lovely colors... Marta

Gracias Ahmet por tus amables comentarios. Tu foto expléndida por un buen trabajo con la luz y la composición. Monocromo en ocres y marrones realmente delicada. Saludos desde España: J. Ignasi Tejedor

Hi Ahmet,
Great to see this lovely bird in between those dry grass and small twigs wich are matching wonderfully to the color tones of the beautifully detailed feathers.
The bird has most wonderful protective coloration.
Excellnt composition and very nice frame.
Thanks for sharing.
Kind regards,

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2007-07-26 23:47]

Hello Ahmet,
Wonderful capture. Very beautiful bird
Great POV from that angle and excellent composition, very sharp and well focused..


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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-07-27 2:00]

Merhaba Ahmet Bey,
Güzel bir dişi kızılsırtlı örümcek kuşu.Netlik,keskinlik uyumlu renkler,kadraj,pozlama ve ışık mükemmel.Tebrikler,ellerinize sağlık!

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-07-27 10:03]

Ahmet, It looks like our skylark bird. Very nice shot and informative notes. Ganesh

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2007-07-27 19:10]

I love the beautiful earthtones in this photo! It would make a nice note card or greeting card. The composition and the light are perfect. The details are outstanding. It is also very nicely framed. I am happy that I clicked on your thumbnail!

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-07-29 23:45]

Merhaba Ahmet Bey,
Kompozisyon, renkler, ve poz cok guzel. elinize saglik

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