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Red backed shrike

Red backed shrike
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Copyright: Paul van Slooten (pvs) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-26
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony Alfa dSLR A700, Sony 300mm F2.8 G, Digital RAW 200, Sony SAL 14 TC
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/250 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-02-25 0:51
Viewed: 3799
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A posting from the archive,I have posted another capture out from the same series before on TN,but then the PP was not so good done by me and due to a workshop of one of our members I saw that more result could be gained out of it,although this is not the same capture as before I made some more effort with the PP of this image,hope you like it and tfw,

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-02-25 1:57]

Hello Paul
Good job with this shrike, great details, perfect focus and beautiful colors.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-02-25 10:24]

Hi Paul.
I love this species and like the wonderful shot of it. X-composition of the picture is stunning as well as details of the charming bird. Light key of execution is amazing. Very nice and delicate lights and colours. These birds are widespread around my countryside. However, I cannot come so close to them. Bravo.

hallo Paul
mooie opname
leuke compositie
goed van scherpte en mooie kleuren
een plaatje
groeten lou

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2009-02-25 11:17]

Hello Paul,
This is a very beautiful Shrike, great POV and composition. The
colors are also very beautiful.. Well done


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-02-25 11:38]

Hi Paul. It good to be able to go back over your archives every now and then. When you can find pictures like this. This is a good side POV letting use see the bird in detail. We can see the very large eye for a small bird. good natural colours and fine detail in the feathers. well done TFS.

hello Paul

WOW ! i lkove your photo of the Red backed shrike,
i love the beautiful luminosity and smooth colour tones,
shot with fine frontal POV, fine framing, superb focus
on the bird and the branch with great sharpness and details,
wonderfully blurred background, TFS


Staying spot on there Paul. Very soft appearance which is natural as the colours...and well seen by your eye...some can do magic with camera and PATIENCE which is how this is done..location and the wait!

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2009-02-25 18:55]

Hello Paul,
I am jealous, we have Shrikes here but they are so shy I have not gotten a really good image as yet. This one is excellent with stunning plumage details and colors. Great work Paul, thank you.

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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2009-02-25 21:05]

Hello Paul,

You have taken this photo from a very inspired POV. You have had a good eye contact and a fine perspective over the bird. Image is very good being sharp and having natural colors. The sharply shown bird looks fine against the blurry background.

Thank you for sharing,

Ciao Paul, beautiful diagonal composition with lovely bird, fantastic colors, fine details and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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