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Lanius phoenicuroides

Lanius phoenicuroides
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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: 2010-03-19
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/8, 1/2000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-12-23 7:25
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Lanius phoenicuroides (Schalow 1875)
Synonym Lanius isabellinus phoenicuroides (Schalow, 1875)
Turkestan Shrike

Lanius phoenicuroides is a medium-sized passerine bird of the family Laniidae. Often treated as race of Lanius isabellinus (Isabelline Shrike).

It breeds in south Siberia and central Asia and winters in the tropics.
It is a rare vagrant to Europe, usually in autumn.

In Cyprus it is very rare vagrant with 1-2 sightings every 1-2 years.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

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hello Christo
super sharpness pose with great details and super good light
the colours and BG are beautiful
greeting lou

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-12-23 7:49]

Hello Christodoulos,
Fantastic sharp detailed photo. Great quality in all aspects. What a perfection! Your contribution here on TN is fantastic. Thanks.

Fantastic control over all the important elements in the image, brightness, contrast, saturation, white balance etc.etc. Bravo Christodoulos! The perfect point of view allows us to see the Turkestan Shrike in great detail. Fine classical composition and brilliant depth of field! Bravo once again!
George Veltchev

Hello Christodoulos,
a new high quality picture of a beautiful rare visitor.
The colour tones are amazing, Well composed with very good sharpness, all details are well seen.
Well done.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-12-23 8:42]

Hello Christodoulos,
A wonderful capure of the Turkestan Shrike sharply in focus here!
I love the compositionn too and the beautiful colours. Great work!
Many thinks and Merry Christmas! Ulla

Hi Christodoulos.
I enjoy looking at Your pictures. I do some other kinds of photo - maybe because of stuff I have, maybe my experience (very low).
But about this photo I can tell - great sharpness and natural colours.
Thanks a lot for sharing

Hello Christodoulos friend!
Nica an perfectly clear image, I like a lot the colors here!... Also a great bird's pose and suitable composition.
I wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy new Year!
Regards, TFS

Congratulations Christodoulos for this rare shot for Cyprus. Attractive composition and colours!!! Merry Christmas!!! Erodotos

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-12-23 13:04]

Hello Christodoulos.
The sharpness is amazing here as well as the use of the light to enhance feathers details. Very well done.Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family.Siggi

Γεια σου Χρισόδουλε,

impressive clarity!!

I wish you the best for the new year!!


Ciao Christodoulos, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family too, lovely bird on a beautiful blurry BG, wonderful light and colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Geia sou Christodoule,
Amazing photo of this rare Lanius, sharpness, colours compostion and BG are superb.
Best wishes,

great finding, TFS Ori

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6513 W: 89 N: 15622] (65349)
  • [2010-12-23 15:19]

Beautiful portrait whit the usual incredible sharpness,colors and composition.Very well done,Merry Chritsmas to your and your family and thanks,Luciano.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2010-12-23 15:54]

Hola Christodoulos.
Muy hermosa foto, finos y exelentes detalles a la vista por la calidad de la fotografia.
Feliz Navidad y prospero ao nuevo.

Hi Christodoulos

Fantastic shot of this rare shrike on your island home. Beautiful colours. Great composition and OFF background highlights the bird perfectly.

Merry Christmas

Hello Christodoulos.
Excellent bird image in fine composition.
The details and exposure are perfect.
Thanks and have a joyful Christmas.

Hallo Christodoulos,
a superb capture of the Turkestan Shrike, outstanding sharpness, marvellous bright colours and light, a very pleasing composition with a lovely pose of this very beautiful and rare bird.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family
Ciao Maurizio

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-12-24 2:19]

Hello Christodoulos,
Wow..what a fine bird-shot. I love the harmony of colors a lot. And the light too, just perfect to enhance the discreet beauty of this elegant bird. Perfect!
Best wishes for the coming feasts
Kind regards

Hello Christodoulos,
Great photo with focus right on the bird well detached from a soft blurried BG
Well done
Merry Christmas and very Happy New Year

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-12-24 5:43]

Beautiful species of bird, good color palate and fine composition. tfs.

Hi Christodoulos,

Very sharp picture of Turkestan Shrike. Broadly speaking, the features are similar to the long-tailed shrike found in India.

Thank you for sharing.


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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2010-12-24 15:21]

Hello Christodoulos,
Very good capture of this beautiful bird in nice pose,great sharpness and excellent colors.TFS.

Great shot of this beautiful bird. Excellent sharpness and detail. Wonderful bokeh.

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