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Lanius collurio juv 3

Lanius collurio juv 3
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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: 2012-09-08
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/8, 1/2000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-09-09 7:57
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Lanius collurio Linnaeus, 1758 . Juvenile
Red-backed Shrike

Lanius collurio is passerine bird of the family Laniidae. It is a small bird 16-18 cm long. The male has chestnut upper-parts and pink under-parts. It has also a grey head with a black stripe through the eye. The tail is black with prominent white flashes. The female has reddish brown upper-parts and buff vermiculated under-parts. The young birds are similar to the females but they have vermiculated upper-parts.
It is a carnivorous species and eats large insects, small birds, frogs, rodents and lizards. Like other shrikes it hunts from prominent perches, and impales corpses on thorns or barbed wire as a "larder".
Lanius collurio breeds in most of Europe and western Asia and winters in tropical Africa.

In Cyprus Lanius collurio is a common passage migrant.

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Hi Christodoulos,
great portrait of this bird. Excellent sharpness and details. Nice natural colours. Nice background.
Have a nice Sunday evening,

amazing portrait, I'm proud to be your neighbour, TFS Ori

Ciao Christodoulos, great capture of lovely bird in nice pose on beautiful lighting BG, fantastic details, splendid sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hallo Christodoulos
Now what can I say more than EXCELLENT PHOTOGRAPHY in ALL aspects! Your images are ALWAYS a pleasure to visit and this one is no exception. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

hello Christodoulos
this is super good sharpness
great conposition with good BG and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Giasou Christodoule
Beautifully poised with good eye contact.
Excellent detail and background.
A very fine photo.
regards yiannis

Hello Christodolous,
An outstand capture with fine colors, details & pose. Very nicely composed & presented with a great POV. Fantastic work & TFS. Regards & best wishes!


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-09-09 13:01]

Hi Christodoulos,
Wonderful photo again, fascinating in all aspects.

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  • PeakXV Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 121 W: 0 N: 544] (3135)
  • [2012-09-09 13:43]

Hi Christodoulos,

Striking composition of this Red-backed Shrike in exceptionally fine focus and with incredible detail. The earthen tones are extremely refined through the well managed exposure with perfect light and the ultimate and complimentary bokeh blending grey with a pastel green. Superb in every way.



Hello Christodoulos, a faultless portrayal of the Shrike,lovely plumage detail and a sparkling eye.
Super photography.

Ciao Christodoulos. Impressive focused black eye. Splendid colours stunning details agains the fantastic BG.


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-09-10 0:39]

Bonjour Christodoulos,
Love the alert attititude of this Shrike posed on this very fine, almost dead, twig.
Perfect sharpness as usual, and a very fine blurred background. Another great shot from you.
I wish you a nice week

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2012-09-10 3:41]

Very good picture! Excellent grey color and position of the bird on the branch. Sharpness excellent as all your pictures, and the color very natural. Congratulation. Un saludo.

Hello Christodoulos,

You're capturing well this bird by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the lovely bird with head/wing of chestnut color, white body and cute eye. It is also interesting that it stands on a bent sprig. The focus suits the little bird well and it's good at the contrast of this target and blurred background.

Kind regards,

Hello Christodoulos,
As usual a perfect photo. No doubt the clarity, focus and sharp details are again at the highest level. Excellent performance.

Nice and simple portrait, great bg


Hi Christodoulos,
Nice capture of this Lanius collurio.
Great colors and sharpness.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2012-09-11 10:50]

Hi Christodoulos,
Another great portrait of this bird. Excellent detail and focus.
Very good composition and nice colours.
Regards Jiri.

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  • Filnato (101)
  • [2012-09-11 12:47]

Γειά σου Χριστόδουλε!
Το πέτυχες σε ιδανική θέση!
Τέλεια πόζα και ευκρίνεια, και καθαρό φόντο!

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  • kabel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 61 W: 0 N: 95] (552)
  • [2012-09-11 19:42]

Hello, Great image of this bird. Perfect sharpness fromyour chosen exposure which renders strong details in it's feathers. Perfect light conditions to accentuate the branch and the bird. Very nice photograph,

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2012-09-14 6:40]

Hello Christodoulos,
Masterful portrait of a wonderful species of shrike. All aspects of your image are of exceptional quality. Great work and thank you

Hello Christodoulos,

You captured the bird in an excellent pose, showing all details in the best possible way!
I admire how the plume is reproduced, and the colours are vivid and natural too..
Nice work indeed!

Pablo -

Hallo Christodoulos,
An amazing capture with great details and beautiful colour scheme,nice POV and excellent composition.
TFS and my regards,

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