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Lanius collurio juv 4

Lanius collurio juv 4
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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: 2012-10-30 5:22
Viewed: 2888
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Lanius collurio Linnaeus, 1758. Juvenile
Red-backed Shrike

Lanius collurio is passerine bird in 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.

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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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2012-10-30 5:46]

An excellent photo with great light and sharpness. Good presentation and pose very attractive bird. Yes I can notice it is still young. This picture reminds me of my childhood, when this species always nested near my house. This species likes to eat grasshoppers. Congratulations and a warm greeting.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-10-30 6:14]

Excellent portrait of this lovely bird looking lost in thoughts..fine lighting and colors. tfs.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2012-10-30 6:48]

Hello Christodoulos
What a great capture ,excellent point of view and razor sharp image ,amasing details and beautiful natural colours.Pleasing pose from this passerine.
TFS Michel

Hello Christodoulos

WOW ! great close-up shot of this Red-backed Shrike,
fine POV and framing, great focus, sharpness and details,
the catch-light enhance the photo rendering it more beautiful,
beautiful eye-contact of the bird, TFS


hello Christodoulos,
very very nice capture. well composed with top clarity and colour. a beautiful portrait.
best wishes,

Ciao Christodoulos, great macro of lovely little bird in nice pose on beautiful blurry BG, fine details, wonderful natural colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-10-30 7:31]

Hello Christodoulos,
Great sharp detailed photo of this Red-backed Shrike. Very beautiful natural colours, a great POV, blurred background and composition.

Hi Christodoulos.
Perfect portrait. Amazing colours. Many details. Perfect sharpness.
Have a nice evening,

GReat sharpness Christodoulos, Quality bird shot


Ciao Christodoulos.
Splendida foto di questo uccellino,grande nitidezza e soprattutto ottimi dettagli,stupendi i colori come la ottima composizione,un vero capolavoro bravo.
Ciao Marco.

hello Christodoulos
super good sharpness composition
great details and beautiful colours
greeting lou

Ciao Christodoulos. Superb close up as usual for you MF. Perfect details sharp and focus. Excllente detaisl so like the focus. Very well done and TFS.


Hello Christodoulos,
Beautiful picture, great POV, nice BG and excellent sharpness.
Congratulations for outstanding close-up
Hello Vanni

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-10-30 14:53]

Simply perfect,your pic are always a step ahead,magnificent pose and spectacular quality everywhere,another spectacular and professional work!Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hello Christodoulos,
beautiful shot of this bird with good sharpness and nice details. I also like the wonderful colours and the nicely blurred background.
Best wishes,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-10-31 6:02]

Bonjour Christodoulos, mon voisin,
Very fine bird-picture, as usual. The upright and alert pose of the Shrike is very special, it must have been looking for the photographer! Love the subtle tints and the natural surrounding.
Très beau!

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2012-10-31 10:25]

Hi Christodoulos,
Very nice portrait in superb colours with excellent details.
Background are nice too.
Regards Jiri.

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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2012-10-31 19:57]

Hola Christodoulos; he belleza de foto y de especie nos muestra en esta oportunidad; no la conocía. Excelente composición, color, luz, enfoque y un fondo espectacular...saludos.

Hello Christodoulos,
An impressive capture, having nice details and taken from nice POV,very perfect focus on the subject,well exposed as well as well balanced composition.
Thanks and my regards,

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