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Lanius collaris

Lanius collaris
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Copyright: Neels Gunter (corjan3) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 430 W: 49 N: 964] (4707)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-12-24
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/8, 1/60 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-12-29 2:34
Viewed: 2475
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Can someone please confirm the identity or otherwise correctly identify. It looks like a young bird and it was unusual to find it in that position.
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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-12-29 3:08]

Hello Neels.
Lovely shot of this little shrike in beautiful light. Great sharpness and fine colours. Very well composed too.Regards Siggi

Hello Neels,
very nice picture of this shrike with perfect clarity and colour.
well taken picture.
best wishes,

hallo Neels
super scherpe foto met veel details
de kleuren zijn prachtig naturel
groeten lou

Hallo Neels,
Dat was voor mij ook de eerste gedachte toen ik deze foto zag. In de gids van Kenneth Newman staat: Immature is ash-brown above, greyish-brown below with fine barring. Ik heb geen idee wat 'barring' hier betekent. Kortom, volgens mij klopt het helemaal.
Mooie foto in uitstekende scherpte en natuurlijke kleuren.
Goed weekend,

Ciao Neels, great capture of lovely bird in nice pose, fine details, excellent sharpness, splenddi light and colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Dear Nells,
What a cute little bird!!!It looks a bit scared...Did you scare it???
Super pic!!!I love it!!!!Interesting POV and gorgeous colors!
Thanks for sharing and also thanks for the lovely comments in my last pic.
A very Happy New Year to you and your family!
Big hug from,

Hallo Neels
I cannot help you to identify this bird (it looks like some kind of shrike), but I can tell you that it surely is a lovely little bird which you captured beautifully. I like the angle in which you captured it as this way one can see the details of all its feathers to the best, especially the tailpiece and the feathers on its side. I like the sight of its small polka dot eye and the shape of its beak. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Hello Neels

It looks like the shrikes family bird,
excellent close-up with the bird's
lovely eye-contact, excellent focus,
sharpness, and details of its plumage, TFS


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-12-30 12:38]

HI Neels,i haven't the solution at your question but i must to give you my best compliments for this very original and beautiful pic,very impressive quality on a difficult situation and pose,i like it!I wish you all the best for the new year and thanks for share,Luciano

Neels, this is a great capture of this bird. I like the sharpness, detail and POV. Beautiful job.

Hallo Neels,
You answered your own question. This is a Lanius collaris (Fiskaallaksman)in the phase between juvenile and adulthood. Incidentally I had a nest in my garden and could follow the young Fiscal Shrike's growth from nest to adulthood until the nest pair showed him the road. A beautiful photograph with great detail, sharpness and natural colours. I like the sparkle in the eye and eye detail. Nice POV my friend. Regarding the position you found it in I can not comment on as I do not know what the wind/rain conditions were at that point in time but the little fellow appears scared and lost.
Best regards,

Hello Neels,
A Lovely photo of this lovely bird, excellent details sharpness, great eye contact and beautiful natural colours, a very well taken,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice weekend,
Best Regards,

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-05-07 16:15]

Hello Neels,
Obviously a bit scared or disoriented as is evident by it's pose. It is such a beautiful bird not only in color, but also in it's body features. You could not have done a better job of photographing it, as the detail is super fine and exposure is perfect. Great shot!!!

dear neels,
I feel calm when I see your kind bird.
thank you.

best wishes,
Mehran Jahangiri.

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