<< Previous Next >>

LESSER GREY SHRIKE


LESSER GREY SHRIKE
Photo Information
Copyright: Marius Secan (marius-secan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2007 W: 0 N: 5411] (29584)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2018-06-12
Categories: Birds
Camera: NIKON D810, Nikon 300mm f/4D IF-ED AF-S + 1,4TC II
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2019-03-24 11:48
Viewed: 213
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
LESSER GREY SHRIKE

The lesser grey shrike (Lanius minor) is a member of the shrike family Laniidae. The lesser grey shrike spends the summer in South and Central Europe and western Asia. It breeds in southern France, Switzerland, Austria, Czech Republic, Italy, the former Yugoslavia, Albania, Greece, Romania, Bulgaria and southern Russia. In Asia it breeds in the Middle East, its range extending as far as eastern Turkey and Iran. It is a vagrant to more northerly parts of Europe, usually in spring or autumn. Countries where it has been seen include Sweden, Finland, Denmark, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Belgium and northern France. It is a migratory species and winters in a broad belt across tropical southern Africa.

It is similar in appearance to the great grey shrike Lanius excubitor and the southern grey shrike Lanius meridionalis being predominantly black, white and grey, with the males having pink-flushed underparts. It is slightly smaller than the great grey shrike, and has a black forehead and relatively longer wings.

mamcg, Hotelcalifornia has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekNature members may rate photo notes.
Add Critique [Critiquing Guidelines] 
Only registered TrekNature members may write critiques.
Discussions
None
You must be logged in to start a discussion.

Critiques [Translate]

  • Great 
  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 152 W: 0 N: 436] (8529)
  • [2019-03-24 23:18]

beautiful..

Very nice. Sharp image with blurry background.

  • Great 
  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 329 W: 12 N: 89] (9585)
  • [2019-03-25 1:56]

Just the dot on the eye creates a satisfaction of knowing
and I prefer more visible eye.
Well exposed and composed, TSF.

  • Great 
  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6446 W: 89 N: 15591] (65228)
  • [2019-03-25 12:27]

Hi Marius,essential and minimalistic composition,perfect capture of this shrike in a perfect pose too.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Very nice shot Marius,

Cheers

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

Hello Marius,
Perfect background for such bird. Well captured with almost well exposure (bit highlight in its eye area could have been enhance the quality). Personally, I prefer little close crop. Well sharpness.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice weekend,
Srikumar

Calibration Check
















0123456789ABCDEF