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Copyright: Seyed Babak Musavi (babak) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 53 W: 0 N: 234] (1202)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-10-27
Categories: Birds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-02-24 10:38
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This is just a Isabelline shrike but , but I like this bird for very nice pose and colour . Heidari protected area located in NE of Iran . this montain is one of the best area for wild life photography in Iran for Tarnscaspian urial sheep and fox and wolf and many birds and... . dominate vegetation in this area like Tandureh area are Juniperus sp trees . but about Isabelline shrike:
The Isabelline Shrike (Lanius isabellinus) is a member of the shrike family (Laniidae). It is the eastern equivalent of the Red-backed Shrike (Lanius collurio) with which it used to be considered conspecific.

The Isabelline Shrike breeds in south Siberia and central Asia (race L. i. phoenicuroides, known as Turkestan Shrike) and China (race L. i. isabellinus, known as Daurian Shrike) and winters in the tropics. These two races are sometimes regarded as separate species. It is a rare vagrant to western Europe, including Great Britain, usually in autumn.

This migratory medium-sized passerine eats large insects, small birds, voles and lizards. Like other shrikes it hunts from prominent perches, and impales corpses on thorns or barbed wire as a larder. It breeds in open cultivated country, preferably with thorn bushes.

The plumage is isabelline, the sandy colour which gives rise to its name. It has a red tail. Young birds can be distinguished from young Red-backed Shrikes by the much sparser vermiculations on the underparts.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-02-24 10:50]

Hello Seyed,
Yes, I agree, you show this Isabelline Shrike with a fine pose and with a fine BG. It is also sitting on a Berberis bush with fine colourful berries.
This shot is sharp and well-composed.
TFS and best regards, Ivan

It is a beautiful little bird and I too love the pose and the color. The composition is stunning.
Evelynn : )

Salam Seyed,
that shot is wonderful, a perfect arrangement.
This bird is fantastic and the red stick against the brown BG, that's so beautiful, thanks and greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-02-24 11:38]

Hi Seyed,

I agree - the colors are wonderful - the pose is wonderful. A very appealing picture.


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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-02-24 12:06]

Hi Seyed,
I agree with you about the pose and the colors. It's a very good photograph. TFS

Hola Seyed,
La composición es bellisíma, la nitidez, luz, color y fondo son excelentes. Un cordial saludo

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-02-24 12:44]

Hi Seyed,
Wonderful light, warm colours, sharpness, composition and pose.
TFS, José M.

this is very beautiful. I like how the color of berries contrast with the other colors. pic is sharp and well exposed and the pose beautiful. TFS!

No more comment. Super.


Very good!
Well done!

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-02-24 16:23]

Hello Sayed,
Beautiful capture,like a studio work.I liked use of light,colors,simple BG,pose of bird,details and your cute model is wonderful.Excellent work!

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-02-24 18:58]

Gran trabajo amigo Seyed,
preciosos detalles, y excelente bg,
agradable compo. la luz es genial
saludos amigo.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-02-25 2:16]

I love colors and the composition on this one, Seyed.
A lovely pose on the part of the bird.
Very fine details on the shrike and the berries.
I also like the fact that the color of the BG matches those of the bird. All these qualities come together very well in the whole picture.
TFS. : )

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  • badar Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 106 W: 0 N: 160] (785)
  • [2007-02-25 3:37]

HI Seyed,
This is a beautiful image , lovely reamy background & sharp details on the bird. THe way the flowers break into the frame colourfull & vibrant is lovely.
Badruddin Ali

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-02-25 4:33]

Hi Sayed,
Subtle colours and great composition for your picture. Well seen.
Best regards

Hello Seyed,

Absolutely brilliant capture of a beautiful bird! A stunning composition with no distracting objects and great colors makes this picture very appealing for the eyes. It was a great idea to include the decorative branch with red fruits! It adds contrast and diversity to your shot. The beautiful plain and soft background in the same color tones as the subject is a nice compliment for your picture. It isolates the bird very well.
The colors are well saturated and warm and very pleasant to look at. The contrast in the left half of the image is well balanced by the soft area in the right. This is another picture with reduced color range but so rich in color tones which I like very much.
Exposure is perfect! No harsh shadows and a great light in the subject's eyes are just a few things to benefit from the excellent light management and camera control. A great post with very useful notes! Definitely one of my favorites! Thank you!

With Friendly Regards,

Hello Seyed what a beautifull shot technically very good and an excellent pose tfs rgds Necip

Merhaba Seyed , very beautiful photo , TFS.

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  • sayat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 280 W: 0 N: 258] (1457)
  • [2007-02-26 5:57]

Hi Seyed,
This is an excellent shot with great colors and a beautiful composition. TFS,

Pff, this is really good! What a great composition!

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2007-03-20 21:36]

Superbe prise,l'éclairage est parfait et les couleurs sont douces.

Khily aksi beautiful ast..
Namatawanam ki bigoyam how much,..
Beautiful photo,..

great model on a berebris shrub. greetings Ori

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  • mlines Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 556 W: 26 N: 668] (3116)
  • [2009-10-07 22:29]

Hello Seyed,
A very fine nature photo with the berries being an important detail. Well cropped. Useful and interesting notes too. TFS. Murray.

What to say about this perfect shot! The colors and the pose of the Isabelline are simply perfect! Like a painting... Pure beauty. Cheers,

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  • krall Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 190 W: 0 N: 47] (1286)
  • [2010-05-23 14:09]

Hi Seyed,
Wonderful light, sharpness, composition

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