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Lanius minor

Lanius minor
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Copyright: Ahmet Karatash (rousettus) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2216 W: 73 N: 5657] (19818)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-13
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): workshops photos with minimum 3 points, Birds of the Middle East -I- [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-07-13 17:39
Viewed: 4148
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Lanius minor - Karalınlı Örümcekkuşu [TR], Lesser Grey Shrike [EN] is one of the largest species of the Shrike family, Laniidae in the Western Palaearctic.

It is similar in appearance to the Great Grey Shrike Lanius excubitor and the Southern Grey Shrike L. meridionalis. It breeds in southeastern Europe and into Asia.

This species prefers dry open lowlands, and is prominent on telephone wires.

It is slightly smaller than the Great Grey Shrike, and has a black forehead and relatively longer wings.

This medium-sized migratory passerine eats large insects, small birds, rodents and lizards. Like other shrikes it hunts from prominent perches, and impales corpses on thorns or barbed wire as a "larder".

It is a scarce vagrant to western Europe, including Great Britain, usually as a spring overshoot (Wikipedia).
In the Redlist of IUCN, it is listed as Least Concern (LC).

This is second pose of my new objective, CANON EF 100-400mm 1:4-5.6 L IS USM . The bird was around 30 m far. I didnt use photoshop software except for some crop.

Jamesp, uleko, livios, ridvan, izler, spalaxtr has marked this note useful
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  • Great 
  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-07-13 21:48]

Hi Ahmet

Excellent composition with good colours. Nice eye contact.


Hi Ahmet
classical adult presented in a very nice compo.
A bit noisy but still Ok

Hello Ahmet,
Shrikes are so beautiful and you've captured this one really well. I love its pose and the colours and the composition are brilliant. I did a workshop to improve the sharpness, hope you don't mind.
TFS and regards, Ulla

  • Great 
  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-07-14 1:30]

Ahmet, Standing alone and awaiting the partner it seems. I can see the expression in the eyes of the bird. You have captured it very nice. TFS ganesh

selam ahme bey, Great shot and very good composition nice pov and bg with splendid colours. Well done ! Regards ridvan

HI Ahmet,
Nice butcher bird, not so common... at least in my county...Well composed, good BG blur, natural appearance... Marta

  • Great 
  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2007-07-14 15:49]

Ahmet, the image is great, with a nice blurred bg and composition. I like exposure too.

In my opinion, Ulla's workshop was also great.

  • Great 
  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-07-14 18:52]

Hello Ahmet

a beautiful portrait of this shrike.It is similar to our Northern and loggerhead shrike here.The lighting is very well done with excellent exposure and colours.TFS


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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-07-16 9:43]

selam ahmet
yeni lensin hayirli olsun, az kalsin bende aliyordum ama benim icin tasimasi oldukca agir kaliyor
bu guzel orumcek kusunu sade bir arka plan onunde iyi bir sekilde kompoze etmissin
zamanla cok daha iyi isler cikarirsin umarim
gule gule kullan

Kuşu iyi bir bakış açısından güzel bir kompozisyonla yakalamışsın. Netlik de gayet iyi. Mustafa

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