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Mackinnon's Shrike

Mackinnon's Shrike
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Copyright: Tom Conzemius (pirate) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-10-30
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 7D, Canon 500mm f4 L IS
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/800 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-12-08 2:00
Viewed: 2636
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Female, the male is black&white lacking the rusty flanks

Mackinnon's Shrike (Lanius mackinnoni), also called Mackinnon's Fiscal, is a songbird species of the family Laniidae.
It is found in Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda.
Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist montane forests and moist savanna. It is not considered a threatened species by the IUCN.
The population of this species is increasing, which is thought to be due to the degradation of nearby habitat.
Its common name and Latin binomial commemorate Archibald Donald MacKinnon

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Hello Mr.Tom,
Beautiful picture of this Shrike.BG and composition is really eye-catching.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,

Very well captured. BG, POV and the natural light is great.

nice bird and an amazing capture, TFS Ori

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-12-08 5:44]

Hello Tom,
A beauty, this Mackinnon's Shrike. I've seen it in Africa, but never could make a decent photo of it. This one is great. Excellent sharpness, details, DOF and very beautiful natural colours. Well composed.

Hallo Tom
Excellent shot of this very proud looking Shrike, love the point of view, suburb detail, lovely sunlight and the way it is composed. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Great photo Tom! Interesting bird, excellent composition, wonderful colours and very good sharpness.

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  • nanreh Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 136 W: 12 N: 258] (2191)
  • [2013-12-08 14:22]

Otra vez esta feroz avecilla capturada magistralmente en medio de un airado grito salvaje. Felicitaciones por esta bella composición, Tom.

Hernán Bortondello

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-12-08 19:09]

Hello Tom,
You have photographed this beautiful Mackinnon's Shrike perfectly. Love the sharp focus and attractive pose. It's markings are very pretty, especially the rufous colored feathers at the base of it's wing. Wonderful exposure and nice blurred BG. Well done!!

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-12-13 21:04]

Hi Tom
very beautiful shrike. They are lovely too.
The shot you got here is sharp and clear. How I like the branch that goes diagonally to give an effect to the visual composition.
Lovely presentation.


Hello Tom
Wonderful timing with nice composition.
Best wishes,

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