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Copyright: Pierre Heimann (heimann2) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 430 W: 10 N: 494] (4536)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-08-22
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony Alpha DSLR A450, Sigma 170-500mm f/5-6.3 AF APO Ultra DG
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Dainty birds 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-11-09 13:17
Viewed: 3816
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Bokmakierie (Telophorus zeylonus) is a common resident to South Namibia and is endemic to the South african region.
This bird was fotographed at the very south end of Namibia near the town of Rosh Pinah.
From Wikipedia:
The Bokmakierie has a range of loud whistles and calls, often given in duet, but the most typical is the one that gives this species its name, bok-bok-mak-kik.

Unlike the true shrikes, which perch conspicuously in the open, the Bokmakierie is shy and skulking. This bird has a typical shrike diet of insects, small lizards, snakes, small birds and frogs. It is predated itself by snakes, mongooses, and large shrikes like the Common Fiscal and Southern Boubou.

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Ciao Pierre bellissima foto di questo esemplare di Bokmakierie icolori e la nitidezza sono stupendi sembra che si sia messo persino inposa.Bravo.
Ciao Marco.

Hi Pierre Heimann. This is very nice capture of this little bird. The focus is stunning and excellent details form pleasing perch. The silenced background makes the image floats in the frame. Regards. Jusni

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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2010-11-09 18:47]

Very nice shot...

Hi Pierre,
Great Photo of a very pretty bird. Great fucus and detail. Well done.


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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-11-10 4:21]

Beautiful closeup of this lovely bird, what a pose and colors, lovely image. tfs.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-11-10 4:28]

Bonjour Pierre,
Parfaite netteté pour cette ravissante image de Telophorus zeylonus, un oiseau que nos amis d'Afrique du Sud nous présentent quelque fois. Ta présentation décentrée est bien choisie, l'arrière-plan neutre met bien en valeur ce bel oiseau. Bravo!
Bon après-midi

Fantastic capture of this wonderful Bokmakierie, Pierre! I have not seen that specie before! Good photograph indeed, with amazing clarity and impeccable detail! Bravo!
George Veltchev

A very sharp of this colorful bird. The sigma objective seems to allow for a high quality according to this picture. For a shrike this bird has a rather thin beak.


Hallo Pierre
This is a nice clear shot with details well seen. The Bokmakierie is indeed a special bird with delicate features. It has neat feathers and I like the combination of vivid yellow, black and grey. The colours are magnificent. The details could not be sharper. The background is perfect. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Bonjour Pierre,
Agréable publication valorisant bien le sujet dans une belle attitude.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-11-11 7:58]

Hello Pierre,
Fantastic photo of this Bokmakierie in superb sharpness, details and a pleasing pose and composition. Beautiful bright colours with a very good contrasting blurred BG. Great!

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2010-11-12 19:08]

Hello Pierre,
I love bird photos and this one is superb. The detail is very fine and the colors are vivid and natural. Wonderful exposure and nicely composed. Well done!!

Hello Pierre ,
Lovely lighting on this beautiful passerine the illumination is well balanced throughout the entirety, also with a great pose. Well done. :)

Sharp and well focused. Presented with CLASS!!! Loved your notes too.
Re: My Mallard in flight ... this fellow was about 500 feet away ... then I cropped it ... ENLARGED it.
Please feel free to do a W/S. Thanks.
As far as I was concerned I wanted to deliver a message ... we, humans, to SAVE the world ... not ABUSE it.
Most kind regards of gratitude from Mario in Canada.

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