|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|The Long-tailed Shrike or the Rufous-backed Shrike (Lanius schach) is a member of the bird family Laniidae, the shrikes. The eastern or Himalayan race, L. s. tricolor, is sometimes called the Black-headed Shrike. It is a common resident breeder throughout the Indomalayan ecozone from Kazakhstan, through Afghanistan, Pakistan, Indian peninsula except eastern states, to New Guinea, found on bushes in scrubby areas and cultivation. Winter visitor to southern areas such as southeast India and Sri Lanka (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long-tailed_Shrike)|
A bird in hand is not worth two easy pictures! We rescued this bird from a fence net (in which its feet were entangled), from inside a small tribal village within the Kalakad-Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve, south India. Contrary to my expectations, it wasnt easy taking pictures at close quaters (with a bird in hand), with the bird clawing wrists and nipping at fingers and inevitably turning its head whenever focus was just right.
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Cool portrait of Long-tailed Shrike.
Nice details and colours!
- [2007-05-04 9:53]
Excellent portrait , very sharp image with nice colors.Also like your BG color.
Very nice closeup of this Long-tailed Shrike,
Perfect focusing and colors,
maybe you could upload it in bigger size,
WoW What a lovely portrait of this Long-tailed Shrike
Excellent sharp details and a great POV
SUPERB composition with a very good BG
wonderful close up, how did you take it?
- [2007-07-02 23:20]
Superb portrait..nice details.