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Long-tailed Shrike

Long-tailed Shrike
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Copyright: Ravi Kailas (rkailas) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 135 W: 2 N: 175] (799)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-03-29
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70s, Sigma 105 F2.8 Macro
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Animal Portraits II [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-05-04 4:29
Viewed: 2735
Points: 12
[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[2], 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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Hi Ravi
Cool portrait of Long-tailed Shrike.
Nice details and colours!

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-05-04 9:53]

Hello Ravi
Excellent portrait , very sharp image with nice colors.Also like your BG color.
TFS Michel

Hello Ravi
Very nice closeup of this Long-tailed Shrike,
Perfect focusing and colors,
maybe you could upload it in bigger size,


Hi Ravi,

WoW What a lovely portrait of this Long-tailed Shrike
Excellent sharp details and a great POV
SUPERB composition with a very good BG

TFS Thijs

wonderful close up, how did you take it?


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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2007-07-02 23:20]

Superb portrait..nice details.

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