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Long-tailed Shrike

Long-tailed Shrike
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Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4316 W: 231 N: 14052] (56953)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-11-11
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma 70-300 4-5.6 APO DG MACRO, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-03-23 8:30
Viewed: 719
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The long-tailed shrike or rufous-backed shrike (Lanius schach) is a member of the bird family Laniidae. They are found widely distributed across Asia and there are variations in plumage across the range. The species ranges across much of Asia, both on the mainland and the eastern archipelagos. The eastern or Himalayan subspecies, L. s. tricolor, is sometimes called the black-headed shrike. Although there are considerable differences in plumage among the subspecies, they all have a long and narrow black tail, have a black mask and forehead, rufous rump and flanks and a small white patch on the shoulder. It is considered to form a superspecies with the grey-backed shrike (Lanius tephronotus) which breeds on the Tibetan Plateau.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-03-23 15:36]

Hi Ram,very nice capture of this shrike,i like the pose and perfect DOF for excellent details,the background so rich is very nice too.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2015-03-23 19:01]

Hello Ram,
A pleasure to see this cute little shrike from a frontal POV. Displaying nice detail and beautiful natural colors. I always appreciate a tad bit of catchlight in the eye, which is always a bonus. I like it's black mask and just a hint of rufous coloring in the flanks. The slightly off center subject placement makes for an attractive composition.

Nice capture of this shrike, in a natural pose. A little more contrast might be good.

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2015-03-23 23:20]

Hello Ram,
very beautiful lovely bird,thanks..

Hello Mr. Thakur,

A fine photo of the shrike captured with nice details and in an elegant pose. A nice composition.

Warm Regards,

Hello Ram
Beautiful capture of this shrike posing for You.Attractive composition,wonderful natural colors and great details.The catchlight in the eye enhances the picture.TFS.
Have a good day and thank You.
Best regards

Bonjour Ram,
Belle attitude su sujet saisie dans une belle lumière et sous une bonne profondeur de champ.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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