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Red-Backed Shrike

Red-Backed Shrike
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Copyright: Paul van Slooten (pvs) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-26
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony Alfa dSLR A700, Sony 300mm F2.8 G, Digital RAW 200, Sony SAL 14 TC
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/250 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2008-05-26 8:30
Viewed: 3442
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Today a posting of a bird that is often seen on TN,the red-backed shrike (in this case a male),however this was my first meeting with this colorfull bird with photo possibilities,on todays walk in Alhagen,I noticed this bird chasing insects,after a few succesfull attempts he landed on a stick not that far from me,I used my 300mm f.2.8 and 1.4 x teleconverter with this capture,picture is cropped,sharpened and resized before upload,hope you like it and tfw

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Hello Paul
This is a fine capture....You have some very fine kit now and are using it to its full potential..Lovely sharp details set against a sumptuous background..Very well spotted and captured..Its always a thrill when you find a new bird and are able to pull of a great picture like this.
Thanks for wishes of Luck for Tommorrow..I will need them!!
Best Regards

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-05-26 10:01]

Hello Paul,
If it weren't for the slight softness corrected in the WS this would be a perfect image of a fine subject.
As it is the POV, pose, composition and OOF natural BG make this capture of a male Red-backed Shrike excellent.
TFS this beauty,
Regards, Ivan

Hello Paul,
Excellent sharpness and depth
of field, beautiful natural colors and nice
clarity, good details, great pose and very good

Hallo Paul,

mooie foto van deze vogel met een prima achtergrond.
Heb hem slechts 1 keer mogen aanschouwen zonder een foto te kunnen maken.

Prima plaat.


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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2008-05-26 12:53]

Hello Paul,
Good composition and sharpness, too little of light. Good work.
Regards, Pawel

Hi Paul,

Very good capture of Red-backed Shrike with good pose and composition and nice colours. Shapness perfect after the workshop.



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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-05-26 17:48]

Hello Paul, nice bird and nice shot, great exposure, great background and a perfect composition, thanks!


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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2008-05-26 19:53]

Hi apul
Nice preantation.Good POV and excellent pose.Sharp iamge and lovely light
TFS Michel

bonjour paul
me voila bien!cet oiseau etait mon sujet pour aujourd'hui,il me semble que c'est une de premiere fois qu'il est publier.
bravo vous avez été plus rapide et vous avez fait une belle image,je me suis quand même permis une retouche dans le WS.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-05-27 8:09]

Hallo Paul,
Erg mooie opname, maar de scherpte mis ik een beetje. Fraai gecorrigeerd door Laurent. Verder is alles aan deze foto prachtig. En zo mooi dichtbij. Ik hoop hem ook nog eens tegen te komen.

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