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Red-backed Shrike

Red-backed Shrike
Photo Information
Copyright: Ralf Lukovic (ralfsworld) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 492 W: 93 N: 1903] (6560)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-24
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 5D, Canon EF 400mm F/2.8 L IS USM, CF Extrime III 4 GB
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-09-04 2:20
Viewed: 2999
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Captured from a car window with 5D @ 800mm, late afternoon. From my last visit to island Öland.

The Red-backed Shrike (Lanius collurio) is a member of the shrike family Laniidae. This bird breeds in most of Europe and western Asia and winters in tropical Africa.

This migratory medium-sized passerine eats large insects, small birds, voles and lizards. Like other shrikes it hunts from prominent perches, and impales corpses on thorns or barbed wire as a "larder". The general colour of the male’s upper parts is reddish. It has a grey head and a typical shrike black stripe through the eye. Underparts are tinged pink, and the tail has a black and white pattern similar to that of a wheatear. In the female and young birds the upperparts are brown and vermiculated. Underparts are buff and also vermiculated.

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Hi Ralf,
splendid shot of this little bird, well framed with a nice BG and colors, very well done

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-09-04 3:04]

Hi Ralf,
Composition, light, colors and pose look very good. TFS
Have a nice day

Hi Ralf
I prefer the composition with main object on the left side but this photo is rely great. Perfect buckground, good sharpness and simple composition.
very good job
Best wishes

Hello Ralf,
Beautiful bird. Excellent sharpness and well composed.

voici une jolie présentation ce petit pose pour toi, belles couleurs nettes sur ce beau font vert, bien vu merci du partage

Hej Ralf,
mycket vacker bild med kanonskärpa, man kan nästan
skära sig på den. Mycket fin komposition och fin bildvinkel.
Läckra färger och väldigt bra skärpdjup.
Great work.

Hi Ralf

What a shot, it is great. I love the clarifty of the shot here. The composition is also good, (though the space might have been better to the right than the left) and the DOF is spot on.


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-09-04 4:42]

Hello Ralf,
Lovely shot of this little shrike in beautiful light. Great sharpness and fine colours. I like the background and it is very well composed too.
TFS and cheers, ULla

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  • Rolf Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 58 W: 0 N: 27] (196)
  • [2007-09-04 5:07]

Really beautiful shot, Ralf!

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-09-04 6:09]
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Hi Ralf
Excellent image.Very sharp with nice details.I like that dark BG and the catch light in the eye.
TFS Michel

hej ralf!
the light is very beautiful in
this very nice picture
really sharp and good pov and dof
very good!

Hello Ralf , good saturated colors , well composed , TFS .

Hi ralf, very nice image with nice colors, BG, composition, POV and pose. details and sharpness also very nice. TFS
well done

Hello Ralf,

This is another great capture of a beautiful bird from you! I love the simple and efficient composition that presents this Shrike perfectly. The empty space was well distributed to balance the picture. You found the perfect place to place the subject into. The background is a dream!
The colors are warm and the white balance well set. I like the way the whole composition stands out from the green background. I found outstanding details in both the bird's plumage and the rock in the front. It is a very appealing and high quality image! Outstanding job! TFS!

With Friendly Regards,

bonjour Ralf

très belle photographie superbement focusé
j'aime l'arrière-plan qui n'est pas trop chargé
et met en valeur l'oiseau, je veux juste être un peu critique
(facile de le dire assis devant mon ordinateur)
pour le cadrage »»» l'espace qu'il y a derrière l'oiseau
j'aurais aimé qu'il soit à l'avant de l'oiseau vers où il a le regard



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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-09-05 1:07]

Hello Ralf,
Very fine and charming picture. Excellent composition, beautiful light. What a cute little bird!
Best regards

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2007-09-05 18:30]

Superbe composition et bravo pour la lumière et les belles couleurs.
Merci Ralf.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-09-05 19:30]

Hi Ralf. Very nice photo you have here. Nice pose.
Exelent colors and Bg. Grate sharpness too. Luis52.

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