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Lanius minor

Lanius minor
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Copyright: Christodoulos Makris (chrimakris) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1744 W: 79 N: 5425] (26007)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-09-05
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/8, 1/1250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-11-23 11:13
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Lanius minor Gmelin 1788 (Lesser Grey Shrike)

The Lesser Grey Shrike is a common passage migrant ιn Cyprus most seen in the lowlands and the coasts in April –May and August –September.

Six shrike species were reported from Cyprus so far. I will try to present all the species in the future.

Η δακκανούρα ή μακρονούρα ή σταχτοκεφαλάς είναι κοινό περαστικό μεταναστευτικό είδος που περνά από την Κύπρο την άνοιξη και το φθινόπωρο.

Στην Κύπρο έχουν παρατηρηθεί μέχρι σήμερα 6 είδη δακκανούρας (κεφαλάδες). Θα προσπαθήσω να σας παρουσιάσω όλα τα είδη σε μελλοντικές αναρτήσεις.

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Hallo Christo
This is really a pretty bird which you have captured beautifully showing splendid details. Your image is very sharp, has a pleasant composition and a lovely backdrop to highlight this Lesser Grey Shrike's features to the best. I cannot find any fault with this image. It is indeed praiseworthy photography. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

πολύ καλή με δυνατή οξύτητα, καλή συνέχεια με την οικογένεια!
καλό βράδυ

Excellent picture!!
Great sharpness!!



Very nice capture Christodoule! Fantastic sharpness and composition. I like the blurred background and the dry branches. Kalo vrady,

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-11-23 14:15]

Hello Christodoulos
Perfect capture...thanks for sharing

Good Morning Christodoulos,

Stunning capture of this pretty l'il shrike taken from a fine vantage point with excellent details and lovely posture. The chosen DOF has created a wonderful soft background, which isolates the beauty well.
TFS and have a nice day file!


Καλημέρα Χριστόδουλε,
εξαιρετική λήψη, με οξύτητα, ωραία διαχείρηση του φωτός και καθαρό φόντο, καλή συνέχεια και επιτυχία στην προσπάθεια σου.

Bonjour Christodoulos,
Excellente publication valorisant bien le sujet dans une belle attitude sous un excellent angle de prise de vue.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-11-24 6:27]

What a magnificent bird, beautiful pose and great colors. very good image. tfs.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-11-24 8:19]

Hello Christodoulos,
This is a superb capture!
Excellent pose taken from a fine POV with great sharpness and natural colours in a pleasing composition.
All this contributes to a first class portrait of a juvenile Lanius minor.
Thanks and kind regards,

Hi Christodoulos,
Beautiful composition with nice bird in great pose on a lovely blurry BG, wonderful natural colors, fine details and splendid sharpness.TFS

Hnta pou na sou po Christodoule, en teleia!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-11-27 8:35]

Hello Christodoulos,
What a fantastic photo! I've missed it so far. Everything in this photo is superb. Sharpness, details, natural colours, eye-contact, POV, DOF and composition. The best photo of this species I've ever seen.

Χριστόδουλε γεια σου
A very sharp photo with nice composition and beautiful colours, well done!

Hello Christodoulos

Great close-up photo of this species of Shrike,
fine POV, wonderful light, superbly focused
with great sharpness and details, TFS


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  • nanreh Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 136 W: 12 N: 258] (2191)
  • [2013-10-12 17:05]

Delicadísima composición, un gran enfoque y el pájaro en una actitud altiva y orgullosa propia de su condición de ave predadora. Magistral.

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