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Lanius meridionalis pallidirostris 2

Lanius meridionalis pallidirostris 2
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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: 2010-12-22
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/8, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Alex99 favorite pics [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-12-31 2:43
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My best wishes for a HAPPY AND HEALTHY NEW YEAR.

Lanius meridionalis pallidirostris Cassin, 1852
Steppe Grey Shrike

Steppe Grey Shrike is a bird of central Asia which very often visits Europe and the Middle East.
In Cyprus this bird is an accidental visitor with less than 10 sightings.
The bird in the photo visited the Paphos area (western Cyprus) last November and it is still there.
On 30-11-2010 I posted another photo of the same bird (with its prey, a lizard)

Regards, Christodoulos

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A crystal clear capture of this beauty Christodoulos!
Happy and prosperous 2011 to you and your family also file!


A typical "textbook" capture of a beautiful specimen in fine browns and whites Christodoulos, a clear shot in perfect focus against an ideal BG. TFS indeed my friend! Wish you the best in 2011...

Ciao Christodoulos, lovely bird on a beautiful blury BG with fantastic light, fine details splendid colors and excellent sharpness, very well done my friend, again Happy New Year 2011 to you and your family, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-12-31 3:09]

Another beautiful portrait taken whit the usual top quality and great class...what a beauty!!I wish you all the best me too and thanks for share,Luciano

Hallo Christodoulos,
another fantastic picture of a this marvellous genus bird, outstanding sharpness and very beautiful soft colours, a very nice composition with a lovely pose of this rare bird against a very good OOF BG.
Happy New Year to you and your family
Ciao Maurizio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-12-31 3:39]

Hello Christodoulos,
Another fantastic photo in splenid soft colours and excellent sharpness and details.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-12-31 4:27]

Hello Christodoulos,
A fantastic capture of this beautiful Shrike. It stands out very sharply against the soft background. A very fine composition too.
TFS and Happy New Year! Ulla

Ciao Christodoulos. Great work like gift for the new year.! Best wishes MF!


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-12-31 5:12]

Hello Christodoulos,
Beautiful photo of this Steppe Grey Shrike
in a very pleasing pose. Very good sharpness, details and natural colours.Happy New year 2011.Siggi

Exceptional photograph of this beautiful bird. regards Yiannis

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-12-31 6:02]

Beautiful Shrike and lovely lighting, just a bit of contrast will be better. tfs.

Hello Christodoulos,
Great capture with amazing clarity and superb composition.
Wonderful colors and splendid sharp details.
The blurred background is also perfect.

ciao Christodoulos
splendid capture and very cleaver details for this last post of year
My best wish for a great new year to you and your family

File Christodoule,
This is an outstanding photo, composition, sharpness and colours are excellent.
Happy New Year, Pambos

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2010-12-31 7:45]

hi Christo,
superbe image particulièrement lumineuse. Netteté parfaite et belle harmonie de couleurs.

H.N.Y 2011.


hello Christo
you have allways so good sharpness picture also this one
great details and lovely light
the colours are beautiful
greeting lou
a happy new year

Goodevening Christodoulos!!! Very nice photo of this Lanius meridionalis pallidirostris in excellent sharpness, details and beautiful colours.
Happy New year 2011!

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2010-12-31 9:29]

Hi Christodoulos.
Outstanding bird picture once more. My congratulations. All is perfect: wonderful lights, crisp sharp details of the bird and twigs, pleasant pastel shades, precise composition. TFS and Happy New Year.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2010-12-31 11:26]

Hola Christodoulos.
Muy bella image, perfecto ajuste de la camara para lograr esta calidad de imagen
Feliz año nuevo 2011

yasu Christodoulos
another rare records from Cyprus birds and another great capture against blurry BG. sharp details, eyes contact and POV/OOF superb as like coloration. thanks for sharing this beauty.
a Happy New Year

Hello Christodoulos
this image is just amazing, colors, sharpness, BG, Pose and all is simply perfect, i LOVE it
I wish you and your Family a Happy New Year

Impresionante la naturalidad que has conseguido en este trabajo.
Nada más ver la fotografía ya se ve un trabajo especial y de depurada técnica.
Un saludo desde España Christodoulos y buen 2011... aquí aún nos faltan 20'
para alcanzarlo.

Josep Ignasi.

Hi Christodoulos,
A wonderful capture of the Steppe Grey Shrike.I love the sharpness too and the beautiful colours. Great work.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2011-01-01 0:29]

Hello Christodoulos
Superb! This is the example of a perfect wild photo!
Thanks for sharing and Happy New Year!

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-01-01 1:08]

Hello Christodoulos,
very lovely view of the bird in superb details and fine feathers. The simple but exciting scenery is really a first class shot.
Well presented in skillful composition and light management.


Hi Christodoulos.
Happy New Year!
Very nice Your last post in TN in 2010. I look forward to seeing Your photos in 2011.
Great sharpness - amazing composition.
Thanks for sharing,

Hello Christodoulos,

an suburp textbook image by you.
An good and healthy new year for you and your family.


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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2011-01-05 15:01]

Hi Christodoulos!
An adorable bird, captured with perfect sharpness and fine details of the plumage.
Very well composed and great contrast against the blurred BG. Very beautiful harmony of colours.
Ciao! Vanda

hello Christodoulos

very beautiful close-up photo of the Steppe Grey Shrike,
fine POV, superbly focused with great sharpness
and details, beautiful eye-contact, the catch-light
at the eye render the photo always more beautiful,



I love these pale colours, perfect capture, regards, Ori

Great shot of this little bird. beautiful bokeh.

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