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Lanius minor 3

Lanius minor 3
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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: 2012-01-05 7:19
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Lanius minor Gmelin 1788
Lesser Grey Shrike

Lanius minor is a medium-sized passerine species of the family Laniidae. It is slightly smaller than the Great Grey Shrike, and has a black forehead and relatively longer wings.
It breeds in southeastern Europe and west Asia. It is a scarce vagrant to western Europe usually as a spring overshoot.
Lanius minor eats large insects, small birds and rodents. Like other shrikes it hunts from prominent perches, and impales corpses on thorns or barbed wire. It prefers dry open lowlands, and is prominent on telephone wires.

In Cyprus it is a common passage migrant most seen in the lowlands and the coasts in April –May and August –September.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-01-05 7:42]

Hello Christodoulos,
Fantastic photo of this Lesser Grey Shrike. Excellent sharpness, details, POV and composition in very beautiful light and colours. Attractive pose with eye contact.

hello Christodoulos
Super picture with very nice composition and great details
the colours are super
thanks greeting lou

Ciao Christodoulos.
Una foto eccellente ,con dei colori magnifici grande e la nitidezza che mostra tutti i particolari,molto bene la composizione complimenti.
Ciao Marco.
Grazie della condivisione.

One more of your spectacular images dear Christodoulos Makris! Have a blessed 2012!
George Veltchev

Hello Christodoulos,
A perfect portrait of a bird, very pretty and simple composition. Great colors.

Hi Christodoulos,
perfect point of view. Nice natural colours. Very good composition and sharpness.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2012-01-05 9:57]

Hi Christodoulos,
Perfect shot. Lovely natural colours good composition and sharpness details.
Excellent background.
Regards Jiri.

perfect sunny portrait, greetings Ori

Ciao Christodoulos, great capture of lovely bird in nice pose on a beautiful lighting BG, fine details, wonderful natural colors and splebndid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-01-05 10:30]

Hello Christodoulos.
Beautiful capture of this Shrike. The pose is wonderful. Your show off all the details and his colors very well. TFS.Best regards Siggi

Superb photo of the shrike in an excellent setting. Fantastic detail and colours.
Nicely posed with good eye contact.
regards yiannis

Ciao Christodoulos. Impressive sharp and details so like the super focused eye. Amazing BG.


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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2012-01-05 13:12]

Another splendid image, Christodoulos!
Impressive sharpness and beautiful light; great POV and composition; very nice blurred background. A beauty!!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-01-05 14:46]

Hi Chris,it's always difficult to find something new to write there...your pics are always fantastics and this is antoher magnificent example!! Very intresting little lanius and the usual top quality.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • aljy Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 47 W: 4 N: 42] (593)
  • [2012-01-05 17:46]

Hello Christodoulos,

what a pleasure to seeing it! shining splended grey colour giving peace to mind.u have applied perfect and sharp focus too.wery well done it my friend.

Hello Christodoulos

Great close-up photo of the Lesser Grey Shrike,
with fine POV, framing, beautiful light, great focus
excellent sharpness and details, TFS


Hello Christodoulos,
Spectacular capture of a splendid bird. Great focus and very good clarity.
Wonderful contrast against the background.
It is a interesting species and the composition and POV are outstanding.
Exceptional eye contact.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2012-01-06 11:50]

Excellent capture of this petty specimen. You handled the harsh light very well.

TFS; have a pleasant weekend,


Hi Christodoulos,

The flowers are helping to frame the bird. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the Lesser Grey Shrike. The quality of the light is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.


Hello Christodoulos.
I like the tone in this well exposed shot. The big eye and details of the plumage are very good. Nice capture and thanks for sharing.

Hello Christodoulos,
Excellent photo of this Shrike captured in beautiful colours and very good isolated from the BG. I also like the details, sharpness and composition. Well done!

Hi Chris..
fantastic sharpness and great shot of this very interesting bird. As with your other pics you did a really good work.

Hello Christodoulos,
Another pin sharp image of the Shrike! Beautiful glint in the eye and earthly colours, detailed feather definition, light balance, excelent POV and a stunning DOF to enhance your subject. Well done my friend.
Best regards,

Christodoulos, what a great shot this is of this bird. Outstanding detail and clarity. Have a great day, Bill

Hello Christodoulos,
Excellent picture with very nice composition!!!Great sharp and great details.
Have a nice day.
Regards, Joćo Edgar

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