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Jouvenile Brown Shrike

Jouvenile Brown Shrike
Photo Information
Copyright: Foozi Saad (foozi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-12-24
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D90, Sigma DG 150-500mm 1:5-6.3 APO HSM
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-01-27 4:03
Viewed: 1939
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This little young shrike was taken from the window of my car. I have to cruise along the dirt road along the river to catch this.
One hand on the steering and the other holding the long lens. Slowly with quiet engine, whenever I saw a bird I halted, and handheld the camera.
Using tripod is so much difficult, almost all the times the bird just simply disappeared.
The challenge of photographing tropical bird is quite high.

Shrikes are passerine birds of the family Laniidae. The family is composed of thirty-one species in three genera. The family name, and that of the largest genus, Lanius, is derived from the Latin word for "butcher", and some shrikes were also known as "butcher birds" because of their feeding habits. Note that the Australasian butcherbirds are not shrikes.
Most shrike species have a Eurasian and African distribution, with just two breeding in North America (the Loggerhead and Great Grey shrikes). There are no members of this family in South America or Australia, although one species reaches New Guinea. The shrikes vary in the extent of their ranges, with some species like the Great Grey Shrike ranging across the northern hemisphere to the Newton's Fiscal which is restricted to the island of São Tomé.[1]

They inhabit open habitats, especially steppe and savannah. A few species of shrike are forest dwellers, seldom occurring in open habitats. Some species breed in northern latitudes during the summer, then migrate to warmer climes for the winter.
Shrikes are medium-sized birds, up to 50 centimetres (20 in) in length, with grey, brown, or black and white plumage. Their beaks are hooked, like that of a bird of prey, reflecting their predatory nature, and their calls are strident.

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Hello Foozi

Excellent close-up photo of this species of Shrike,
fine POV & framing, great focus sharpness and details,
beautiful colorful background, TFS


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2012-01-27 5:39]

Hello Foozi,
The pose, POV, composition against the natural contrasting OOF green BG and sharpness make this a fine capture of a juvenile Brown Shrike.
Thanks and have a good weekend,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-01-27 5:40]

Hi Foozi,it turn the head only for you..ehehe...beautiful capture and great quality of sharpness and colors,the plumage details are magnificent,i like it!Have a nice weekand and thanks,Luciano

Salam Foozi,
You have here is a beautiful young bird with fluffy plume and fine details. Excellent catch and nicely perched from frontal pov.
Lovely clarity and thanks for sharing.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-01-27 6:01]

Hello Foozi,
Very nice photo of this juvenile Brown Shrike in excellent sharpness and beautiful colours. The contrast against the green background is gorgeous. Good POV and compsoition.

hello Foozi
Beautiful composition with great details and lovely colours
thanks greeting lou

Hello Foozi!
This is really lovely! Wonderful colors and great details.I love also the green BG.Bravo! Have a nice w-end and many thanks for visiting my gallery!
Regards from,

Good pose and setting, nice background.
Excellent detail and exposure.
A fine photo.
regards yiannis

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-01-27 6:57]

Hello Foozi.
A beautiful capture of this Shrike in a wonderful pose. The face and plummage are superb with wonderful colors and fine details. Nice background and excellent composition.Best regards Siggi

Super sharp capture ! Beautiful colors and details.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2012-01-27 9:02]

Salam Foozi,
Small and cute looks like a bird
Lovely bird on a beautiful blurry BG, wonderful natural colors, fine details and splendid sharpness.
Best wishes,

Hello Foozi
Beautiful photo with good composition, nice colours and good sharpness.

Hi Foozi,
very good point of view. Nice vivid colours.
Have a nice weekend,

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-01-28 0:12]

Very cute little bird, good capture considering the difficulty in tracking it down. tfs.

Hello Foozi,
You did great in taking this photo of a young shrike. As you said it is a challenge in taking a photo of a wild bird. This is quite an achievement. TFS,

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2012-01-29 4:10]

Hi Foozi,
Lovely photo,nice natural colours good composition and sharpness details.
Regards Jiri.

Ciao Foozi. Very good detaisl and sharp against the brilliant blurred BG. Excelelnte DOf.


Hi Foozi,

The branch is helping to frame the birs. The point of view is showing the details and colors the juvenile Brown Shrike. The combination of the morng light and the light of the flash are bringing out the colors. Have a nice day.


Hallo Foozi,
a very beautiful portrait of the Shrike, fine details and splendid natural colours, very nice composition with a lovely pose of this beautiful young bird
Best regards

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  • thijs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 82 W: 1 N: 104] (529)
  • [2012-02-28 4:36]

Hi Foozi

Very nice composed photo. it's a beautifull bird and i like its pose like this. Thanks!


ps. How do you like your Sigma?

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