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Lanius senator 2

Lanius senator 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: 2013-04-07
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/8, 1/1250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-04-19 1:52
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Points: 66
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Lanius senator Linnaeus, 1758. Killing a Chalcides ocellatus.
Woodchat Shrike

Lanius senator is passerine bird in the family Laniidae. The adults are 17-19 cm long and have a characteristic red-brown crown and nape.
It breeds in southern Europe, the Middle East and northwest Africa. It winters in tropical Africa.
It is a carnivorous species and eats large insects, small birds, frogs, rodents and lizards.

In Cyprus Lanius senator is a common passage migrant mainly in spring. It is also a rare breeding species.

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Hallo Christodoulos,
Complimente per il bel momento colto. Well done.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-04-19 2:29]

Hi Chris,great capture of this lanius whit its big dinner on the beak,a lucky meeting and the bet way to show us this scene,whit the usual top quality of details and colors.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Bravo, bravo, Christodoulos
Absolutely a pleasure to look at, enjoy and appreciate your photography once again. The colours are vivid and beautiful, the detail captured excellently and the presentation is tops. A striking image. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Wow, what a pic. I really admire your work.
best regards

照的很清晰 第一次看見鳥吃動物
構圖也美麗 經典作品

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-04-19 4:05]

Hello Christodoulos,
Exceptional photo of this Woodchat Shrike with a big bonus as prey. Fascinating composition in splendid colours, a perfect timing and great sharpness.

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  • IronM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 3 N: 345] (2608)
  • [2013-04-19 4:48]

Hi Chris,
great documentary photo, excellent moment caught,
outstanding details, beautiful use of light !
Best regards !

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2013-04-19 4:48]

Hello christodoulos,
excellent macro lanius,great-interesing capture,great details,regards..

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 333 W: 13 N: 91] (9843)
  • [2013-04-19 6:28]

A nice catch at the decisive moment..

Nice image with good sharpness and color. TFS


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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-04-19 8:00]

Very beautiful bird, Shrike with unfortunate lizard..fine image. tfs.

Hi Christodoulos,
this is a great shot, I think everything is right here.
I would not change a thing.
well done, mf.
Have a nice weekend.


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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2013-04-19 8:17]

Hola Christodoulos, qye hermosa especie y foto y me gusta además el plus de ver al ave con su alimento; hermosa composición, trato de la luz y color...saludos.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-04-19 8:42]

Hi Christodoulos,
Excellent sharpness details in nice colours
and perfect moment captured.
Have a good weekend
Regards Jiri.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2013-04-19 8:42]

Hello Christodoulos,
A very fine capture of the Woodchat Shrike with its skink prey. Great ground level POV taken with top sharpness and natural colours in a pleasing composition.
Thanks and have a great WE,

Hello Mr.Christodoulos,
Excellent dramatic photograph....
Very good details all over.
Blood on the grass...
Well focus and POV.
Very good light on subject with nice composition,
I like it.
Thanks for such beautiful photograph which is full of story,
Kind regards,

Ciao Christodoulos, great capture of lovely bird and its prey, fine details, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hallo Christodoulos
this is super good
great details and good sharpness
i like to see this bird eat this Skink
the colours are beautiful
thanks greeting lou

Ciao Christodoulos. Great time for the interesting situation! The perfect management of light and colours. Razor details.


Ouch! Great picture - I assume that is a lizard and not a snake the bird has captured. Very sharp, great colors.

Hello Christodoulos

WOW ! what a great close-up shot of this species
of shrike with his capture, you was at the best time,
the best place and with the best light to have it
in photo, with a very fine POV and DOF,
great focus, sharpness, and details, TFS


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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-04-20 9:19]

Hello Christodoulos,
Awesome capture showing this beautiful bird with it's dinner. The bird is very colorful and is presented in outstanding detail. Both lizard and bird are in fine focus and you have obtained wonderful DOF. Great work!!

Hello Christodoulos.
Impressive plumage details of this carnivorous bird in action. The colors and light are beautiful and the moment captured is priceless.
Thanks and kind regards.

Bonjour Christodoulos,
Très belle scène de la vie sauvage restituée avec beaucoup de réalisme.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2013-04-23 8:29]

Impresive moment! and great picture! Congratulation and thank you very much for sharing this special picture! Un saludo.

Hello Christodoulos,
Now this is what I call an action photograph!! This Woodchat Shrike with it's prey describes the every day survival skills in the wild. Fantastic detail captured with exhilarating clarity ans natural colours my friend. From the blink in the eye to the plumage of the bird and the prey! Fantastic shot and thanks for sharing.
Best regards,

Giasou Christodoule
Excellent photo, very nice moment to capture, perfect detail and focus.
regards yiannis

good job !

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-04-30 10:29]

Hello Christodoulos,
Missed this interesting and vivid bird-picture. What a catch for this quite small bird! Beautiful light as usual. Very natural picture too.

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2013-05-04 15:42]

Olá Christodoulos magnifica foto com uma nitidez excelente e uma cena muito impressionante no momento certo parabéns.

Hi Christodoulos, Great moment to capture. The timing of this shot is perfect. Very well done and tfs. JC

No doubt an excellent capture with great action! Sharpness and exposure also great!

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