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Shrike
Photo Information
Copyright: T H Su (suleesia) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 64 W: 5 N: 129] (1924)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-11-02
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70S, Nikkor AF300mm f2.8, Digital ISO-200
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-05-10 20:35
Viewed: 3674
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Brown Shrike with her catch, a cricket I think. Flash fill-in was used to lift the shadow off the underbody of bird and to provide more details on an otherwise dark cricket. The two white spots thingy I think is brain or head juice oozing out through the eyes under the tight grip of bird's beak.

Technical note :-
300mm @ f8 1/500 iTTL -1.3 EV flash sync, ISO-200 slightly cropped for composition.

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Hi Ken,
Beautiful picture,very good composition with the cricket.
Thank you
Bruno (cooper )

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  • MojoUK Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 65 W: 7 N: 328] (1479)
  • [2006-05-10 20:52]

Hi Ken. A fabulous image, the detail is excellent and the DOF & POV spot on. TFS.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-05-10 21:14]

Bonjour Ken!

Félicitations pour cette magnifique prise,tout est parfait et sublime. Bravo pour le bel éclairage et les détails.

Merci pour l'envoie.

Hi Ken,
Very dynamic and excellent picture. The white eyes of the cricket (it's a female) are really amazing!
Congratulations.
Emmanuel

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-05-11 2:17]

Great catch, for both you and the bird.
Beautiful work as usual, Ken, TFS. : )
Your pictures are always such a pleasure to view.

Hi Ken,
Great capture. Great composition and use of DOF. That 300mm gives very nice bokeh.
TFS
Paul

Hi Ken

Stunning shot. Absolutely perfect! Thanks.

Hi Ken
Excellent, to my favorite
Regards
Christophe

Hi Ken

look at bug, with wighte eyes, intresting...great details with perfect DOF and POV. i like the pose of the bird.
well done

thanks 4 sharing
regards
timone

Hi Ken,
Again a fantastic picture - the details are flawless
I also like the background a lot
TFS - Shir

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