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woodchat shrike

woodchat shrike
Photo Information
Copyright: Zeno Swijtink (Zeno) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-05-04
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D80, Nikon 200-500 mm.
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-05-14 6:00
Viewed: 4591
Points: 19
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Lanius senator or woodchat shrike is a summer visitor to Europe (mostly Mediterranea area).
The habitat of this bird is typically open country with scattered trees and bushes.
It has a bold black, white and chestnut plumage. The size is about 19 cm.
A woodchat's prey is mainly insects, beetles, damsel flies, dragonflies, grasshoppers, wasps and bees.
But diet extends to a selection of birds including warblers and even swallows, wheatears and nightingales. On occasion woodchats have been known to plunder the nests of other birds.

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  • Great 
  • hansh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 1 N: 741] (2762)
  • [2006-05-14 6:03]

Dag Zeno.
Mooi vogeltje. Ik vind de POV erg mooi, lijkt zo in de verte weg te staren.
Gr. Hans

  • Good 
  • pac Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 67 W: 13 N: 157] (1783)
  • [2006-05-14 6:12]


Very nice composition and good colours!


  • Great 
  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2006-05-14 6:14]
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Hi Zeno
A beautiful little bird, well captured and presented in this excellent composition. The cropping was well done and the colours are great. The OOF BG is exceptional and it enhances the bird beautifully.
Very good work and TFS.

  • Great 
  • viv Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 292 W: 3 N: 653] (3317)
  • [2006-05-14 7:15]

Hoi Zeno,
Wat een mooi vogeltje, een geweldige opname, mooi van kleur.

Hello Zeno.
I like this capture of this woochant it come out reallygood. The green of the background is beautiful and the colors and details are very good.
Great POV and composition. The framing is also very good.

  • Great 
  • marjan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 459 W: 14 N: 366] (2685)
  • [2006-05-14 11:05]

Hi Zeno, wonderful photo, good coloures and brightnes.

Nice shot, good BG, really supports the subject.


Hi Zeno

Pushed for time today as I am sneeking thisin from work. From what I see the smiley is very well deserved. Thank you!

Bonjour Zeno
Encore une fois tu nous envoies un super bel oiseau , les couleurs et les détails sont très réussis. le BG est très joli.C'est la première fois que je vois cet oiseau.
Bravo et merci....JP


Very sharp, well Composed image with the BG adding to the clarity of the subject. TFS,

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