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A great grey shrike taken today. Many thanks for the C&Cs on the stonechat and big thank yous to Luke,Sam and Dean for your User Awards. All are very much appreciated.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
Lens:Canon 500mm f4 L is +1.4TC
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:3 Nov 2011 - 10:15 AM
Focal Length:700mm
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/500sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:400
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Great grey shrike
Username:Steve_S Steve_S
Uploaded:3 Nov 2011 - 4:38 PM
Tags:Great grey shrike, Wildlife / nature
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Votes:68
Voters:widjaba · FeatherFriend · MikeGillingham · Shroomer · annettep38 · Stace · DaveBartlett · bagman · Sezz · mikejmb · EASTFIELD · WhiteRose1 · mex · Niknut · teocali · CarolG · Devon_Wild · RonnieAG · mjparmy · Greyheron · cdm36 · skewey · M_squared · SlowSong · DannoM · Neil-Ludford · nglen · richmowil · Samuel_Aron · Brian_Scott · tomcat · Maiwand · Maddie · Gezina · LesF · johnjo58 · john_starkey · Len1950 · nanpantanman · Mike_Young · timtapley · LeeFisher · buxton · KBan · keithh · bricurtis · wolfy · Glyn1 · Paintman · Gray_ina · WindowonWildlife · Iain_Proudfoot · Dilys · cabbie · dave37 · Campervanman · Ray_Seagrove · jennialexander · Pete · LukeParkinson · Arty · TonyDy · Alan_Baseley · bluetitblue · TerryMcK · dormay · Tom-Melton · iancatch ·
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widjaba
widjaba  5 Indonesia
3 Nov 2011 - 4:41 PM

so lovely capture..

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FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend Plus Member 738 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2011 - 4:42 PM

That's a corker Steve, never actually seen one mate,
Geoff.

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Shroomer
Shroomer  8 England167 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2011 - 4:46 PM

such a difficult bird to get close to Steve. Top marks for fieldcraft here and a superbly detailed capture
Richard

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annettep38
annettep38 Plus Member 3191 forum postsannettep38 vcard France33 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2011 - 4:46 PM

absolutely perfect!

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DaveBartlett
3 Nov 2011 - 4:47 PM

Cracking image Steve!!

Dave

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Steve_S Plus Member 9176 forum postsSteve_S vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2011 - 4:50 PM

Thanks all, its a first for me too Smile

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EASTFIELD
EASTFIELD  4 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2011 - 4:56 PM

STUNNING PIC , STUNNING BIRD

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teocali
teocali Plus Member 7348 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2011 - 5:08 PM

Superbly detailed capture, Steve - never even seen one of these "in the feather"! Absolutely brilliant.
Sylvia

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2011 - 5:10 PM

Perfectly exposed and captured, Steve, a first class capture. Carol

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Devon_Wild
3 Nov 2011 - 5:12 PM

Spot on capture, a cracker .................Rob

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RonnieAG Plus Member 5148 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2011 - 5:17 PM

Top notch shot in every way.
Ronnie.

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skewey
skewey  931 forum posts England
3 Nov 2011 - 5:36 PM

Brilliant detail with good composition.

Paul

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M_squared
M_squared Plus Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
3 Nov 2011 - 5:40 PM

Great image. I've never been able to get near enough - even with a long lens. Well done.

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richmowil Plus Member 6307 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2011 - 6:10 PM

First Class Image of this winter visitor!

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Samuel_Aron
3 Nov 2011 - 6:32 PM

Stunning capture!
Sam.

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tomcat
tomcat Plus Member 96344 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2011 - 6:40 PM

This is excellent Steve, in all aspects.
One to treasure methinks

Adrian

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Maiwand Plus Member 8Maiwand vcard England71 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2011 - 6:46 PM


Quote: Such a difficult bird to get close to Steve. Top marks for fieldcraft here and a superbly detailed capture
Richard

Tink I would have to agree with this comment. Several years since I have seen one.
Ron

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Gezina
Gezina  8 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2011 - 6:49 PM

Think most of us bird togglers would be just over the moon adding this bird to the p/f - very well captured Steve - Ina

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johnjo58  4 United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2011 - 6:51 PM

This is a stunning image Steve, an amazing bird on a colour coordinated perch; shortlisted
David

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john_starkey
3 Nov 2011 - 6:56 PM

This is a very very nice shot,get's my award Smile,

John.

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Steve_S Plus Member 9176 forum postsSteve_S vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2011 - 7:25 PM

Thanks all and thank you John for your User Award, very much appreciated. Smile
Steve

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bricurtis Plus Member 91975 forum postsbricurtis vcard England49 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2011 - 8:40 PM

Don't see many of these Steve - a real beauty.
Brian.

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wolfy
wolfy  1136 forum posts United Kingdom
3 Nov 2011 - 8:57 PM

Superb details captured once again Steve, love the perch too Smile

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Gray_ina
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3 Nov 2011 - 10:05 PM

Superb pleased to make it 50, regards gray.

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ghostdancer
4 Nov 2011 - 6:55 AM

It came out real nice Steve I think you got the best perch up there,well done Bill.

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TonyDy
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4 Nov 2011 - 2:44 PM

Superb shot, Steve.
Tony

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bluetitblue Plus Member 6bluetitblue vcard United Kingdom
4 Nov 2011 - 4:35 PM

Stunning capture !!!

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TerryMcK
TerryMcK  671 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2011 - 7:23 PM

Outstanding, to say the least, Steve.
Terry

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Tom-Melton
22 Nov 2011 - 10:09 PM

superb shot steve its a real beauty

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