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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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widjaba
widjaba  4 Indonesia
3 Nov 2011 - 4:41 PM

so lovely capture..

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FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 632 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  7 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 e2 Member 3188 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 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
Steve_S e2 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  3 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2011 - 4:56 PM

STUNNING PIC , STUNNING BIRD

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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6249 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 e2 Member 8141 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
RonnieAG e2 Member 5139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2011 - 5:17 PM

Top notch shot in every way.
Ronnie.

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skewey
skewey  831 forum posts England
3 Nov 2011 - 5:36 PM

Brilliant detail with good composition.

Paul

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M_squared
M_squared e2 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
richmowil e2 Member 5259 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 e2 Member 95951 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
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 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
johnjo58 e2 Member 4johnjo58 vcard 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
Steve_S e2 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
bricurtis e2 Member 91911 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 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  1036 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
Gray_ina  6
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
TonyDy e2 Member 5TonyDy vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2011 - 2:44 PM

Superb shot, Steve.
Tony

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bluetitblue
bluetitblue e2 Member 5bluetitblue 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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