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Brown Shrike, portrait. Waited till the turn of its' head allowing the backlight to illuminate the inner eye. I simply like the glow in the eye Smile


Technical note :-
300mm + 2XTC, Shutter priority 1/125 @ f7.1 matrix metering, iTTL -1.3EV flash fill, full frame image.

Camera:Nikon D70S Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:300mm f2.8
Recording media:ISO-200
Title:Brown Shrike, Portrait
Username:suleesia suleesia
Uploaded:16 Nov 2005 - 4:11 AM
Tags:Birds, D70, Malaysia, Nikon, Shrike, Suleesia, Wildlife / nature
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Retnyap
Retnyap  928 forum posts
16 Nov 2005 - 4:21 AM

This is a beautiful shot of a lovely bird. Once saw a Male Red Backed Shrike in Germany. Where was this Shrike ????
Davey P.

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billma
billma  10119 forum posts United States
16 Nov 2005 - 4:30 AM

The lighting is just perfect. Beautiful glow on the eye. Top notch.

bill

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suleesia
suleesia  9176 forum posts Malaysia
16 Nov 2005 - 4:42 AM

Davey, Asian variety specifically Penang, Malaysia. Lowlands near and around the mangroves area. Thanks.

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MoWiz
MoWiz  9114 forum posts United Kingdom
16 Nov 2005 - 4:42 AM

perfect !
Mo

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sbphoto
sbphoto  10 Ireland
16 Nov 2005 - 4:50 AM

Lovely clarity and composition. Caught the eye contact very well.
SB

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114493 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
16 Nov 2005 - 4:53 AM

Top capture as always.....

Ade

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deavilin
deavilin  10322 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Nov 2005 - 4:54 AM

Love the way you have captured this on looking at you with the sideways glanceSmile

Charlotte

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glazzaro
glazzaro e2 Member 970 forum postsglazzaro vcard United States23 Constructive Critique Points
16 Nov 2005 - 5:08 AM

Beautiful shot, your lighting is perfect, nice detail Su! Spot on! Click!!!

Greg

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Jou©o
Jou©o  1056 forum posts Finland
16 Nov 2005 - 5:15 AM

Superb shot, Su!

Jouko

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nolongeramember

beautiful shot.. excellent Smile

Nikki

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chase
chase Critique Team 91118 forum postschase vcard England239 Constructive Critique Points
16 Nov 2005 - 5:32 AM

Well waites for,worth it too !!
Very well photographed.
Janet

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dalischone
16 Nov 2005 - 6:20 AM

Beautiful capture, great composition, colour and detail.

Tracy

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Shaun_W
Shaun_W  9102 forum posts
16 Nov 2005 - 6:21 AM

Well captured shot.

Shaun

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Maddie
Maddie  92714 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Nov 2005 - 6:23 AM

another super capture su

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Carol_f
Carol_f  9
16 Nov 2005 - 7:19 AM

Brilliant capture

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Greyheron
Greyheron e2 Member 12277 forum postsGreyheron vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
16 Nov 2005 - 7:26 AM

Colours & feather detail are superb. Stands out well against the BG & the eye contact makes the image.

Mike

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lukey_b
lukey_b  991 forum posts United Kingdom
16 Nov 2005 - 7:36 AM

very worthy of the EC, very good shot indeed
Luke

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old timer
old timer  1055 forum posts Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Nov 2005 - 7:53 AM

Unbelievable quality, Su!!
Jim

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1081 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
16 Nov 2005 - 8:06 AM

Great details

Peter

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kinfatric
kinfatric  9550 forum posts Scotland9 Constructive Critique Points
16 Nov 2005 - 8:37 AM

It is outstanding ...great

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covey
covey  91672 forum posts Ireland
16 Nov 2005 - 8:45 AM

Very worthy EC once again and heres your RC also.

T.

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mikesmith
mikesmith e2 Member 1045 forum postsmikesmith vcard United Kingdom35 Constructive Critique Points
16 Nov 2005 - 9:20 AM

Another cracking shot
Mike

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VICTORHABBICK
16 Nov 2005 - 9:53 AM

A wee beauty.
Luv Victor x

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Hawkgenes
Hawkgenes  9 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2005 - 10:01 AM

Spot on and congratulations


Hawk

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foot_loose
foot_loose  10113 forum posts
16 Nov 2005 - 11:22 AM

Super shot.

Peter

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mattberry
mattberry e2 Member 10259 forum postsmattberry vcard England14 Constructive Critique Points
16 Nov 2005 - 12:00 PM

Wow to the eye in the large version! superb lighting there! Overall quality is faultless and its got to be one of the best bird photos I've seen.

Well done indeed!
Matt

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SueTurner
SueTurner  981 forum posts England3 Constructive Critique Points
16 Nov 2005 - 12:18 PM

First Class

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10822 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2821 Constructive Critique Points
16 Nov 2005 - 12:37 PM

Excellent shot.

W

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pcjackso
pcjackso Junior Member 9
16 Nov 2005 - 1:16 PM

Fantastic as always
Pauline

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Christopher_Y
16 Nov 2005 - 2:39 PM

Stunning image, beautiful composition and excellent coloured background.

Chris & Holli

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johnjrp
johnjrp e2 Member 10430 forum postsjohnjrp vcard Australia5 Constructive Critique Points
16 Nov 2005 - 3:46 PM

In my humble opinion this is one of your best. Great pose, sharp and good colours. Well taken. click. John

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Saderi
Saderi  9 Malaysia
16 Nov 2005 - 4:13 PM

Simply stunning.. Congrats
Saiful

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joko
joko  10 Bulgaria
17 Nov 2005 - 4:52 AM

Excellent!

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faizul
faizul  9
17 Nov 2005 - 6:22 AM

wow... nice shot. hheehee

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exposure
exposure e2 Member 101311 forum postsexposure vcard England
17 Nov 2005 - 9:22 AM

Beautiful lovely detail d.o.f. catchlight and composition.Congratulations on you EC brilliantSmile)
Pauiline.

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gajj
gajj  1032 forum posts
20 Nov 2005 - 6:31 AM

Well done - the bg colours so suit the subject.
Regards,
Jan

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focused-photography

Thats very very nice.

I LOVE it.

Carsten

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bzbee
bzbee  10102 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2005 - 12:39 PM

Wonderful, wonderful shot. It takes courage to wait for the right moment and gamble that it's not going to fly off. A very well-deserved award

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headskiesfly
24 Nov 2005 - 12:07 AM

Well done Su, think all of yours should have an award.
Rick

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kitty83
kitty83  8 England
27 Nov 2005 - 12:46 PM

Excellent work. Love the lighting in this photo.

Sarah

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kijal
kijal  8
1 May 2006 - 6:09 AM

Very clean shot. How far were you to the bird?

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suleesia
suleesia  9176 forum posts Malaysia
1 May 2006 - 6:13 AM

12-15 feet, in a vehicle 'hide'. Thanks Smile

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ericfaragh
ericfaragh  10121 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2006 - 12:49 PM

Excellent detail, wonderful capture, well done.

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BlackNinja
16 May 2008 - 5:55 PM

brilliant shot

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