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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 e2 Member 928 forum postsRetnyap vcard
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 e2 Member 11119 forum postsbillma vcard 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 e2 Member 10176 forum postssuleesia vcard 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 e2 Member 9114 forum postsMoWiz vcard United Kingdom
16 Nov 2005 - 4:42 AM

perfect !
Mo

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sbphoto
sbphoto e2 Member 10sbphoto vcard 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 114521 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 e2 Member 10339 forum postsdeavilin vcard 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 1070 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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JouŠo
JouŠo e2 Member 1056 forum postsJouŠo vcard 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 England242 Constructive Critique Points
16 Nov 2005 - 5:32 AM

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

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dalischone
dalischone e2 Member 10293 forum postsdalischone vcard Scotland
16 Nov 2005 - 6:20 AM

Beautiful capture, great composition, colour and detail.

Tracy

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Shaun_W
Shaun_W e2 Member 9102 forum postsShaun_W vcard
16 Nov 2005 - 6:21 AM

Well captured shot.

Shaun

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Maddie
Maddie e2 Member 92714 forum postsMaddie vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Nov 2005 - 6:23 AM

another super capture su

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Carol_f
Carol_f e2 Member 9Carol_f vcard
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 e2 Member 991 forum postslukey_b vcard 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 e2 Member 1055 forum postsold timer vcard Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Nov 2005 - 7:53 AM

Unbelievable quality, Su!!
Jim

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1082 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
16 Nov 2005 - 8:06 AM

Great details

Peter

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kinfatric
kinfatric e2 Member 10550 forum postskinfatric vcard Scotland9 Constructive Critique Points
16 Nov 2005 - 8:37 AM

It is outstanding ...great

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covey
covey e2 Member 101672 forum postscovey vcard 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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User_Removed
16 Nov 2005 - 9:53 AM

A wee beauty.
Luv Victor x

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Hawkgenes
Hawkgenes e2 Member 9Hawkgenes vcard United Kingdom
16 Nov 2005 - 10:01 AM

Spot on and congratulations


Hawk

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foot_loose
foot_loose e2 Member 10113 forum postsfoot_loose vcard
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 e2 Member 1081 forum postsSueTurner vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
16 Nov 2005 - 12:18 PM

First Class

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10988 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2984 Constructive Critique Points
16 Nov 2005 - 12:37 PM

Excellent shot.

W

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pcjackso
pcjackso Junior e2 Member 9pcjackso vcard
16 Nov 2005 - 1:16 PM

Fantastic as always
Pauline

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Christopher_Y
Christopher_Y e2 Member 9Christopher_Y vcard
16 Nov 2005 - 2:39 PM

Stunning image, beautiful composition and excellent coloured background.

Chris & Holli

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johnjrp
johnjrp e2 Member 10431 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 e2 Member 10Saderi vcard Malaysia1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Nov 2005 - 4:13 PM

Simply stunning.. Congrats
Saiful

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joko
joko e2 Member 10joko vcard Bulgaria
17 Nov 2005 - 4:52 AM

Excellent!

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faizul
faizul e2 Member 10faizul vcard
17 Nov 2005 - 6:22 AM

wow... nice shot. hheehee

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exposure
exposure e2 Member 101763 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 e2 Member 1032 forum postsgajj vcard
20 Nov 2005 - 6:31 AM

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

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focused-photography
focused-photography e2 Member 10259 forum postsfocused-photography vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2005 - 8:26 AM

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
headskiesfly e2 Member 11headskiesfly vcard Austria
24 Nov 2005 - 12:07 AM

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

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kitty83
kitty83  9 England
27 Nov 2005 - 12:46 PM

Excellent work. Love the lighting in this photo.

Sarah

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kijal
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1 May 2006 - 6:09 AM

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

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suleesia
suleesia e2 Member 10176 forum postssuleesia vcard Malaysia
1 May 2006 - 6:13 AM

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

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ericfaragh
ericfaragh e2 Member 11121 forum postsericfaragh vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2006 - 12:49 PM

Excellent detail, wonderful capture, well done.

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BlackNinja
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16 May 2008 - 5:55 PM

brilliant shot

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