Loggerhead Shrike

© Carol Eade

Loggerhead Shrike

Michelle Alton February 03, 2015

Beautiful. #1605960

Jane E. Bentz level-deluxe February 03, 2015

Wonderful detail and DOF, Carol! Striking contrast of colors also. #11238977

Jeff Sielski February 03, 2015

Beautiful capture Carol!! #11239216

Carol L. Fowler February 03, 2015

Wonderful capture! #11239333

Val Feldman level-deluxe February 06, 2015

Perfection...from the pose, to the perch, to the colors, light, dof and excellent feather details. I have always wanted to see one of these guys...as much as I like burrowing owls, I'd do the same as you did and stalk both of them for a possible capture. A really beautiful image, Carol and a fave! #11241581

Anita Hogue February 07, 2015

Oh, what an awesome treat for you! this is a gorgeous capture, Carol! #11241890

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe February 07, 2015

Super detail and pose in this wonderful capture!! #11242144

Glenn E. Traver February 08, 2015

Beautiful Capture Carol ~ GT #11242724

Lois Adomite level-classic February 08, 2015

wonderful capture, great detail #11242928

Joannie Bertucci level-classic February 08, 2015

The finest bird image Carol! Your lighting, details and presentation are grand prize worthy! Perfect catch light in it's eye! #11243259

Terry Cervi level-classic February 08, 2015

What a wonderful capture and very interesting information about these birds, Carol. I've never seen one. Don't know if they can be found here. #11243466

Reynaldo D. Reyes level-classic February 09, 2015

Great capture, this image sings! So well composed and absolutely gorgeous. #11244210

Marcel J. Fernandez February 10, 2015

Carol, this a beauty of a capture and very eye catching. #11245015

Emile Abbott level-deluxe February 11, 2015

Gorgeous capture Carol. #11245400

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict March 30, 2015

Gorgeous portrait, Carol! Congrats on your finalist! #11274890

Leslie McLain level-deluxe March 30, 2015

Congrats on a beautiful finalist, Carol. #11275001

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe March 30, 2015

Huge congrats and very best luck with this beauty!! #11275083

Reynaldo D. Reyes level-classic March 30, 2015

Congrats on this well-deserved award. Here's hoping for the gold...Rey #11275164

Emile Abbott level-deluxe March 31, 2015

Congratulation Carol on this fabulous finalist. #11275532

Marijana Fajgl level-classic March 31, 2015

Big congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Carol! #11275662

Cindy Bendush level-classic March 31, 2015

Striking capture Carol! Congratulations on your finalist! #11275832

Robert R. Goodman level-addict April 01, 2015

Congratulations Carol. #11276391

Val Feldman level-deluxe April 02, 2015

I just love this capture - everything about it -(as you can tell by my previous post! :) ... Congrats not only in stalking and capturing this unique fellow so perfectly but on your wonderful Finalist! (Sorry I'm late with my congrats - we've relocated to North TX and I'm up to my eyeballs in unpacking! Told my husband that this is our last move - never again!!! :) #11277548

Nadia Paul April 11, 2015

So beautiful Carol - wonderful pose and detail - congrats on your finalist! #11283376

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Description

Today I went to photograph burrowing owls and instead found myself spending time with a pair of loggerhead shrikes. Pretty amazing for me because I've never encountered a shrike. The loggerhead shrike is a songbird but its hunting behavior is like a raptor. It hunts lizzards, birds, small mammals and insects. The shrike doesn't have talons so it pierces its catch on barbed wire and thorns.
"In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks." ~John Muir
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Exif: F Number: 8, Exposure Bias Value: -1.00, ExposureTime: 1/500 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 800, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 280.00 mm, Model: NIKON D300S

Uploaded on February 02, 2015
Entered into contest on 2015-02-02 19:00:29

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist


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