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Northern Shrike

Uploaded by: novembergale

Monday December 30, 2013

Sheridan, NY (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: The Northern Shrike is a little smaller than a Blue Jay. It is a winter visitor from the Arctic tundra. The Shrike is a fierce predator and often kills its prey by impaling the victim on a sharp stick or barbed wire fence.

Manufacturer: Panasonic

Model: DMC-FZ200

x-Resolution: 72.00

y-Resolution: 72.00

Resolution Unit: Inch

Software: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4.4 (Macintosh)

Compression: JPEG compression

Exposure Time: 1/125 sec.

FNumber: f/3.2

Exposure Program: Normal program

ISO Speed Ratings: 125

Exif Version: Unknown Exif Version

Shutter speed: 6.97 EV (APEX: 11, 1/124 sec.)

Aperture: 3.36 EV (f/3.2)

Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV

MaxApertureValue: 2.97 EV (f/2.8)

Metering Mode: Pattern

Light Source: 0

Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode.

Focal Length: 108.0 mm

Sensing Method: One-chip color area sensor

File Source: DSC

Scene Type: 1

Custom Rendered: Custom process

Exposure Mode: Auto exposure

White Balance: Auto white balance

Digital Zoom Ratio: 0.00

Focal Length In 35mm Film: 660

Scene Capture Type: Standard

Gain Control: Low gain up

Contrast: Normal

Saturation: Normal

Sharpness: Normal

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15. Dancingapple
1:18 AM GMT on January 02, 2014
Beautiful photo!!
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14. linear
2:20 PM GMT on January 01, 2014
handsome, cunning, ruthless, and evasive - thanks for exposing this beautiful bird and enlightening those of us previously unfamiliar!
appreciate the inspiration, congratulations & looking forward to more in 2014!
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13. jerseyshoretoo
5:24 PM GMT on December 31, 2013
Fantastic capture, never seen one these beauties, congrats!
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12. observing
4:24 PM GMT on December 31, 2013
Wow, striking image.
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11. Cowgazer
8:41 AM GMT on December 31, 2013
Great image, its been a few years since we have had one close enough to home to go and watch, Snowy Owls and Shrikes would make my Winter. Thanks for sharing and Happy New Year
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10. trailhiker44
6:17 AM GMT on December 31, 2013
Gorgeous capture of this fierce little guy !
Thanks for the great info on this smart little predator!
Beautifully photographed with the red twigs for a lovely color contrast !
CONGRATULATIONS on this fantastic AC !!!
HAPPY NEW YEAR to you and Yours from Austria !
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9. CountryDreaming
3:05 AM GMT on December 31, 2013
Cool capture!
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8. Drifter50
1:45 AM GMT on December 31, 2013
Beautiful capture of this little, mean bird. Never heard of it, they don't go so far south.
AC congrats and a Happy New Year!
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7. pcBurgas
1:01 AM GMT on December 31, 2013
UPDATE: CONGRATULATIONS!
Peter
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6. WeatherWise
11:53 PM GMT on December 30, 2013
Wow! Looks so pretty to be so fierce!
Never seen one, not sure I have even
heard of them! Thanks for sharing!
Congratulations on AC!
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5. nanapoo
11:13 PM GMT on December 30, 2013
WOW...a beautiful but mean lil bird!! Great capture! Congrats!
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4. novembergale
7:25 PM GMT on December 30, 2013
Thanks Eileen! I've been after a photo of this guy for a few weeks now. This is the best I could do so far.
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3. YouKnowWho
7:11 PM GMT on December 30, 2013
Great capture of this neat winter bird!
I've got one in my yard but haven't been able to get any good pix of him yet.
Beautifully photographed!
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2. novembergale
7:10 PM GMT on December 30, 2013
Thanks! They are also called the "butcher bird" and will hide and store its kill to eat later on days that are too wintery and difficult to hunt. They are smart little guys.
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1. backwardguy
7:08 PM GMT on December 30, 2013
Boy, they do sound fierce! Great shot of this one through the red twigs!
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