Brown Thrasher and Loggerhead Shrike


Well, I am still working on re-doing some older photographs.  These are some that I almost threw away.  But after taking a second look and doing some editing I think they are passable to show off.  I hope you enjoy.  Click on either one for an enlargement.

Portrait of a Brown Thrasher

Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum).  Found mostly east of the Rockies.

  • Canon EOS 7D
  • Canon 500mm IS with 1.4 tele-converter
  • 1/1000 sec. @ f8 minus 1/3 EV adjustment
  • ISO 640
  • Lens focal distance  700mm
  • Metering – partial
  • Aperture priority

Loggerhead Shrike

Who was that masked ……bird??  Loggerhead Shrike (Lanius ludovicianus) This masked, ferocious little guy is found throught out the south and southwest.

  • Canon EOS 40D
  • Canon 100-400mm zoom lens
  • 1/4000 sec @ f5.6
  • ISO 400
  • Lens focal distance  400mm
  • Metering – center weighted
  • Aperture priority
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4 thoughts on “Brown Thrasher and Loggerhead Shrike

  1. The detail of the brown thrasher is amazing..even down to the tongue..The Shrike is also outstanding. Clarity is your high point in both of these photos.

    • The sharpness is a credit to my Canon 500mm f4 IS lens. This state-of-the-art lens is tack sharp. Actually, this image was cropped from a photo of the complete bird. I just wanted to show the close-up of the head. Thanks for commenting, Syl.

  2. Good thing you didn’t throw these away!! The clarity of your images continues to blow me away – I was just looking very closely at these two, and in the top one especially, there are amazing details. The eyes and beak/tongue stand out right away – and I think you actually had the little Shrike pose for you!! 😉

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