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European Robin

European Robin
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Copyright: Siegfried Potrykus (siggi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-03
Categories: Birds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-01-11 10:13
Viewed: 1839
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The European Robin (Erithacus rubecula), most commonly known in Anglophone Europe simply as the Robin, is a small insectivorous passerine bird that was formerly classed as a member of the thrush family (Turdidae), but is now considered to be an Old World flycatcher (Muscicapidae). Around 12.514.0 cm (5.05.5 in) in length, the male and female are similar in colouration, with an orange breast and face lined with grey, brown upperparts and a whitish belly. It is found across Europe, east to Western Siberia and south to North Africa; it is sedentary in most of its range except the far north.

The term Robin is also applied to some unrelated birds with red or orange breasts. These include the American Robin (Turdus migratorius), which is a thrush, and the Australian red robins of the genus Petroica, which are more closely related to crows.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-01-11 10:28]

Hi Siggi,great capture,i try to take a bird pic today but they don't love me..ehehe...magnificent work and great timing to take the robin singing,great sharpness and colors as usual.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Czesc Siggi,
kolejne bardzo ladne ujecie ptaszyska. Czy on spiewa, czy cos gada? :)
Piekne naturalne kolory. Swietna kompozycja.

Hello Siegfried,
Exceptional clarity and impressive focus with very nice details and great sharpness.
I love the excellent composition. Nice contrast against the blurry background.
Perfect shoot as usual.

hello Siegfried
very nice picture with great details and beautiful colours
very nice light to
thanks greeting lou

Ciao Siggi, my today neighbour, great capture of lovely singing robin in nice pose on a beautiful blurry BG, fantastic colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Siegfried,
beautiful shot, you managed to capture this robin in full song.
Excellent sharpness, great colors and POV
Congratulations and thanks for sharing
Hello Vanni

Siegfried, A wonderful shot of this Robin. It is nothing like our Robins. Good sharpness and POV. Have a great day, Bill

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2012-01-11 12:33]

Hello Siggi,
A fine springtime capture, reminding us that we have not so long to wait!
The singing Robin was well taken with excellent sharpness, lighting and colours with the open bill making a nice focal point in a pleasing composition.
Thanks and best regards,

Ciao Siegfried.
Grande scatto una foto veramente da caccia fotografica, stupendo il soggetto con dei colori molto reali , grande nitidezza ottima la composizione complimenti.
Ciao Marco.
Grazie della condivisione.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-01-11 13:06]

Hello Siggi,
Great photo of this singing Robin. Excellent sharpness, details and beautiful natural colours.

Hello Siggi,
The open beak capture is amazing from fine pov. The details and natural tone is pleasing on that branch.
Thanks and kind regards,


Is this an indication of Spring? Haven't had winter yet ... but hopes on the horizon. Good POV and focus.



Hello Siegfried,
Good timing to get this bird while it is singing. A lovely action to see. Very well done.

Excellent capture, Excellent timing, colors and BG.

Hello Siggi,
A very good shot,good moment,really interesting photo of this bird.Very nice compozition with great details and lovely colours.

Hello Siggi,
Excellent photo of this singing Robin, very good sharp and colorful details, useful description too!
Regards, Joska

Excellent point of view and good pose.
Good detail and background. A lovely photo.
regards yiannis

Ciao Siegfried. Great light and wonderful colours for the snmall one in action.


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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2012-01-12 5:45]

Hi Siegfried!
Very nice image of Robin, captured in good time.
Excellent details and great contrast against the blurred BG.
Very good POV and composition too.
Ciao! Vanda

Hello Siggi,
A Beautiful capture of this European Robin with splendid detail and colours. Perfect POV and pose with an excellent DOF.
Best regards,

wonderful moment this scene, great photo performance!
Best wishes for 2012!

Hello Siggi
Beautiful photo with wonderful colours and good sharpness.

hi Siggi,
so sweet is this! perfect timing to capture this beauty while calling. lovely photograph.

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