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robin
Photo Information
Copyright: Marcin Pakulski (marcin) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 138 W: 0 N: 268] (2057)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-10-09
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, Sigma 50-500mm f4/6.3 DG EX Apo HSM
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-12-03 10:11
Viewed: 3030
Points: 22
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The robin

Physical description
Robins are small birds with a body length of 14cm. They have a distinctive red face and breast, and brown wings and back. The red breast is bordered by a thin grey-blue border. Male and females look alike but juveniles have a spotted, scalloped plumage with no red.

Distribution
They range across Europe including the Mediterranean islands, North Africa, east to West Siberia and Iran.

Habitat
Robins prefer woodlands, parks, gardens and farmland with hedges.

Diet
They mainly feed on insects and spiders, but they also eat seeds, fruits and berries.

Behaviour
Although shy birds over much of their range, robins have learnt to make use of gardeners and watch the owners as they dig up their gardens. They then take advantage of the newly-exposed soil to forage for worms and other invertebrate prey. Robins are notoriously aggressive towards each other. Both males and females are territorial and the red breast is fluffed out in display. They will even attack a bundle of red feathers or their own reflection, mistaking it for another individual.

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HI Marcin,
I'm proud to be you neighbour today - your robin is so cute, the pose is very nice, sharpness and colours excellent, very good work, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-12-03 10:21]

Hi Marcin. A good close up of the Robin a bird i like very much . I do like the pose you have captured with the bird looking at the post , with some food may be . Good detail and natural colours. with the matching Bg. well done TFS. Good notes too.
Nick..

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2008-12-03 11:03]

Hi Marcin
Moc krásny záběr "robina". Nádherné barvy,ostrost i koppozice a xcellentní pozadi.
Z pozdravem Jiří

Hello Marcin,

Excellent capture.
Nice colours with beautiful details.
Light,focus and definition are splendid.
Good notes.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-12-03 20:26]

Hello Marcin, fantastic Robin shot! Perfectly sharp focus, grea exposure and a fantastic composition, thanks!

Mario

Hello Marcin,
Excellent closeup of the beautiful Robin in a good pose!
the lighting and colour is truly beautiful also in great sharpness with details
well done
cheers
Tony

Marcin merhaba,çok fazla yorum almayı hak eden bir fotoğraf.Işık ve netlik harika.Kuş çok güzel,tertemiz bir artalan ile muhteşem görünüyor,ellerine sağlık :)

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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-12-04 4:49]

Hi Marcin
very nice composition and colors
very good sharp and detail
very well done.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-12-07 8:00]

Hello Marcin,
A fine, sharp and well composed capture of a Robin taken from a great POV against a pleasin neutral BG.
TFS this beauty,
Regards,
Ivan

Nice colours with beautiful details.

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  • chudy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 130 W: 0 N: 176] (899)
  • [2009-03-01 5:21]

Siemanko
Super foto , kiedys gniezdzil sie u mnie w szopie na drewno , ale sie wyniosl
uklony , Slawek

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