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Feathery winter coat!

Feathery winter coat!
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Copyright: Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 480 W: 62 N: 1235] (4229)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-01-18
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70, NIKKOR 70-300mm 1:4-5.6 G
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/50 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): NATURE'S BEST [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-01-23 10:11
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello Everyone,

Today the weather is dire, again, so I am posting a shot which takes my memory back to the happy weekend I spent in the Lake District.

This is a robin which was obviously prepared for the cold weather! He was wrapped up in thick coat of feathers, a snuggly answer to the frost! It gave him the appearance of a cricket ball! He was very showy and appeared to enjoy flitting from rock to twig, displaying his coat from all angles! In truth, he was probably just surveying his own very beautiful territory!

The light was quite poor and the camera was hand held.

pp cropped, sharpened, added borders and signed

Many thanks for your visit.
Please feel free to offer feedback on any aspect of the photograph! :-)

nglen, carper, eqshannon, crs, JoseMiguel, Jamesp, uleko, Alex99, japiey, Hil, Lyndall has marked this note useful
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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-01-23 10:17]

Hi Beverley. a good close up of the Robin. he looks well fed. you have captured good detail and natural looking colours. a nice POV/DOF. well done TFS.

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2008-01-23 10:19]

very nice photo Beverley
fine capture of this little bird, good pov, fine colours, good in composition, good photojob, have a nice day.
gr. jaap

Hello Bev
Now this is just superb...The pose that you have captured is superb with him all fluffed up and keeping the cold out...Your focus is superb with such a slow shutter speed...and the location with the rocks blending in with parts of his body darker body coulours almost makes this a B+W picture with just the flash of colour from his wonderful red breast...Your choice of frame compliments a fantastic Scene.

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  • Rajeev (27)
  • [2008-01-23 10:57]
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this is a very nice and natural pic
u took it in great perfection
i like ur vision


Poor thing...he shoulda waited for summer. Very nice Beverly..you have made it into a little ball of fluffy feathers...neat!

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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2008-01-23 11:28]

Hello Beverley,

Nice photo in which you can realy feel the cold from outside. Excelen quality of the image despite the fact that light was poor and camera handheld.


Hi Beverley,
Very good capture of this tiny robin!
You caught so well the cold moment, with the ball shape form adopted by the bird.
Well composed and clear details on the picture.
Congratulations and thanks for share it.
My best regards,

Hi Bev, nice bird with splendid colors and wonderful details of plumage, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-01-23 13:48]

Hi Beverly

Good pose and eye contact of this rather cold looking robin. I like the composition also.

Best wishes



Great imae of the robin,
He does seem to be built for cold weather.
Great capture,

Hello Bev,
this is again a very nice shot of this very cute robin, lovely natural colours ans good focus, excellent composition very well framed,
cheer and thanks for sharing,

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-01-24 2:10]

Hello Beverley,
Another very successful capture of this little ball! I like your POV and the grey background shows up the details and colours of the Robin very well.
Many thanks, Ulla

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-01-24 2:29]

Hi Bev,
another great shot of this little chap, especially in this low light. Once again the grey tones mixed with the splash of red colour makes it an eye ctachinhg image. Nice side POV and rocky setting, well done!

Hi Bev,
Il est vraiment magnifique avec la lumičre dans l'oeil et ses belles couleurs.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-01-24 9:42]

Hi Beverley.
Your two last shots are so similar but this one is executed better. Excellent POV and composition, very good sharpness, nice light and exposure. My best wishes and TFS.

Un conjunto maravilloso de gran encuadre y colores muy reales. Lástima del enfoque y que sino es una foto excepcional.
Saludos Bev.

Hello my dear friend Bev,
sorry a bit late for this beautiful presentation!
good pose of this cute little fellow well captured in good clarity, colour and details
many thanks for sharing
have a wonderful weekend, Bev!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-01-26 0:55]

Hello Beverley,
Very beautiful photo of this Robin. Good sharpness, natural colours and POV. Nice DOF and BG.

Hi BR,

Fine shot with details clear and lovely tones.
All the best.

jean paul

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2008-03-27 13:35]

Hi Bev,

I had to come and check out your round Robin out too, he really is cute all puffed up, mine was puffed up in one shot and a total slim jim in the next, Its a lovely pose and a great POV, I like the way all the colours are greys and browns so the orangey breast stands out so well.


Hi Beverley
I really like this composition with the robin and its beautiful colours against the grey rocks. The orange leaves in the background are a perfect balance for the orange breast of the bird. great focus and POV.
Lyndall :-)

Hi Beverley,

While going through your gallery I find that you are quite attached to robins. Is it the the ubiquity of them or something else.

Tis picture is quite lovely, especially the catchlight. Apart from the image parameters the thickened fur coat looks nice as if it is a ball of a wool.



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