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European Robin

European Robin
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Copyright: Hilary Wilkinson (Hil) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-03-25
Categories: Birds
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50
Exposure: f/4, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Robins of the World [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-04-12 9:25
Viewed: 3403
Points: 54
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello All, Taken at my local park, thanks for looking and have a good weekend.

The European Robin

Latin name
Erithacus rubecula

Chats and thrushes (Turdidae)

The UK's favourite bird - with its bright red breast it is familar throughout the year and especially at Christmas! Males and females look identical, and young birds have no red breast and are spotted with golden brown. Robins sing nearly all year round and despite their cute appearance, they are aggressively territorial and are quick to drive away intruders. They will sing at night next to street lights.

Where to see them
Across the UK in woodland, hedgerows, parks and gardens.

When to see them
All year round.

What they eat
Worms, seeds, fruits and insects.

Listen to the robins song and see them in Action

notes from RSPB Website

jaycee, uleko, CeltickRanger, nglen, Amadeo, maurydv, Necipp, Proframe, gracious, Alex99, valy67, SueThomson, SelenE, hester has marked this note useful
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Hi Hilary,
You were very close! I like this natural exposure, composition and details. European robins are very nice. Our American ones just came back from south a few days ago... Not much signs of spring here right now... Thanks,

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-04-12 9:44]

Hi Hil,

Beautiful close-up of this Robin! The expression on the face is priceless. The colors are perfect and the details of the face and plummage are superb. I wish you could send a Robin my way.


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-04-12 10:02]

Hello Hilary,
This is a really fine close view of Robin. Great focus on the eye and very sharp details. I love the colours and it stands out very well from the contrasting background.
Many thanks, Ulla

Hello Hil
This is a super sharp picture..I really like the dof as it is nicely blurred but still shows the details of how hidden this glorious robin was..You must have been really close for this picture.
Brilliant work and a good sunday to you Hil..(moto gp day!!)

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2008-04-12 11:01]

Hello Hilary,
Beautiful close up of this Robin and the sharpness is very good.
POV and composition are great look great.
Could be a bit lighter, but maybe its my monitor.
Very nice work

Hi Hilary,
Very nice capture of this European Robin. I can see that it is very different from the American Robin. Nice composition and details.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-04-12 12:08]

Hi Hilary. A fine close up . we can see every detai in the feathers .good use of the light with rich but still natural looking colours. well done TFS,
You have a good sunday.

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  • Amadeo Gold Star Critiquer [C: 168 W: 0 N: 755] (3323)
  • [2008-04-12 12:16]

Hola Hil, muy bonito este primer plano, buena nitidez y color, asi como tambien una buena luz. Un saludo

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-04-12 12:38]

Hello Hilary,
Excellent sharp details in this photo. Great natural and clear colours. Superb pose, POV and composition.

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2008-04-12 12:56]

Belo e magnifica foto deste passaro o close dele ficou exelente meus parabéns.

Splendido ritratto, eccellenti POV e DOF, bellissima composizione stretta sul primo piano, molto buoni i dettagli del piumaggio e molto belli i colori. Grazie e complimenti. Ciao Maurizio

Hi Hilary
What a good looking robin you have presented here :)

Hello Hilary,

Wonderful close-up portrait of this lovely Robin.
Love the way it does put up the feathers on the head.
Beautiful clarity in the eye, saturated colors, soft light and details.
Excellent work on sharpness and exposure.
Very good note also. TFS!!!

Kindest regards and have a great Sunday,


Hello Hilary,
Compliment for this fine close up image of this beautiful Robin!
the image is so sharp with vivid colour and superb details all round!
a very pleasing composition that share

Hello Hil, Very nice composition and great colorful bird. Good lighting. Vignesh

hello Hilary

excellent close shot of the European Robin,
i love your fine POV and framing, excellent DOF,
great sharpness and details of the plumage, TFS


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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-04-13 7:03]

Hi Hilary,
Wonderful shot of this European Robin with such lovely colours and details on its plumage. Nice eye contact and you have captured it in a cool pose. I like the natural surrounding here. Excellent POV and composition. Kudos.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-04-13 8:34]

Hello Hillary
What a shot. Superb focus and excellent clarity Ganesh smiley tmrw

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-04-13 10:11]

Hi Hilary.
How do you do it? How do you create masterpieces? Bravo, dear Hill. Superb job. Amazing close-up, brilliant details and colours, great POV and composition. My compliments and Bravo.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-04-13 12:37]

Very nice image of this cute little Robin :-)
I love the eye-contact here.
Excellent detail in the feathers and great sharpness.
Nice colours and light.
Brilliant composition.
Great work Hil!


Hello Hilary a very nice shot the details are very good, good eye contact and a little catchlight is good. Lovely saturated colour. tfs have great Sunday rgds Necip.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-04-13 20:47]

Hello Hil

A lovely capture of this cute Robin.
The eye contact is excellent.
Lovely eye catch light.
Excellent colours and plumage detail.
Great POV and DOF.
Nicely composed.


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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2008-04-13 23:33]

Hello Hilary !
Wow, this little Robin is so cute ! And you managed to getan excellent close-up, with wonderful details, natural colors, beautiful composition and POV, and a nice poseof the bird - the Robin looks a bit curious. Very well done !

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2008-04-14 19:28]

Gorgeous shot of this robin. Very sharp and detailed image with wonderful colours. Love the nice closeup you captured, it really shows off the beautiful plummage. Your robin is very different in apperance compared to ours. Well done!!

Hi there Hilary
A lovely capture of a very pretty bird. You are so lucky to have him close to your location! I liked the framing of this picture as it emphasises his beautiful coloured chest and his eye is nice and bright!

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-04-17 2:11]

Hi Hilary,
This is a very nice close-up portrait of this cute robin. I liked the POV, composition and the catchlight in the eye. TFS
Best wishes,

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2008-04-21 11:39]

Hi Hilary

He/She is just lovely! What a fine looking robin. You have caught some amazing details and a lovely catchlight in the eye. Beautiful colours and nicely composed.

Two of these were fighting in my garden yesterday



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