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My favourite ... as always

My favourite ... as always
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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: 2008-04-16
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70, NIKKOR 70-300mm 1:4-5.6 G
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-06-29 8:02
Viewed: 3127
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello Everyone,

Well, yes, it's my favourite little bird ... a robin.

I'm sure you remember that this really has always been a favourite of mine! I love their perky demeanour, their friendly, sometimes over friendly, willingness to share your environment, their curiosity, their cheerful colours and their recognisable stance. I suppose, I also link them to happy times like Christmas, as they frequently appear on Christmas cards.

I captured this little fella when I was holidaying in the Lake District in spring. My husband and I were walking home in the early evening and he was perched on the wrought iron archway.

The sun was quite low in the sky and shining straight at him. It was wonderful for illuminating his red breast and casting long shadows.

I must apologise to Paul (Lawbert); I didn't have a tripod but I did rest my arms on the fence!

So much has been said about lovely bird that I'm sure I don't need to repeat it. For further details please refer to my earlier postings, or WiKipedia.

Many thanks for stopping by.
Please feel free to offer feedback on any aspects of the photograph.
Bev :-)

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-06-29 8:08]

Hi Beverley . You can see why so many of us like the Robin. Your picture shows a very heathy looking one. with fine detail in the feathers and natural colours. good use of the light.well done TFS.

Hi Beverley,
The colours came out well on this little robin. Sharp image with good detail.TFS

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-06-29 9:38]
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Hello Bev,
I really prefer to see birds in a natural environment but what can you do when they all choose airials, barbed wires and the like to sit on!! Robin's favourite perch seems to be the handle of a spade (at least according to Christmas cards!) Anyway, Robin looks lovely here with his nicely puffed up chest. Fine colours and details too.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Hello Bev
This is a lovely picture of of the so photogenic Robin which so many of us love...
The light is so nice illuminating his plump red breast and and casting a wonderful shadow from his beak.
Not using a tripod here doesnt matter as you used a rest which is the right thing to do...Mr Robin is a little unsharp and I would put that down to selecting the wrong focus point on the camera...Im not sure how the AF points work on The d70 but if you had of had the camera set up with just the centre AF point then the subject would have been spot on sharp..If you look at the left of the picture then that part is totally sharp as that is where the AF point took its focus from.....Also by using the centre AF point it uses the sharpest part of any lense which is the middle bit.
I always sound like Im moaning!!..Im really not Bev...Im just trying to share a little hard earned experience!!
My best Regards

Hi Bev,

Excellent capture of Robin with great pose and composition, sharp details, good bright colours.



Your favorite Bev and always beautifully captured. Very good exposure of the plumage by the light cutting through the frame. I like the sharpness and detail of this stunning perch. Very well done and thanks for sharing. Best regards. Jusni

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-06-30 1:00]

Hi Bev,
this is a lovely close up of this Robin, they are easily tha nations favourite bird i would think! Beautiful colours and some nivce detail in the feathers - well done!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-06-30 4:01]

Hi Bev,you have full raison,this tender little bird is always loveable,excellent portrait,beautifull colors and excellent details,have a nice week and thanks for show us this beauty,Luciano

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  • tyro (30)
  • [2008-06-30 5:53]

Hello, Bev.

After a long absence from TN, I see this! And Wow! this is a wonderful shot of your favourite creature!

He just looks so perky and alert and full of expression.


Best Wishes,


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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-06-30 10:40]

Hello Beverley, Amazin closeup shot and excellent composition. Well done and TFS Ganesh

Hi Bev, splendid bird in great pose with fantastic colors, great sharpness and fine details, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-07-02 6:11]

Hi Beverley,
Wonderful shot of this cute Robin in a fine pose and with lovely colours and details on its plumage. No doubt it is your favourite bird. Superb lighting and exposure and I like your POV to portray it. Very nicely composed. Kudos.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-07-07 0:36]

Hi Beverley.
Very nice note and wonderful picture of your favorite cute bird. You have really taken this image with love. Excellent lights, details and colours. So attractive surroundings and excellent presentation of thy picture. My kind regards and compliments.

Hi BR,

Now, the bird is my favourite too..
Keep shooting.
Good capture, fine details.
Enjoy the days.


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