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Copyright: Les Bennett (williewhistler) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 82 W: 0 N: 229] (1577)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-10
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300s, Nikon 80-400mm VR
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-10-17 12:49
Viewed: 2381
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
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. The characteristic image of a robin on a spade handle is a consequence of their territorial instinct. The male quite simply seeks a favourable lookout post!

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Ciao Les.
Bellissima foto di questo pettirosso,grande nitidezza,con ottimi dettagli stupendi i colori cone eccellente composizione molto bella complimenti.
Ciao Marco.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-10-17 12:54]

Waaw Les,this is a beautiful pic! How is tender and nice this robin! A magnificent pose and a great capture whit perfect exposure,plumage details and excellent colors,i like the hard contrast whit the dark background too.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Ciao Les, great capture of lovely bird in nice pose on beautiful blurry BG, wonderful natural colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Les,
beautiful picture of this Robin with good sharpness and nice details. I also like the beautiful colours and the lovely pose.
Best wishes,

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  • PeakXV Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 121 W: 0 N: 544] (3135)
  • [2012-10-17 17:57]

Hello Les,

What a beauty you have presented here. The light is magical, the focus tac sharp and the bokeh a perfect contrast and fully brings out the hues in this bird's classy plumage. Very different from our American Robin I might add .... both in appearance and perching preference. A very pleasing composition - congratulations!



Hello Les
Beautiful capture of this robin in nice pose.Great composition,wonderful colours and razor sharp details.Thank You.
have a good day!
Best regards

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-10-18 11:01]

Hello Les,
This is such a beautiful robin! The sharpness and details are very good, lovely colours and great blured bg.Very well done. Best regards Siggi

Hello Les,
A great capture with beautiful colors, details & pose. Well done & TFS. Regards!


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-10-23 8:16]

Hello Les,
Very nice photo of this Robin in excellent sharpness, details in beautiful light and colours. Pleasing contrasting background. Great pose with eye contact.

Hello Les.
You have isolated this fine colored bird beautifully under excellent lighting bringing out details of the plumage. The perch and sharpness are excellent.
Thanks and have a great WE.

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