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Copyright: NICHOLAS GLEN (nglen) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-07-17
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 7D, Canon 300 F4 IS USM.
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/200 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-07-20 11:14
Viewed: 3706
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Robin has not been around so much in the garden because it has been getting its new feathers ready for next winter. As you can see it looks a little untidy this will soon go away. So i was pleased to get this picture .

Robin ( Erithacus rubecula ) Length 14cm.
The Robin is one of the most familiar and popular garden Birds of all. The Robin is an aggressive species with the males sometimes fighting to the death to defend their territory.
The male and female are almost identical with brown crown, wings, upperparts and tail, a grey band along the sides of the breast, white belly and the famous red breast which is actually a deep orange colour. Juvenile Birds can cause confusion as they lack red in their plumage, being a rather dull spotty brown in colour.
Robins sing all year round, defending summer and winter territories with their fluty melodic song.
The Robin can be found in almost every garden as it is one of the tamest Birds, happily feeding alongside humans as they work. They will often take live food such as Earthworms or Mealworms from the hand.
Breeds from March to August building a cup shaped nest from grass and leaves lined with hair. Lays 4-6 pale blue-white eggs lightly spotted with red and incubates for 13-15 days. The young fledge after 12-14 days. They often have two broods

marianas, maurydv, siggi, oscarromulus, Noisette, jaycee, rufous03, MMM has marked this note useful
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Hello Nicholas
Another master piece from you!
Details are perfect and colors great!
Congratulation for this beauty!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-07-20 11:31]

Hello Nick,
A photo in great quality. The sharpness, details, POV and natural colours are really perfect. Beautiful composition and DOF.

Hallo Nick,
another fantastic portrait of this splendid guest in your garden, superb sharpness and marvellous natural colours, excellent POV, very well done.

Best regards

Hi Nick,
Very pretty Robin! Like he is alive on the screen... Details are really fantastic. We can see, feel some little wind in the feathers. Do you see many differences with similar shots taken with your former Canon body? I'm very interested by this camera... Good evening,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-07-20 12:15]

Hello Nicholas,
Great portrait of this lovely Robin.
Excellent light, BG, composition, DOF and the colours are very beautiful.Good job and thanks for sharing!Best regards Siggi

Hello Nicholas,
Nicholas birds are back! ... And we are in TN happy to see them! ... Good POV, light is perfectly balanced, and natural colors extremely naturals. You have allowed a BG solid enough, to make us feel the environment.
TFS, Regards, Jesús

Hello Nick
Toujours parfait, et si mignon Merci

Loved your notes too.
However, the image is simply put: OUTSTANDING!!!
And, that says it all.
Mario with greetings from Canada.

Hello Nicholas
wonderful capture of your favorite bird, soo fine details on his plumage, superb light and natural colors, i like also his proud pose
the leaves makes a nice BG
Have a good night

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2010-07-20 16:20]

Hi Nick,

It's so nice to see one of your Robins again! It's interesting to see it looking not as glamorous - but it's only temporary. Your usual excellent pose, colors, details and setting.


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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-07-20 21:10]

Hi Nicholas,
Splendid lights and colors, TFS!

Excellent image, great detail Nice to see what the 7D can produce

hello Nick
very good pose with great sharpness and beautiful colours
greeting lou

Ciao Nick, lovely bird in nice pose in a beautiful natural ambientation, excellent details, splendid sharpness and wonderful colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2010-07-21 4:23]

Hi Nicholas
What a great closed up.Excellent pov and razor sharp image with great detail.Light and colors are great so is that little catch light in the eye.Nice work
TFS Michel

Ciao Nicholas. Focus is perfect so like the natural bright colours. Great capture.


Hi Nick,

Wonderful picture again. Thanks for that note as I didn't realise that's why there seemed to be less robins during the summer months.
The detail is, as always, fantastic and the colours are nice and bright, you must have been having some nice days down there, rain up here :(.
Good DOF keeping all of the robin in focus and still blurring the background a bit.
Great capture and TFS


Hi Nicholas,
Anothe rperfect robin image with good clarity, well exposed and razor sharp subject.

Qué tal Nicholas?
ya llevaba un tiempo sin visitarte. Veo que sigues publicando bellos trabajos, como el de este petirrojo que supongo que ya es tu ave favorita :-)
Un abrazo y buen fin de semana: Josep Ignasi.

Hello Nicholas,
This is a very well taken portrait of this robin. I like very much the clear and sharp details got on the bird's plumage, the catchlight, eye contact and the pose. Well done!

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