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A New Beginning

A New Beginning
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Copyright: Alan Turvey (liquidsunshine) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1878 W: 112 N: 1560] (5437)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-04-28
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 300 D, Canon 18-55mm, Hoya UV - 58mm
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/60 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-04-28 15:44
Viewed: 3305
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I went to visit my Mum this evening on my way home from work (like a good boy!!), and was delighted to find this tiny Robin chick.
This chick is one of four in a nesting box, at the back of an old barn in my parents garden.
I didn't want to disturb them, so only managed 5 very quick shots. This being one of the better ones. These young chicks are just a few days old, and already looking fairly strong.
I will try to keep a photographic record of their development to share with you.

This nesting box was built by a friend of the family over 40 years ago. His favourite bird has always been the Robin. For as long as I can remember, Robins have nested here almost every year.

is a link to a site stating some robin breeding facts.

I hope you find this post interesting, Thanks for looking.

red45, sAner, PDP, Signal-Womb, marhowie, dew77, scottevers7 has marked this note useful
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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-04-28 16:27]

Very nice capture of this Robin Alan. It's nice to see this kind of picture, I've never seen a Robin like this so I think it is very good.

Nice capture Alan, I hope you can keep us updated on there development as the Robin is also my favorite bird. Good work mate.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-04-29 3:40]
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Hello Alan,

Man, your mother must love you very much, you good boy! :) Did you bring her flowers?? ;~) A very nice picture! So tiny and so cute. I would really like to see more pictures as the chicks grow. TFS! I've placed a tit-nestbox two weeks ago but there's no activity yet. Maybe next year. At my Mom and dad's house they have tits nesting every year. :) And you know what you'll get from me tomorrow, right?


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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-04-29 3:52]
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Hi Alan, you are good boy indeed ;-) I must say that most of young birds looks terrible :-) They are camouflaged, with erected hairs and big yellow or red always open beaks :-) But for some reason they're cute. Good, documental photo. I hope you'll be visiting this nest from time to time and share your photos with us. Good work!


I like this Alan. I've got a couple of nesting shots myself from my earliest posts..Very fitting springtime post, Thanx!

Excellent post on this young robin. I hope to see his growth progress in ther near future.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-04-30 3:41]

Superb shot Alan!
Excellent composition with perfect title.
Very well done.TFS....:-)

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-04-30 13:39]

Alan, I think it's always a pleasure when we get shot like this. I have a hummingbird nest shot I like a lot.

This was well spotted. A great moment and, since the world goes round, you may shoot him when he becomes a grown-up.

Thanks for sharing.

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