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Copyright: Joe Kellard (joey) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-08-12
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 400D (Rebel XTi), Sigma 300mm f/2.8 EX DG APO HSM, Digital ISO-800, Sigma 46mm UV drop-in filter
Exposure: f/8, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-10-20 0:53
Viewed: 4669
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Here's a scruffy Robin which I photographed while on holiday in Wales earlier in the year.
He was perched on a fence post right outside our cottage's window :)
I took it with my 400D, Sigma 300mm f/2.8 + 2x Teleconverter and I used a beanbag for support.

I hope you like it!

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a very nice shot and composition for this robin, really a grat job. Perfect bokeh !


Excellent capture, beautifull colors and light, sharp details, great BG,
TFS, best regards,

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2009-10-20 6:56]

Hello Joe,
You did it very well. Every feather is visible exactly, excellent clear colours of Robin. With such lens BG is perfect.
Regards, Pawel

Bello pajaro con el pacho anaranjado captado con todo detalle y belleza
Buen trabajo
un saludo

hello Joe
yes i like this one
with great details and good light
beautiful colours and super sharpness as Always!!
greeting lou

Hi Joe,
it's nice to see you again and I hope you are fine.
This is a quality picture with very good sharpness and tons of details, I can count every feather i the plumage.
It's also well exposed with nice and natural colours.
I like DOF to, the whole Robin in good focus and it stand out nicely from the BG.
Well done.


Hi Joe,
You british guys with your luck of seeing so many Red Robins. We here on the mainland are not that lucky seeing them and especially posing so beautiful as you captured him.
I love the contrast between the soft BG and the sharp details of the feathers. The human ellement is actually a nice touch, since the wire draws the eye to the Robin.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2009-10-20 10:09]
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Hi again Joe :)

Dude...i don't know what you did here...but it's superb! And by that i mean with the camera's sensor. I don't know if you've overclocked its processor or completely changed its system, but i've never seen a shot from me (the same body) at ISO 800 with virtually no trace of noise!!! WOW!
Great work my friend! The exposure parameters are impeccable and the level of details on the cute robin is fantastic!
Very well composed and framed, too.
Just one more question, though: why did you use the drop-in UV filter?

Anyway, TOP JOB, mate!

Hello Joe,
Excellent details and composition. Very good colours and sharpness.
A wonderful close up.

Hi OwlMan Joe,

A stunning shot of this pretty robin with impeccable details and delightful composition.
TFS this beauty and also thanks for your words on my 500th posting!
Have a nice night!


Hello Joe

a extremely sharp picture from tis Robin.
Good pov and dof and exellent details ion the plumage.
Good soft natural colours.


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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2009-10-20 18:04]

Super shot Joe,
Love the fine detail and gorgeous natural colors!! Excellent composition and perfectly exposed!! Well done!!
Funny how much of a difference there is between a European Robin and an American Robin.

Hello Joe,

Excellent details in the plumage!
Pin sharp and the colour palette is well reproduced, and the little fellow poses well on that pole...

Pablo -

Ciao Joe, lovely bird in nice pose on a wonderful blurry BG, fine details and splendid sharpness, fantastic colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hi Joe
Great capture of the colorful little bird...Excellent detal, color and POV...TFS

Such a precious little bird. Yep, the little thing is a bit scruffy, but just too cute! Great capture, wonderful depth of field.

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