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The Urban Robin - Choices, choices...

The Urban Robin - Choices, choices...
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Copyright: Mish PM (Finland_in_Eton) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 154 W: 23 N: 225] (876)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-24
Categories: Birds
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/40 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-04-24 14:34
Viewed: 2889
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The urban robin has so many choices. Do I dig in the window box for escaped mealworms? Do I have a bit of suet cake or should I go up there to the hanging mealworm feeder?

Not a lovely background to be sure. Having set the camera next to the window, to see what kind of shots were available I walked away for a cup of coffee, leaving the camera on and the remote cable attached. When I returned the robin was pecking away in the window box. I quietly retrieved the remote and started clicking away. Had no idea what f/stop or shutter speed was set. Could only hope for something decent. The robin is quite a character and I like this "Hmmm.. should I go up there?" pose... I just wish the DOF could have been better. The ISO was set at 400.

Original image is RAW format. Edited and saved as a JPEG, then cropped and fine tuned a little more in Paint Shop Pro Photo XI.

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-04-24 16:15]

Hi Mish

Great pose and well handled shot in difficult light conditions.


  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1001 W: 4 N: 3276] (14759)
  • [2007-04-25 2:27]

Good shot and excellent deails. The bird is looking very good and nice frame

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2007-04-26 1:55]

Hello Mish
I know this look on its face, this is exactly the way the sparrows around here crane their heads up and and look on to the building windows.....and they swoop and swoop down in a jiffy or just think ok not today...Brilliant posture, and colorsof the birdies, the BG light is slightly disturbing tho'.

TFS & cheers

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