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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: 2007-11-16
Categories: Birds
Camera: Konica-Minolta Dynax 5D, 70mm.300.mm apo sigma
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Erithacus rubecula - Robin, Narbulbulu [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-11-25 5:40
Viewed: 3161
Points: 80
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
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.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-11-25 6:48]

Hello Nick,
Excellent close capture of a Robin in a fine pose and with good sharpness. The lighting and composition are superb, the dark BG suggesting the use of flash, which, if so is skillfully applied.
Well done and TFS!

Hello Nick
Very intersting shot of this Robin,
Perfect focusing,lighting and composition,



Great image of this Robin,
Lovely colors,
I like the black BG,
Gives all the spotlight to the bird,
Great job,


hello Nicholas
well composed and excellent contrast, excellent result

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-11-25 7:19]

What a marvellous close-up!! I love this little robin and the pose you captured it in. Magnificent lighting, colors and details and a really precious composition.
Congratulations and thank you very much for sharing.
My best regards

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-11-25 7:25]

Hello Nick,
Lovely picture of Robin in a nice pose with his tail up. Sharp details and fine colours.
Very fine composition too.
Many thanks, Ulla

Ahhh what have we here....the fist robin of winter approaching? I thought it was the other way. Needless to say it remains as is....and two broods...ah they must be good Catholics:-) Well done with fill and notations...

Hello Nick,
Excellent exposure and focus in this shot!
very details in every single part of this beautiful Robin captured!
very well done indeed

Hello Nicholas,
great shot of the Robin with excellent details in the plumage and a very good pose. Good background too which shows off the bird to such perfection.
Thanks a lot for sharing it,

Hi Nick, lovely bird, splendid contrast with dark BG, wonderful colors, great details and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-11-25 9:13]

Hola Nicolas. Otro hermoso Robin. Muy bonitos los colores y muy agradable la pose.
Saludos Luis52.

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-11-25 9:58]

très belle image de ce rouge gorge, la netteté est bien gérée, les couleurs naturelles. Par contre, le fond noir est peu esthétique, sûrement à cause du flash.



Top christmas card pose. Lovely dark BG really brings this lovely little criiter to the fore.

Mr Glen Jnr

Hello Nicholas , very sharp and good photo especially for dark bckgrnd , TFS .

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  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2007-11-25 12:33]

selam nick; i really like your photos my friend
Nice composition.Good POV and sharp image whit nice details.Colors are beautiful.Excellent shot of this lovely robin well done.
TFS ridvan

Hello Nick,

An excellent capture of this, my favourite bird! I like the composition very much with a diagonal divide.
The image is sharp and the feathers are detailed and true to colour. I like the little twinkle in his eye!

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

Hi Nick,
very nice shot with wonderfull colors and background, splendid black background too,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-11-25 13:48]

Hello Nick,
Very beautiful presentation. Great light, colours and details. The black BG works very good here. Fantastic pose and composition.

Hi Nicolas,
The warm color, closeup detail, pose/POV, and black BG go a long way towards makin' this great :)
Well composed,
Well done!

HI Nick,

Another fine Robin from your extensive archive of great Robin images. Nice detail, nice colours, great pose and perfect pov.

Kind regards,


Buena pose del ave y lo más destacable a mi gusto el excelente encuadre. Buena iluminación. Que tengas una buena semana Nicholas: J. Ignasi

Hi Nicholas,
another great portraite of beautiful robin. Nicely composed. Lighting, focus, dark BG, POV very nice. eye contact very nice. good notes.
Thanks. best wishes my friend

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2007-11-25 15:04]

Hello Nick,
Very beautiful Robin, very nice dark BG
Great composition and POV, very sharp and
very clear.. Congratulations


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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-11-25 19:16]

Hi Nicholas,
That is such a pretty color on his breast.
A great pose of this little robin.
The flash shows off the sharp details and the lovely colors.
TFS. : )

Hi Nick,
A very good capture of this young robin. Lovely sharp details with an excellent composition. BTW did you used fill flash here? Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-11-25 22:40]

Hi Nick

Great POV with spot-on exposure and focus. A well timed shot!


Nice little Robin. Good pose, good catchlight, good detail.

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-11-26 2:09]

Great shot Nick, that golden light has given this a beautiful ambience. Superb composition as always with sharp detail and well saturated colour...might be even better with a 40D ;0)

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-11-26 2:47]

Hi Nick,
sorry I missed this one!
Nice shot of this little Robin.
The colours are really pretty and stand out well against the dark BG.
Super sharp with great details aswell.
I like the composition.
Well done mate,

Wonderful lighting, great color, wonderful composition (again, a great diagonal)

Hello Nick
It is very nice, and clearness is really beautiful Nick
Cheer and thank you

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-11-26 14:01]

Hello Nicholas, your Robin is a very nice image, the dark background, the sharpness and the pose of the bird are truly great. Well done, thanks !


bonjour nick
tres bien ce BG noir,l'oiseau ressort parfaitement.ses couleurs sont belles et naturelles.
peut etre un peu juste en details sur le dos.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-11-27 3:40]

Hola amigo,
bonito robin,
color y tonos magníficos,
estupendo trabajo,

Hola Nicholas,
Bonito retrato de este simpático pajarillo, excelente nitidez y textura bien contrastadas con el fondo, bonitos colores naturales. Saludos
José Ramón

What sharp and well defined image. Love its colours.
Our Robins are slightly larger and redder. In the Spring and Summer the males sing like 'nightingales'. They nest in our bushes every year.
Friendly greetings, Mario.

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  • tiklod Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 290 W: 74 N: 875] (3397)
  • [2007-11-27 18:24]

Hello Nick!
Wonderful natural pose and fantastic vivid colours. I like the warm light and the orange colour of the bird against dark BG... it's a delight!
Best wishes,


Superb picture of this bird. The catchlight which adds life to the image is very evident.
The colors and the tones are good. The composition is excellent
Goutham R

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-11-29 12:04]

Hi Nick

Just beautiful. Wonderful use of flash, great pose and perfectly sharp.



p.s. I'm not posting until I have caught up with everyones photos, time seems to have escaped me lately.

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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-11-30 4:46]

Hi Nick, great shot of the Robin, a lovely pose to catch with the tail raised, very nice profile indeed. Colours are well saturated and vivid and the Robin is nice and sharp showing nice detail throughout. Very well composed.

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