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Christmas Robin

Christmas Robin
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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: 2007-11-23
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40D, Canon 70 - 300 IS USM
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): 80-89 Points I, Erithacus rubecula - Robin, Narbulbulu [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-12-23 8:23
Viewed: 3240
Points: 82
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

Taken in the garden this afternoon. This little Robin spent more time chasing other birds away than eating the bird food. This was taken hand held.

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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Hi Nicholas,
A characteristic Christmas birs is portrayed expertly here.
Really sharp and detailed with a great POV.
Well Done and Merry Christmas,
Nick :-)

very nice robin, lovely sharp details and a great POV...nice details to the feather filaments. It's almost as if he is posing for you....nice work.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-12-23 9:01]

Hi Nick,

Sounds as though you have a very territorial little Robin there. He was nice enough to pose for you! Beautiful shot. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and your family.


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  • Arjun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
  • [2007-12-23 9:01]

hi nick,
beautiful picture.cute bird.xcellent details .
merry christmas..

Honestly I love this new monitor...I dislike Vista but thats life. Your colours are coming in very good ow and also I think things may change for output as well...Robins Robbins everywhere!

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-12-23 9:29]

Great shot Nick, as always beautiful colour and pin sharp detail, i like what you've done with the cropping here too.

Have a great christmas, and even more productive New Year ;o)


  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-12-23 9:37]

Hello Nick,
This is a lovely Christmas greeting from you and your friend Robin. It looks like you have sunshine there!!!
TFS and all the best wishes for Christmas and the New Year, Ulla
P later

Hello Nick
Very nice shot of this beautiful Robin,
Great focusing,lighting and BG,Welldone.

Merry Christmas

Hello Nick,
Beautiful Robin for christmas! just perfect!
very sharp with wonderful colour with good pov
well done and tfs
my speacial season goes to you and family


Great image of this Robin,
Beautiful colors and I like the BG,
Comp and exposure if very nice,

Merry Christmas,


Hello Nick
Superb sharp details and such genuine colours on this aptly titled Christmas Robin.
I hope that you can get away a bit earlier tommorrow !!

Merry Christmas to you and your Family.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-12-23 13:58]

Hola Nicholas,
perfecto retrato y bello detalles y color....
buena calidad de imagen...
Muchas Felicidades

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-12-23 17:40]

Hello Nick,
Extremely sharp and well colored image. The point of view and composition are great as is the notes, thank you and Merry Christmas.

hello nicholas,
nice capture of the robin, liked the lighting and the details of the plumage, lovely colours, nicely composed shot,
tfs & regards

wish you and your family Merry Christmas

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2007-12-23 21:17]

Hi Nicholas

Thanks for this beautiful gesture and for this lovely image and also for all the wonderful postings you shared with us throughout the year.

All the best for you and your loved ones during this festive season and beyond into the New Year that looms ahead.

May God shower his choicest blessings on you and your family this Christmas, and for the New Year I wish for you:
Health to Enjoy each day in Comfort,
Copious measures of Love from Friends and Family,
The Exquisite Beauty of Nature,
Wisdom to Choose priorities Sensibly,
Prosperity and the Best of everything,
Generosity so you may Share the above,
Overflowing Happiness and Abundant Joy,
and a Youthful Excitement at life's Simple Pleasures,

Warmest regards

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2007-12-23 23:20]

Hello Nick,
I don't have much time, only to congratulate you for
this splendid capture.. Well done and Merry Christmas
my friend..


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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-12-24 2:37]

Hello Nick,
great image of this Christmas Robin!
I am stuck for a photo to post for Christmas!
Gorgeous saturated colours.
Great POV and composition.
Sharp with immense detail.
Well done!
I wish you a Very Merry Christmas :)
Best wishes,

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-12-24 3:43]

Hi Nicholas,
Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year to you.
Wonderful card and image for the occasion of this beautiful Robin. Very impressive sharpness and colours and you have managed the lighting and exposure quite admirably here. Great DOF. Excellent POV to portray it in this classical pose and very nicely composed. Kudos.

Hola Nicholas,
Bonita toma de este simpático pájaro, excelentes texturas, buena nitidez y color, que tengas unas felices fiestas.
José Ramón

Merry cristmas.
This is a very good picture. the colors , sharpness and exposure are good. The only nit might be its little tightly framed :-) ( This is personal choice though )
Goutham R

Hello Nicholas,
Excellent picture of the 'X mas Robin'. Good sharpness and details for a handheld shot. Nice pOV and pose.
Thanks for the picture and for the greetings,

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2007-12-24 6:29]

Hi Nick

Wonderful shot of the Christmas Robin, nicely composed and a lovely pose with the bird basking in some afternoon sunshine, nice sharp details and great colours too.

Merry Christmas and Happy 08 to you and your Family.

Hil :o)

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-12-24 6:34]

Delightful capture, wonderful colours!

Merry Christmas to you and yours too

Thank you for sharing this and so many more wonderful captures all the long year

You've again captured the beauty of this tiny one!
So how do you lure your gorgeous models in?

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  • pvb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
  • [2007-12-24 7:31]

Hi Nicholas,
Very good looking robin this is. You take good care of your gardenbirds. Great sharpness with very good details. Very nice sunlight.
Merry Christmas to you and your family

Buena luz, buen color, buen enfoque.
Que tengas una buena noche Nicholas !!

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2007-12-24 10:40]

Hello Nicholas,

A very lovely picture with the robin as subject, very fine image, sharpness and clarity are very nice.
Excellent presentation and good note too.
Thanks for sharing

Mery Christmas and a Happy New Year,

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-12-24 11:25]

Merry Christmas Nick

I hope santa brings you lots of new camera equipment :) This is a perfect Christmas card image. Sharp, great colours and great pose. So lovely



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  • lizzie Gold Star Critiquer [C: 207 W: 0 N: 605] (2855)
  • [2007-12-24 14:09]


Beautiful colours and very very sharp details. No tripod, you did marvelous, everything is in focus. Merry Chritmas to you and happy holidays!


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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-12-24 15:36]

Hi Nick,
Very nice capture of this cute robin. I liked the composition, details and the POV. TFS
Greetings & Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas Nicholas,
You've captured a pretty little Robin for Christmas. I'm envious you still have greenery around. A wonderful close up, sharp detail and vivid colours.
TFS Janice

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-12-24 20:38]

Hello Nicholas

A lovely shot of this cute little bird,but after reading your notes I must temper my biased opinion and add cute little bird with the heart of a lion.
To the death you say? Imagine that.
The clarity is wonderful,with sharp focus and details.
You have managed excellent lighting,producing lovely rich ,colour.
The plumage detail is well defined.
Great job.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-12-25 0:02]

Hello Nick,
Very beautiful Christmas Robin. The light and details are amazing. Great pose.
Merry Christmas,

Hi Nicholas,
This is a brilliant shot. The Robin is in perfect focus. Lovely sun light that casted on the bird. Very well done. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and your family.

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  • Ena Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 324 W: 61 N: 594] (2454)
  • [2007-12-25 7:23]

Hello Nick,
Great shot! Good details of the plumage! Good POV and composition!

* Merry Christmas and happy New Year!


Hi Nick

Merry Christmas

Excellent shot of this robin. Mine just never come close enough, but then I am still trying to get them used to the new windows. Looks like you are having better weather than we are today. water, water everywhere...


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  • rdfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 372 W: 0 N: 719] (3295)
  • [2007-12-25 10:45]

Bonjour Nicholas
Très belle prise, très bon détails et couleurs.
Bonnes fêtes de fin d'année
Amicalement Robi

Hello Nick,
congratulation for your 10.000 points
splendid shot again, all is perfect,

Hi Nick,
your robin is so beautiful and with brilliant colours, I like the shot so much, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Congrats for more than 10.000 Points now ;-)

Marvellous shot and a perfect post on the occasion of the festive season, Nicholas. The Robin looks very beautiful.
Wishing you Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year,

Ciao Nick, lovely Christmas robin with splendid details and great sharpness, wonderful colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-12-26 5:50]

Hello Nicholas, well done on the Robin, sharp image, good light and good pose, nice work, thanks !


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