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Xmas Robin

Xmas 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: 2008-12-14
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40D, Canon 400 F5.6 L.
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/60 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-12-23 10:23
Viewed: 3415
Points: 76
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Well its almost Christmas so it had to be a Robin as you know its my favorite bird . I would like to wish all members and staff at TN a very happy Christmas and New Year and a happy holiday . Thanks for all your kind comments on my pictures this year .

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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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-12-23 10:33]

Hello Nick,
Robins all over these days. But this one is exceptional. Fantastic contrasting colours against the BG. Excellent sharpness, details in a perfect pose.
Also have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year,

Hi Nick,
you too;-) a lot of Robins today.
Good sharpness with fine details and nice colours.
Well done.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Hi Nick,
that's fantastic, the perfect shot for a Christmas-post. Excellent sharpness and also the best bush it could sit at that season.
Thank you very much, Merry Christmas
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-12-23 10:47]

Hi Nick,

Beautiful!!! An exceptionally beautiful shot of this robin posed wonderfully on the tree. His colors, face, wings, and feathers are perfect. The setting and composition are gorgeous. A lovely Christmas card. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family.


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-12-23 10:52]

Hello Nicholas,
great details with excellent BG.
sharpness and composed are excellent.
lovely shot.Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
Best regards Siggi

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2008-12-23 11:12]

Hi Nicholas
Excellent capture. Woderful colors.
Well done.
Best regards.
Razvan Zinica

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-12-23 11:18]

Hello Nick,
Another lovely little Robin very nicely captured in the Holly! Excellent sharpness and beautiful colours. A beautiful natural background too.
TFS and all the very best wishes for Christmas and the New Year, Ulla

hi Nick ,
excellent shot , great details and natural colours!
Merry Christmas!

Ciao Nick, wonderful Christmas bird with fantastic colors, perfect focus with lovely blurry BG, great details and excellent sharpness, very well done, Happy Holidays to you, ciao Silvio

A perfect shot for Christmas! It's really a lovely bird and easy to see now in the bushes, without leaves. The colors and composition are very good. I wish you and your family a very good Christmas time and a happy New Year, full of joy and beautiful photos,

Nicely done, Nick.
Is this the first time you upload an image taken with a 400mm or am I mistaken...
Beautifully done. Good depth of field. I like the details as well.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family...

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-12-23 12:04]

Hello Nick,
We're all at it with Robins for the Christmas message!
This one has it all: technical excellence and sitting in a holly bush. Well composed and excellent lighting too! What more do you want to symbolise this festive season!
Best wishes to you and your family for Christmas and all the best for 2009!

Hi Nicholas,

Great shot of this Robin, the most photographed bird this week.
Good of sharpness.dof and details.
Beautiful colours.

Have a very happy Christmas and new Year.
Tomorrow I shall placed my beautiful christmas picture.


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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-12-23 12:53]

Hola amigo,
precioso trabajo,
fino foco y color...
excelente compo.
saludos Nick

Is this why your alter ego is called "Robin Hood"? And it is in its forest as well...Very nice..super sharp, continues to be fine in notes...as usual Sir Nick!

Parece incluso que lo peinaras para salir en la foto :-))

Buen trabajo ténico, por el excelente encuadre, luz y una atractiva saturación del color.

Un abrazo y buenas fiestas para tí y los tuyos Nicholas: Josep Ignasi.

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  • volkan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 497 W: 10 N: 4] (2425)
  • [2008-12-23 15:02]

Wonderful capture of the robin Nick..
Great details and sharpness..
very well composed my frind..

hello Nicholas

beautiful image of the beautiful Robin, with fine POV and framing,
beautiful luminosity, excellent density of the colours,
excellent sharpness and details, TFS

Merry Christmas to you and to your family


hello Nicholas
Great compasition of this shot with a robin sitting on a branch, the colors and the sharpness are fantastic
very well done

Hello Nicholas
another great shot of very beautiful robin. Great sharp details, POV and color contrasting. I wish you and your family a Happy New Year and a Merry Christmas, my friend. TFS.

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2008-12-23 20:23]

Hello Nick,
Beautiful Robin, I love the settings and the background. Great
POV and composition. Well done


Hi Nick,

Splendid capture of this cute robin in a fine composition with wonderful POV/DOF and nice details.



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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2008-12-24 1:00]

Hello Nick,
Very nice capture.I liked vivid colors,POV,framing and composition a lot.TFS

Ciao Nicholas,
un'altra splendida immagine di Pettirosso, catturato in una bellissima postura fra i rametti di agrifoglio con un magnifico contrasto di colori. Grazie e ricambio con tanti Auguri di Buon Natale e Felice Anno Nuovo.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-12-24 6:20]

Hi Nico,thanks a lot for your e-mail,for this wonderful pic,and for your fantastic 2008's gallery,Merry Xmas to you and your dears,all the best,Luciano

Hola Nicholas,
Preciosa captura de este bell y simpático pajarillo, buena definición con precioso color. Mis mejores deseos para tí y los tuyos en estas fiestas. Saludos
José Ramón

Hello Nicholas,
Adorable little robin, excellent composition, beautiful colors, superb sharpness and details.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-12-24 9:32]

Hi Nick,
A very cute model. Setting and eye contact are great.
I wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy New year
All the best,

Hi Nick,
Excellent capture of beautiful Christmas Robin; great pose and composition, sharp details and bright colours.
Best Wishes!

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-12-24 11:12]

Hi Nicholas,
Excellent capture.Details are crisp clear and razorsharp.Vivid colors,contrast,catchlight in eyes and composition are wonderful.
Merry Christmas and thanks for posting.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2008-12-24 14:20]

Merry Christmas Nick

Thanks for this lovely robin amongst the holly. Pin sharp and fluffy. Lovely DOF and POV



Hi Nicholas!

Many thanks for this Christmas present! I also would like to wish you all the best for the new year and hope it will be rich of good and deep emotions.

Kind regards


Hello Nicholas,

Splendid capture.
Fantastic definition with beatiful colours.
Light,focus and sharpness are great.
Good notes.


Hello Nick,
Well composed and excellent light. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and family.

Nothing could be better for the occasion than this very cute and artfully captured small Robin, Nick.
The sharpness and colours are really outstanding.
Wish you too a Happy New Year 2009!

Great colors...perfect angle and composition. Love the way the robin looks at the camera amd the little catchlight in the eye. Cool!

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-12-27 14:50]

Hi Nick,
a superb shot of this Robin.
Great composition.
Lovely colours.
Superb DOF.

I hope you had a great Christmas!


p.s do you have any dates to meet at Cadman yet?

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-12-31 18:14]

Hello Nick
WOW, what quality this image has, just look at the amazing plumage details and colors. Fantastic work all around Nick. Here's wishing you and yours a health and happy New Year.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-01-29 5:04]

Hello Nicholas,
Knowing now that the Robin is one of your favourite birds I had a look through your gallery to find your "friends". And I fell on this lovely picture, which I like especially for its beautiful composition. Very fine colors and wonderful Ilex-plant as contrast to the fluffy shape of the bird. Trčs beau!
Best regards

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