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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: 2008-12-07
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40D, Canon 400 F5.6 L.
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/320 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2009-01-27 10:06
Viewed: 3463
Points: 68
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This i believe to be the male Robin which is said to be not so round and plump . It looks much taller in the picture because it was defending it area from another male . I like the side view of this one. Once again this is from my archives which is running low.

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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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-01-27 10:19]

Hello Nicholas,
this robin looks great, the colors are georgeous. Very nice details, sharpness and POV. Very nice composition and framed.
Best regards Siggi

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-01-27 10:24]

Hi Nicholas
Another perfect capture. Very sharp image, good light and beautiful colors.
Best regards.
Razvan Zinica

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-01-27 10:42]

Hi Nicholas,
Beautiful capture of this Robin.Colors,lighting,sharpness and details are perfect.
Thanks for posting.

Hi Nick,
Perfectcapture of this pretty robin with great details and nice composition.
TFS and cheers,

Hello Nick,
I like this brighter background version.
Very good light and a good focus.
Thanks for sharing this Robin.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-01-27 10:54]

Hi Nick,

I can't believe your archives are running low. This Robin looks so different and you explain why in your notes. Beautiful colors of the bird which blend so nicely with the setting. As always, fine details and composition.


A really super Robin shot, you got some great lighting in this image. Lovely sharp image, DOF spot on and great colour. Val

Hello Nicholas,

Excellent capture of this beautiful capture.
Wonderful colours with great details.
Lighting and composition are splendid.
Good notes.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-01-27 11:19]

Hello Nick,
Another beauty from your archive. It looks like summer in this warm colours. Excellent sharp detailed. Indeed a great pose with this side view. Fantastic POV, OOF BG and composition.

Ciao Glen, fantastic robin with fine details, wonderful light and colors, splendid sharpness and superb blurry BG, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hi Nick,
another beautiful picture of Robin, i like the warm colour tones, superb sharpness, marvellous pose of the bird agaisnt a wonderful OOF bright BG.
TFS. Best regards.

Hi Nick,
your robins are always the best - so sharp, such pretty light, it's wonderful, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hi Nicholas,

wow, what an suburp picture.
Very good light with warm colours.
Well done!


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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2009-01-27 12:24]

Hola amigo,
selecta captura y buen pov,
cálido ambiente y foco,

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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2009-01-27 12:33]

Hi Nick,

You have had a fine, strong light and you have used it well showing such fine, saturated colors. There is such a fine match between the colors of the plumage and the background. I like the very good sharpness of the image showing fine details of the bird.

Thank you for sharing,

Kello Nicholas,
A great capture of this robun, excellent sharp and fine details and perfect BG.
Thankyou for posting. Greetins Ferran.

Such a beautiful lateral aspect of a male Robin defending its territory Nicholas, the amount of plumage and colouration details of this sharply depicted image is huge, while the BG is pleasantly blurry. I tried to lift off some of the general brownish cast in my WS to enhance the colour scheme of the take, hope you like the result my friend.

Ooops, I must have run out of smileys...

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2009-01-27 13:32]

Hola Nicolas.
Once again a great photo, as usual fine colors and excellent sharpness. Love the BG

hello Nicholas

excellent photography of the Robin, shot with fine POV and framing,
excellent luminosity, great sharpness and details,
and the catch-light that always render the photo more beautiful,



Very bright. Almost blindly bright! It looks like your typical favorite but with an added zing to it...I see it was taken in the start of winter....so there were a few good days to travel at least!

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2009-01-28 2:54]

Hi Nicholas,

Another sunny picture,something I have missed since my returnal in sweden last week,indeed the robin does not look so round in this image,well captured agains a good oof BG,tfs


  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2009-01-28 3:15]

Hi Nick,
an excellent shot of this Robin.
Really bright and vibrant colours.
Extremely detail.
Superb sharpness.

Well done,

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2009-01-28 3:53]

Hello Nicholas, it looks so beautiful and elegant and great. The picture has so much amount of details. Well shot Ganesh

Hi Nick,
I was your neighbor yesterday. But unfortunately I didn't have points. Sorry for that. A nice capture of this beautiful robin. Superb sharp details and a lovely composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

another very beautiful Robin of you , in perfect natural light ,
wonderful colours and fine details , perfect sharp and great POV ,
very well done !

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2009-01-28 12:28]

Hello, i'm glad to be back in the nicest avian collection of TN! Those little birds are literally flying over TN and creating pleasure to look at and a lot to learn from you, Nicolas. Your pictures are always so very well done, with a perfect background, beautiful light and always a nice place where the bird is standing. Many thanks for your passion, it is contaminating me even though I don't photograph much these days, too cold for me!


Once again a perfect shot with excellent depth of field and clarity. I love your style. So have you thought about putting together that book yet? I think you should! I'd buy a copy.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2009-01-28 17:58]

Hi Nicholas
Excellent capture .Good POV and very sharp image.Plumage detail and colors are beautiful.I also like your subject pose.
TFS Michel

Perfect composition of this lovely robin, Nick. I like the ways he's set of from his surroundings both physically and in this image. Amazing details on his feathers. I'm a bit shocked at the brown bg (I would have expected greener in jolly old England).

Hi Nicholas,
Warm sunny look & colors, fine details.
Excellent DOF, POV, and a great composition. Nice catch-light too.
I like it :)

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-01-29 9:30]

Hello Nick,
A lovely capture of Robin looking very proud! Fine sharp details, beautiful light and colours and very well composed.
TFS and regards, Ulla

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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2009-01-29 13:09]

Hi Nicholas
This is a lovely shot!
very good detail and sharp
very well done.

Hello Nicholas

Another beautiful capture of this cute Robin.
Excellent plumage detail and colour.
Tack sharp focus .
The light was used to full benefit.


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-01-29 22:11]

Hello Nick,
A different shot of a Robin showing an aggresive stance, as you say, to defends its territory. I like the POV that shows more of the back than the breast and the lighting is superb. As usual, the sharpness, BG and composition are top class.
Nice one, and TFS!
Have a good weekend,

Hello Nick
thank you for this beautiful profile for robin
Your photographs always also are successful.

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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2009-01-31 11:54]

Hello Nicholas !
Wow, what a gorgeous picture ! You managed to capture excellent details on the face and feathers, but what I like most are the wonderful warm, sunny colors. The pose of the Robin is great too, as well as the composition and the blurred BG. Really a pleasure for the eye. Very well done !

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