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Copyright: Joe Kellard (joey) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-01-27
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 400D (Rebel XTi), Sigma 180mm f/3.5 Macro EX APO IF HSM, Digital ISO-800, Kood 72mm UV filter
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/800 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-02-01 4:10
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Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Here's another Robin pic from my garden. This little fellow is now happily using my new feeding station which has several different perches that give nice, creamy backgrounds :-)
Trouble is, the Wood Pigeons like it too and sometimes several fly down and eat nearly all of the seeds I put out for the littler birds, so I have to scare them off! :-)

This was taken with my Sigma 180mm macro lens, so I was lucky this Robin allowed me to get so close! :-)

I hope you like it!

Robin - Erithacus rubecula

Chats and thrushes (Turdidae)

The UK's favourite bird - with its bright red breast it is familar throughout the year and especially at Christmas! Males and females look identical, and young birds have no red breast and are spotted with golden brown. Robins sing nearly all year round and despite their cute appearance, they are aggressively territorial and are quick to drive away intruders. They will sing at night next to street lights.

Where to see them
Across the UK in woodland, hedgerows, parks and gardens.

When to see them
All year round.

What they eat
Worms, seeds, fruits and insects.

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Hi Joe,
your robin is lovely, sitting there so nice and your shot is so sharp and the BG is excellent, green, that's beautiful.
Thanks and greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hello Joe,
Kood...that's new for me? Talking about the camera equipment.:-)
Photo is relevant though and not the tools. Okay:-)
So it's a well composed photo. Good pose.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-02-01 4:42]

Hello Joe,
Perfect photo. Fantastic. Nothing to critize. The BG and composition are gorgeous.

Hello Joe,
a well composed picture with a nice diagonal.
The bird standout nice from the blurred (natural?) BG.
Good sharpness and nice colours bnut on my monitor it's slightly dark.
Well done, young friend.

Very simple and quite perfect Joe, a lovely Robin depicted in fine focus and exposure against a blurry, greenish backdrop. Good job indeed my friend!

Hi Joe,
Another good capture of Englands 'Christmas' bird.
Nicely composed with rich colour and good detail.
TFS and Cheers,

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2009-02-01 6:23]

Hi Joe,
Very simple yet beautiful portrait of this cute Robin, always photogenic than any bird. tfs.

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  • GaryT Gold Star Critiquer [C: 102 W: 7 N: 236] (160)
  • [2009-02-01 6:28]

Very nice portrait of this robin -- good lighting, background, excellent sharpness. Gary

Buena luz y un correcto enfoque Joe. Se agradece que la fotografía esté poco manipulada ya que además le da mucha naturalidad.
Un saludo y buen Domingo: Josep Ignasi

Hello Joe
I do love a good Robin...And this ones a blinder!!
The details are sharp but the 2 items that set it apart from the rest is the robins colourings which you cant control and the BG which you have controlled by setting up your feeders so as to gain the ooo bg...Brilliant capture and foresight.
My hat is tipped accordingly.
All the Best

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-02-01 8:33]

Hi Joe.
Great use your wonderful macro lens. Shared shot is excellent. Especially I like impressive X-composition, created by bird and twig. Lighting is very nice and delicate and sharpness/details of the bird image are superb. Shot looks like summer picture. What is so nice, green BG?

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2009-02-01 8:45]

Hi Joe,

A nice capture of Robin,well composed,good camerawork,thanks for sharing


You do it as good as the old ones Joey...Nicely fit into the screen...you take after Mr Nick G! Very clear and well seen common bird!

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-02-01 9:05]

Hi Joe. Well you know i have to look at the Robin as its my favorite bird. I see you have had to use the sigma let hope you get your lens back soon. This is a very fine close up with good detail and rich colours. I like the pose on the twig. well done TFS.

Hi Joe,
A lovely capture of this beautiful robin. Excellent sharp details and a lovely composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-02-01 10:13]

Hi Joe,

Studying has not interfered with your talent of taking superb pictures. This Robin is wonderful with marvelous colors and fine details. I love that green background. A beautiful diagonal composition.


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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-02-01 10:17]

Hi Joe
Wonderful capture with vivid colors and great details.

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2009-02-01 15:02]

Ths light is beautiful, Joe! I cannot say much on that picture because it is perfect. BEautiful colours, great light, the bird is so cuuuuute! I love the green background you can get even if you are in January! Thanks a lot!


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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2009-02-02 4:52]

Joey, This is a superb shot against a lovely BG. The robin seem to be in a very sober mood. The colors are superb.Ganesh

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