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On the log

On the log
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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: 2009-02-04
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 400D (Rebel XTi), Sigma 180mm f/3.5 Macro + 1.4x Converter, Digital ISO-800, Kood 72mm UV filter
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-02-13 3:13
Viewed: 3545
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Here's the friendly Robin which often comes to my feeding station and here he's trying out my log. I thought it would make a nice, natural-looking perch and it has lots of grooves which are perfect for putting seeds in. The birds love it! :-)

Thankyou to everyone who commented on my 2nd TN anniversary yesterday :-)

I hope you like this one!

Miss_Piggy, haraprasan, robindb, uleko, jaycee, Alex99, Argus, red45 has marked this note useful
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Everyone should have there own trusted log...

Nice positioning and pose with blurred BG helping to bring out the chest of the bird. The sprinkling of snow is pretty as well.


Hello Joe,
great image with nice bird! I like very nice composition, colours, details and BG.

Best regards, Leonid

Hallo Joey
A stunning, super sharp and super special image filled with lovely colours and clear details. I cannot find any fault. You have managed to capture this soft coloured Robin in a great close to the eye pose, and I like the side view. Focus, sharpness and framing is great and presented in a most delightful manner. The soft, green coloured background highlights the beauty of this bird. Thanks for sharing.
Kind regards

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

Hi Joe,

Nice close up almost with DETAIL. The handling of the background does the bird justice as well.



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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-02-13 5:25]

Hello Joe,
A lovely close capture of Robin in a fine pose. Excellent sharpness and beautiful light and colours. Well done!
TFS and cheers, Ulla

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2009-02-13 7:22]

Hello Joey,
Incredible sharpness, clear BG and superb colours.
Regards, Pawel

Hi joe, wonderful robin with fantastic colors, lovely blurry BG, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Wonderful shot!! the details and colours are just excellent!! thanks for sharing. Carme.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-02-13 10:45]

Hi Joe,

A beautiful Robin to begin your third year! A marvelous close up with excellent colors, magnificent details, perfect background, lovely pose and composition.


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-02-13 10:57]

Hi Joe.
You have pictured your friendly Robin simply amazingly. I hope it would be happy to watch this shot :). I also am impressed and glad that you managed to create such wonderful picture. Pictures scene, POV, composition and of course details are stunning and colours of the picture are great too. I also like excellent DOF and sharpness of the entire bird image. Bravo. Perfect job.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-02-13 12:08]

Hi Joe. Late congrats to you on two years. You have done well with your 180 macro lens in this one. You have taken it with fine detail and rich colours. With a nice pose on the log. I have one i use in the garden i found in the forest. well done TFS.

have a good weekend.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-02-13 12:42]

Hello Joe,
A fine frame-filling portrait of a Robin. I like the POV and the pose where he turned his head in just the right way to show all the aspects of the plumage with fine sharpness. great neutral green BG and practically no noise at ISO 800.
Well done and TFS,
Have a good weekend,

Hi Joe
Beautiful. First of all great saturated colors. Also perfect sharpness and great blured backgound Nothing to critique

wow , very beautiful capture Joey !
I like the colours and perfect sharp , details are very clear and light is good ,
great POV ,
well done !

Hello Joe,
He doesn't look very happy in my opinion. I think he's thinking it's his log instead of yours:-)
Thanks for sharing

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2009-02-14 2:16]

Hi Joe!

You've got fantastic friend :-) Excellent macro of Robin, very clear and detailed. I like its pose and shinning eye. Colorfull bird, green BG and log made great composition. I like it very much.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2009-02-14 8:03]

Joe, What a closeup shot. Superb one and lovely sharp picture. Ganesh

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