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New Robin

New 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: 2009-06-24
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40D, Canon 400 F5.6 L.
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/60 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite Bird photos -4- [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-06-24 8:09
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Points: 64
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I had today of work so i thought i would sit in the garden at 7am to see what was about. I can tell you not a lot!! Other than this new young Robin . It seemd surprised to see me and has been about all day . It will get its red coat next winter . Today has been hot with a lot of sunshine so when it cools down i will go out and see if i can find any Butterflies up on the chalk downs .

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)
  • [2009-06-24 8:24]

Hello Nick,
What a cute little fellow. The quality of this photo is amazing. Everything is superb!! The sharpness, details, colours, POV, pose, DOF, BG, composition, ........
Nothing else to say: congratulations.

Hi Nick,
Excellent sharpness on the plumage..
I like the POV,details and colors a lot..
very well composed my friend..

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2009-06-24 8:59]

Slav Nicholas,
Wonderful capture of this lovely bird with splendid light and colors.Excellent sharpness and details.Nice composition.

Hello Nick,
Enjoy seeing the fine detail that you captured. Lovely composition. TFS,

Hello Nickolas,
wonderfull capture, very sharp details and splendid colors.
Thanks for help....

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-06-24 9:31]

Hello Nicholas,
Superb picture of this cute young Robin . Good POV, DOF and sharpness. I like the pose of the bird. Good light and very nice natural colours.
Best regards Siggi

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-06-24 9:35]

Hello Nick,
A delightful portrait of a juvenile Robin and worth getting up early to take!
The turned-head pose is great from this POV and taken with excellent colours and sharpness against a fine OOF summery Bg.
Thanks and all the best,

Hi Nick, what a splendid capture of this cheeky beauty:)
Great pose you captured here.
TFS and cheers,

Hi Nick,
A nice capture of this beautiful young robin. Nice sharp details and very good composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2009-06-24 10:48]

That's a fantastic shot, Nick.
I love the golden light on it...
and the details are super sharp.
Great pose, great BG, great DOF.
A perfect portrait.
TFS. : )

Hello Nick,
a fantastic portrait of a juvenile Robin, wonderful light and brilliant colours, superb sharpness, i like the very nice pose of the bird against a fabulous BG.
Best regards

Hello Nick,
Excellent sharpness, wonderful capture, fine details and composition.
Well done!

Hello Nicholas,

Excellent photo.
Beautiful colours with fantastic detail.
Lighting and composition are splendid.
Good notes.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2009-06-24 13:49]

WOOW Nick.
exquisita captura y sobresaliente definición...
hermoso trabajo amigo

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  • briGG Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 195 W: 2 N: 344] (1823)
  • [2009-06-24 13:52]

Hello Nickolas,

wonderfull capture of this cute "rouge gorge", very sharpeness.



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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-06-24 13:59]

Hi Nick,this is surely one of the best robin never seen this year on TN! It's usual to see top quality pics in your gallery,but this is over the top.Sharpness and colors really incredibles,very very professional work!! Have a nice day,LUCIANO.

Hi Nicholas

A beautiful baby! ... excellent work, the color and detail of the feathers are excellent. Good composition, accompanied by a fund managed perfectly and beautifully contrasting with the bird.



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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-06-24 16:53]

Hi Nick,

Aren't you glad you were in the garden early in the morning? This young Robin is magnificent - I'm not sure I have seen one like this before. You captured him perfectly with beautiful colors and shadings and exceptionally fine details of the face, eye and feathers. The background and composition are superb. I hope you will see more of him and show us how he looks as he matures.


This is a superb shot!I'd say your morning went very well!
I love the beautiful pose and then, of course, there is that Nick Glenn touch of excellence!
Thanks so much!

hello Nicholas

WOW ! an excellent close-up photo of this young Robin,
shot with fine POV and framing, superb fcosu with great
sharpness and details, one of your best of your best photos,



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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2009-06-24 20:45]

Hello Nick,
What a beautiful young Robin, very nice POV and perfect sharpness.. Well done


Hi Nick,

nice shot from this juvenel young Robin.
Exellent details and dof.
Fine colours.


Hi Nick
Nice capture.
Great details and good clarity.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-06-25 4:28]

Hello Nick,
A splendid capture of this very cute juvenile! I love its pose and the sharp details of its plumage. Lovely colours and well composed too.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-06-25 10:30]

Hi Nicholas,

Splendid macro.
Splendid colors, perfect contrast.
Have a pleasant day,

Hello Nicholas
wonderful shot of this young robin, the details of his plumage are soo clear and i like his shiny eye; nice pose, superb BG and excellent composition
Have a good night

Hallo Nicholas
A delightful image of this appealing little bird. Details captured are clear and a pleasure to look at. The assortment of colours of the plumage is super and very noticeable. The catch light in the eye is an additional bonus. Focus and sharpness is great and can only but appreciate this fine image. Thanks for sharing.
Best regards.

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2009-06-26 0:08]

Hi Nicholas,

A fantastic capture of this youngste,I believe I spotted one as wll in our garden a few days ago,but too fast and already too shy,the pose colors focus and contrasts are great,thanks for sharing this summer capture,


this capture is amazing,Nick!
fantastic chromatism and definition

compliments sERGIO

Hello Nick,
A great shot! The tones and the sharpness are really impressive. I like it very mutch. Cheers,

Impresionante, casi superando la realidad ...
Magnífico contraluz con una gran expresión del ave: eres un maestro (master:-)

Saludos Nicholas:

J. Ignasi.

Hi Nick,
Excellent sharpness and detail against an undisturbed BG.Well done and hope to see more.

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