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Copyright: Fikret Yorgancioglu (fiyo) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-10-09
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70, Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 II APO Macro Super
Exposure: f/8, 1/80 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Erithacus rubecula - Robin, Narbulbulu [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-10-19 7:29
Viewed: 3881
Points: 36
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Robin (Erithacus rubecula)

Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Passeriformes
Family Turdidae
Genus Erithacus

Size Length: 12.5 - 14 cm

Widespread and common species .Included in the Birds of Conservation Concern Green List (low conservation concern) .

The Robin is undoubtedly one of Britain's most dearly loved birds .It is instantly recognisable due to the rusty-red breast; indeed, 'Robin redbreast' and simply 'redbreast' are well-known alternative names . The sexes are very similar, but juveniles lack the red breast and are mottled with browns and buffs . The robin is one of the few birds to sing throughout the winter; its melodious, liquid song is a further feature that has endeared this species to the public .A short 'tick' call is also produced .

Widely distributed throughout Britain, with the exception of islands and the higher hills of Scotland . It also occurs throughout much of Europe, reaching as far east as central Siberia, as well as parts of North Africa and Turkey .

You can view distribution information for this
species at the National Biodiversity Network Gateway

Occurs in a range of habitats, but typically requires the presence of both dense vegetation and open areas. It breeds in woodlands, gardens, forest edges, parks and even city centres .

Although the robin has been recorded feeding on a very wide range of food, the majority of the diet consists of invertebrates, soft fruit and seeds .As most of the food is taken from the ground, snowfall can cause huge numbers of deaths .

Robins are very territorial birds throughout the year; in winter both males and females defend their own territory, and males often hold the same territory throughout their lives .Territories are defended by means of singing from a prominent perch, and by aggressively driving intruders away . During the breeding season, a female is allowed into a male's territory; she makes the cup-shaped nest of dead leaves and moss with a lining of hair.The nest is often located in unusual places, such as in old teapots, jacket pockets, and on shelves in buildings, as well as in more 'natural' locations such as amongst ivy .After the end of March, between 4 and 6 white or faintly bluish, speckled eggs are laid,and incubated by the female for up to 15 days. After hatching the young are fed by the female on items of food brought to the nest by the male .Two broods are usually produced each year, although a pair may occasionally go on to rear a third .

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2005-10-19 10:38]

Fikret bravo pour cette photo toute simple mais pleine de charme. Ce rouge gorge est splendide et la composition parfaite. Félicitations Didier.

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  • Toni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 403 W: 2 N: 316] (2034)
  • [2005-10-19 11:03]

Beautiful shot with such stunning colours set off well against the soft greeny BG. Very sharp. Like the position on the branch.

300 mm ile harikalar yaratıyorsunuz.Yeni mahsülmü yoksa geçen senedenmi merak ettim.Elinize sağlık..Selamlar..

Merhaba Fikret Bey,

Netlik, kompozisyon ve renk yönünden çok başarılı, ustalık işi ve sevimli bir kare. Emeğinize sağlık.
Ayrıca paylaştığınız bilgiler içinde çok teşekkürler.

Selamlar, saygılar

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-10-19 15:09]

Oh Fikret, I love your orange Red Breast! He's a darling. We have black robins in NZ thet were nearly wiped out, but they're making a comeback now.
Wonderful composition of this little fellow against the good blurred BG. Very well captured, thank you.

Lovely shot Fikret!
Superb POV and framing, lovely colours. Details are really sharp and whole photo is very clear.
I like it very much

This is a gorgeaous shot! everything about it is perfect. Paul :)

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  • Athila Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 239 N: 493] (1982)
  • [2005-10-19 22:26]

Beautiful picture!
I like the focus, DOF and exposure. The contrast of the color of the bird against the blur BG really is also very interesting. TFS

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-10-20 3:33]

Wooow ! What a lovely Robin that you have very well captured. The composition is simple and smart. Excellent quality shot. Congratulations Fikret and thanks for sharing with us.

Hi Fikret

Lovely shot. Nicely composed, very good POV. The OOF BG is a great enhancement. Nice work. Thanks.

Brillant capture!
Excellent sharpness and clarity,
very nice composition, great colour and background.

Hi Fikret!
Wonderful photo with amazing, colorful bird. But especialy I love amazing BG.

Fikret, that´s an excellent shot. Pose is excellent, very good sharpness, details, colours and composition. Thanks for sharing.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-10-23 18:05]

Fikret, simply another amazing shot.

Lovely and vivid colors; excellent pov, composition and sharpness. I like colors on bg too.


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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2005-10-25 13:44]

Lovely colour,cute shot!!Liked the POV&details are sharp.

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  • twin Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 17 N: 494] (3259)
  • [2005-10-31 12:38]
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merhabalar fikret bey,
bir diğer fotoğrafınıza sorduğum soruyu yanıtladığınız için teşekkürler...
ben kuş fotoğrafı çekebilmek için istanbul dan adana ya gidiyorum hafta sonları...
ve adana nın 40-50 km güneyine gidip saatlerimi harcamak zorunda kalıyorum... belki 1 belki 2 tane çekip dönüyorum...
sizi öyle kıskandım ki inanamazsınız...
yazlık evinizin bahçesi tam bir kuş cenneti.. tabi bu benim gibi ötücü kuşların peşinde olanlar için geçerli...
diyecek birşey yok... herkesin öyle bir evi ve bahçesi olsun diyorum...
elinize sağlık...
yolum denizliye düşerse birkaç saatliğine de olsa bu bahçeyi görmek isterim...

Very good bird shot. Well composed. Great colors, DOF and sharpness.

Excellent detail, colours sharpness and diagnol composition. The POV and DOF are excellent. TFS

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  • Connie (118)
  • [2007-09-05 11:54]

Wonderful!!! TFS

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