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American Robin

American Robin
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Copyright: Luc Durocher (Luc) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-05-09
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon PowerShot S1 IS
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2004-10-20 9:08
Viewed: 2841
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Turdus migratorius
American Robin
Merle d'Amérique

The most familiar bird of our lawns! Dark gray back, red chest brick, growing white around the eye, the yellow nozzle, the head and the tail black. The female is identical to the male. The worms and the insects of the ground are a part of its food. In season, the small fruits are the other part of its greediness. It likes to nest on the beams of the verandas. Its beautiful song resembles that of the cardinal with pink chest.
The blackbirds do not migrate far, hardly of other side of the border! They pass winter among us, if it has there sufficiently trees with small fruits to allow it to pass winter, as in the Botanical garden of Montreal. Robins of Quebec migrate to New York. Those of New York in Virginia and so on up to Guatémala. It is back among us in March with the showers.
Usual food! The robins live in couples recluse, on a well delimited territory. They are nourished especially of worms of ground and other insects of the ground. They also prefer cutters, raspberries and cherries. These are good guards of your gardens but they is also paid with a part of your harvest.
They make 2 to 3 broods per year. It is undoubtedly due to the fact qu'il at all does not pay attention to dissimulate its nest of crows and of the quiscales. The nest is made brushwood of grass and of mud which the female works with its chest. female lays 3 to 4 blue eggs there clearly, without marks. Yhe incubation lasts from 11 to 14 days.

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  • pione Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 94 W: 0 N: 113] (542)
  • [2004-10-20 11:21]

Buona immagine, un po' sofferta la lavorazione, personaggio ben caratterizzato!

Luc, I like your Robins pose & you have good focus. Good frame job also. It's a bit grainy from cropping to this size? Maybe slight over-sharping? Overall it's great photo Luc..Good job!

Yes Luc, the chest and neck areas are not as sharp as the rest of your birds. But it's still a nice capture of a bird that is not at all common over here. Nice note too.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2004-10-20 14:08]

It's a good capture Luc, I agree with what Howard and Gerhard say, I think this isn't helped by the bird being in the shadows. Good work anyway. Excellent note.

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  • Callie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 95 N: 2610] (7555)
  • [2004-10-20 14:44]

Hi Luc
Beautiful thrush. I like these guys. We have a robin chat that was also called a Cape Robin, after the European Robin, just like yours, it is the "red' or rufus chest. Very nicely done, like his pose too.

Nice image, Luc. As Callie said we have the Cape Robin here in South Africa. I posted an image of one some time ago.

C'est vrai qu'un animal très courant dans un pays peu paraître extraordinaire dans un autre. C'est le cas, je ne connaissais même pas cet oiseaux. L'angle de prise de vue est très bien étudié. Merci. Rudy.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2004-10-21 7:28]

Luc... coincido con las críticas anteriores sobre algunos detalles de la imagen ciertamente, pero la belleza del ave, el POV elegido y la composicion general, ameritaban su publicacion.
Gracias por compartirla.

Luc... je coïncide avec les critiques précédentes sur quelques détails de l'image certainement, mais la beauté de l'oiseau, le POV choisi et la composition générale, mériter sa publication.
Merci de la partager.

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