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American Robin

American Robin
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Copyright: Jane Magen (jaycee) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-20
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon PowerShot S5 IS, 1.5 Teleconverter
Exposure: f/4, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite Bird photos [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-05-28 8:12
Viewed: 3297
Points: 60
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American Robin

The American Robin is the largest, most abundant, and most widespread North American thrush. The presence of this rather tame songster in the backyard setting, together with its loud and musical voice, makes it one of the most easily recognizable birds in North America. Indeed, “robin red-breast” has been described as “America’s favorite songbird” (Sharp 1990), and its annual arrival in northern latitudes is an early sign of spring. Most people know the robin as a breeding bird of suburbs and farmland, where it forages in moist grass, often tugging at worms on garden lawns, and nests in shade trees.

The extent to which the robin ranges across the North American continent and thrives in both suburban and natural habitats is shared with few other species. The diet of the robin is also highly variable, changing from primarily soft invertebrates, especially earthworms, in spring and summer, to primarily fruit in autumn and winter. During the nonbreeding season, large flocks of hundreds or thousands of immature and adult birds migrate to lower elevations and latitudes, where they form roosting aggregations from which they track sources of berries. At this time, the birds are more wary than they are when on the breeding grounds. Not all robin populations are migratory, however, some spending the winter months close to their breeding grounds.


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a fantastic close up Jane,
marvelous quality good composition good colours and fine contrast, fine photojob, have a nice day.
gr. jaap

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-05-28 8:24]

Hello Jane,
Neighbours again. Very beautiful photo of this American Robin. Great natural colours and a good sharpness.
Kind regards,

Hi My Sis Jane, another splendid and perfect shot of a american Robin with lovely pose. Great composition too. TFS.


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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-05-28 8:27]

Hi Jane,
Very nice capture.Colors,details,POV,colors,catchlight in eyes and composition are wonderful.
Thanks for posting.

Hi Jane
Nice shot of this American guy :)

Hi Jane
Splendid capture and pose with nice color tones in the feathers
Good sharpness with fine detail
tfs jon

Hello Jane,

Very nice capture from this American robin.
Good pov and bg, nice setting.


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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2008-05-28 9:49]

Hi Jane, wonderful shot of this beauty. TFS. Regards,

Hello Jane
This is the best picture I have seen of an american Robin...The light is superb displaying his red breast..Absolutely fascinating..I would put him at about the same size as a European Blackbird....I just love this whole learning process of detailed pictures as this is showing the difference between a continents species and a name....
Splendid work Jane and My best of Regards to you.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-05-28 12:43]

Hi jane. Your robin in America is a loot bigger than ours. It looks about the size of a blackbird. you have captured this one with good detail and natural colours. It stands out so well against the clear blue sky. well done TFS.

Hi Jane,

Very beautiful picture of American Robin with good composition, sharp details and nice colours.



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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-05-28 13:54]

Hi Jane
this is very nice image
very good sharp
Yes; today must be Robin day!
have a nice day.

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-05-28 15:01]

Hi Jane

Greetings from Jasper National Park.

Great shot of this Amrican Robin - I have never seen as many as in the last few days. Lovely focus and colour.


A lovely shot, Jane!The perch of the bird has given it a very different pose!You've chosen a really nice POV!

Hello Jane,
Another American Robin with a good pose!
Very nice colour with good sharpness and wonderful details
many thanks

You seem to have a knack for imaging the Robins! I am still without a motivation to try and improve my only fair images of them...but you can make up for it:-) I also PS that I received other images and enjoyed VERY much!

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-05-28 18:23]

Hi Jane,
This is an outstanding capture of the good old American Robin.
The colors, details and pose captured are all superb, Great work my dear friend.

Hello Jane,
Good capture of this american robin, beautiful colors and nice contrast against the3 blue sky, good sharpness and depth of field.

hello Jane

very beautiful image of the American Robin,
a beautiful bird that i love, very fine POV,
i love your POV from down to up, beautiful pose of the Robin,
beautiful luminosity of the image, with great sharpness and details,



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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-05-28 20:54]

Hello Jane

A beautiful capture.
The colours are natural and well saturated.
Well focused with lovely detail.
Very good pov.
Great to see you managed a few excellent American robin shots.


Hi Jane, splendid bird with wonderful colors, fine details and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Very nice Jane!
Looks like you were close to this Robin.
I think it's composed well with excellent color, exposure, details, and DOF. I like this POV from below, nice catchlight.
Good job on the BG averaging too :)

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-05-29 9:17]

Hello Jane,
Very fine capture of this proud-looking Robin. Great focus and wonderful details and colours of the plumage. It looks really lovely against the blue sky.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-05-29 9:37]

Hola Prima.
Love the birds, and this American robin is just a beauty. Great image and pose. I guess this is birds is very popluar here in our area too, they have a nice colors in chest.
Excellent work Cousin.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-05-29 10:04]

Hello Jane,
Not just your Arizon blue sky, but you have the knack of using one over Montana as well to provide an excellent Bg for this fine sharp image of an American Robin!
The POV shows the full extent of the red russet breast and it is well composed on the branch.
TFS this beauty,

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-05-29 14:15]

Great sharp image, Jane!
An awkward view to shoot from though you've pulled it off very well.
Superb detail.
Well composed too.
Nice colours.

Great work!!


Hello Jane,
Very beautiful Robin, great colors and sharpness
the blue sky and Robin's pose is beautiful.. Well done


Nice POV! Great details, perfect color, wonderfully composed. Love how the colors just shine against that brilliant blue sky.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-06-02 6:42]

Hi Jane,
Wonderful shot of this birdie with such lovely colours and details on its plumage. The blue sky as BG works well here in highlighting the subjects. Excellent DOF, POV and composition. Kudos.

Hello Jane, splendid and perfect capture of a robin. TFS. Reagards,


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