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Pontificating


Pontificating
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Copyright: Jane Ogilvie (star05) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 41 W: 0 N: 66] (299)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-11-10
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/11, 1/60 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-11-21 15:57
Viewed: 3290
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This fellow has not gone South for the winter..
He's just might tough it out..
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In Vermont? Really? Ha! Wishful thinking on the birds pat..maybe he has a secret hide away..I lived for a bit in the White Mountain area..in a not very well heated Mongolian designed yet wooden Yurt..Franklin was the town..and I was there in the dead of 20 below in winter....wow! It was somethign I shall never forget...but I am older than this aviary..:-)
Bob

Hello Jane

What a beautiful capture.
The snow falling and the diagonal feel of the composition is very pleasing to the eye.
As is the grey OOF BG and the contrast of the bright breast feathers.
Excellent detail and focus.
The crabapples add a nice accent colour to the shot.
I have this very situation just north of you in Ontario,near the NY Canada border.There is an injured Robin hanging around my tree and another Robin keeping it company.Each day I figure they face tougher and tougher times.For now they eat the crabapples,but they will not sustain them.
Thanks for sharing this wonderful image.
Wolf

Hi Jane,
It's rare indeed to see American Robins when first snow has arrived... This is a beautiful picture, well composed and detailed. The snow adds interesting element. Well see!
Claudine

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  • eliz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 167 W: 20 N: 271] (1537)
  • [2008-11-21 22:08]

what a beautiful capture.
smart exposure with f11 and 1/60. the effect created on the water drops make this image special.

i will prefer a smaller resolution.

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  • fthsm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 56 N: 512] (3689)
  • [2008-11-21 23:45]

A great photo with rain drops. Excellent sharpness and composition. TFS.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2008-11-21 23:49]

Hi Jane
Nice natural colours with excellent detail.
Excellent composition and very nice background with snow.
Very realistically shot, at look upon this picture I am cold.Very good work.
Regards Jiri.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-11-21 23:56]

Hello Jane
This is nice shot of the robin,very natural color and sharp details.
well done
Siggi

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-11-22 1:04]

Hello Jane,
Wonderful photo in a fantastic atmosphere.
Great pose, sharpness with excellent details and pleasant diagonal composition. Beautiful contrasting colours.
Have a good weekend,
Peter

Hi Jane
it is so much easier to take pictures in bright sunshine, but you will never get this kind of ambiance captured in this scene
like it very much
tfs
tom

Hello Jane,
WOW! that's a great shot, beautiful colors an clarity, excellent composition and pov, superb sharpness and depth of field, great pose. great capture of the snow falling.
TFS
Angela

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-11-26 19:10]

Hello Jane,
What a splendid image of this Robin in the fresh snow, we too have them try to overwinter at times. I guess birds can be lazy too. Thanks for sharing this sharp, well colored image Jane.
Rick

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-11-30 4:45]

Hello Jane,
Thanks for your kind critique. It made me have a look at your bird-gallery, full of interesting pictures. This one with its wintery atmosphere and the fine colors of the bird's plumage is very pleasant,a shot with an artistic touch. Very well done
Thanks
have a nice Sunday
Anne

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-12-01 7:21]

Hola Jane.
Fine work You did here Jane. I guess this fellow stay there longer than he should. I wish to see him here in a warmer place.
Saludos My friend
Luis52.

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2009-01-14 15:01]

Hello Jane
Nice picture with good colors and details, the composition is lovely and clean.
Congratualtion
Nilson

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