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American Robin

American Robin
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Copyright: Robert Shannon Sr (eqshannon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2458 W: 216 N: 10292] (31141)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-03-01
Categories: Birds
Camera: Fuji Finepix S2 pro
Exposure: f/6.0, 30 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-09-29 14:29
Viewed: 3290
Points: 24
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American robin
Turdus migratorius

In this case the bird is eating Oregon Grapes, an evergreen, fallen on the ground.

American robins are native to the Nearctic region. They occur year-round in southern Canada from Newfoundland to British Columbia, throughout most of the United States and along the Sierra Madre into southern Mexico. They migrate south for the winter, going as far as southern Mexico and Guatemala. In summer they are found as far north as northernmost Canada and Alaska. American robins are the most abundant and widespread North American thrush. (Sallabanks and James, 1999)

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Images of birds doing daily mundane things such as feeding appeal to me for their reality and authenticy, Bob. Most of us wait for a bird to pose for us like a model.
I like you picture of an American Robin pecking at droppings from a tree. We get to see it in a natural posture and also get the opportunity to note and admire its features.
I like it very much.

A lovely shot of this bird doing what it should, Bob!
Very well seen and timed!

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-09-29 22:26]

Nice colourful action shot of a feeding male American Robin, the red Oregon Grapes giving the feeling of autumn rather than spring on the bare ground.
Excellent POV and natural colours giving us a fine portrait of a species that is a rare visitor to Europe and one that I have never seen in real life.
Thanks for this and take care Bob,

Hi Bob,

It really looks on a blackbird without the colours.
Always nice an bird eating fruit.
Another nice autumnalis picture.


Ciao Bob, lovely bird in nice action in a beautiful natural ambientation, fantastic warm colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-09-30 7:41]

Hi Robert,
Lovely capture of this American Robin.It's a little diferent to our spice.Colors,BG,pose of bird and composition are wonderful.
Thanks for sharing..

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-09-30 8:43]

Hello Bob,
After a day without electricity I'm back now.
Beautiful photo of this American Robin taklen from a very good POV in good sharpness and a natural colours. Very nice environment. Was the bird standing in this pose for 30 seconds?

Namastay Bob,
A very good capture of this beautiful American Robin. Perhaps you have mistakenly posted the exposure to Exposure 6.0, 30 seconds instead of 6.0 1/558 secs. Hope you will correct it accordingly. Thanks a lot for sharing.


This is so different to the Robins I've seen in Britain an here in New Zealand. Robins are funny round things. This one does have the shape of a blackbird, as the name Turdus suggests.
The red breast is about the only similarity really.
A great shot of this one feeding though.
Nice work.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2010-09-30 16:22]

Hello Bob,
Great shot of this Robin eating his dinner. Nice detail and color. Love to see them in their natural environment as you show in this fine image.
We see them in the yard quite frequently as they search for nightcrawlers. What a sight to see one tugging on a worm who is half in and half out of the ground and streatched to the limit.

Hi Robert,

A good capture of the while it is eating. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the american robin. Using probably a tripod and an exposure speed of 30 seconds is enhancing the beauty of the colors. Have a nice day.


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-10-02 9:47]

Hello Bob,
I think it is a beautiful bird that you've captured here feeding on grapes on the ground. I like its pose and the beautiful 'autumn' colours!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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