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Mona Lisa

Mona Lisa
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Copyright: Catalin Josan (methos) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 213 W: 51 N: 281] (1189)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-03-15
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS Rebel XTi, Sigma 70-300 4-5.6 APO DG MACRO
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): MonaLisa's family, Robins of the World, workshops photos with minimum 3 points [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-03-16 6:20
Viewed: 5767
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I know there are lots of robins on TN but this is special. This is mine and this is the first capture with my new gear :D.
This one looks so thoughtful. It was sun bathing on a branch in a thicket and whenever it saw a tasty bit on the ground would swoop down and then came right back.
I think this ia a female because it was not singing at all during the time I stayed with it while all around males were singing their hearts out. It was just enjoying the sun and the food.
I think there is no point in providing info on the species since this is so common on TN.
The bird is wild. The picture is as taken. No cropping, no PP whatsoever other than resize and frame.
I hope you like it!

PS It is not looking directly at the camera because it is a bit shy :).

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excellent cette macro et portrait, de tres belles couleurs nettes et excellents détails

Hello Catalin,
This title is very original and much appropriated to your nice little subject :-) Details and DOF are very good. I wonder what the same picture would have looked like with a smaller aperture. This BG is really nice and I like those colors a lot. The only thing missing is a little light in its eye but I guess it wasn't on the good angle. This is very well done! Thanks,

good close-up of this Robin

Da, se pare ca e cea mai iubita pasarica de pe TN. Fotografia e super, detaliile de nota 10. De fapt totul: lumina, culorile, incadrarea, fundalul, DOF, etc. Bravo. Cred ca e cea mai tare fotografie cu un macaleandru. Numai bine, Cezar.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-03-16 7:32]

Hello Catalin,
Amazing macro with outstanding colors and razor sharp details, thanks for sharing Catalin.

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  • falke Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 153 W: 18 N: 479] (1863)
  • [2007-03-16 7:46]

Great portrait! Fantastic details in the feathers, maybe you should have used an even smaller aperture to get deeper depth of field.

I really like the warm colour and the closeness! Great photo!


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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-03-16 8:23]

Hello Catalin,
Wonderful portrait of this thoughtful robin:)Clear details,saturated colors,BG,lighting,exposure and pose of bird are excellent.

hello catalin,
very nice capture, well composed shot with fine pov,well saturated colours, nice point of view, shallow depth of field has resulted in nice blurry bg, simple & black framing,the only thing which is a nit is the eyes of the birs, It looks as if its hollow. I have done a ws just for thes sake of fun & hope that you may like it. your observation about this robin being a female is very interesting, Seems like you observe the object very carefully,
well done,
tfs & regards
update : posted another workshop & hope that this time you will not be scared :-) I think i made a wrong eye in the previous ws & in the current ws i have just added shine to the eyes. It looks more natural.
best wishes.

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  • viv Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 292 W: 3 N: 653] (3317)
  • [2007-03-16 9:46]

Hello Catalin,
Great portrait of this robin, I love the colours and sharpness you can even see the little hairs near its beck.

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  • trinko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 587 W: 78 N: 322] (4321)
  • [2007-03-16 10:04]

nice color good focus

Hi Catalin,
a very nice portrait of a beautiful bird.
Good details and vivid colours.
I think you have let the camera do the PP-work and hadeset the parameter for sharpening, colours and contrats to + if
do didn't do anything afterwards in any program.
I like you Robin.
Well done.

Hello Catalin what a superb shot the detail is lovely excellent sharpness. Great portrait. Well done rgds Necip.

Hello Catalin,
Bold color and very good detail in your profile portrait..Nicely exposed, and I like the OOF BG color variation that compliments the robin so well.
No crop - you must be good friends with this guy ;}
Very well done & TFS.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-03-16 12:26]

Hello Catalin,
nice portait and the titel fits the picture very well. Colors, sharpness and POV are wonderful.
Well done.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-03-16 15:04]

Hi Catalin,
Charming portrait of this Robin. "She" really looks like being lost in her thoughts. Very original shot and nice note.
Best regards

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-03-16 16:11]

That really is a close up shot! excellent details and stunning colours. Good DOF as well.



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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-03-17 11:30]

One more fantastic shot and closeup one

Hi Catalin, wonderful Monna Lisa, splendid light and colors, excellent composition, great details, very well done, have a great week end, ciao Silvio

This Mona Lisa was "posing" just for you. I've seen the one in Paris; this one is far better looking.!!!
Love the colours. The W/S version is good too; however,the
original shows a lot of details.
Very well composed and presented.
Friendly greetings from Canada from Mario.

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-03-19 14:53]

Hi Catalin.
Beautiful portrait of this robin with fine sharp details and very well saturated colors.I like point of view and very nice light.And superb BG too.Amazing very close-up.Very good work with your new gear :-)
TFS and best greetings,Milos.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-03-29 17:17]

Very good portrait of this Robin, Catalin. Good details but the DOF is a bit short, maybe you should have closed the apperture a bit with that good light. But a good one nonetheless. Thanks,


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