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American Robin Post #300

American Robin Post #300
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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: 2008-02-18
Categories: Birds
Camera: Fuji Finepix S2 pro, Sigma 70-300mm
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Milestones, Robins of the World [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-02-19 6:53
Viewed: 7731
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 112
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They started appearing three days ago, even with all of the snow still on the ground. Up till that point I have not seen a one. They are a very healthy looking bunch and also a very large bunch both in numbers and in size...Advance guard I reckon. A rare occasion when I actually had my telephoto lens out in my own short walk to the car from the front door... Usually these fly off so quickly that I have no chance to get the camera from side to eye. My lens was searching so I fumbled to put it into manual focus while it was still up at my eye. I couldn't find the switch so I had to take it down and look. All this time the Robin was apparently having a curious look at me. I am quite the sight to behold I reckon...but it worked...and here it is..although I think it will be among the few I post...as I tend to have my landscape glass with me on two cameras...

In saving grace, the Robin is so easy to look up, I shall leave it to you should you really wish to know. This way you can for one day at least, pass my notes quickly and move on:-) My gift to you today!

Fujifilm Pro
f 5.6
Manual Focus
Matrix Metering

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-02-19 6:56]

Congratulations on your 300th post!!
Excellent shot of this American Robin!
We don't often see birds from you but this proves that you are more than capable of photographing them!
The red breast is amazing!
Very sharp and crisp.
Excellent composition.
Superb work!

Bela foto muito bem composta e qualidade boa meus parabéns.

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2008-02-19 7:10]

Hi Bob,

First of all congratölationns with your 300th posting,this is a nice capture of this robin,I have as well big problems with catching our (smaller robin),here in sweden they are quite shy and very difficult to approach,anyway well captured and hope to see lots more of your ork,tfs


Well Bob, even with two landscape lenses on two camera, this is one brilliant capture. The light shines well exposing the beauty of the plumage. The sharpness and details are well established and I like the texture on the wings. Well done and thanks for showing us this one.


Hi Bob
Congratulations on your 300th post. It looks like hitchhiker :-) On the road again :-)
I am waiting for another 300 and more
Best wishes


I seen the first Robin of the year yesterday,
Great image and thanks for sharing,


hello Bob

Congratulations to your 300th posting,

WOW ! what a great composition with the lovelly
high density of the colors, superb lightness of the subject,
excellent sharpness and details and i love your low
at the level of the subject POV, TFS


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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-02-19 7:48]

Hola Sr. Bob.
Felicidades!!! 300 fotos de exelente calidad y las notas escritas que son un deleite poder leer. Gracias por compartir, y por sus atentas notas eescritas, que nos impulsan a seguir en este maravilloso mundo de la fotografia.
Hermosa foto. Gracias por el regalo Bob.

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2008-02-19 7:53]

Hi Bob,

Congrats on this 300 post. This bird is spelndid. never seen it before but the colors are amazing. My compliments and hope to see many more shots.


Goodness... that is quite a red breast. You should try to catch one on the snow. It would really stand out. We don't have them here yet... neither snow nor robins... plenty of rain though! : P It's a nice capture... this harbinger of spring.

Evelynn : )

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-02-19 8:03]

Hello Bob,
Congratulations on your 300th capture and what a superb shot to celebrate with! This American Robin is so beautiful and very sharply in focus. Sharpness and colours are brilliant too. A lovely composition too. It looks as if the snow is gone now?
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-02-19 8:05]

Hello Bob,
You mark your 300th with a fantastic capture of the American Robin.
Congatulations on both the occasion and the shot! The technical qualities are superb as are the composition, colours and POV, which combine to make this one of the best shots of the American Robin on TN. I'm taking this in to my favourites.
Thanks for sharing this beauty!

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-02-19 9:20]

Hi Bob,

Congratulations on your 300th - and in less than a year! Surprising post from you - I would expect a landscape. A beautiful Robin and a great picture. The colors are wonderful - the details of the face, wings and plummage are excellent. I love the eye!!!!


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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2008-02-19 9:28]

Hello Bobby Blue, you are the troubadour announcing spring! I love those proud birds, they look like a knight by the way they walk on grass. Your picture is a fine one too, with fantastic colours! I'm a fan of your colours. We will be seeing them here in about a month. I am so anxious to hear their song, such a beautiful song. Et félicitations pour cette 300ème photo, j'espère voir de tes photos encore longtemps! Thanks Bobby!


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  • Arjun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
  • [2008-02-19 9:44]

hi mr. Bob.
Congrats on your Triple Century.
This robin is very cute, and details are also very nice..composition is also good.

Namastay Bob,
My CONGRATULATIONS on reaching the 300th mark. Hope to see another 300 and more from you soon. A beautiful capture of this Robin bird. A very colorful one. Lovely composition and excellent details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hello Bob,
very delighted to see my friend's posting of a beautiful Robin on the 300th!
my heartiest congratulation and will see many more of your excellent works coming!
a perfect shot with good pov, sharpness, warm colouration and details on the bird
many thanks for sharing

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-02-19 10:10]

Hi Bob. Well congratulation on a fine shot and 300 postings well done. As i have said its a good close up of the colourful bird with fine detail and bright colours. a nice POV. well done TFS.

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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2008-02-19 10:15]

Hello Bob,
strange to see your name under bird's portrait.
Nice bird, thought I've never seen it in real life

Hi dear friend Bob, congratulations for your splendid 300th photo on TN, lovely little bird in great pose, superb colors, splendid sharpness and excellent details, BRAVO!, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • kjpweb Gold Star Critiquer [C: 326 W: 86 N: 1084] (4788)
  • [2008-02-19 10:33]

Congrats Bob! Though I'm sure you could have got much closer - according to your data you had an entire additional 1mm of focal length... :)
Wonderful vibrant color! Well done! Cheers, Klaus

Beautiful robin image. Color, lighting and focus are all good. The robin is a ubiquitous symbol of the Pacific Northwest and its increased activities is a harbinger of Spring.

Hello Bob
300 in and every one a moment in time captured with an eye that is thinking about the end product.
This Robin is just superbly taken...as ever...Blimey he is such big boy comapred to our dainty little European ones.
I can find no fault just praise for this Bob
My Best Regards

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-02-19 10:57]

Hi Bob.
What a wonderful bird and excellent picture. Image of the bird is superb. Amazing pose, great colours and excellent sharpness. I like diagonal BG and level of its details. My compliments and TFS. Lovely shot.

My hearty congratulations on 300th post. Many thanks for your creativity, skill, contribution and kindness.

Hi Bob,

It sounds like the US Robin is quite similar to the European Robin in that they are very curious and will hang around long enough to get a few shots off. This is a great shot and I haven't seen a close up on TN as far as I can remember. I loke the colours and the Robin's breast is such a vibrant red. A stunning looking bird and a great picture oif him.


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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2008-02-19 12:17]

Hi Bob!

The 300th posting... that also means that you have given out 300 times happiness, sadness, wisdom, life-experience, knowledge. I don't know what's the amount of all these qualities in your different postings, but I know that every of your posting is full of ... love!

Thank you for this, dear Bob!

Kind regards


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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2008-02-19 12:30]

Hi Bob

Congrats on your 300th post!

Wonderful shot of the American Robin, nicely composed and a fine pose, the colours are lovely especially the vibrant orangey red breast, good detail too.


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  • lizzie Gold Star Critiquer [C: 207 W: 0 N: 605] (2855)
  • [2008-02-19 14:31]

Hi Bob,

Very nice shot of the robin, beautiful vivid colours with good sharpness. We never know what will appear in front of the camera and this bird was kind enough to wait for you to capture him! Well done!


Hello Bob,
nice shot, good composition and very good low point of view,excellent sharpness and good depth of field, superb colors and good light, good details.

Congratulations on your 300th post. Birds are a change of scenery for you. This guy is great. Love that orange.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2008-02-19 16:06]

Congratulations on #300. This is a wonderful photo of the robin, I hope it means that spring is just around the corner.
Nice job on your Robins of the World theme. I enjoyed viewing it very much. TFS..

hello bob,

congratulations for posting 300 picture today, this shows your contribution and commitment to TN, you joined almost 10 months back on 13th April last year and have posted your 300th shot,this also means that you delighted us 300 times as your work gives us lot to learn and your notes are the best here,

this post came a a pleasing change with a beautiful robin, i liked the composition, pov and the beautiful colours,

well done,
tfs & regards

Hi Bob,
congratulations on your 300th with very beautiful and colorful robin. I wish you many hundreds shots on TN. I see this species for the first time. You capture it with great focus, composition and POV. superb colors. TFS, well done

Hi Bob
Congratulations for your 300th post!! Great shot of the Robin. Very good focus. Superb color! Excellent sharpness and details. Very well done!
TFS, Best Regards

Hey Bob,
Congrats on the 300, and what a beauty, stunning colours love the diagonal line if he grass, excellent d.o.f, perfect shot, all the best Cheers Rick :)

Hello Bob,

Very nice picture of this American robin. Good POV and focus. Very nice colours also.
Congratulations for your 300th post!


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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-02-20 1:13]

Hi Bob,
wow, 3 hundred already...you must be one of the prolific posters on here! We know all is right in the world when there's a daily submission from your good self. I am pleasantly suprised to see a shot such as this from you, and what a great one. I really like the way the grass goes from corner to corner here, as well as the rich colours you seem to always get into your work. Here's to another 300 hundred..i wonder what you'll posting by then...
cheers mate,
PT :O)

Bob, you joined TN on April 13 last year; you are still short of 64 days for your one year; you have posted 300 pictures so far; that means you have missed only one day till date!!
Prolific and superb work, my friend. Congratulations!
If I am not mistaken, this looks like your first bird picture on TN. And what a beauty! The American Robin looks majestic and beautiful. The background ambience too is wonderful.
Wishing you all the best for your next 300,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-02-20 6:14]

Hello Bob,
Your 300th post is amazing. This is really a beautiful bird. What a fantastic clear colours and great sharp detailed focus. Great POV, pose, DOF and composition. Congratulations.

Magnifique, le printemps est tôt chez-vous ,les couleurs sont superbes.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2008-02-20 9:08]

Hi Bob

Nice to see you are getting some new wildife action there, too, my friend!
This is a lovely photo of your robin there :) Looks very handsome ;)
I love the beautiful pose you managed to capture here as well as the lovely colors - especially on his chest.
Very nice contrast and good DOF, too.
Nice work!

Bravo and TFS

Hi Bob,

Congratulations for your 300th post on TN, this robin is impressive. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the bird. The photo is clear and precise. The subject is well framed. Have a nice day.


This is a beautiful sight!! still waiting to see this bird on my fence. Spring is on its way!! Congrats on 300!!!! Beautifully captured. TFS

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-02-20 20:34]

Hello Bob

Congratulations on the big milestone.
Great to see this harbinger of Spring albeit in a photo.
They will be here in a couple of weeks.
Lovely rich colours.
The details are sharp.



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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2008-02-21 12:24]
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Hi Bob

Congratulations on 300 posts! I have only really started to get to know you but you come across as really charming and lovely. I enjoy your posts and the insight into your life. I hope to see the next 300.

This is a lovely Robin shot. It is sharp and with lovly bright but natural colours. Nice low POV. Your Robins are almost as nice as ours :)



Wowwwww Bob,
splendid portrait of this colorfull bird
splendid, realy splendid my friend,

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-02-22 3:10]

Hi Bob,
Congratulations on your 300th post and you really do celebrate it with an outstanding shot of this Robin. Awesome colours and details and I like your low POV. Very nicely composed. Hope to see many many such posts from you in the coming days and you have been such inspirational to me in all ways. Thanks and Kudos.

What a little beauty! Great color! Wonderful sharpness and clarity. Well done!!!!

Hi egshannon
great shot
very well focused and nice colours
this birf looks just beatifull
unfortunatelya this bird isnt sitting on a tree just on the ground but thats the only thing what could be better
tfs Toba

Hi Bob!
First of all - my best congratulations because of your 300th post!!!
The robin from this picture looks really nice - so colourful, sharp, and well exposed.
All the best!

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-02-23 7:03]

Hello Bob! Wow what a great bird! Well that's MY territory remember? :-) You've really done a great job on the composition, the pose, the sharpness of the details and the exposure, a perfect shot for your 300th post! Congratulations my friend!


Dear Bob,
You have done it again.
No words to express my admiration any further.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-02-23 19:28]

Hello My Friend,
Belated Congratulations on your three hundredth post. Your images and great insightful notes are invaluble to the site. This image is super Bob as are all your other work so please continue gracing us with your talents.

Hallo Bob
I am stunned by the clear and bright colours of this American Robin. This is indeed a beautiful and slender looking bird. The combination of rusted red, black and white is stunning and a perfect match. On the other hand I am also amazed by the legs of the bird, it looks as if it belongs to a cranky old fossil. It looks really very old and dried out. Maybe it is my imagination but that is how I see it. This is a excellent portrait with very sharp details. Thanks for sharing.
Kind regards

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  • Helio Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 44 W: 0 N: 16] (533)
  • [2009-06-28 9:07]

Excelent shot, congratulations. Wonderful colors. I like it very much.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-01-06 4:30]

Hi Robert,
what a wonderful shot of this bird. Ecellent colours and superb sharpness. I like the way you talked about Canon & Nikon in Nagaraj butterfly shot.
Experience is hard to get, learning from you is wonderful.
Thanks for that.


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