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Two Years On TN + 450th posting

Two Years On TN  + 450th posting
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Copyright: NICHOLAS GLEN (nglen) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-02-01
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40D, Canon 400 F5.6 L.
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/50 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Milestones, Vanderschelden's favorites III, My favourite naturescapes [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-02-11 10:07
Viewed: 3816
Points: 86
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Today i have been a member of TN for two yesrs and this is my 450th posting . I felt i would post a Robin as its my favorite bird as a lot of you know. I would like to dedicate this to all other members . Of which many have become good friends in the short time. Many of you have helped me to learn so much about photography and nature with your helpful critiques . I have been lucky to have met some of you and hope to do so again this year.

Robin ( Erithacus rubecula ) Length 14cm.
The Robin is one of the most familiar and popular garden Birds of all. The Robin is an aggressive species with the males sometimes fighting to the death to defend their territory.
The male and female are almost identical with brown crown, wings, upperparts and tail, a grey band along the sides of the breast, white belly and the famous red breast which is actually a deep orange colour. Juvenile Birds can cause confusion as they lack red in their plumage, being a rather dull spotty brown in colour.
Robins sing all year round, defending summer and winter territories with their fluty melodic song.
The Robin can be found in almost every garden as it is one of the tamest Birds, happily feeding alongside humans as they work. They will often take live food such as Earthworms or Mealworms from the hand.
Breeds from March to August building a cup shaped nest from grass and leaves lined with hair. Lays 4-6 pale blue-white eggs lightly spotted with red and incubates for 13-15 days. The young fledge after 12-14 days. They often have two broods

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hello Nicholas!
Congratulation for the anniversary of two years on T.N. and the beauty of the photos you've always show,like this beautiful Robin

best sERGIO

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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2009-02-11 10:19]

Hello Nicholas !
What a wonderful picture of this Robin ! The amount on details in the plumage is amazing, and everythong else is excellent too - natural colors, wonderful composition, beautiful POV, excellent blurred BG. The
white lichen on the branch looks fantastic. Very well done !

Congrats, Nick, you celebrate this double-anniversary with a fantastic robin - it's wonderful. The details in this shot are amazing, those colours, the sharpness, very well done - and thanks for you shots during this time, I won't miss a single one ...
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hello Nick,
Number 450 and maybe your best image to celebrate this.
Absolutely awesome photo.
Very beautiful and technically perfect.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-02-11 10:36]

Hello Nicholas,
Congratulations to your double holiday.
Fantastic composing shot wit a lot of details, the sharpnes is great the colours are beautiful, and the pof and the dof are good, very good one again, good job
Best regards Siggi

Hi Nick,
CONGRATULATIONS on your 2nd Anniversary here on TN and also for 450th posting of beautiful birds of Europe. Superb capture of this beautiful robin. Excellent sharp details and a lovely composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

trés belle image.Mes compliment

hello Nicholas

Congratulation for your 2nd anniversary on TN
and also for your 450th photo posting,

very beautiful photography of the Robin,
shot with fine POV and framing, beautiful warm
luminosity and colour tones, excellent sharpness
and details, beautiful pose of the bird, TFS


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-02-11 11:14]

Hello Nick,
450 Quality photos in two years! Wow, that's a lot. CONGRATULATIONS. You celebrate this with an amazing beautiful photo. The colours, sharpness, POV and composition are perfect. Very beautiful OOF BG. The lichen on the branche is a big bonus.
Thanks for all these beauties!

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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2009-02-11 11:15]

Hi Nick,

Congratulations for your two years of activity on TN and for your 450 th post. It was alois a pleasure looking at your photos and reading your notes. The quality of your images is an example for me. This 450 th post is a very good example of waht an excelent bird photo should be.

Thank you for sharing and I wish you many more to come,

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-02-11 11:17]

Hi Nicholas,
Congratulations on 450th post and 2nd anniversary.This is a very nice post again.Sharpness,details,exposure and clarity is perfect as always.
Thanks for sharing.

hello Nicholas
congratulation 450 is not little
i hope more of this picture see from you
great details and very beautiful colours
great shot
greeting lou

Hi Nicholas,

Congrats on the 2 years and 450.

Really a beautifull image that you have posted. Technically and artistically well handled. Thank you for all the birds you have taught us about.


Hi Nicholas,
Congratulation for your 2nd anniversary on TN
and also for your 450th photo posting.

Very nice also you had post today, wonderful natural colors, superb details and perfect depht of field.
Best whishes,

happy anniversary Nick
You end these 2 years definitely with a good one, as usual should I say
Please keep on for another 2 years or more

Hi Nick
Beautiful shot on the special ocasion Congratulations! Perfectly shrp image with great blured background, natural colors and good compo. Lichens as a special bonus
I am waiting for more great shots
Best wishes

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-02-11 12:07]

Hi Nick,

A gorgeous Robin for your double celebration. Congratulations on two years and 450 magnificent posts. I have enjoyed every one of them. This Robin is perfect in every way - pose - beautiful colors - magnificent details of the face and plumage - a fantastic composition. Here's to the next two years!!!


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-02-11 12:15]

Hello Nick,
Congratulations on being with us for two years!
This wonderful Robin portrait is a great image to mark the occasion. You have delighted us with excellent high quality portraits of a number of small British birds as well as insects and I have seen how you have improved as a nature photographer to reach a near professional standard to set a fine example for us all.
Thanks and I hope you will be with TN for a long time to come!

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2009-02-11 12:30]

Hi Nick
you were already a good photographer before you joined TN, but now you have developed into an amazing one, as demonstrated here. Two years has flown by, and your contribution here is a very valuable one. The consistant high quality of your shots puts my attempts at bird photography to shame! Congrats, and here's to many more mate!

congratulation Nick for the aniversary !
you show us a wonderful photo , perfect for this moment ,
very sharp picture with beautiful colours and fine details !
well done !

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  • volkan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 497 W: 10 N: 4] (2425)
  • [2009-02-11 12:50]

Hi Nick,
congrats on your 450th post..
another great capture from you..
very well composed..

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6554 W: 89 N: 15640] (65419)
  • [2009-02-11 13:03]

Hi Nico,nothing better to celebrate this double anniversary! The details and the colors of this robin are over the top! I like a lot the little lichen on the tree,fantastic work....my best compliments,Luciano

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2009-02-11 13:07]

Hola amigo,
beautiful capture and sharp.
frame and exquisite color...
a hug friend.

Hi Nick, Congratulation on your 2nd anniversary on TN and 450th shot. Thanks a lot for all MF! Lovely and perfect capture of cute fellow in a fine composition.
TFS and cheers,

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2009-02-11 14:34]

Hi Nick and many happy return of the day!

2 years and 450 images is a terrific result! I'm a little "older" than you, but i have a lot of work to do to catch-up with the number :))
A robin is a very good choice for this occasion and this photo especially, since it's so beautiful and well taken.
The details are absolutely pin-sharp - especially around the head - and the colors are most gorgeous...that red face-neck-chest stands out so well out of the entire frame.
The DOF is also well chosen and it isolates the subject very well from the BG. Well controlled exposure and good composition, too.

Bravo, TFS and many congratulations again!

PS: don't forget to vote on the forum ;)

Hello Nicholas
Congratulation for your two years on TN, and all your 450 photos are masterpieces. You are a great bird photographer.
this shot of this robin is perfect : colors, sharpness, pose of the bird, POV and BG are wonderful
very well done

Congratulations on both scores Nicholas, your commemorative posting is a superb capture of a beautifully formed Robin in a characteristic pose, a "textbook" image in great detail and that lichen forms a nice counterpoint to the colourful bird, cinching a very fine composition indeed!

Hello Nick,

I'm so glad that I saw this, to congratulate you on your 2nd anniversary and also to receive a share of the dedication of this excellent photograph of a robin; also my favourite bird!
A sharp, alert pose, capturing the plummage details well, and using the slightly inclined twig as part of the fine composition.

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2009-02-11 15:53]

Hola Nicolas.
Great image to celebrate 2 years as member of this excellent family in TN. 450Photos is easy to say, but what I like most is becouse all of them are in such a high quality lavel and great notes that I have learned a lot.
Thanks my friend, people like You makes this site a great place to be.

hello nicholas,
congratulations on completing 2 years and 450 posts at Treknature, this is a fine capture to be posted today, the details of the plumage are excellent here, lovely colour tones, precise dof, well composed shot,
well done,
tfs & regards

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  • efsus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)
  • [2009-02-12 0:17]

Merhaba Nick,
Çok berrak, pırıl pırıl bir kare sunmuşsun dostum. Renkler netlik ve artalan çok başarılı. Tebrikler.


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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-02-12 1:05]

Hello Nicholas
Wonderful colors and great details.

hi Nick,
A superb picture of a Robin to celeberate your 450th post. Very sharp and perfect in all aspects. We have seen the most beautiful collection from you, and hope to see your 1000th posting soon.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2009-02-12 4:25]

you are celebrating this achievement with very fine image of robin, excellent composition and nice colors. tfs.

Hi Nick,
congrats for your 2 years on TN, i have been nice to have you around and see your fine pictures and I hope you will stay much longer.
It's also good to see a good photographer grown up to a Great one.
About the picture. It's beautiful with very nice natural colours.Very good sharpness and fine details, every feather is well seen.
And it stand out well from the BG.
Well done, mf.

Hello Nick,

We have been lucky to have met you and hope to do so again this year. Congrats with your 450th posting and two years membership of TN. You dedicated your favorite bird to us and I must say it's one of your best.

POV, DOF and BG are very good. Your compo is as usual. Excellent.

Greetings and TFS BOB

Hi Nick, congratulations for your two years on TN and thanks for your splendid 450th post, an other fantastic bird with wonderful colors, fine details, perfect focus and lovely blurry BG, excellent sharpness, bravo, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2009-02-13 13:54]

Hi Nick,
Congratulations on your second TN anniversary and your 450th post!! :-D
Very good detail.
Superb composition.
The lichen is a nice touch :-)

Well done,

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  • GaryT Gold Star Critiquer [C: 102 W: 7 N: 236] (160)
  • [2009-02-13 15:50]

Excellent lighting. I like the lichen on the branch -- nice touch. Gary

Congratulations Nick!
This is a lovely shot of the Robin, with a lichen and a nice background. All the details are very well captured, specially the variety of the tones of the feathers. Thanks for all your photos. Cheers,

Congrats Nicholas, and an excellent image to mark your b-day with..
The lichen growing on the branch adds great interest.
Beautiful work mf!

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2009-02-16 9:49]

merhaba Nicholas
congratulations for the anniversary at TN
wonderful capture of this cute robin
POV, BG, DOF, light, colours, sharpness and details are great

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2009-02-16 16:46]

Hi Nick
I had miss that one .Congradulation for your swcond year on TN and thak you for all the nice picture you had post.Beautiful composition.Good POV and razor sharp image with excellent plumage detail,Colors are outstanding.
TFS Michel

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-02-17 7:11]

Hello Nick,
I'm so sorry to have missed this great occasion! Congratulations and please keep on posting your lovely captures of birds!! This Robin is gorgeous as it is posed very nicely on the branch. Razor sharp details and beautiful light and colours. I lilke the background too and the fine composition!
Many thanks and all the best wishes, Ulla

Hi Nicholas,

I missed your anniversary':-].Hope its not too late.8 days quite late actually.Really sharp shot and the colour is beautiful.TFS and congratulation on your two years and 450th posts with great quality of photography.


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