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European Robin

European Robin
Photo Information
Copyright: Dan Bachmann (danbachmann) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 74 W: 19 N: 151] (571)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-03
Categories: Birds
Camera: Pentax PZ-20, Pentax F 100-300, FujiFilm Velvia 50, uv haze
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Rouge-gorge / Robin (part. 1) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-07-26 4:54
Viewed: 6296
Points: 9
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is known as a robin in the UK. It looks quite different than than what we call a robin where I come from (New Jersey, USA).

This was the only time I used my telephoto lens on my one week trip on the tip of Cornwall. I was lucky to be able to get so close and also find something to help support the lens (300mm).

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I like your composition Dan, It's only a shame that the little twigs make damage to your photo. Farther I like the colours alot.
good job

Welcome to TN Dan, Not a bad picture very nicely set in the scene with the surrounding twigs , though the OOF twig could do with being cloned out, and fill flash would of light the breast side a bit and reveal the colour of his breast.

  • Good 
  • Callie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 95 N: 2610] (7555)
  • [2004-07-26 13:28]

Who shot Cock Robin? I said Callie, with my D70, etc. Very nice. i like the position in the frame, the size is fine. I shot them too, and they are verydifficult to get. However, the plumage is a bit darl - try using fill flash, it just brings out the plumage. Also, try F8, f5,6 is too shallow, see the tail & bottom of the body.

WElcome on TN Dan. Nice picture of this Robin. The colours and the composition are very good but I have to agree with Robert about the light.

  • Great 
  • orme Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 45 W: 0 N: 56] (188)
  • [2004-08-09 21:46]

Good composition, Dan. While I wish the robin was sharper, I like the way you have framed the shot with the little robin amongst the 'dangerous' looking branches. The blue background really makes the shot work.

  • Great 
  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2006-02-13 21:59]

I took a look at your first posts.
This one was good seen with my eyes of today.
Thank you Dan.

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