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Copyright: Fikret Yorgancioglu (fiyo) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-10-14
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70, Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 II APO Macro Super
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/50 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Erithacus rubecula - Robin, Narbulbulu [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-12-04 12:47
Viewed: 4401
Favorites: 1 [view]
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Robin (Erithacus rubecula)
Tr ismi: Kızılgerdan

Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Passeriformes
Family Turdidae
Genus Erithacus

Size Length: 12.5 - 14 cm

Learn about the scientific name of this species and how it fits into the tree of life, at Nature Navigator


Widespread and common species. Included in the Birds of Conservation Concern Green List (low conservation concern)

The Robin is undoubtedly one of Britain's most dearly loved birds . It is instantly recognisable due to the rusty-red breast; indeed, 'Robin redbreast' and simply 'redbreast' are well-known alternative names . The sexes are very similar, but juveniles lack the red breast and are mottled with browns and buffs . The robin is one of the few birds to sing throughout the winter; its melodious, liquid song is a further feature that has endeared this species to the public . A short 'tick' call is also produced.

Widely distributed throughout Britain, with the exception of islands and the higher hills of Scotland . It also occurs throughout much of Europe, reaching as far east as central Siberia, as well as parts of North Africa and Turkey .

You can view distribution information for this
species at the National Biodiversity Network Gateway

Occurs in a range of habitats, but typically requires the presence of both dense vegetation and open areas. It breeds in woodlands, gardens, forest edges, parks , and even city centres .

Although the robin has been recorded feeding on a very wide range of food, the majority of the diet consists of invertebrates, soft fruit and seeds. As most of the food is taken from the ground, snowfall can cause huge numbers of deaths.

Robins are very territorial birds throughout the year; in winter both males and females defend their own territory, and males often hold the same territory throughout their lives . Territories are defended by means of singing from a prominent perch, and by aggressively driving intruders away.During the breeding season, a female is allowed into a male's territory; she makes the cup-shaped nest of dead leaves and moss with a lining of hair .The nest is often located in unusual places, such as in old teapots, jacket pockets, and on shelves in buildings, as well as in more 'natural' locations such as amongst ivy. After the end of March, between 4 and 6 white or faintly bluish, speckled eggs are laid, and incubated by the female for up to 15 days. After hatching the young are fed by the female on items of food brought to the nest by the male .Two broods are usually produced each year, although a pair may occasionally go on to rear a third .


Alex99, SelenE, yildizbanu, eruyanik, shal, metcher, nainnain, Hil, dew77, sAner, SkyF, coasties, pilonm, wallhalla15, Janice, Silvio2006, jeanpaul, TAZ, jmp has marked this note useful
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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2006-12-04 13:06]

Hi Fikret.
What a nice excellent executed shot. BRAVO. Perfect detailed image of beautiful bird with nice colours, extremely well elected DOF (BG is really amazing). Composition of the shot is outstanding as well as cropping, lighting and exposure. My compliments and TFS.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2006-12-04 13:13]

Merhaba Fikret Bey,
Kompozisyon, netlik, keskinlik, ve isik kullaniminiz cok guzel. Piril piril bir fotograf, elinize saglik.

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  • pvb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
  • [2006-12-04 13:16]

This is a very good post of this cute little robin.
Perfect sharpness and details with very good colours.
I also like the blurred bg and your model is sitting in a very nice pose.
tfs paula

Selam Fikret bey,
Mükemmel bir kare olmuş.
Kızılgerdan'ın netliği,kadraj,renkler ve detaylar harika.
Ellerinize sağlık.

Again and again wonderful! That stick on the bottom side is your signature to me. Looking to your bird photos i think that i will buy a dslr and a bazooka! i'm serious when i get appropriate conditions i want to get them and shoot these beauties!
Thank you!

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  • shal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 256 W: 64 N: 481] (2140)
  • [2006-12-04 14:02]

Heu Fikret,
this is a superb shot,
excellent details and composition,
great framing aswell,
very well done :D
Cheers :D

Hello Fikret!
Your pic is so well executed in all aspects...clean and well composed.
Very detailed bird, so we can apreciate their whole colors, and the best is the DOF and de background you got it, just perfect.

Hi, Fikret.
This is very lovely. Great pose - looks like brave bird. Very good exposure, details and sharpness.

tres mignon ce petit oiseau, couleurs jolies et nettes sur un excellent BG bien flou
bravo et merci du partage

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2006-12-04 14:36]

Hi Fikret,

What a stunning shot of my favourite Garden Bird, I think in the UK we all have one each in our Gardens, the composition is just superb with a fabulous pose by the Robin, the feather detail is excellent with beautiful natural colours and a great BG.

TFS Hilary :o)

Merhaba Fikret,
Tek kelime ile muhteşem bir fotoğraf.Her şey kusursuz.Bu arada modelinde hakkını yemeyelim güzel poz vermiş:)).Elinize sağlık.


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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-12-04 15:00]

Merhaba Fikret Bey,
Çok güzel bir kızılgerdan fotografı.Netlik,doğal renkler,gözdeki canlılık,arka plan,ışık ve kadraj herşey mükemmel olmuş.Ellerinize sağlık!

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2006-12-04 15:17]

Love it. Sharp details, well composed, good pov. All excellent. 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)
  • [2006-12-04 18:58]

Hello Fikret,
beautiful shot, with lovely details and georgous colors. POV, sharpness and composition are excellent.

Hi Fikret

Stunning shot. Excellent pose and lovely clear sharp details. Congrats on an excellent job. TFS.

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  • pilonm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 588 W: 90 N: 975] (3321)
  • [2006-12-04 20:56]

Hello Fikret,

You approach the perfection with that picture!!! I'm very impressed with your composition, the nice natural colors and the great details you got with the Nikon D70. We really feel like if we are looking at a 3D picture!!! And the bird itself is so cute!!! Great capture and wonderful image!!! TFS,


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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-12-04 22:33]

Hello Fikret

A near perfect shot of this cute robin.The DOF and POV are excellent .The details are razor sharp.The colours are well saturated.The photo is in perfect focus showing all the details of the plumage.The photo is well composed and the sugject stands out well against the splendid blurred BG.Well done .TFS


Hello Fikret,
very nice capture with great colours, lighting, sharpness, POV and DOF. Very good composition. Thank you for posting.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-12-05 4:24]

The colouring of this wonderful bird is very pretty, and good sharpness and POV too. Well seen and captured Fikret

Hi Fikret, very well done, splendid colors, perfect focus, great sharpness, lovely details, all is ok, ciao Silvio

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  • sayat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 280 W: 0 N: 258] (1457)
  • [2006-12-05 10:10]

Kızılgerdanlar minik birer doğa harikasıdır ve sizin fotoğrafınız da bunu çok güzel yansıtmış. Netlik ve renkler olağanuüstü. Kuşun gövdesindeki güzel renklere bakmaya doyamıyor insan. Tebrikler.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-12-05 13:35]

Otra gran captura Fikret, con una agudeza envidiable, mostrando finos detalles y texturas del plumaje del ave realmente maravillosos.
Colores intensos, pero no saturados, en contraposición con un perfecto fondo difuso y un preciso encuadre con la percha ligeramente en declive desde el vértice de la escena, completan una presentación muy bella... de veras.
Gracias y un cordial saludo desde Buenos Aires... Ricardo

Another great capture Fikret, with an enviable sharpness, showing fine details and textures of the plumage of the bird really wonderful.
Intense but not saturated colors, in opposition with a perfect diffuse bottom and a precise framing with the hanger lightly in decline from the vertex of the scene, they complete a very beautiful presentation... indeed.
Thank you and a cordial greeting from Buenos Aires... Ricardo

excellent,c'est le seul mot a dire pour ce cliché.

Bonjour Fikret
Une excellente photo avec un oiseau que je n'avais pas vu depuis assez longtemps,les couleurs sont justes et parfaitements exposées ainsi que les détails.Le BG est magnifique. Félicitations pour la belle composition.
Merci et bravo ...JP

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-12-06 2:42]

This beautiful robin sure looks proud of himself, Fikret.
A fantastic POV of this cocky little bird.
Details are very sharp and the colors are gorgeous.
Great pose, really.
TFS. : )

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-12-06 3:25]

Hi Fikret
What a splendi capture with this adorable robin!
The POV here is excellent and the DOF impecable, isolating the subject very well from the blurry BG.
Also the exposure is IMO very well managed and as a result, the colors are lovely and well saturated.
Very nice sharp details and a superb composition, as well.
Great work!

Bravo and TFS

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-12-06 5:46]

Hello Fikret,
Robins are common, but your photo is not common but superb ! Here the little bird is so cute, the feathers are beautiful. You managed well the setting and the result is a great quality. Exposure, colors, sharpness and DOF are excellent.
Congratulations and TFS

Nicely done Fikret.
Very well exposed, I like this soft light and color. Excllent sharpness with very good detail, POV, DOF, BG, comp, and a nice pose :)
Have a good day mf.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-12-06 13:24]

Hi Fikret,
Perfect capture! Great pov, details, colors, sharpness and bg.
TFS, José M.

Bu kare cok hosuma gitti fikrek bey. bol isikli günler.

Hi Fikret
Good shot,very nice POV,saturation and details,well done
Regards and TFS

* Piotr *

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  • Connie (118)
  • [2007-09-05 11:15]

Bello! Bravo bravo bravo!!!

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