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European Robin

European Robin
Photo Information
Copyright: Arunas Eismantas (Aukstaitis) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 161] (846)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-03-22
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D80
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-12-18 9:17
Viewed: 8111
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The European Robin (Erithacus rubecula) or - in Europe - simply Robin is a small passerine bird that was formerly classed as a member of the thrush family, but is now considered to belong to the Old World flycatchers (Muscicapidae). European Robins and similar small European species are often called chats.

It occurs all over Europe to Western Siberia, south to Algeria and on the Atlantic Ocean as far as the Azores and Madeira. In the south east, it reaches the Caucasus range.
The European Robin is a common European songbird. It is 12.5 - 14.0 cm (5.0 - 5.5 inches) long and it is known for its pugnacious behaviour despite its small size. The distinctive red patch on the chest of both sexes led to its original name of redbreast. In the fifteenth century, when it became popular to give human names to familiar species, the bird came to be known as Robin redbreast, which was eventually shortened to robin (Lack, 1953:44).

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Hello Arunas,
Delightful picture of the European Robin taken from a fine perspective. I like the way its head is cocked to one side, giving a fuller view of it.
The light has been used very effectively in this shot.

Hello Arunas,
This is a very good and sharp capture of this little beauty. I really like this proximity, composition, POV and lightning. This is a great portrait of this bird. Thanks,

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  • shal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 256 W: 64 N: 481] (2140)
  • [2006-12-18 10:08]

Excellent compo. and pose by this pretty bird,
great details and lovely capture :)
Cheers :D

I love the pose! Good detail and color. Well done.

Hi Arunas...
Excellent sharpness..details in plumage are outstanding.
Nice pose. Good light.

Hello Arunas,
This is a wonderful presentation of the european robin.
You used a magnificent POV, were very close to the bird, and therefore you got plenty of beutiful details, specially in the feathers.
The DOF works great for the diffuse and soft background.
I like very much the colors showed here, the light, the overall illumination, and the pose of the bird.
Composition is great too.
No more left than congratulate you and send my best regards,

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  • marcin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 138 W: 0 N: 268] (2057)
  • [2006-12-18 11:22]

witan Arunas
super ostre zdjecie, wszystkie potrzebne szczeguly na piorach i oczach widac doskonale

un magnifique cliché avec une superbe pose de l'oiseau,mais peu ou pas d'interet pour les cliché des autres!!!

Excellent shot!
Good pose, light and details.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-12-18 14:15]

Lovely close up shot, excellent details and colours. Great POV. Very sweet



Hi Arunas,
Fantastic shot. I like it very much witht the great expression, DOF and sharpness. All of them works perfectly.

no way i just cant belive that this shot is taken with Fz30

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