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Erithacus rubecula

Erithacus rubecula
Photo Information
Copyright: Annick Vanderschelden (vanderschelden) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2553 W: 74 N: 7464] (30441)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-01-06
Categories: Birds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Coasties Favourites, Vanderschelden's Robins, Erithacus rubecula - Robin, Narbulbulu [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-01-13 4:52
Viewed: 4278
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The robin belongs to a group of mainly insectivorous birds that have been assigned to the thrushes or "flycatchers", dependent on how these groups were perceived taxonomically through the years. Eventually, the flycatcher-thrush assemblage was separated and the genus Erithacus assigned to a group of thrush-like true flycatchers that also includes the nightingale and the Old World chats.

Two other species are usually placed in Erithacus. These, however are peculiar island birds, occurring on the other (Eastern) end of the Palearctic. Biogeography and mtDNA cytochrome b sequence data indicate that they are best separated together with some Far Eastern "nightingales", leaving the European species in Erithacus (Seki 2006).

In its large continental Eurasian range, robins vary somewhat, but do not form discrete populations that might be considered subspecies (Pätzold 1995[verification needed], Dietzen et al. 2003). Thus, robin subspecies are mainly distinguished by forming resident populations on islands and in mountaineous areas.

Shooting Date/Time
6/01/2007 12:49:50
Shooting Mode
Shutter-Priority AE
Tv( Shutter Speed )
Av( Aperture Value )
Metering Mode
Evaluative Metering
Exposure Compensation
ISO Speed
98.0 - 280.0mm
Focal Length

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hi annick,
nice shot,
well composed,
fine pov, excellent colours,
well done,
tfs & regards

Nice shot beautiful bokeh nice DOF and lovely detail. TFS rgds Necip.

Very nice...
J'aime le flou et les details du premier plan...bravo.

excellent, lovely colors!!!

Hello Annick

Really a nice picture of this little sweetheart and an interesting composition as well. Very nice colours (I really like the bg colours). Very good control on dof with a well blurred background and still lots of details in the bird. All over a very pleasant picture to look at. - Personally I would crop off some of teh top - I think 1/3 of the redish area. But that is all personal.

Have a nice weekend

Hello Annick,

I really like the composure here, the perfect DOF has mad a good clorful BG being blurd drawing the focus on the bird, excllent colors, bg pov dof, nicly done.

TFS Kyle

hi annick!
beautiful photo on robin with
a nice bg whos goes with the bird fine
well composed and nice pov and dof

Hi Annick

This is just beautiful! I love all the space you have given to the left and the top. Nice colours too.... and wow.... what a cute model! Very nice work. TFS.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-01-13 16:29]

Hi Annick

This Robin was very patient with you to let you take so many spledid shots of him! :)
Another superb post!
Again, you present him in all its beauty, with that vividly colored chest and with charming details.
I really like the interesting composition here - very refreshing due to the positioning of the bird - a choice that few make nowadays...but i really like it! It's rather rare to see it like this thesedays ;)
The DOF is another strong point of the image which blurred the BG superbly and kept all the attentions focued on the bird.
Great work, my friend!

Bravo and TFS

Hi Annick,

Thanks for the kind and gracious critique on my last picture. I’m glad you liked it.

This is a nice pictire of the Robin. Very nice DOF and blurred BG.

Well done and TFS.

Good detail and color, nice comp.


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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-01-14 4:09]

Hi Annick.
Very interesting nice and simply composed.Very good managed DOF and very nice POV.Amazing colours.Beautiful colour tones in OOF backgroung.
Well done,TFS.
Greetings Milos

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