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One Small Step For Mankind...

One Small Step For Mankind...
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Copyright: Grzegorz Wieczorek (red45) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-01-24
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 APO DG Macro
Exposure: f/9.6, 1/750 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-01-24 6:15
Viewed: 3143
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
...but one big step for me :-) This is Robin, very common across Europe and well known small bird. I saw photos of this specie many times on TN. But this is my first photo of Robin! They are not very common in my area or maybe they are well hidden :-) Anyway, after -30C degrees night I went to Zdrowie Park again to seek something alive. Morning was beautifull with blue sky, sunlight and white snow covering everything on sight. I walked more then three hours, it was really hot - minus fifteen maybe :-) I saw many well known to me species of birds, few walking people, frozen waterfall, one very brave fisherman who was fishing under ice on big pond and finally - my first Robin. It was very successful walk.

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-01-24 6:18]

Is a hard time for this little bird!
Great capture your firs robin!
Details are great and clears!

Hello Grzegorz,
Congratulation for this lovely first capture of the Robin!

So lovely - and I had to smile - 3 minutes ago I looked outside my window and also saw a cute little robin in my garden.
Thanks for yours, it's wonderful.
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-01-24 6:25]

Hello Greg,
We are neighbours today!
A delightful capture of a Robin that looks happy despite the cold! The POV, pose, sharpness and lightmanagement all add to a high quality image of this popular little bird.
We have one in our garden and he has learnt to hang on the suet ball to feed1
Thanks and all the best,

Hi Grzegorz,

Congrats with your first robin! You have done it very very well.

Bravo and TFS.

Ha, don't worry, Spring is coming soon! :)

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-01-24 7:16]

Hello Greg,
This one looks just like the permanent Robin that we have out here in the snow by the bird feeders! Yours looks so cute and fluffed up in the cold and I love the light and the colours. Excellent work for a first Robin!
TFS and regards, Ulla

Hello Grzegorz,

Each with an image very pretty cold robin was shot. Sharpness, exposure, very successful. TFS


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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-01-24 7:53]

Hello Grzegorz
Wonderful capture of robin in snow. I like colors and details

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2010-01-24 8:06]

A beautiful robin against the snow, Greg.
Good low POV, excellent job on the exposure with the snow.
Vivid colors and sharp details on this cute little bird.
Congratulations and TFS. ; )

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-01-24 8:23]

Hallo Grzegorz,
Natura juz tak to stworzyla ,ze te maluchy nawet w tych temperaturach jak opisujesz daja sobie rade.U mnie temperatury powyzej 0C.
Jak na Twoim zdjeciu widac te ptaszki sa bardzo fotogeniczne.Swietna ostrosc.naturalne kolory i zimowe tlo.Wyglada na to ,ze pomimo mrozu mieliscie sloneczny dzien.Pozdrawiam Siggi

Witaj MF Greag,

An awesome capture of this lovely and cheeky red-breast beauty on snow from nice POV with excellent DOF and fine composition.
TFS and have a nice night MF!


Hi, Grzegorz
Really nicely photographed, good details, nice colors.

TFS, Anders

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2010-01-24 9:49]

Hi Greg. Congrats for getting a first with this Robin. You were able to take a fine picture of the snow. It sound like you aare having a very cold time at the moment. Good feather detail with natural looking colours. TFS.

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-01-24 11:04]

Hi Greg,
Congratulations on your first Robin Photo:)It's an excellent capture with clear details and sharpness.Well exposed and composed too.
Thanks for posting..

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2010-01-24 11:17]

Witaj Grzegorzu,
Widze, ze twoj rudzik tez na sniegu, a w sloncu ma piekne kolory, prawidlowa ostrosc. Bardzo udana fotografia.
Pozdrawiam, Pawel
P.S. Mojego szczygla fotografowalem juz po zachodzie slonca, trudne swiatlo, z samochodu okolo 3-4m.

hello Grzegorz
very good sharpness and good details of this beautiful bird
great shot
greeting lou

Your first try at a Robin is a real beauty Grzegorz, very good definition and the posture and the fluffy feathers point to the cold weather rather nicely. TFS MF.

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2010-01-24 13:01]

Hi Grzegorz

Indeed, the Robin is well known in our regions, bu that's not a reason not to present it. Congratulations for your first! You have put this cute little fellow well on stage and I like the contrast with the white snow.

Kind regards


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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2010-01-24 16:52]
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Hi Greg

It sure is nice to see a couple of postings in succession from you again as recently you
too have become somewhat sporadic. However, this site never dies on us, we might do
a bit of a detour somewhere else (due to various reasons or responsibilities), but usually
it doesn't take too long than we're back again and life continuous the "normal" way. I am
glad for your behalf to see this first-off posting you've done with the Red-breasted Robin.
I know how excited I get when I captured a new species for the first time so I can relate
to your "One small step for mankind…but one big step for me".

You captured lovely sharp details on this tiny fluff-ball. The colours are natural and strong
and the bird is nicely enhanced by the white snow in the BG. Good contrasts and details
shown in the snow as well.

Well done and TFS.
Have a great week MF.

Btw, seems like we are both living in extreme zones. You just experienced the -30°C and
here in sunny Zululand we had a scorching day at +35°C.

Hi Greg

A fine winter shot of this poor robin in the snow; how do they survive -30 deg!!! Good composition and details.


Ciao Grzegorz, lovely bird in nice pose on the snow, beautifiul colors, excellent sharpness and fine details, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-01-25 10:51]

Hello Greg,
Fantastic photo of this Robin in the snow. Excellent sharpness, details and pose. Very beautiful light and colours. Good POV, contrasting BG and composition.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2010-01-25 15:47]

Hi Greg,

22 below? I don't think I could survive it after a dozen years in Arizona!! But this beautiful Robin seems to be doing very well and is actually enjoying the snow. The redbreast against the white snow is wonderful. The face, wings and plumage are magnificent. I do hope it warms up for all of you.


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