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Copyright: NICHOLAS GLEN (nglen) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-03-27
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 7D, Canon 400 F5.6 L.
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/200 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-03-28 9:23
Viewed: 3040
Points: 58
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I am sorry to say its another Robin . I just have not been out taking pictures now for a few weeks so this was taken in the garden yesterday.

Hope you are all well. Nick.

Robin ( Erithacus rubecula ) Length 14cm.
The Robin is one of the most familiar and popular garden Birds of all. The Robin is an aggressive species with the males sometimes fighting to the death to defend their territory.
The male and female are almost identical with brown crown, wings, upperparts and tail, a grey band along the sides of the breast, white belly and the famous red breast which is actually a deep orange colour. Juvenile Birds can cause confusion as they lack red in their plumage, being a rather dull spotty brown in colour.
Robins sing all year round, defending summer and winter territories with their fluty melodic song.
The Robin can be found in almost every garden as it is one of the tamest Birds, happily feeding alongside humans as they work. They will often take live food such as Earthworms or Mealworms from the hand.
Breeds from March to August building a cup shaped nest from grass and leaves lined with hair. Lays 4-6 pale blue-white eggs lightly spotted with red and incubates for 13-15 days. The young fledge after 12-14 days. They often have two broods

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Hello Nicholas.
A true paint of the nature!
The coloration of this delicate bird is simply fantastic!
The sharpness and details are excellent.
Congratulations and TFS!
José Roberto

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2010-03-28 9:30]

Hi Nick,
A very lovely portrait of this robin.
Spring is here! What bright colors.
A great pose on that branch against the dark BG.
Excellent details and beautiful light.
TFS. : )

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-03-28 9:40]

Hello Nick,
A 'sorry' for such a great photo? No, this is great!
Excellent sharpness, details and clear light and colours. Fantastic isolation from the beautiful OOF BG. Superb POV and composition.

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-03-28 9:59]

What a great robin from your garden!
I thinks the little birds like your garden!
Wonderful details and great BG.

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-03-28 10:06]

Hi Glen,
Splendid portrait of this Robin, congratulations!

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2010-03-28 10:12]

Hi Nick.
I think the combination of Canon 7D and 400 mm prime lens is the best. I like how well it work in your hands. Wonderful 3D-image of a very cute robin. Fantastic isolation from absolutely smooth and nice BG. Details and sharpness of the bird and branch images are simply great. Bravo. Perfect job.

Beautiful, Nick! I have to agree with Alexei that the 7D and the 400 lens make for a very impressive combination. Great POV, nicely positioned within the frame, and, of course, spot-on DOF.


Ciao Nicholas. Another pleasant Robin in stunning detaisl and DOF. Exciting contrast against the blurred BG.


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-03-28 11:10]

Hello Nick,
This is great!
The pose, POV, exposure, colours, lighting, sharpness and contrasting OOF natural BG make this a top quality portrait of a Robin.
Thanks and have a good week,

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2010-03-28 11:15]

Hi Nicholas,
a very nice macro.
Excellent colors, a high-class composition.
Appreciated and provided a description!
Best regards,

Hello Nick,
Excellent capture with such wonderful colours. Very good clarity and sharpness.
Fine composition with superb details and great POV. Amazing BG.

Hello Nick,
Fantastic capture of your friend Robin. Very nice contrast of the orange feathers and the dark green background. Cheers,

hello Nick

very beautiful photo of the Robin, fine POV, DOF and framing,
fine focus excellent sharpness and details of the foreground,
beautifully blurred background, TFS


Hello Nick,
a splendid portrait of the European Robin in a very beautiful pose, very good sharpness and marvellous colours, excellent POV, DOF and composition
Best regards

Hello Nicholas,
Wonderful Robin in a lovely pose. As always, wonderful colors, details, background and composition. Well done!

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-03-28 12:42]

Hello Nicholas,
Fantastic shot of a robin with wonderful colours and perfect focus and lighting!
Best regards Siggi

Ciao Nick, lovely composition with beautiful bird in nice pose against blurry BG, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, excellent sharpnessand fine details, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi Nicholas,A very nice shot, you have captured the Robins pose very well, I also like the Perch,
Regards Les

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2010-03-28 15:18]

Slav Nîck,
A very good capture of this Robin with great sharpness and taken from excellent POV.Very nice colors and perfect details.Very well done!TFS.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-03-29 6:46]

Very elegant if not proud pose by your Robin. Happy to be with you, I think. tfs.

Hello Nicholas,

Very great image.
Sharpness, detail, lighting and composition with a very successful set square.
Thanks for sharing.

Best Regards,

Hello Nicholas,
You could repeat 100 photos of these same birds, and all would be a delight of good taste and technique to compose. Excellent work, clean textures, impressive leigth... Thanks for sharing. Jesús

hello nick
this is a super sharpness picture
very good details and beautiful colours
Good Bg. you can see this bird very good
greeting lou

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2010-03-29 15:36]

Hello Nicholas,
It may be just another Robin to some, but it is a creature of beauty to me. I always marvel when I view these dainty little birds. They seem to be a miniature version of our American Robin.
I love their soft colors and delicate features. I hope to someday be able to view one in the wild such as this. A top quality photo in every aspect!!!

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2010-03-30 8:52]

Hello Nicholas, a fantastic bird shot! The clarity, sharpness and colors are just perfect, well done my friend!


  • jignasi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2118 W: 0 N: 3424] (27917)
  • [2010-03-30 14:57]

Me faltan ya calificativos para cmentar tus fotografías... esta vez...sobresaliente de nuevo.

Un abrazo Nicholas: Josep Ignasi.

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2010-04-01 10:32]

Hello Nicholas,

A very lovely portrait of this robin.
We see lovely the eye and beak and lovely plumage.
Sharpness and clarity be superb.
Nice composition, TFS.

Best regards,

Hi Nick,

Great photo of this robin. I like the pose it is in which shows a lot of the plumage. It is nice and sharp and the colours are great plus stand out really well against the blurry background.
Another great capture and TFS


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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2010-04-05 9:48]

Hello Nick!

Another perfect capture. Robins are very cute bird and this one is no exception. Superb composition with detailed bird and clear BG. Ready to be published in book about birds IMHO.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2010-04-08 5:41]

Hi Nick
I had miss that one ,I wish I had them in my backyard.That is a beautiful composition with a pin sharp image and great pov.Plumage detail is amasing.I also like the colors and the Robin pose.
TFS Michel

  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2010-04-09 17:56]

Hi Nick,

I'm so jealous! There are no Robins in Tucson - not even American Robins. So I am always happy when you post one of these beauties. Once again - picture perfect. I love the perky pose, the bright colors and the fantastic details. Lovely background and amazing composition.


Whoops -- sorry, out of smiles.

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