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One of a pair.

One of a pair.
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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: 2010-04-04
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 7D, Canon 300 F4 IS USM.
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/640 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-04-11 9:44
Viewed: 3065
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is one of a pair in our garden . They sit together in the fence hopefully they will have some young soon. I am still only about once a week for a few more weeks..

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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Hi Nick,

Another great photo of a robin.
The colour and detail is good. There is a nice glint in the eye and the background is nicely blurred.
Great capture and TFS


hello Nick
great sharpness and beautiful colours in the sunlight
great details and nive pose
greeting lou

Ciao Nicholas. Wonderful coloured bird with perfec focused eye and great details. Amazing playing of light.


Hi Nick,

A great shot of the Robin, excellent focus and clarity in the colours. I like the aloof pose on the branch.

TFD regards Bill.

Ciao Nick, great capture of cute bird in nice poes against a wonderful blurry BG, fantastic colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-04-11 10:55]

Hello Nicholas,
A very nice close view of this Robin showing it in a fine pose. Great details and beautiful natural colours. Well composed too!
Best regards Siggi

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-04-11 11:01]

Hello Nick,
Another very beautiful close photo of a Robin. Excellent sharpness, details and splendid colours. Very attractive pose and composition.

Hi Nicholas,
Very well executed shot!Lovely little bird,good composition and dept of field.Bit sharpening probably necessary!Well done again!
George Veltchev

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-04-11 11:16]

Hello Nick,
You caught this Robin in a fine pose and from a great POV. The technical aspects are as usual up to your high standard and the composition an lighting are excellent.
I presume it is nesting in your garden now.
Thanks and have a good week,

Hi Nicholas
What a beauty in your garden!
Details are fantastic!
Great light and POV!

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2010-04-11 12:49]

Hello Nick,
This is an excellent capture with great sharpness,colors and taken from fine POV.TFS.

Hello Nicholas,
Congratulations on this wonderful picture, beautiful colors and great sharpness and contrast.
Great beautiful photo
Thanks for sharing
Hello Vanni

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2010-04-11 15:00]

Hi Nick,

You really should post a picture of the pair together - or, at least, a picture of each side by side. How wonderful to be able to see these in your backyard almost always. A lovely Robin in a lovely Robin pose with beautiful colors and sharp details. As always, a wonderful setting and composition.


Hi Nicholas Friend!!!!
That's good to see one of your bird photos! as good as ever, with a bird perfectly focused and a pleasantly light distribution. The background is especially beautiful. Greetings, Thanks for sharing. Jesús.

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-04-12 0:19]

Hi Nick
Wonderful capture from your garden!
Perfect details in a great light!

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2010-04-12 5:50]

Hi Nicholas
That is a beautiful closd up.Great pose and well composed image.Fantastic plumage detail from tha razor sharp imaeg.Great light and nice colors
TFS Michel

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-04-12 7:07]

Beautiful bird portrait, great pose by the Robin and I liked the lighting very much. tfs.

Hello Nicholas,
Another excellent photo taken with wonderful colors, very good sharp details and great POV and BG.

hello Nick

very beautiful close-up photo of the Robin with very fine POV
and excellent choice of framing, superb focus great sharpness
and details, wonderful luminosity, beautiful pose of the bird, TFS


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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2010-04-12 15:14]

Excellent shot Nicholas! Very sharp, great exposure, nice catchlight and finally a perfect background, well done!


Hello Nicholas
a fine capture of your favorite bird, i love his pose and the beautiful lighting on his red breast, great focus, wondeful BG and DOF
Have a good night

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2010-04-13 23:41]

Hello Nicolas,

Every morning see I in our garden also a robin, but what is he quick, I can not take a picture.
Sharpness and clarity are perfect.
Also your picture is wonderful of color and composition. TFS.

Best regards,

Hello Nick,
a fantastic portrait of the European Robin, superb sharpness and marvellous colours, wonderful composition with a very nice pose of this very beautiful bird.
Best regards

Perfect pose and composition. Clarity and colur are perfect. Wonderful capture. Very sharp. TFS


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