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American Robin

American Robin
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Copyright: Pierre Heimann (heimann2) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 430 W: 10 N: 494] (4536)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-07-14
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony Alpha SLT A65V, Sigma 170-500mm f/5-6.3 AF APO Ultra DG
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-09-08 12:41
Viewed: 2463
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A young American Robin still fed by the adult birds.

From Wiki:
The American Robin (Turdus migratorius), also known as the Robin, is a migratory songbird of the thrush family. It is named after the European Robin[2] because of its reddish-orange breast, though the two species are not closely related, with the European robin belonging to the flycatcher family. The American Robin is widely distributed throughout North America, wintering from southern Canada to central Mexico and along the Pacific Coast. It is the state bird of Connecticut, Michigan, and Wisconsin.[3] According to some sources, the American Robin ranks behind only the Red-winged Blackbird (and just ahead of the introduced European Starling) as the most abundant, extant land bird in North America.

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Ciao Pierre, great capture of lovely bird in nice pose onm beautiful lighting BG, fine details, wonderful colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Ciao Pierre
照的清晰 很漂亮的鳥
神情可愛 羽毛亮麗圖案光澤突出 光線柔合漂亮

Awe.... It looks as though it was looking right at you. Very nice.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-09-09 0:13]

Bonjour Pierre,
Adorable ton petit merle d'Amérique. La photo est superbement prise dans un environnement naturel avec un arrière-plan de toute beauté. Et l'attitude de l'oisillon est si touchante. Bravo!
Bonne journée

against the poor light and the difficult composition a great performance!
regards Pierre

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2013-09-09 1:16]

Hello Pierre.
Very good capture, and as always good details, colours, sharpness and composition.
Thanks for posting, have a great week.Regards Siggi

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-09-09 3:14]

Hello Pierre,
Nice photo of this little bird. Although the light conditions were difficult and it was partly hidden behind branches, this is a very acceptable photo. The sharpness and pose with eye contact is excellent. Nice natural colours too.

Super shot Pierre!
Excellent sharpness and details from a nice POV. TFS,
Best Regards,

Bonjour Pierre.

Magnifique photographie de ce petit oiseau.

Composition de l'image, point de vue, netteté, saturation des couleurs, qualité de l'arrière plan, profondeur de champ, intérêt du sujet : tout est parfaitement mesuré et réussi.

Une belle photographie qui ne peut que réjouir l'oeil et la pensée.

Bonne journée.

Hello Pierre.
Very natural,excellent details and beautiful colours,nice pose with an interesting expression.

Hello Mr.Pierre,
Beautiful picture of this Robin.Green blurry BG is really nice.Colour and sharpness are splendid.Well compose.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice day tomorrow,

Hello Pierre,
This is so beautiful.
Well done.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-09-09 15:33]

Hi Pierre,a magnificent capture of this interesting specie,i like the point of view,very fine details and bright colors despite the light and the difficult location.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano


Nice catch of light in the eye. Unique focus of entire bird, but blurred BG and FG. A little grainy and that could have been removed by adding a layer (control J), then sharpening, adding mask, and using brush tool to remove all sharpening Except of bird. All done before any sharpening so as to control what pixels are sharpened. Nice. TF posting.


Interesting subject and beautiful photo Pierre! Very good composition, nice lighting and very good sharpness! The BG is fantastic!

Hello Pierre.
Lovely picture of this American Robin.
good detail of the plange.
nice blurry BG and perfect light.
best wishes,

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-09-16 10:06]

Hi Pierre,
Nice shot of and nice fledgeling. Very good sharpness details and amazing natural colors with nice composition.
Regards Jiri.

Is this TREK PERFECT or WHAT! Eye contact to bokeh, this picture draws you in. Feel as if i am in the trees peering through the branches myself! The sharpness of his eye is "picture perfect", muted detail and yet, still see that fuzzy little head. Love love love!

Hello Pierre,
Amazing capture of a this beautiful young robin! Very well focused and composed. Everything is clear about the bird: eye, head, plumage, and legs. I like the DOF, POV and the blurred BG. Very well done, my friend, and tfs.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-09-25 19:45]

Hello Pierre,
Your photo of this young Robin is superb. It shows of it's innocent facial features as well as it's plumage in fine detail. I love the eye contact and soft natural lighting. Framed nicely by the foliage in which it lives and displaying beautiful natural colors. Well done!!

what a lovely capture of young American Robin, with great eye contact and details. POV and composition also very nice. Thanks for sharing this beauty, Pierre.
Best wishes

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