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Kalahari Scrub- Robin

Kalahari Scrub- Robin
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Copyright: Jan Erasmus (Popye) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 11 W: 0 N: 27] (158)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-02-17
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/400 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of South Africa 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-03-19 6:53
Viewed: 4365
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hallo TN Friends. My first post here,(have a few photos on TL) and want to share this very shy robin with you.
This bird is not easily spotted, and I am very lucky to get such a pose, and this one was taken in the Kalahari.Hope you enjoy, and feel free to crit or comment.
A few Facts:
Similar to the Brown scrub-robin, Sexes are alike, It perches out in the open and scolds at any intruder, when frightened it flies low, with it's tail fanned, to the seclushion of a bush. They are found in the Karoo part of South Africa.

Best wishes

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Hi Jan,
you started with a nice picture on TN. A nice moment with food in the beak.
the picture is pretty sharp with good details.
But I'm not sure about the composition. it's a bit tight above
and IMO it need some more space in-front and maybe less behind the bird.
Well done.

Welcome to TN.

Hello Jan,

What a beauty! Very nice pose by this Robin, the bird is very sharp, welcome to TN, hope to see more great pictures from you


Hello Jan,
Very good moment. Oh...welcome by the way:-).
I like the depth of field.
And its pose....
Well done

Hi Jan, Welcome to TN. This robin image is excellent. I love the sharp detail, pose, rich color, and lighting. I agree with ellis49/Gert about the composition. Great first post. Hope to see more from you. Tfs Richard

I compliment your welcome shot Jan. Promising for gorgeous shots by you. Welcome and TFS,


Very beautiful colors you've captured here on this Scrub-Robin. The many different shades of brown here are really remarkable. Very nicely done!

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2008-04-12 23:42]

bonjour Jan,
très belle image et bon commencement sur TN, vos images sont déjà de bonne qualité. Celle-ci est bien réalisée, avec un cadrage soigné, une position bien dégagée, une netteté correcte.


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