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Pekin Robin

Pekin Robin
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Copyright: Chi Liu (chiliu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-11-10
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Sigma 150mm F2.8 APO Macro DG HSM, Sigma 72mm MC UV Filter
Exposure: f/4, 1/250 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Robins of the World, Dainty birds 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-12-04 1:10
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 86
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Pekin Robin (Leiothrix lutea)

Habitat: forests in hill and mountain areas, bamboo woods and bushes.

Food: insect, ferry and seeds.

Size: full body length of 13cm; weight: 20-25g.

Habits: Pekin Robins act in groups. They run and jump in bushes and they are extremely active. During mating period, male and female Pekin Robins act in pairs. Male robins often shake their wings and utter varied and melodious cries.
Pekin Robins have beautiful feathers and beautiful voices and they are very famous fancy birds. According to folklores, once a pair of Pekin Robin becomes husband and wife, they will never part with each other. If one of them dies, the other will become quite depressed and will die in low mood at last.

Distribution: Middle and South China.

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very colorful little one. Nice sharpness and pleasant colors, like allways you do.
Did you think about that picture album I was telling you?

Regards, Petru

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-12-04 1:18]

Wow, that is a very pretty bird, Chi Liu. Gorgeous colors and very sharp details. Great POV too. Well done and TFS. : )

Excellent shot Chi, great colours, details and sharpness, nice bg and contrast. Very well done, thanks for sharing.

Hi Chi,
this guy is sooooo sweet.
The colours are wonderful and there's excellent sharpness. Very well done, thank you very much, bye
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Points later, sorry

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  • twin Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 17 N: 494] (3259)
  • [2005-12-04 4:20]

it is a beautiful bir and a great shot...
wonderful bg..
the colors and the composition is wonderful...

Hello Chi!
Very nice capture.POV,framing and composition are wonderful.

Lovely shot!
It's really cute and you've captured it very well.
I like it very much.

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  • reina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 257 W: 1 N: 330] (2032)
  • [2005-12-04 4:57]

Its a beautifull shot, Chillu. What a gentle bird and extremly nice colours. Great Job Reina

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2005-12-04 5:10]

Well caught Chi, this is an excellent composition with colors that blend well. Sharpness is good too. Very cute bird!! Congratulations Didier.

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2005-12-04 6:20]

Hi Chi,
very nice capture. Excellent colours and very good sharp details. Composition and POV/DoF are great also. Very well done.

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  • Nico Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 199 W: 1 N: 335] (1321)
  • [2005-12-04 7:27]

Bright and sharp little bird. Well captured. No more smileys for me today, but here :)
I just added a smiley for your shot.

Excellent color, light and detail Chi Liu. Very nice POV and BG also. Perhaps a bit oversharp but this is just an opinion..Great note & Well done!
Thank You.

You have managed the color and exsposure nicely, the detail is good but it appears to be a bit oversharpened.


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  • Toni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 403 W: 2 N: 316] (2034)
  • [2005-12-04 14:50]

Hi Chi
Very cute bird. The colours are stunning. The details and shallow depth are perfect. Pity he wasn't looking at you. Regards Toni

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-12-04 15:41]

Bonjour Chi!

Cet oiseau est magnifique et les couleurs sont très jolie.

Félicitations et merci!

Nice shot. Excellent colours and good composition. Nice DOF.

It is always nice when the birds turn their heads like they recognise you.

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  • klemmg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 302 W: 40 N: 484] (1719)
  • [2005-12-04 17:08]

Hi Chi,
EXCELLENT capture of this cute pose. Colours and detail are stunning. Only minor nit is the OOF tail, at f/4 the DOF is too shallow to capture all of it. With a tripod you could have used a larger f/stop and gone slower on shutter speed, but this would of course have risked motion blurr and I would have been nitpicking about that ... ;-)

Hi Chi,
What a beauty!
The composition and framing are excellent. Beautiful colors with very sharp detail. You have a great photo here. Nice work!

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  • ridfa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 89 W: 0 N: 376] (4111)
  • [2005-12-05 5:59]

Très belle photo. Les couleurs sont très bien rendues. La netteté est plus que présente. Bien en tous points....


excellent shot, no nits. Its perfect. A new species for me.

This is a lovely bird. The colors, DOF and sharpness is fantastic. Only a pleasure to look at this photo. Very well done.

Would you care to please explain your sharpening technique?

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-12-05 10:28]

Chi, a lovely image.

Excellent sharpness, pov, composition and colors.

Great out of focus bg to highlight this very beautiful bird.


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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-12-05 11:43]

Hello Chi!
Very nice capture of this cute bird.Colors,POV and composition are wonderful.TFS...:-)

Helli Chi

Stunning bird. It must be fantastic to see for real. Amazing plumage colours. Congrats on a wonderful shot. TFS.

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  • Dave Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
  • [2005-12-05 19:10]

Very beautiful Chi!
Excellent composition well seen and captured!
Thanks for sharing,

Nice capture of this peking robin the composition is very nice as well as the lighting. Well done. :)

Excellent capture of this cute little bird! Colors are wonderful, composition, POV and sharpness excellent. Beautiful blurred background. TFS!

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-12-08 0:55]

Personal assessment of the photo: excellent. What a nice bird!
Capacity of evocation in me: strong.
Strong visual impact.
Personal assessment of the note: complete.
Thank you very much Liu.

Hi Chi,

This bird has a very interesting expression on its face. Very well composed and captured!
Excellent! great dof, what more can I say? Great details and colors, beautiful bird.



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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2005-12-09 19:30]

Absolutly beautiful bird and picture. It is very well done ! Bravo !


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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2005-12-10 6:07]

Hi Chi!
Its been a long time,so I've lots of catching up to do!
This is a beautiful little bird,I've not seen or heard of this one before.
Excellent composition,clear sharp detail and great colours.
Superb,well done.


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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2005-12-11 3:28]

Hi Chi.
other great shot,excellent colors contrast and composition, nice details.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-12-27 23:41]

Oh Chi, I love your little Pekin Robin - what a cutie he is. And the colours are superb, well done, TFS.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2006-01-03 13:59]

HI Chi, very nice shot of this birdy. The colours, composition and exposure are all fine. I do think it is a tiny bit oversharpened. Apart from that very minor nit it's a great shot. Well done.

Woow what a colorful bird is this!! I only saw this from some guide book,but never a photo.Very nice details,colors are amazing,BG is also good.TFS

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  • nofer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1190 W: 366 N: 811] (2307)
  • [2006-01-10 21:08]

Lindo... cores maravilhosas. Muito boa nitidez. Excelente POV = excelente foto.!

Beautiful... wonderful colors. Very good clearness. Excellent POV = excellent photo.!
Thank you!

Hello Chi!
Great capture, this robin is pretty! Nice pose, good blurred BG, soft colours. Excellent photo, thanks and best wishes,

A'm ....a im.. eh...it's wonderfull bird... very nice composition:) I SALUTE:)bye

Amazing colourfull picture , Real good sharpness and BG. Love the details on this bird.



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  • rimas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 157 W: 3 N: 667] (5094)
  • [2006-02-04 11:59]

Very nice capture Chi. Excellent composition. The details are perfect in a beautiful blurred background.

Lovely photo.

Hi Chi,
Very nice shot.
Excellent colors and composition - i like it.
Well done!
TFS Malgosia

Hello Chi.

Excellent picture, very ood details and colors.

Jose Luis.

Hi Chi! What an amazing bird and a great shot. Sharp, good point of view and soft well balanced background. TFS

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