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European Robin

European Robin
Photo Information
Copyright: jean michel preux (martic) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 179 W: 1 N: 159] (1327)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-01-30
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D80, Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 AF APO DG OS HSM
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-02-07 10:51
Viewed: 3191
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
The European Robin (Erithacus rubecula), most commonly known in Anglophone Europe simply as the Robin, is a small insectivorous passerine bird that was formerly classed as a member of the thrush family (Turdidae), but is now considered to be an Old World flycatcher (Muscicapidae). Around 12.5–14.0 cm (5.0–5.5 in) in length, the male and female are similar in colouration, with an orange breast and face lined with grey, brown upperparts and a whitish belly. It is found across Europe, east to Western Siberia and south to North Africa; it is sedentary in most of its range except the far north.

The term Robin is also applied to some unrelated birds with red or orange breasts. These include the American Robin (Turdus migratorius), which is a thrush, and the Australian red robins of the genus Petroica, which are more closely related to crows.

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hehe coucou mich!
comme nous en avions parlé une photo magnifique!!
des détails parfait un BG qui fait ressortir le sujet
et que dire de la pose paisible du rouge gorge!
bravo bravo bravo!!
a tres bientot

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-02-07 11:06]

Hello Jean
A fine capture of robin in winter time. I like natural colors and excellent details

Hello Jean
Wonderful capture this lovely little bird!
Colors and details are fantastic!
I like the snow on the green of the tree!

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  • gondox Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 356 W: 65 N: 342] (1585)
  • [2010-02-07 11:37]

Hi Jean,

very nicely imaged the robin and I like it composed with the snowy branches. Nice colors and perefect sharpness, TFS!

Best regards,

Bonsoir Jean-Michel,
Pas évident cette photo, avec une lumière bien "belge" et malgré que l'oiseau soit assez familier. Défi parfaitement réussi! La netteté est impeccable, tant sur les branches enneigées que sur le rouge-gorge. Une composition hivernale bien agréable au coeur de ce long hiver. Amicalement,

Hi Jean,
what a beautiful shot of this robin.
Great composition with snow and everything.
I like it a lot.
TFS Tatjana

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