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Copyright: Annick Vanderschelden (vanderschelden) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2553 W: 74 N: 7464] (30441)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-01-07
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 350D (Digital Rebel XT), 70-200f2.8L IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Vanderschelden's Robins, Robins of the World [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-01-07 5:22
Viewed: 3923
Points: 62
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The photographer:
I gave the title the Dutch name: Roodborstje.
In English 'Redbreast'.
It is one of my favorite birds.
Hope you'll like it...
Not a lot light available 'cause of the rainy and cloudy weather conditions....
Suddenly I saw it; it was going to be quite a disappointing shooting day with a low keepers ratio...
But this guy made my day...it posed and allowed me to come closer...took off to land at quite another interesting and most beautiful spot and so forth...so this week will probably be 'the Robin week' in terms of postings:-).

The European Robin (Erithacus rubecula) or — in Europe — simply Robin is a small passerine bird that was formerly classed as a member of the thrush family, but is now considered to belong to the Old World flycatchers (Muscicapidae). European Robins and similar small European species are often called chats.

It occurs all over Europe to Western Siberia, south to Algeria and on the Atlantic Ocean as far as the Azores and Madeira. In the south east, it reaches the Caucasus range.

Shooting Date/Time
6/01/2007 12:46:38
Shooting Mode
Shutter-Priority AE
Tv( Shutter Speed )
Av( Aperture Value )
Metering Mode
Evaluative Metering
Exposure Compensation
ISO Speed
98.0 - 280.0mm
Focal Length

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-01-07 5:25]

Hola Annick, bello momento y buena captura, excelentes detalles y bg, buena presentación... saludos


Hoi Annick,
Moet wel even wennen om geen dierentuin foto van je te zien :) Een erg mooie foto met echt prachtig licht en een super mooie compositie. Detail en DOF zijn perfect.

HI Annick,
it's soooo cute, I love this birds very much.
I also like the dutch name, we call it Rotkehlchen. Very nice moment, thanks and greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hello Annick !
In France we call this cute bird "Rouge-gorge" and it is one of my favourite birds. I love everything on this picture : the composition, the soft colors, the POV, the blurred BG, the pose of the bird... He looks like a small ball of feathers, so adorable ! :-) I hope to see some more pictures of him !

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-01-07 5:54]

Hello Annick,
Wonderful capture of little Robin. Very sharp and nice natural colours. I like the beautiful gentle colour of background. Personally I would have cropped it on the right to place the bird more off-centre.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-01-07 6:09]

Hello Annick,
Lovely capture of this Roodborstje, Rödhake, Robin Redbreast with fine lighting and sharpness.
Difficult to improve the on cropping in this case.
TFS and best wishes, Ivan

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-01-07 7:08]

Hi Annick,
Lovely capture of this cute little bird. TFS

hi annick!
Wonderful capture of beautiful Robin!
good sharpness and nice background
very well done!


It is a lovely bird. Very good clear picture.

Murali Santhanam

Well done Annick.
"Smaller" small birds are always more of a challenge.
Very good sharpness & details. Nice color, POV, & exposure as well..The OOF FG grasses are well blurred, as not to distract ;)
Have a great Sunday mf.

hi annick,
what a lovely shot,
one of the best shots of birds you shared here,
well composed,
excellent bg, nice dof,
lovely colours,
well done,
tfs & regards

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-01-07 7:51]

Hello Annick,
Great capture of this cute robin. Very good composition, color and great detail as usual, thanks for sharing.

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  • Denis Silver Star Critiquer [C: 18 W: 0 N: 178] (12)
  • [2007-01-07 7:54]

Hi Annick,
What a beaty. I like everything about it. Especially the colors in the diffused light makes it very pleasant to look at. Bravo.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2007-01-07 9:11]

Belle présentation les couleurs sont justes et la netteté est bonne.
Merci pour le partage.

bonjour annick

très belle photo belle netteté belle couleurs ces un oiseau que j'affectionne beaucoup je le trouve superbe bravo


Hello Annick,

Excllent work, Great colors Bg POV DOF perfect details very crisp, nice work

TFS Kyle

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-01-07 12:13]

Hi Annick

Robins have a habit of brightening up a dull and boring day. One of my favorite birds. You have captured the lovely round body shape. Lovely colours and great DOF.



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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-01-07 12:36]

Hi Annick, a true beauty you caught there. Excellent composition and very good technique. Very good work, thanks.


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  • magal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 224 W: 0 N: 313] (1251)
  • [2007-01-07 13:53]

Hi Annick,
What a beautiful presentation of this little fellow who seems to be suffering a bit the cold. Superb shot, with excellent detail and beautiful colours.

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  • fthsm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 56 N: 512] (3689)
  • [2007-01-07 15:59]

Excellent details and composition. These cute models are in everywhere in Turkey, nowadays. Nice presentation.

Bonjour Annick

Superbe ta photo, ce rouge gorge en observation est magnique! j'aime beaucoup.


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  • hibou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 217 W: 1 N: 331] (1629)
  • [2007-01-07 19:42]

Hello Annick,
What a great picture! Every thing is just PERFECT. Colors, details, compo, light, BG, frame, direct in my favorites. TFS

Hi Annick,

I really like this picture of the bird. Superb DOF, the whole bird is in focus. Very nice BG. Very well done.


bonjour annick:
très belle photo ce rouge gorge j'aime beaucoup:


Hi Annick

A lovely shot of this cute little Robin. I like the POV for this shot. Nice camera work. :-)

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-01-08 3:53]

Hi Annick.
Only I have wished to tell, that this time you have good lucked with illumination, as I have seen long exposure time and the open aperture. But it has not prevented to you to take the wonderful picture. It is really amazing: sharpness, details, soft lighting, expressive and perfect blurred BG. Captured scene and pictured moment are great too. BRAVO. Superb job.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-01-08 6:40]

Hello Annick,
Very nice capture of this fat friend.I liked BG,use of backlight,pose of robin and composition a lot.

Nice robin my fav birds to good simple composition and technically nice TFS rgds Necip.

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  • Auoui (7)
  • [2007-01-09 20:53]

Beautiful series and I pick this one as my favorite. Perfect sharpness, colors, composition... Well done!

Hi Annick,
Lovely capture of this cute little bird. Looking like a football seating there.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2007-01-17 1:25]

Hello Annick,
This little bird is so cute, I want to caress him ;-)
The "+++" : nice subject, pose, his glance, point of view, sharpness, DOF, soft BG, colors, exposure, note...
The "-" : perhaps too centered...
Congratulations and thanks for sharing.

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