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robin
Photo Information
Copyright: Marcin Pakulski (marcin) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 138 W: 0 N: 268] (2057)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-11-09
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, Sigma 100-300 f/4 EX HSM
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-11-15 9:08
Viewed: 2574
Points: 12
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The robin

Physical description
Robins are small birds with a body length of 14cm. They have a distinctive red face and breast, and brown wings and back. The red breast is bordered by a thin grey-blue border. Male and females look alike but juveniles have a spotted, scalloped plumage with no red.

Distribution
They range across Europe including the Mediterranean islands, North Africa, east to West Siberia and Iran.

Habitat
Robins prefer woodlands, parks, gardens and farmland with hedges.

Diet
They mainly feed on insects and spiders, but they also eat seeds, fruits and berries.

Behaviour
Although shy birds over much of their range, robins have learnt to make use of gardeners and watch the owners as they dig up their gardens. They then take advantage of the newly-exposed soil to forage for worms and other invertebrate prey. Robins are notoriously aggressive towards each other. Both males and females are territorial and the red breast is fluffed out in display. They will even attack a bundle of red feathers or their own reflection, mistaking it for another individual.

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Hi Marcin

Great picture of this robin with lovely colors. Great details, good composition and a nice blurred background.
Good capture and TFS

Sion

Hello Marcin,
Amazing colours and details. Excellent focus and superb blurred background.
Marius.

Hello Marcin,

Excellent capture.
Colour,light and definition are fantastic.
Good composition.

  • Great 
  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2009-11-15 13:27]

Witaj Marcinie,
Doskonale ujecie Rudzika i mysle ze to jedno z lepszych w tym roku na TN, wesola poza, czyste miekkie kolory, gladziutki BG.
Pozdrawiam, Pawel

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-11-16 11:01]

Hi Marcin.
Superb in every aspect bird picture. I like wonderful and simply scene and brilliant reproduction of the charming bird and impressive branch. Smooth BG is great for the subject. Bravo. Perfect work, as usual.
Alexei.

  • Great 
  • chudy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 130 W: 0 N: 176] (899)
  • [2009-12-01 8:28]

Siemanko Marcin!
Super fota , rudzik jak zywy , kolory i tlo super .
Pozdrawiam Slawek

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