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Plump Robin

Plump Robin
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Copyright: Joe Kellard (joey) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-01-27
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 400D (Rebel XTi), Sigma 50-500mm APO EX DG HSM, Digital ISO-400
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/160 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Erithacus rubecula - Robin, Narbulbulu [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-01-31 1:51
Viewed: 3201
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 64
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This was taken at Stocker's Lake.
The Robin hopped onto a branch and stayed there for a while giving me lots of time ot take some snaps of it.

I hope you like it!

Latin name
Erithacus rubecula

Chats and thrushes (Turdidae)

The UK's favourite bird - with its bright red breast it is familar throughout the year and especially at Christmas! Males and females look identical, and young birds have no red breast and are spotted with golden brown. Robins sing nearly all year round and despite their cute appearance, they are aggressively territorial and are quick to drive away intruders. They will sing at night next to street lights.

Where to see them
Across the UK in woodland, hedgerows, parks and gardens.

When to see them
All year round.

What they eat
Worms, seeds, fruits and insects.

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Hi Joe,
What an excellent shot of this little Robin, the detail in the plumage is amazing, excellent colour in the chest, beautiful eye catch, lighting is spot-on, great work, Cheers Rick :)

Hi Joe,
A nice capture this robin with its beatiful colors! Wonderful! Usefull information also excellent! TFS friend.
All the best!

Hello Joe,
A lovely little fellow, the fluffy plumage leads me to believe is was a chilly day!
Good point of view resulting in a fine profile portrait, excellent colours & details in the feather coat...
A well balanced composition and the DOF isolates the subject nicely!
Pablo -

Hi Joe

This shot interested me for two reasons. 1 Its a damn good shot with great sharpness, DOF and plumage detail. 2. Ive been looking at this lens in the local camera shop and wondering? Your shots thus far are quite impressive....I can feel the whole in my bank account already.


Hi Joe,
A superb portrait of this Robin of high technical quality. The pose showing good details, especially on plumage and comosition are excellent. The homogenous light great. Well done and TFS,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-01-31 3:53]

Hi Joe,another excellent pic fo this very nice little bird,i like the colours and the sharpness,great work as usual,thanks for share,Luciano

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-01-31 4:02]

Hi Joe

A lovely composition - great detail and wonderful eye contact.


PS Just going to send you an email

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-01-31 4:24]

Hello Joe,
This Robin certainly looks content and you have captured him from an excellent POV with good sharpness, pose, lighting and set the image in a fine composition. Excellent OOF Bg too that sets him off nicely.
The grey fringe to the red breast is well seen here.
Thanks for sharing this dandy,

This is a wonderful zoom shot, Joe.
You have used your tele lens very effectively in this shot. The use of tripod has given you a very sharp and crisp image of this cute bird.
Well done and TFS.

Ah there..Robins in January indeed! You are truly the optimist Joey...and well so I suppose. It certainly retains it;'s natural value and with notes makes for a nice image and post.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2008-01-31 7:12]

Hi Joe
Beautiful presentation.Well composed image.Good POV and sharp image with good details and lovely colors.
TFS Michel


Great image of this Robin,
I love all the detail in the feathers and the catch light in the eyes,
Wonderful job,


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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-01-31 8:18]

Hi Joe,

This Robin is absolutely beautiful. A wonderful pose - superb colors - fine details. The face, wings and plummage are marvelous. He looks great against the nice background.


Hello Joe,
Wow, this is very close and very sharp. Plumage detail is wonderful. Color clarity is great. TFS.

Hello Joe,
This is another good one!
good closeup of the cute Robin well captured in perfect sharpness, vivid colour and so much details to view and enjoy!
great job indeed

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2008-01-31 9:31]

Hi Joe

You really made the best out of that day, didn't you? :)
Lots of pictures with this very nice long lens and here a splendid one with the old and ever friendly robin ;)
Very good sharpness and superb colors, taking advantage of the beautiful natural light you had.
Excellent DOF and side POV, too!

Bravo and TFS

Hi Joe, splendid bird with wonderful colors, superb details of plumage, excellent sharpness, lovely blurry BG, very well done, bravo, ciao Silvio

Hello Joe
Superb shot of this beautiful Robin,
Perfect details,exposure and POV,Welldone my friend.

Good Luck

Helo Joe,
Beautiful one indeed, no doubt about that...
Good light and tonal curve. Effective compo. Appropriate depth of field.

Super shot of this Robin Joe.
Excellent detail and fine POV/pose.
Nicely composed with pleasing BG.
Sorry if you saw 1 pt before, that was a mistake. :-(
Definately worth the big smiley!
TFS, Richard

hello Joe

i love the POV of your image, it is giving the impression
if you where like the robin pose (perch) near him like him,
beautiful colours, excellent density of the colours
and excellent details of his plumage, TFS


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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-01-31 15:51]

Hi Joe.
Nice photo. Great colors and excellent sharpness.

Estoy d viaje de trabajo y no puedo extenderme mucho. Tu toma excelente con un enfoque muy preciso, buena luz y un gran realismo del conjunto.
Saludos: J. Ignasi.

Hi Joe,
Very sharp capture of this bird.
Plump ! Yes, it is. Perhaps tying to save itself from the cold.
Thanks for sharing.
- Nirmal

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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 67 N: 645] (6814)
  • [2008-01-31 22:52]

Gros plan intéressant qui fait bien ressortir la couleur du plumage.
Bonne journée.

Hallo Joey
I agree with you that this is quite a plump Robin. This is a very beautiful bird. Very elegant and handsome looking. The details of this photo are of high excellence and really sharp. I like the arrangement of colours of this Robins feathers, and the grey, orange, yellow and brown is a good combination. The big black eye is a sure attraction. Lovely close-up. Congratulations. It was lovely to look at and most enjoyable. Enjoy your weekend
Kind regards

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-02-01 3:29]

Hello Joe,
I don't think I've every seen a skinny Robin, they always look so content! This one is no exception as it is posing so nicely for you. Fine sharp details and beautiful colours in this excellent composition.
Many thanks and cheers, Ulla

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-02-01 9:28]

Hi Joe. One more great shot with the bigma. you have made a good job with this one. fine detail and good colours. very good use of the light. and a nice DOF. well done TFS.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-02-01 10:54]

Hello Joe,
A photo of great quality. Excellent sharpness, details and natural colours with a splendid DOF and BG. Great eye-contact and composition.

Hi Joe,
Quels beaux détails de cet oiseau inconnu ici et quelles superbes couleurs.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-02-01 15:03]

Hello Joe,
Great posting with good notes and impeccable image with sharp well colored plumage details. This is a fantastic composition all around Joe, thanks.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-02-02 9:54]

Hello Joe great shot again ! Well done on the composition, exposure and sharpness, a great post ! Thanks,


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