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A golf ball in disguise!

A golf  ball in disguise!
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Copyright: Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 480 W: 62 N: 1235] (4229)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-10-24
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70, NIKKOR 70-300mm 1:4-5.6 G
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-11-17 3:20
Viewed: 3163
Points: 26
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Hello Everyone,

Weekend is upon us again, thank goodess! The weather forecast was quite poor but surprisingly, the sky is mackeral and the sun is making valiant attempts to appear; a warm day for November!

Today I am posting a shot of a robin which I took a few weeks ago whilst on holiday in Northumberland. He amused me by the roundness of his body; I don't think I have ever seen such a well-fed individual! My husband compared him to one of his golf balls!

Robins really are my favourite bird and, coming up to Christmas, I have a feeling we will see more of them!

I'm sure robins are so popular because of their character! They have a cheeky habit of coming very close and almost challenging you for being in their territory! We once had a pair who took over our garage, nesting in a plant pot, and reared a family there! Our responsibility was to keep our cats out until the babes had flown the nest!

pp cropped, selectively brightened, added border & text

Thank you for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed it.
Please feel free to offer feedback on any aspect of the photograph. :-)

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To lawbert: A golf ball in disguise!Royaldevon 2 11-18 08:25
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Hello Bev,
this is a well composed and well framed picture!
good clarity, vivid colour and so much details
well done and well seen
all the best

Lol....very funny! He IS just like a ball of fluff, isn't he/she!? Pretty thing. Nice shallow deoth of field enhances the subject all the more. Good one!

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-11-17 7:57]

Very cute capture of this puff ball!
Superb colours and good composition

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-11-17 8:36]

Hi Beverley.
Soft a bit but very nice, tender picture. I like the pictured scene so much. Your horizontal POV is very impressive. Simply and charming subject create a pleasant esthetic impression. Soft light and nice colours are pleasant for eyes too. MY best wishes. TFS.

Hello Bev
I really think that you should have had a bit more patience on this shot and got a bit closer...
You certainly should have had time because i really cant see this lovely Robin leaving the ground!!...The rules of gravity and all that!!
Fantastic shot Bev

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-11-18 4:55]

Hello Beverley,
Another very cute capture of a round little Robin nicely posed on the pole. Great sharpness and beautiful colours. Well composed too.
TFS and regards, Ulla

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-11-18 10:36]

Hello Beverley, that's very nice little fellow and you captured it very well, the pose, the background, the sharpness and the exposure are very good ! Thanks !


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-11-18 10:39]

Hi Bev. I missed this the other day sorry. What a cute one this is. its just like the robin in our garden . you have captured it with fine detail and natural colours. i like the pose on the post and DOF. well done TFS. good notes too.

Hi Bev, lovely little bird with splendid colors, elegant presentation, very well done, ciao Silvio

Très mignon ils sont nettementplus gros chez-nous, belle composition.

Hi Beverley,
A beautiful capture of this Golfball like Beautiful robin bird. Nicely composed with very good details and a very good POV. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hi BR.

Good imagination...
The Robin sure looks like a golf ball in disguise...
Enjoy the lovely moments..


jean paul

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2008-01-06 4:23]

Bonjour Beverley,

Une très belle composition. L'oiseau est mignon et j'aime bien la pose sur ce poteau.

Merci pour le partage.

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