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Whilst you're there - look for worms

Whilst you're there -  look for worms
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Copyright: Karan Little (hester) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-01-06
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40D, Canon 70-300mm DO IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/80 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2008-01-08 10:26
Viewed: 3678
Points: 52
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
As I mentioned in my last post I spent my walk on Sunday being stalked by two Robins. I had robins bobbing around my feet, robins hanging from trees and bright eyes peering at me from bushes. This isn't a perfect shot as my shutter speed was fairly low but I thought this was a different POV and it shows the robin hopping along the ground like they often do.

I will post a couple of shots as workshops so you can see some more views of my little stalkers

Another View

and another

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2008-01-08 10:30]

Hi Karan,

I think you did alright with this capture,the low POV paid of very well,the colors and details are excellent and robin is prety sharp,well done and tfs


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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-01-08 10:31]

Hi Karan,

I just love your Robins - wish we had them here. Another adorable pose in a lovely setting. The expression on his face is adorable. Beautiful colors and details showing off the sweet face and pretty plummage. I liked the workshop also.


Hi Karan,
I like your capture.


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-01-08 10:34]

Hi karen. Once again a nice close up of the Robin. you have captured him with good detail and colours in the feathers. with a nice look in his eye. well done TFS.

hi karan
very good picture
good ambiance and composition
focus on bird could be better
i like the dof , f5.6 was a good choice
bravo in french !!!
best regards

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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2008-01-08 11:50]

Hello Karan,
nice work, this robin is captured in very nice pose and with beutiful colors
regards, Dejan

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  • rdfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 372 W: 0 N: 719] (3295)
  • [2008-01-08 12:21]

Bonjour Karan
Superbe prise et très belles couleurs, bonne netteté et très beau sujet bercé dans une très belle lumière. Bravo
Amicalement Robi

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-01-08 13:09]

Hi Karan,
I liked the low POV and the way he's looking at you :o)
Best wishes,

Hi Karan
Nice shot of this little robin.

Hello My dear friend Karan,
Another lovely posting of Robin!
captured well with good low pov in total sharpness, vivid colour and details always
the exposure and focus is just perfect indeed
many thanks for shairng

This is nice but I prefer the simplicity of the composition of the workshop photo (the second one where the robin is standing on the curved stick) It isn't quite so bright and a bit less busy with foreground and background elements. Sharpness is great in all of them.

Evelynn : )

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-01-08 14:56]

Hola Karan,
Interesting photos and amused moments,
the Robin, are very sociable birds,
and I believe that your they like... for that reason they follow to you, greetings and excellent work. :))

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2008-01-08 15:03]

Hi Karan
Nice presentation.Good POV and sharp iameg whit great details in the plumage.Colors are also very nice.
TFS Michel

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2008-01-08 17:37]

Hi Karan, how fun this is! I imagine you walking among little robins, those beautiful little birds we don't have here. They are so cute, I see their eyes watching you, I love your note and the picture is beautiful and lovely: the colours of the bird stand out with light, I love the grass and leaves, this is real nice. Thank you!


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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-01-09 1:00]

What a lovely note Karan :)
"Bright eyes peering at me from bushes" I can picture the scene :)
An original POV of this cute little bird.
The composition is very artistic!
Great DOF and pin-point focusing.
Nicely diffused foreground and background.
Vibrent colours.
Well done and thanks for sharing this :)

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  • Ena Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 324 W: 61 N: 594] (2454)
  • [2008-01-09 2:30]

Hello Karan,
Beautiful robin!
Nice POV!
Good composition!

Hi Karan,
In spite of the slow shutter speed, you got a fairly clean and sharp image.
I like the bright and vivid colours got on the plumage and the background.
It seems you were in good bird company :-)
Congratulations and thanks for share it.
My best regards,

Agradable toma Karan y unos colores
preciosos. Un abrazo: J. Ignasi

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-01-09 9:51]

Hi Karan.
Once more blameless wonderful picture. I like subject so much. FG, BG and main character are fine. Colour palette are tremendous as well as the sharpness of the bird and grass and blurriness and colourfulness of the BG. Bravo. So impressive skillfully done picture. My compliments.

Hi Karan, splendid bird with wonderful colors, good details and great sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hello Karan,
They are lucky to be able to find worms this time of year..! The Norwegian cousins are envious...
But the fluffy plumage tells about chilly days...
Wonderful colours, effective point of view!
Pablo -

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2008-01-10 14:45]

Hi Karan,
What a bright light and colours! A really perfect pov, pose, dof and natural background.
TFS, José M.

They are so cute! I like to see those different pictures :) Colors, details and exposure are very nice and all pictures are well composed. We are lucky, we have three Robins for the price of one. Thanks,

Hi Karan,
All of the shots look really great. Nice sharp detail, beautiful color saturation, and a very high cutness factor. Very wel done here.

Hi Karan,
Excellent POV and comp..I don't see a worm in it's beak ;}
You might've been slow on the s-speed, but great technique has rendered a sharp & detailed image.
Very nice,

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-01-13 9:16]

Hello Karan, great shot of that Robin, the details are very sharp and the exposure is great, you've done very well ! Thanks,


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