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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: 2007-01-01
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 350D / Digital Rebel XT, Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 APO DG Macro
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/80 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Robins of the World [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-01-03 15:05
Viewed: 3971
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
January 1st finally produced a bit of sunshine just for the morning. I decided to wander around the lake near my home. I had just spotted a brand new addition to the lake, a kingfisher, fly across. I settled down to see if I could spot where it landed. Sadly I couldn't see where the kingfisher went but I became aware of some singing above me. I looked up and this was the sight that greated me. As I was shooting up to the sky the BG is a bit distracting but luckily it was still quite early so it wasn't too bad with the light. Not a great shot but I wanted to show this cheeky robin.

We have two types of Robin at the moment. The duller coloured robins have come over from scandinavian countries and are shy. The bright robins are native and bold

ellis49, Silvio2006, uleko, XOTAELE, coasties, Juyona, livios, red45, horia, scottevers7, Argus, star74, saeedabbasi, nainnain, Alex99 has marked this note useful
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Hi Karan,
this is a beautiful picture of a beautiful bird.
Now I know where our Robins are ;-) But some of them stay the winter here.
Very good details, nice colour and good POV.
Well done.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-01-03 15:25]

Hello Hester,
That's a beautiful sharp capture of little Robin in lovely colours and in a nice pose. I find the background a little bit disturbing but that's life, he tends to hide among the branches!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Hi Karan, an other of your wonderful portrait of bird, great details and colors, splendid pose, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hermosa pic Karan. Preciosos los detalles y el color.
El fondo aunque irregular no quita atención al protagonista.
Muy bonita.
Saludos, JL.

Hi Karan

Nice job. Good eye contact. Lovely natural colours. :-)

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  • odin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 177 W: 1 N: 209] (1169)
  • [2007-01-03 16:29]

Hi Karan, this little robin is one of the beautyfull birds, and your picture lets us appriciate, Well done

Hello Karen,

Excllent work, great colors Bg POV DOf perfect use of light excllent JOb

TFS Kyle

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-01-03 17:26]

Muy curioso este robin,simpático, buen momento y excelente tono y bg... buen disparo... saludos Karan.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-01-03 17:45]

Hi Karan,
Wonderful shot of the robin. Superb colours and sharpness. The POV and DOF is excellent. Great composition too - it seems as if the robin is peeping at you.

Hi Karan,
Beautifully capturing this cute fluffy little bird. Great sharpness, nice details, and neat image.
Superb shot.

Ben Lakitan

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-01-03 22:45]

Hello Karan

Super detail,sharp and well focused.Excellent eye contact with lovely catch light.A charming composition with lovely colours.TFS


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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2007-01-03 23:01]

Karan, this is very nice.

Great pose, subtle catchlight and fine composition.

I like pov too.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2007-01-04 2:26]

Hi Karan!

Lovely picture! I like soft colours, BG with spots of light and of course main subject. Bird is really cute and perfectly captured.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-01-04 4:30]

Hi Karan

Another wonderful capture from you and may i say you began the year with the right foot! (having a good weather and finding such a lovely subject to shoot).
The POV here is excellent, the natural colors are charming and the details are impeccably sharp.
Sorry you missed that kingfisher...but it will come arround, i'm sure ;)

Cheers and Happy 2007!

Hi Karen,
Excellent color saturation and sharp detail in the plumage on this cute little fellow. The DOF is excellent and softens the busy backround as well as possible. Looks great!

bonjour karan
comme pour le precedent rouge gorge que tu as publier,je suis jaloux car toujours aucun cliché pour moi de cet oiseau que j'aime beaucoup.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-01-04 9:28]

Hello Karan,
Nice sharp presentation with unusual pose of this Robin. This must be the British variety!
Nice natural BG.
TFS and best wishes, Ivan

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  • star74 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 211 W: 3 N: 598] (2474)
  • [2007-01-04 11:35]

Hi Karan,
Wonderful shot of this colorful bird.
Clear details and sharpness.
Great job.

Hi Karan ,
excellent colors and sharpness.
beautiful colors and well composition.
nice BG and lovely shot.

beaucoup d' oiseaux aussi chez toi!
cette vue est magnifique , des couleurs tres bonnes en nettteté et bonne position de ce petit oiseau adorable
bravo et merci
bon weedkend

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-01-06 12:38]

Hi Karan.
I like this your shot very much too. You have captured this charming bird at very cute moment and with great skillfulness. Details and colours are simply outstanding as well as the composition, POV and DOF. Superb done job and nice note. My best wishes and TFS.

Hello Karan,
looks like a very attentive little fellow!
Well depicted, this fine bird... I like the richness of the colours and the sharp details in the subject!
Pablo -

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