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Feed Me Seymour!

Feed Me Seymour!
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Copyright: Gary Fudge (garyfudge) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 181 W: 5 N: 320] (1098)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-03
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D80, Nikkor 80-400mm, Digital
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2007-05-19 7:23
Viewed: 3457
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Please excuse the quote from 'Little Shop of Horrors.'

I know this looks like a real Wintery image, but as we had snow in April and in fact only yesterday, this is in fact fairly current.

I caught this little fellow just last month, we had quite a good fall of snow, so I kept putting plenty of food out.
Robins seem happier ground feeding, so I put out scraps of fat and seeds.
This little fellow gobbled them down and then came up to my back door, which was open and pretty much begged for more. That's when I took a couple of quick grab shots. I did of course put more food out.
I'm not sure if this is a Mr or Mrs Robin.

Thanks for looking.


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Hi Gary,
These are such pretty little birds. He/she seems to be smiling at you saying thanks for the breakfast..:o) Cute shot. TFS

Hi Gary,
A very good close up of this robin!
I like the clear details got on their plumage, the orange ones makes a great colour contrast, and stands up from the image.
Like the catchligh and the confidence show by the bird, letting you approach so close to him.
Well done and thanks for share it.
My best regards,

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-05-19 8:42]

Hi Gary

Lovely point of view and good focus. I like the snow as BG - works well with a robin!


Hi again Gary ,
greatdetails with beautiful colors.
sharpness is excellent too.
lovely shot.

Wonderful colors! That orange breast is vivid! You got the glint in the little guy's eye, even! :)
I like the way you managed to capture the texture of the feathers....the breast looks soft and fluffy, the body is a little rougher.

From a long time viewer of pics...to taker and back to viewer again, I tell you this kind of wonderful shot almost look Chroma-Keyed but it isn't. You caught it in a natural environment with perfect backdrop.And the almost subtle earth tones are marvelous. It takes a good eye to make a good picture from earth tones. Wonderful work Gary.

Wilderness of the Western US

I love the look in this Robins eye.... "feed me" is a perfect name for this image... Gary ;o)

You have managed to capture lots of details and the eye is just perfect.

It seems to me though that there is a small colour cast or something. Have you done any white balance here or? I hope you don't mind that I did a workshop trying to change this.


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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-05-19 10:46]

Hi Gary,

Lovely close-up of this chubby little Robin. He has the sweetest look on his face and a nice light in his eye. Details of the face and feathers are wonderful, as are the colors.


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  • carmia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 231 W: 4 N: 144] (2240)
  • [2007-05-19 10:49]

good shot! beautifuls colors and good details. Greetings.

What a glamorous "beggar", Gary!
He allowed you a great capture, for which he deserved all that additional grub you gave him.
What immaculate details and colours against the snowy BG!
Well done and TFS.

Hi Gary
La présentation de l'oiseau est différente mais intéressante car on le voit d'une autre manière,c'est bien fait.le BG est bien également.
Merci et au revoir...JP

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-05-19 12:32]

bonjour Gary,
c'est un rouge gorge très doux que tu offres ici. belles couleurs et jolie lumière dans l'oeil.


bonjour gary
a ce rouge gorge si delicat a photographier,il ne vient pas souvent sur les mangeoires le garnement.
globalement une bonne photo,notament l'exposition bien maitrisée,par contre le portrails me semble un peu trop saturé.

Sooooo close, Gary,
you made a wonderful shot - I like this robin so much, this big black eye with the nice glance and the beautiful orange feathers, very well done, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • thor68 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
  • [2007-05-19 16:47]

"...feed me all night long." or how does it continue? nice movie btw. *g*
and of course a great close portrait of the cute robin, gary! :-)
terrific pose and nice colors - hope you fed him.
well done & take care, thor.

de tres belles couleurs pour cet oiseau, netteté parfaite et bonne luminosité
bien vu, merci de partager, amitiès

Hi Gary,
Lovely name for the picture. Cute little bird well shown. Sharp and well exposed. Pretty eye and innocent looking. Beautiful note to share.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-05-20 17:11]

Hi Gary
Excellent capture ,lovely sharpness and colors.I like the catchlight in the eye.A liittle sad youcut he tails but it is stil a nice image.
TFS Michel

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-05-21 23:01]

Hello Gary

I use that quote all the time too.What a super close up of this robin red breast.It tilts itself with that subtle inquisitive look.Very good POV.The colours are natural,and the detail in the plumage...well I can almost count the individual feathers.Beautiful catch light in the eye.TFS


Hi Gary,
what a lovely shot of this little robin.You show very good detail in this one and the colour is outstanding as I count 5 distinct colours.Unlike the American robin your robins are much more rounded in body shape and look to be somewhat smaller too.I like the breast colour,it almost looks florescent.So this little one was a wee bit of a mooch,how cute.Tfs. Bob

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