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Copyright: NICHOLAS GLEN (nglen) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-02-14
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 7D, Canon 300 F4 IS USM & 1.4 Converter
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/160 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-02-23 7:32
Viewed: 2929
Points: 64
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Well here i am on day two of my week off and its not stopped raining yet with the forecast for more to came. So its back to the archives again. I shall go and sit in the woodland hide tomorow what ever happens.

Robin ( Erithacus rubecula ) Length 14cm.
The Robin is one of the most familiar and popular garden Birds of all. The Robin is an aggressive species with the males sometimes fighting to the death to defend their territory.
The male and female are almost identical with brown crown, wings, upperparts and tail, a grey band along the sides of the breast, white belly and the famous red breast which is actually a deep orange colour. Juvenile Birds can cause confusion as they lack red in their plumage, being a rather dull spotty brown in colour.
Robins sing all year round, defending summer and winter territories with their fluty melodic song.
The Robin can be found in almost every garden as it is one of the tamest Birds, happily feeding alongside humans as they work. They will often take live food such as Earthworms or Mealworms from the hand.
Breeds from March to August building a cup shaped nest from grass and leaves lined with hair. Lays 4-6 pale blue-white eggs lightly spotted with red and incubates for 13-15 days. The young fledge after 12-14 days. They often have two broods

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Hello Nicholas,
Lovely and great shot of this cute looking robin.
TFS and regards,

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2010-02-23 8:05]

Hello Nicholas, great shot of this red-breasted beauty from frontal side with excellent composition, details and colours.
TFS and G's,

Hi Nick,
good thing that we have our archives..:)
Great light and colors on this capture.
Hope you'll have a fine sunny weather on your following days off.
Take care my friend..

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-02-23 8:07]

Hello Nicholas,
What a beautiful and colorful Robin ! Details, sharpness and the POV & composition are perfect.Colors are very very marvelous. Well done. Congratulations.
Best regards Siggi

Hi Nick,
It's always good to have something in stock. :) Beautiful robin in magic light conditions, lovely colors, sharp like a razorblade. Excellent off-centered composition with more space in front of than behind the "model". Brilliant job, Nick, congrats and tfs.
Friendly regards, László

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-02-23 8:23]

Hello Nick,
Great photo of this Robin with an excellent sharp focus on the head. Beautiful natural colours. Very pleasing pose with eye-contact. Good composition and frontal POV.

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-02-23 8:32]

Hi Nicholas,
Very nice photo of this Robin, great colors and details!

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-02-23 8:49]

Hi Nicholas,
Very beautiful capture of this Robin.I liked POV,
eye contact,colors and details a lot.
Thanks for posting..

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2010-02-23 8:50]

Hello Nicholas,

Wonderful Robin lovely the beak and eye between the pink colors make these close up very nice.
Verywell done, TFS.

Best regards,

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-02-23 9:05]

What a lovely little Robin today!
Details and colors are fantastic.
Congratulation for this beauty!

The colours are marvelous, Nick, your robin is such a lovely photo-model, I like the shot so much.
Thanks and have a nice evening
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hi Nick,
When I saw that you had posted a photo, I thought that perhaps the clouds had cleared for a few minutes. But obviously not.
It cannot rain for the next three days surely,..... better luck tomorrow,

this is a very beautiful animal portret, the colors are excellent and the detail also

have a good day,paul

Ciao Nick, beautiful robin with fantastic colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, lovely blurry BG, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-02-23 12:13]

Hello Nick,
Nice side lighting has contribute to a fine shot of a Robin from this almost frontal POV.
The Catchlight in the eye is great and I like the gradual change of shade and light on the orange breast against a pleasing neutral BG.
Thanks and kind regards,

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2010-02-23 12:20]

Dear friend
You must live in the Canaries, you can take pictures all year. :))
always a pleasure to see your work;
greetings Nick, spring is coming ...

Hi Nick,

Stunning capture of this cute redbreast taken from an excellent POV, your composition have worked very well with the background.
TFS and have a nice night MF!


Hello Nicholas,
Very good close-up of this little Robin. I like colors, details and eye contact.

Hello Nick,
a fantastic capture of the European Robin, superb sharpness and lighting, brilliant colours, excellent POV, DOF and composition.
Best regards
Ciao Maurizio

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2010-02-23 13:03]

Hi Nicholas,
interesting this picture of you.
Very good this particular POV. Superb colors and details of these small birds.
A new macro exceptional.
Have a nice evening,

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2010-02-23 14:36]

Slav Nîck,
Excellent shot of this Robin with great sharpness and taken from perfect POV.Nice colors and fine details.Very well done!TFS and best regards,

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2010-02-23 14:55]

Hi Nick

Greetings from the departure lounge at JFK. It has rained all day here too! Great pose and lighting plus wonderful detail.

Best wishes


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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2010-02-23 15:20]

Hi Nick,

We had rain all day yesterday but our sun is back today even though it is cold (for us). It was just at freezing when I got up this morning. Good luck tomorrow! I never get tired of seeing these pretty "European" Robins. Another lovely image with wonderful colors and details. I love the light on the bird.


Hello Nick,
Archives? Not so far... Very beautiful capture of the light on the Robin's breast. Great eye contact too. A very colorful shot. Good luck for tomorrow!

Bonito Nicholas, y sacando un buen partido a esa complicada luz.

hello Nick

excellent close-up photo of the Robin with the fine frontal POV,
fine focus sharpness and details, beautiful eye-contact,
very beautiful luminosity, i love the way the background
is blurred with showing some details, TFS


Nicholas, you have managed to photograph this bird with a POV that approaches perfection. The rest of the qualities of the photo are purely professional. Thank you very much for sharing these photos. Jesús

hello Nicholas
another great shot of very beautiful and lovely faced Robin. it is one of my favourite birds. you greatly captured it with great focus, eyes contact and POV. coloration and composition also great. thanks for sharing this beauty with a good notes and presentation. best wishes and have a good night

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-02-24 4:39]

Hi Nicholas,
beautiful bird with good light hitting the breast. The angle of light is so well thought and the sharpness on the eyes is outstanding.
Well composed in a very pleasant presentation.


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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2010-02-24 5:33]

Hi Nick
Beautiful closed up.Great POV and very sharp image.Great pose to .I like that catch light in the eye and I also liek those beautiful colors.
TFS Michel

Ciao Nicholas. Magnificent pleasant lighting and coloured bird by an excellente POV. Very well done MF!


Hello Nicholas
Beautiful capture !
This little bird looks so sensitive and so dramatic in the same time
The colors and details are great !

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2010-02-26 17:33]

Hello Nick,
What a sweety you have captured in this beautiful composition with great colours and details. Splendid piece of work my friend.

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