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European Robin

European Robin
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Copyright: Mehmet Ozcan (meo) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 48 W: 7 N: 121] (759)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-08-31
Categories: Birds
Camera: Pentax K10D, Sigma 70-300 f4-5.6 APO DG Macro
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/8 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-07-17 15:02
Viewed: 2080
Points: 19
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The European Robin (Erithacus rubecula) is a small passerine bird that was formerly classed as a member of the thrush family, but is now considered to be an Old World flycatcher, Muscicapidae. European Robins and similar small European species are often called chats.

It is a common 12.5-14 cm long European songbird, known for its pugnacious behaviour despite its diminutive size.

Robins have a fluting, warbling song in the breeding season. Robins often sing into the evening, and sometimes into the night, leading some to confuse them with the Nightingale. Both males and females sing during the winter, when they hold separate territories, the song then sounding more plaintive than the summer version. The female Robins move a short distance from the summer nesting teritory to a nearby territory that is more suitable for winter feeding. Male Robins keep the same territory throughout the year.
Robins build a neat cup nest in crevices, holes or articial sites such as discarded kettles. When juvenile birds fly from the nests thay are all brown in colour and do not have a red breast. After 2 to 3 months out of the nest, the juvenile birds grow some reddish feathers under their chins and over a further 2 to 3 months this patch gradually extends to complete the adult appearance

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Hi Mehmet,
Nice shot, probably the head of the robin is slightly oversharpened, but the composition's really pleasant. Nice background blur also. Congrats for the photo.
Best regards, László

Excellent picture, Mehmet.
The eye of the bird is like a tiny mirror, reflecting the surroundings.

Hi Mehmet,
照的很清晰 可這表情真是特別
有沈默的感覺 眼神更是特別 有一抹藍色在裡面

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-07-17 20:05]

Hi Mehmet,
Excellent shot,amazing colours,very good composition and sharpness details. Nice background.
Regards Jiri.

Excellent sharpness, beautiful natural colours and pose with eye contact.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-07-18 5:01]

Hello Mehmet,
What a pity that the bird is a bit oversharpened, because the colours are very beautiful and the composition is great. Splendid blurred background.

vayyy, Mehmet öğretmenim.
Sen gelir miydin buralara:) Gördüğüme sevindim. Ellerine sağlık, Göğsükınalı'yı güzel görüntülemişsin.
Selamlarımla iyi günler/iyi akşamlar dilerim.

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  • senn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 2 N: 155] (1384)
  • [2013-07-18 7:31]

Mehmet bey oldukça başarılı bir çekim. Kuşun detayları ve pozu cezbediyor. Pozlama ve kadraj tutarlı, .. ardalan nefis; .. kutlarım.
nuri ☺

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-07-18 15:55]

Hi Mehmet,very nice capture of this robin,the details are really the best available,and the colors are very bright too,i like it!Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hi Mehmet
Good image of this robin: good colors, perfectly blurred bg, good composition.Well done

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