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Copyright: yildiz banu pek (star74) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 211 W: 3 N: 598] (2474)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-12-23
Categories: Birds
Camera: Kodak EasyShare Z740
Exposure: f/3.7, 1/350 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-12-23 8:57
Viewed: 4779
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The European Robin (Erithacus rubecula) or - in Europe - simply Robin is a small passerine bird that was formerly classed as a member of the thrush family, but is now considered to belong to the Old World flycatchers (Muscicapidae). European Robins and similar small European species are often called chats.
It occurs all over Europe to W Siberia, south to Algeria and on the Atlantic Ocean as far as the Azores and Madeira. In the SE, it reaches the Caucasus range.

The European Robin is a common European songbird. It is 12.5 - 14.0 cm (5.0 - 5.5 inches) long and it is known for its pugnacious behaviour despite its small size. The distinctive red patch on the chest of both sexes led to its original name of redbreast. In the fifteenth century, when it became popular to give human names to familiar species, the bird came to be known as Robin redbreast, which was eventually shortened to robin (Lack, 1953:44).

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 territory to a nearby territory that is more suitable for winter feeding. Male Robins keep the same territory throughout the year.

Juvenile RobinRobins build a neat cup nest in crevices, holes or artificial sites such as discarded kettles. When juvenile birds fly from the nests thay are mottled brown in colour all over 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.

The Robin is well known to British and Irish gardeners: it is relatively unafraid of humans and likes to come close when anyone is digging the soil, in order to look out for earthworms and other food freshly turned up; when the gardener stops for a break the robin might use the handle of the spade as a lookout point. Robins in continental Europe are more wary. Robins also approach large wild animals, such as wild boar, and other animals which disturb the ground for any food that might be brought to the surface.

Male Robins are noted for their highly aggressive territorial behaviour. They will ruthlessly attack other males that stray into their territories, and have been observed attacking other small birds without apparent provocation. Such attacks sometimes lead to fatalities, an aspect of the birds' behaviour which is at odds with its wholesome, gentle public image.

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Merhaba Yildiz Hanim,
Mukemmel bir kuş makrosu. Mükemmel bir kompozisyon. Ah bir de ön plandaki dal olmasaymış. Ama bazan herşey istediğimiz gibi olmuyor. Renklerde özellikle pastel tonların uyumu enfes.

Merhaba Yildiz,
Beautiful soft colors picture: great sharpness and very neat image.
Excellent shot.
Happy New Year 2007 and Have a Great Holidays.

Ben Lakitan

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2006-12-23 9:24]

Hi Yildiz.
What a nice close-up shot. BRAVO, my friend. Excellent scenery, outstanding reflection of the bird image (I mean details, rich colours, distance and pose), amazing and very expressive set of twigs, beautiful BG, POV and DOV. Great work and TFS.

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  • taba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 466 W: 124 N: 312] (1847)
  • [2006-12-23 9:37]

Hi Yildiz
Very good details and sharpness, I liked the colours too.
good DOF, POV and composition.
well done.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-12-23 10:04]

Bonjour Yildiz!

Bravo,l'oiseau est très mignon et les couleurs sont justes. Domage par contre pour les branche passant devant.


Hola star74.
Un precioso petirrojo, lastima que hay esa ramita por delante.

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2006-12-23 10:51]

Merhaba Yıldız hanım, çok güzel bir Kızılgerdan fotoğrafı, renkler ve ışık mükemmel.. Sadece nois giderme işi, biraz aşırıya kaçmış galiba :)
Ellerinize sağlık, selamlar..

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  • volkan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 497 W: 10 N: 4] (2425)
  • [2006-12-23 10:59]

Selam Yıldız,
Mükemmel bir Kızılgerdan fotoğrafı, makinenin hakkını gerçekten iyi vermişsin,
Netlik,kadraj ve renkler harika

Hello Yildiz,

I like this specie of bird very much and unfortunately, we don't have them in my country. This is a very nice capture of this little one with good POV and details. Those branches don’t bother me at all because they are looking very natural. Thanks and best wishes!

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-12-23 11:51]

Hi Yildiz,
Pretty, really lovely portrait. Extreme quality in every aspect!
TFS, José M.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-12-23 11:58]

Hello Yildiz,
Lovely captured robin. Nice POV and lovely colors. must have been a difficult shot with the branches in the way, but you did very well getting a lot of good details.

Hello Yildiz,
Happy 2007 to you and family!
Nice shot...
Cute bird!

Hello Yildiz,
this is a lovely bird shot. Very good POV, sharpness and detail. Natural colour and very good composition. Thank you for posting.
Noeliniz Ve Yeni Yiliniz Kutlu Olsun

Nice shot, good detail, love the catchlight in the birds eye!


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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-12-23 17:04]

Merhaba Yildiz,
Güzel bir nar bülbülü fotografı.Bu kadar yaklaşabilmek bayağı ustalık ister.Gözdeki canlılık mükemmel.Tebrikler,ellerine sağlık!

Hello yildiz
Very nice shot of bird,
Good focusing and colors,


Hi Yildiz,
A nice shot in natural settings. Composition and sharpness are great. I like the details and color saturation that you showed here. TFS.

Nice closeup Yildiz.
I like the close composition, color, and light. Excellent notes.
Happy Holidays!

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-12-24 9:43]

Gorgeous little robin. Lovely details in the feathers and stunning colours. Nice POV as well.



I wish you Merry Christmas and Happy New Year my friend!
This is a fantastic photography!
What a fine POV,DOF, Light, composition, colours and details .... Ana:)

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2006-12-24 12:04]

selam star
flash kullanimi iyi fikir. kompozisyonu, bakis acisi, renkleri, detaylari, netligi ve bilgi notu ile hos bir robin calismasi

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  • pvb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
  • [2006-12-25 5:17]

Difficult shot with the branches, but you managed well. Great sharpness and dof. Beautiful colours and composition.
Best wishes to you and your family.
tfs paula

Bonsoir Yildiz
Félicitation pour cette belle prise de vue ,comme toutes tes autres d'ailleur.
La présentation est très belle avec de belles couleurs et de jolis détails.
Passe de joyeuses fêtes...

Merci et au revoir...JP

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer [C: 191 W: 0 N: 10] (173)
  • [2006-12-29 14:36]

Merhaba Banu hanım;
Renklerin canlılığı mükemmel doğrusu...eline sağlık selamlar

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2007-02-03 14:41]

Hello Yildiz , I find this one very beautifull , great sharpnes pose colours details his eye and bg ,very good job ,Greetings Teunie .

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