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Copyright: jeanpaul Bolduc (jeanpaul) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2097 W: 99 N: 3518] (14962)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-18
Categories: Birds
Camera: Pentax *ist D, 70-300mm f4-5.6
Exposure: f/6.7, 1/30 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-10-05 17:30
Viewed: 3737
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
American robin Turdus migratorius


Identification Tips:
Length: 8.5 inches
Black to dark gray head
Broken eye ring
Dull red breast and belly
White undertail coverts
Gray upperparts
Streaked throat
Thin yellow bill
Sexes similar-female somewhat paler
Winter plumage is somewhat paler than Summer plumage
Juveniles have spotted, whiter breasts
Common in residential areas where it often forages on lawns
Often sings very early in morning
Often found in large flocks outside of breeding season
Similar species:
The American Robin is a common occupant of residential areas during the breeding season. In Fall and Winter, it can be found in large, somewhat nomadic flocks in areas with lots of fruiting trees. The very rare Rufous-backed Robin (southwestern United States) has a rufous, not gray, back. The Varied Thrush has a dark band across its breast and orange wing bars

bobair, eqshannon, CeltickRanger, marhowie, Alex99, pierrefonds, hester, jaycee, ferranjlloret, scottevers7, thor68, gracious, XOTAELE has marked this note useful
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Hi Jeanpaul,
this is a charming photo of the robin on the nest and it was a hard shot for you to get.The colour is good but the focus is somewhat soft and as a composition it is wonderful.Tfs. Bob

Les couleurs sont diverses/différent que je me suis imaginé. Vous habitez en un endroit de speical. ..or un spécial place vous habite en.

salut JeanPaul

pour moi aussi le charme de ta photo c'est qu'il soit
dans son nid, j'aime les détails et les couleurs au nid.

dans Photoshop j'aurais recadré plus sérré pour retirer
la partie haute de l'image où c'est surexposée



Hi Jeanpaul,
Great nesting shot with good detail and POV of Mom keepin' them eggs toasty :)
Looking past the distractions, nicely composed and well done.

bonjour JP
encore une belle présentation de ta part, ce merle est bien joli aux couleurs agréables
bellle présentation, bon weekend et merci

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-10-06 7:14]

Hi Jean-Paul.
What a cute scene. I like its so much. Bird in the nest is looked very touchingly. Light conditions were so poor and exposure and colours of the image are not the best. But these are not points. Nice, perfectly composed with attractive POV shot. My compliments and TFS.

Bonjour Jean-Paul,

Une bonne prise de vue de cette grive dans son nid, la photo a une bonne composition, netteté et de belles couleurs. Bonne journée.


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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-10-06 10:01]

Hi jeanpaul

Lovely shot of the American Robin in his nest. Lovely composition and a great pose captured



bonjour jeanpaul,

beau moment que tu a bien su capturer bravo

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-10-06 12:41]

Hi Jean Paul,

How wonderful to get a shot like this of the Robin in the nest. I'm sure this was difficult to get and you did a nice job.


Superbe,la POV est original, composition très belle.

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-10-06 14:39]

A very sweet capture with wonderful framing and a golden light

Bonjour Jean Paul, une composition jolie, le tronc blanc du bouleau lui donne beaucoup (plus?)de lumière,
Salutacions cordials.

Hi Jeanpaul,
Good shot on this nesting Robin. The colors and detail look very good here. I always look forward to their retun in the early spring. It means warm weather is coming.

Hi JeanPaul,
oh what a pretty photo with the nesting robin, the white birch tree is a nice backdrop for her. TFS

Bonjour Jeanpaul,
Captured well with this beautiful Robin in a comfortable nest!
good pose with great exposure and focus in it
very well done and well seen
thanks for sharing and the useful notes

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-10-11 8:17]

Hello Jeanpaul

A lovely peek into this robin's nesting.The lighting and colours add to the cheery feel of the shot.The focus is very good with excellent details.You have very good eye contact.TFS


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  • sily Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 239 W: 6 N: 395] (1934)
  • [2007-10-17 14:50]

Bonjour Jeanpaul!
Is it cold in Canada already?
You managed to take this suptile and nice shot even if she was trying to hide her little home from your eyes, very precious and beautiful, bravo!

Una tierna imagen de este pajarillo en su nido, bien protegido. Buenos detalles a pesar de la dificultad de la toma.
Saludos Jeanpaul, JL.

Bonjour Jean Paul
Quelle habileté pour prendre un oiseau dans son nid.
Bravo et merci

Beautiful shot! Great setting here - how did you get level with this bird! WOnderful!
Gorgeous colors ...but the setting is the best for me. Did you climb this tree?

Hi Jean,

Great catch, a dear image..
Lovely tones and lights.


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