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Robin flying with his reflection

Robin flying with his reflection
Photo Information
Copyright: Asbed Iskedjian (CeltickRanger) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3415 W: 71 N: 9937] (37400)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-04-29
Categories: Birds
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S6000fd, FUJINON ZOOM LENS 28-300mm Equiv.135
Exposure: f/4.9, 1/1200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Where They Really Live [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-05-24 19:35
Viewed: 4017
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
hello friends, the American Robin is one of
my favorite birds, and this photo is one of
my favorite ones of my in-flight series

photo shot with my Fujifilm bridge
camera in JPEG, ISO400, no RAW and
Flash like my other in-flight photos

from the Hinterland Who's Who website :


« The male may visit the area where the nest
will be located before the nest is built, and he
may bring nesting material to his mate, but the
female chooses the nest site and builds the nest.
Although robins prefer to nest about 3 m above
ground in spruce and maple trees, they readily adapt
to a wide range of vegetation and built structures.
They will even nest on the ground. Robins also reuse
nests from the previous year, either their own or those
of other species such as the Eastern Phoebe,
the Catbird, the Common Grackle, and the
Baltimore Oriole. Sometimes they build a new nest
on top of an old one, which may have yet another nest
under it, and lay the eggs in the new nest at the top. »



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Hi Asbed,
way to go with this capture as it is something I keep trying to get,a robin in flight but so far for me that has yet to happen.I like the rich colour this photo has and the reflections of the bird and trees in the water,nice details indeed.The robin even though it looks small in the overall picture has the eye drawn to it and the sharp detail makes no mistake as to what kind of bird it is.Thanks for sharing this in flight shot of the robin. Bob

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-05-24 22:19]

Hello Asbed,
You are a genius with original in-flight shots! The POV, composition with its reflection, colours and lighting are great. Like a painting!
Thanks and have a good week,

Hello Asbed,
another fantastic picture of a bird in-flight, i like the splendid composition with the reflections of the colourful Robin and the trees, marvellous colours, very beautiful dynamic visual impression.
Best regards

hello Asbed
richly in colours capture, with the mirage it stresses very well the scene,beautiful photo

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-05-25 4:49]

Hello Asbed,
Very beautiful in flight photo of this American Robin. The reflections of the bird and trees are very nice. Great contrasts. Well detailed and a good composition.

Another wonderful flight capture of the Celtick Ranger. :) Lighting is superb as it refects off the robin's body and the water. Not only did you get a marvelous shot of the robin in flight but over a spectacular waterscape as well. Congratulations!


A superb shot of this beautiful bird in flight, Asbed.
The details are superb, too...
Very well done!

Sharp and crisp with good detail. Beautiful shot, love the tone of the picture. Well done.
Best wishes,

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2009-05-25 7:27]

Hello Asbed,
Nice composition with colorful bird and it reflection.

Ciao Asbed, fantastic reflection of wonderful flying bird, splendid colors, superb capture, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hi Asbed,
An another great in-flight shot of a robin MF!
Wonderful DOF/POV and nice composition.
TFS and cheers,


bonjour Asbed
malgré que le sujet est très petit, on peut voir beaucoup de bon details surtout sur les ailes, j'aime bien de voir l'oiseau dans sont environnement naturel
les couleurs sont bellles et j'adore la réflection quasi parfaite dans l'eau
Passe une bonne nuit

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-05-25 16:17]

Hi Asbed,

You're making me envious again with this American Robin. Going to plan a trip to Colorado when I can climb stairs again so hopefully I will see them again. Great in-flight shot - amazing how clear the eye, red breast and wings are. Beautiful colors and a wonderful reflection.


Bonjour Asbed,

Les réflexions dans l'eau sont des atouts à la composition. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails et les couleurs de ce merle d'Amérique en vol. Le sujet est bien cadré. La bonne luminosité rehausse les couleurs de l'image. Bonne journée.


Still retinas teh unusual but nice quality for the Fuji...it is definitely an environmental shot..and teh reflection is icing on the cake!

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