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Cloudy Day Bright Robin

Cloudy Day Bright Robin
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Copyright: Kathy Meader (writerscrawlz) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 2 N: 924] (2961)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-02-26
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS digital rebel XT, 28-300mm
Exposure: f/11, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-02-28 9:18
Viewed: 2788
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This robin was perched on one of the broken limbs left by our harsh winter snows. A few moments earlier it had been singing, but stopped when he caught movement off to his side. Tigger, the orange cat decided to pay our complex a visit - enough to make any bird stop singing, I suppose, especially knowing how adept he is at catching birds.

The cloudy day played havoc with the lighting, but the brightness of the robin cheered me as did his song. There are still many frozen areas and so I'm not only keeping birdseed out for them, but also water. At least it continues to thaw.

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Very nice shot, Kathy!!Nice POV and very nice frame!!
Thank you!!

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  • shal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 256 W: 64 N: 481] (2140)
  • [2008-02-28 10:45]
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Hi Kathy,
lovely colours, looks to be a gloomy day brightened with this lil fella :)
how I wish you could post sounds as well ;)
Well captured,

Cheers :D

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-02-28 14:32]

Hola Kathy.
I really like this birds, in fact I am waiting to see them soon around here. They have a very nice colors on chest, and the white ring in they eyes too.
Saludos Kathy. Great work and good note too.

hello Kathy

excellent shot of this lovely Robin, the luminosity of the image
is very good, excellent sharpness and details of the Robin,
i love your POV and framing, TFS


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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2008-02-28 16:28]

Beautiful watercolour picture, it is fantastic Kathy. I love the colours, this light pastel with the bright orange of this beautiful robin. The lighting in this picture is very special and because of it all the details remain and we can admire each and every details there is to look at. Thank you!


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  • lizzie Gold Star Critiquer [C: 207 W: 0 N: 605] (2855)
  • [2008-02-28 17:02]

Hi kathy,

Taken under cloudy condition, you managed to show us great vivid colours on the robin. Nice focus also showing good details. Well done!


Hello Kathy,
Great capture, beautfiul vibrant colors, excellent sharpness and very good composition.

  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2008-02-28 21:53]

Hello Kathy,
It's late and I'm running out of time
So I'm just marking today.. Congratulations


Hello, Kathy -
I love the contrast of colors; the stark background and white branches really highlight the beauty of this bird. Well done.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-03-01 7:46]

Hello Kathy,
Wonderful capture with an almost artist fell to it. The composition, color and sharpness are all excellent, great job Kathy.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-03-02 8:44]

Hello Kathy, great capture of this beautiful Robin. Very sharp details, great surroundings and perfect exposure, very well done, thanks!


This is your style in my opinion. There's a certain quality to this photo that I find in your best shots. Good work! :)

Hi Kathy,

The Robin stands out so well against thhe almost white background - very efffective. I love the pose and the composition and the pov is perfect. Nice posting.


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