"City Robin" American Robin
This is nice capture!
The Robin's wings are held low which is a sort of defensive posture I think.
Excellent composition as always.
Slightly blurred but I don't know how that could be seeing as the shutter speed is so high unless this is has been heavily cropped.
Nevertheless still a great shot in its own right.
Thanks for sharing Bob!
Good to hear the snows gone!
- EOSF1 (23955)
- [2008-02-29 8:53]
Hello Bob, no problem with the snow here, no melting at all! :-) Very nice shot of the Robin, well done, thanks!
- jaycee (25460)
- [2008-02-29 9:20]
Thank you for the nice comments on my 300th. Funny how we celebrate milestones. A very unusual setting and pov for this Robin. I always think of them on grass. Wish we had them here.
- lousat (65489)
- [2008-02-29 9:27]
Hi Bob,very nice point of view and beautifull light,excellent work,have a nice day,Luciano
- gracious (13068)
- [2008-02-29 10:06]
Very beautiful lighting to capture this Robin!
nice to know the snow is melting away and spring is coming for you and soon will be summer again!
a nice composition with notes
- warnzy (20)
- [2008-02-29 10:38]
These birds certainly fine plumage annd it is tough when they won't give you exactly the pose you want. But it doen't matter here becuase you've given is a nice shor of the back, winds and tail feathers. Nice use of light emphsises this so well. Nice low pov - looks like you were sitting or even lying down for this one. Great5 pov and composition.
Got your message and address wiring its way to you.
- nglen (36145)
- [2008-02-29 11:07]
Hi Bob. I know only to well that if a bird wants to look the other way it will. you have captured a good close up of the Robing. fine detail and natural colours. well done TFS.
You have a good weekend.
- Silvio2006 (102073)
- [2008-02-29 11:16]
Hi Bob, lovely walking Robin in splendid pose, good colors and excellent sharpness, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
- Jamesp (18906)
- [2008-02-29 14:49]
Interesting note - as always. plus lovely shot of the robin.
- lizzie (2855)
- [2008-02-29 15:26]
Here in Quebec, still snow and more snow coming this week-end....
I really like the earth colour tones in your image!
Looks like he's having a walk also but on the broadwalk!
- azleader (931)
- [2008-02-29 16:37]
I probably would not recognize this as a somewhat common robin in the Pacific Northwest. But then, I live in a cave! :)
Thanks for the view and information.
- Luis52 (15809)
- [2008-02-29 17:16]
Hola SR. Bob.
Bella e interesante la pose de este Robin. Espero verlos por aqui muy pronto tambien. Es sin duda esta una muy buena foto.
Saludos Y un Abrazo Bob.
- CeltickRanger (37400)
- [2008-02-29 21:13]
lovely shot of this woodland & urban inhabitant, a different POV
the Robin by his back showing his plumage, the light is beautiful,
i love the way you framed the Robin on the image and also
your POV at the level of the subject, TFS
- Adanac (21378)
- [2008-03-01 5:39]
I like the composition you choose here a great deal. I also like the idea you have Robins returning. It can't be to much longer for us then. I have noticed starling checking out some cavities in our trees for nesting sites. Thank you for the great notes and image once again.
PS I love your work on Youtube, The Cops parode was a scream.
- Patleboss (5950)
- [2008-03-02 2:41]
very cute bird you show here
I like very much the way of point of view,
lovely colours and very fine composition,
cheer my friend,
- Argus (50626)
- [2008-03-02 4:43]
City or not, it must be great to see these Robins near human habitation. You caught this guy in a fine pose, that means that it is on the alert and may be like Joe says, with defensive wing positions.
Great lighting nearly coming the side.
Thanks for sharing this one,
Have a great Sunday,
- jpdenk (333)
- [2008-03-02 7:32]
A nice reminder that Spring is on its way. It's interesting how some Robins aren't scared of people at all.
I had a large flock of Robins in my yard a couple weeks ago feeding on Juniper berries, and I thought maybe Winter's back was broken, but it's been quite wintery since, so I guess the Robins here jumped the gun a little. The ground is still quite frozen here, no worms for them yet, so I expect they headed back south to wait a while more.
Thanks for posting that!
- arfer (0)
- [2008-03-03 20:39]
I wonder if this is why some people are better than others at finding places.
A lovely capture of the early returning Robin.Boy you have no snow compared to us.
I was walking around in 1m of the stuff still,but we really have about 3 weeks of Winter left.
The shot has lovely warm lighting.I had to look at the date you took this and was surprised it was Feb.
- pierrefonds (12974)
- [2008-03-11 12:43]
The american robin does not seem to be disturbed by the photographer. The details and colors of the bird are clear and precise. No snow left on the ground, this better then near my house. A snow storm ovver the weekend left around 30cm on the ground with high wind. Your note has a lot of information. Have a nice day.